Fall has got to be my favorite season. That crisp, clean air and the colorful pallete of falling leaves just make me want to cozy up to a warm cup of apple cider. But even more than the weather, I love the fall bounty. With fruits like cranberries, apples and pears and vegetables like pumpkin, parsnips and kale – there’s so much to choose from! I can’t wait to get started on healthy comfort foods to keep my family warm all winter long. This delicious baked pumpkin oatmeal is the perfect way to get started!
Baked oatmeal is all the rage right now, with flavors like apple pie, mixed berry, banana bread, and peanut butter cup, to name just a few! But fragrant pumpkin oatmeal just takes the cake for me. It’s rich and creamy with spices of autumn – the perfect treat for any time of day, even dessert! I’ve created a healthy version with no added fat and only a small about of sugar, so it fills you up without filling you out :) You can even prepare individual portions in cupcake pans for the perfect healthy snack on the go!
If you love pumpkin, here are some other great recipes to try:
pumpkin banana bread
pumpkin whoopie pies
Rivka’s pumpkin cake
Healthy Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal
3 cups old fashioned oats
2 tbsp organic brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup craisins (optional)
3 cups milk
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
additional maple syrup, for serving
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients including the oatmeal, brown sugar, spices and craisins. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients including the milk, eggs, pumpkin, syrup and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into a greased 9×13 pan and bake until set, about 25-30 minutes. Serve warm.
Variation: The oatmeal may also be baked in indivual ramekin or cupcake tins, just cut down the baking time.
NOTE: The “batter” can be prepared the night before. Just refrigerate and stir before baking.
This recipe was posted on Foodie Friends Friday LinkUp Party
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22 thoughts on “Healthy Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal”
Anything with pumpkin makes me happy!!! This oatmeal looks incredible. I will def. be adding the craisins.
Would appreciate knowing the size of canned pumpkin puree. Also, if allspice could replace nutmeg. Thank you for a great grab and go healthy breakfast idea & plan. Thinking of adding dried blueberries instead ….
Hi Carla, thanks for your questions! As per the recipe, the oatmeal uses only 1 cup of pumpkin puree, so the size of the can doesn’t make a difference (the smallest can will have more than 1 cup in it). In this recipe, it would be acceptable to substitute allspice for the nutmeg. I prefer dried cranberries because it’s reminiscent of fall and thanksgiving cranberry sauce (the perfect accompaniment to pumpkin pie!), but blueberries or raisins can work too.
Yes, I love this idea. Does it sit well to eat the next day if I want to bake it the night before?
Yes, just warm before serving.
This baked oatmeal sounds great! My daughter eats hot oatmeal every day. This sounds so much easier! Love fall foods like pumpkin!
Mmmm…and it looks like it’s really diet friendly too. I’m loving the Fall!
This sounds great. My kids love oatmeal so I will have to try making this for them.
i have yet to cook with pumpkin, i might try this, my kids will love it! i love the smell that wafts through the house with all these flavors cooking
yummy! baked oatmeal is so much easier than making it on the stove.
It looks delicious!
I’ve never tried baked oatmeal but this looks amazing, healthy and easy. Perfect for chilly autumn days!
Looks great! Can you use real pumpkin for this?
Of course you can, fresh is always best!
This will for sure get me to eat breakfast.Thank you for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday.
You’re very welcome Angie, thanks for having me!
I would say this is a down right healthy treat. Can’t wait to make it for my kids. Please share this today on my foodie friday party.
I have been eating a lot more oatmeal since the weather has cooled a bit and I cannot wait to try yours! Sounds really yummy!