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Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal with all cozy and warm spices tastes like pumpkin pie but a lot healthier. This gluten-free baked Oatmeal is a perfect breakfast option that is also freezer friendly.
Baked Oatmeal is a healthy and nutritious breakfast option, especially when on cold winter days. This version of baked Oatmeal has pumpkin puree, grated apple, nuts, and spices. It tastes just like pumpkin pie but a lot healthier. It seriously takes 10 minutes to put everything together and can easily be prepared in advance. Serve it warm with some milk or a dollop of greek yogurt for a filling breakfast.
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Baked Oatmeal for Breakfast
If you are not a big fan of Oatmeal prepared in the traditional way, then baked Oatmeal is a great alternative. It took me years to develop a liking for Oatmeal. I didn’t the mushy texture of cooked oatmeal. Baked Oatmeal has a different texture. The top layer is slightly crispy and the inside is more creamy (not mushy).
This wholesome breakfast is also good to make for a crowd. Assemble it ahead of time(or the night before) and bake just before serving.
How to make Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
Baked oatmeal is literally a dump-and-bake recipe. You need the following ingredients
Rolled Oats – Rolled oat is generally used as it gives a chewy bite. Quick-cooking oats or steel-cut oats will not work here. For gluten-free versions, substitute gluten-free oats.
Pumpkin puree– Canned or homemade anything will do. It uses a full can of pumpkin puree, so no worries about leftover puree.
Apples- I have used Shredded apples. Apple kind of blends with the rest of the ingredients. It adds a mild sweetness to the final dish.
Maple Syrup – Pumpkin puree and apple are sweet, so you don’t need a whole lot of maple syrup.
Milk – Add milk of your choice. You can go dairy free and use almond milk, and oats milk instead of regular milk.
Spice- Pumpkin pie spice and ground cinnamon. Try to use freshly ground spices for the best flavor. Amount of spice you can adjust as per preference.
Egg – use flax eggs instead.
Walnuts – Toasted walnuts. You can also use toasted pecan
This recipe is quite versatile and you can easily change it up as per what you have on hand.
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Baked Pumpkin pie Oatmeal
- 2 cups oats
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1.5 cup milk
- ⅓ cup chopped walnut
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 eggs slightly beaten
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 apple grated
- Pre-heat oven to 350 F / 200 C.
- Break walnuts in half and toast on stovetop.
- In a 9X13 casserole dish, add all the dry ingredients. Mix everything.
- Add all wet ingredients and half of the walnuts. Mix everything well. Sprinkle rest of the walnuts on top. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the edges are set and the top feels firm.
- Remove from the oven. Cover and let it rest for about 5-6 minutes.
- Then serve with milk or greek yogurt with maple syrup drizzled on top.