What to Do with Leftover Canned Pumpkin?

Make pumpkin oatmeal!

This is probably the easiest and healthiest thing you can do with that extra canned pumpkin that is leftover from holiday baking, etc. Usually leftover canned ingredients just linger in my fridge, but I told myself that I am not going to waste more food!

Boring oatmeal picture. But, yes, I had to show you that it actually does turn orange!


  • Pour out about 1/2 cup dry oatmeal, and add your water or milk (I prefer milk).
  • Add a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla.
  • Add about 1/4 cup canned pumpkin, and stir.
  • I added 1 or 2 Tbsp. of raisins to help sweeten it, and 1 packet of stevia.
We tend to pay premium, over-priced amounts for anything with pumpkin in it which I think it ridiculous. So, this is just another way to make delicious and healthy (because of all the extra vitamin A and antioxidants from the pumpkin) food.


  1. Christina Borway says

    Thank you for the great idea! I made the Pumpkin Oatmeal today…..LOVE IT! Put raisins and walnuts in it! YUM!!!

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