Citrusy Pumpkin Oatmeal with Cranberries

It has been almost 3 months since my last oatmeal recipe here on Vegan Yack Attack, and if you’ve been following me for a while you know that this is crazy. I guess it does make sense, because that was at the beginning of Summer; but, now I bring oatmeal back to you with a bang! Okay, maybe not a literal bang, but this oatmeal has some crazy-good flavors in it and it was the perfect thing to fill me up this morning. Especially after making a fresh batch of almond milk (always messy, as seen below, and with only almonds and water), and realizing that my boyfriend may have gotten me sick. :/

Maybe it’s better that I was feeling slightly out of it this morning, or else I wouldn’t have had a chance to enjoy this creamy, citrusy goodness in a bowl. At first, it tasted almost like a Pumpkin Orange Creamsicle, then you add the cranberry and a touch of cinnamon to the mix and it really brings it home. I know that I’ll be making this for breakfast again, very soon.

If I try it out in the slow cooker tonight, I might be able to enjoy some in the morning before my garage sale! Oy.. I don’t think I’m ready for it. 😉

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Creamy, citrusy oatmeal with an underlying flavor of pumpkin, dotted with tart craisins and pepitas.
Course Breakfast, Entree
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 359kcal
Author Jackie of Vegan Yack Attack


  • 1/3 C . Rolled Oats
  • 1/3 C . Non-Dairy Milk I used unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1/2 C . Water
  • 1/2 C . Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 Tbsp . Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
  • 2-3 tsp . Turbinado Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp . Orange Zest
  • 1/2 tsp . Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp . Ground Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/4 C . Dried Cranberries
  • 1-2 Tbsp . Roasted Pepitas unsalted


  • Put all ingredients besides the cranberries and pepitas into a small pot on your stove, over low-medium heat.
  • Stir them together until it is well mixed and let the mixture cook for 5 mins or until the oats are cooked all of the way and it is to your desired thickness.
  • Stir in most of the cranberries and pepitas, leave some for sprinkling on top (if you want it to look pretty ;))


Potassium: 396mg
Vitamin A: 303%
Vitamin C: 3%
Calcium: 21%
Iron: 18% All Nutrition Facts Are Approximate!

So, try this recipe out for breakfast tomorrow and let me know how it goes! This type of recipe will keep you going all the way through Winter, just don’t eat it too much or you may get sick of it. 😉

Edit: Apparently this is what happens when I leave my camera unattended. Everyone say hello to Corey, the germ-spreader.

18 Comments on “Citrusy Pumpkin Oatmeal with Cranberries

    • Thank you! That means a lot! 😀 And yes, please do. 😉

  1. That looks yummy. I think I’ll try it out those ingredients with my weekly batch of steel cut oats!

    • I may need to, as well! I have a bag of steel cut oats glaring at me, in the pantry. ha ha

  2. Thank you for this! I made a pumpkin oatmeal the other day that was just gross. I really screwed that one up. I’m going to give it another try, but using this recipe. 🙂

  3. I’ll have to make this while my bread is baking in the oven before work (3 am, whew). I never thought of putting pumpkin puree in my oatmeal before. Grand idea. Terrific photographs, as always.

    • 3am!? That’s craziness! I certainly do not envy you, although fresh bread and oatmeal sound amazing, right now. And thank you for the kind words!

  4. Ok I’ve tried commenting 3 times….this flavor combo looks awesome …fighting off Logan’s cold via essential oils this week….

    • Thank you, so much! I was really happy with how they turned out. And Happy Vegan MoFo to you, as well! 😀

  5. This oatmeals sounds so good – during the winter I eat so much oatmeal and get bored with the same old stuff, so this would be a fantastic way to switch things up… I’m featuring this post as part of Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution) and thanks for making me drool!

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