Oatmeal in a Pumpkin

Baked Oatmeal in a Pumpkin


  • 1 small to medium pie pumpkin
  • 1-2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2-4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Remove the top from the pumpkin.

  3. Scoop out the seeds and all the stringy pieces.

  4. In a mixing bowl combine 1 cup of oats, 2 cups of water, brown sugar, and the spices and salt.

  5. Pour inside the pumpkin. If you still have space add more oats, keeping the ratio 1 parts oats to 2 parts water. Add more sugar and spices if you wish.

  6. Place the pumpkin in a baking dish large enough to catch anything that runs over.

  7. Bake for 40-50 mintues, until the pumpkin feels soft on the outside and the oatmeal is cooked and slightly browned on top.

  8. Serve right from the pumpkin with some maple syrup if you like.