Our Bariatric Surgery Program recommends this high-protein pumpkin pie oatmeal recipe for the post-bariatric surgery diet, but anyone looking to make healthy eating choices can enjoy the recipe. Pumpkin pie oatmeal is designed to not only be filling, but is also high in fiber and packed with 14 grams of protein. The secret ingredient? Cottage cheese! Make this for a quick and easy breakfast and stay fuller, longer. A bowl in the morning is perfect for fall, when pumpkin pie cravings are peaking. 

High-Protein Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal


⅓ cup old fashioned oats (30 grams)
½ cup pumpkin, canned
⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
Dash ground cloves
Dash ground ginger
1 teaspoon Truvia baking blend
½ cup no salt added 1% cottage cheese


  1. Combine oats, pumpkin, spices, and sweetener in a microwave-safe bowl. 
  2. Microwave on high for 90 seconds.
  3. Stir in the cottage cheese. 
  4. Microwave on high for 60 seconds.
  5. Let sit for a couple of minutes before eating.

Calories: 205
Cholesterol: 3 milligrams
Carbohydrates: 34 grams
Sodium: 312 milligrams
Fat: 3 grams
Protein: 14 grams
Dietary Fiber: 7 grams
Sugar: 9 grams

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