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Pumpkin Oatmeal Smoothies

These quick and easy Pumpkin Oatmeal Smoothies are thick, creamy, delicious, and the perfect on-the-go fall breakfast or snack!

If you like pumpkin pie, you’ll love these smoothies because they taste just like it, and they’re filled with healthy ingredients. What a great way to start the day!

The weather is getting a bit chilly, but I’m still making plenty of smoothies. When you need a fast and nutritious breakfast or snack (or one that you can take with you), they’re pretty hard to beat.

Now that fall has arrived – the official season of pumpkin spice everything – I’ll be making these pumpkin smoothies with oats on repeat. They’re just too good not to.

Heck, you could even enjoy one as a dessert!

And even though they taste like an indulgent treat, you’ll be getting vitamins and minerals like vitamins A, C, D, and E, calcium, potassium, and iron plus some fiber too.

Totally worthy of breaking open a can of pumpkin just to make them, these smoothies are also an excellent way to use some or all of the extra pumpkin leftover when a recipe doesn’t use a whole can, so nothing goes to waste.

For example: Earlier this week, I made my Pumpkin Bread with Coconut and Raisins, which only calls for 1 cup of pumpkin and leaves you with about ½ cup from a 15-ounce can.

Well, that ½ cup happens to be exactly what you need to make these smoothies. WIN!

A few simple ingredients and about 5 minutes is all you need to whip up these fabulous fall smoothies that you’ll want to make again and again!

the ingredients needed to make pumpkin oatmeal smoothies in small bowls on a wooden cutting board: almond milk, pumpkin, yogurt, oatmeal, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and banana

Ingredients You Need:

Note: Ingredient amounts are in the recipe card below.

  • Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Vanilla yogurt (regular or Greek)
  • Canned 100% pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • Old-fashioned rolled oats
  • Frozen banana
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Pure maple syrup

Special Equipment Needed:

  • Blender

Here’s a Look at How to Make Pumpkin Oatmeal Smoothies:

Note: This is just a brief overview of the steps. Scroll down to the recipe card for the full printable recipe with detailed instructions.

2 images; one of all of the ingredients to make a pumpkin oatmeal smoothie in a blender with text that says place all ingredients in a blender; the other of the blended smoothie in the blender with text that says blend until smooth, enjoy

Recipe Tips & Tidbits:

  • Unsweetened vanilla almond milk is my favorite for this recipe because it’s low in calories, but any kind of milk – regular or plant-based – will do. Use your favorite!
  • You can use plain yogurt instead of vanilla (regular or Greek).
  • Be sure to use plain 100% pure pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling, which has added sugars, spices and other ingredients.
  • If you don’t have a frozen banana, a fresh banana is fine. The smoothies will just be less cold and maybe just a bit thinner in consistency.
    • I always keep a bag of frozen bananas in my freezer for making smoothies. Just peel them and put them in a freezer bag (whole or cut up into chunks), removing as much air as possible; they should last for several months.
  • I use my Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice, which is a blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves.
  • Feel free to adjust the amounts of pumpkin pie spice and maple syrup to suit your own tastes.
  • This recipe scales up or down easily. Halve it if you only want to make one smoothie, or double or triple it if you need more (depending on how big your blender is, you may have to do it in 2 or 3 batches).
  • Although they’re best freshly made, I have made the full recipe, drank one smoothie and saved the other in the refrigerator (covered). It was still thick, creamy and delicious the next morning, so you can make them ahead.
top-down view of 2 pumpkin oatmeal smoothies with straws on the side and a fall floral arrangement in the background

Sure, pumpkin is mostly considered an autumn food, but don’t limit yourself to enjoying these awesome smoothies just in the fall. They’re fantastic any time of the year.

And if you want to add a dollop of whipped cream on top for an extra-special treat…go right ahead. I won’t tell (and just might do the same thing myself)!

I hope you try this Pumpkin Oatmeal Smoothies recipe and love it as much as I do. Thanks for visiting today!

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2 pumpkin oatmeal smoothies in tall glasses with straws and a fall floral arrangement in the background

Pumpkin Oatmeal Smoothies

These quick and easy Pumpkin Oatmeal Smoothies are thick, creamy, delicious, and the perfect on-the-go fall breakfast or snack!
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Author: Michelle / Now Cook This!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 (about 1½ cups each; recipe makes about 3 cups total)
Estimated Calories: 240

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ½ cup vanilla yogurt, regular or Greek, low-fat or whole milk (I used low-fat)
  • ½ cup 100% pure canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling
  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into large chunks
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, or to taste (I use my Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice)
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, or to taste

Special Equipment

  • Blender

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Unsweetened vanilla almond milk is my favorite for this recipe because it’s low in calories, but any kind of milk – regular or plant-based – will do. Use your favorite!
  • You can use plain yogurt instead of vanilla (regular or Greek).
  • If you don’t have a frozen banana, a fresh banana is fine. The smoothies will just be less cold and maybe just a bit thinner in consistency.
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