If you like pumpkin and oatmeal, you are in for a real treat because this easy Pumpkin Oatmeal Baked is the BEST fall breakfast. This is perfect for a make ahead dish for a lazy week! You are going to set your alarm extra early so you can enjoy a bowl. Ok, maybe not, go ahead and hit snooze but make sure you save time for breakfast. You don’t want to miss this baked oatmeal!
Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Recipe by TwoPeasAndTheirPod
Baked oatmeal is a great breakfast because you make it in ONE pan and then reheat it throughout the week. It is so easy to make and the entire family loves it, especially this Pumpkin Oatmeal Baked. The pumpkin spice flavor with a hint of maple and brown sugar is delicious! The dried cranberries add a nice pop of color and sweetness too! The flavors scream fall!
To reheat the baked oatmeal, just pop it in the microwave for 20 seconds or so and enjoy. You can also add a splash of milk to your bowl, that is my favorite way to eat it. And if you want to go all out you can even add a little extra brown sugar or maple syrup to your bowl. Then you will think you are eating pumpkin pie for breakfast and that is a very good thing.
- Make sure you use old fashioned oats. If you need the baked oatmeal to be gluten free, you can use gluten free oats.
- You can use regular milk or almond milk for this recipe. I like to use unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
- Use pure pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling. You can find canned pumpkin at any grocery store in the baking aisle.
- Use pure maple syrup, the good stuff!
- If you don’t want to use melted butter, you can use melted coconut oil. Both work great!
- Dried cranberries add a nice pop of color and sweetness. You can use raisins too or leave them out. You can also stir in chocolate chips if you want an extra special breakfast. Pumpkin and chocolate, always a good idea!
- You can easily double this baked oatmeal recipe if you are feeding a crowd!
Pumpkin Oatmeal Baked
- 2 cup Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 1/2 cup milk regular or almond
- 1/2 cup pure pumpkin not pumpkin pie filling
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 large egg
- 3 tbsp melted butter cooled to room temperature or coconut oil
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8x8 square baking dish and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
- In another medium bowl, whisk together the milk, pumpkin, maple syrup, egg, butter, and vanilla extract.
- Pour the milk mixture over the oats and stir until combined. Stir in the dried cranberries. Pour oat mixture into prepared baking dish.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the top is golden and oatmeal is set. Let cool for 5 minutes. Spoon into bowls and serve warm.
- Note-this baked oatmeal is great reheated in the microwave. Always add a splash of milk after reheating to liven it up. This recipe can easily be doubled for a 9x13 pan.