Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal is nutritious, full of pumpkin flavor and will keep you satisfied for hours. Top with chopped pecans and a drizzle of maple syrup for a delicious breakfast!Jump to Recipe
Growing up, my mom often made a big pot of oatmeal or Malt-O-Meal in the morning before school. Mine was always topped with milk and more brown sugar than I’d like to admit! But either way, it was always such a hearty, comforting way to get the day started on chilly fall mornings in Iowa!
Now that I’m a mom and have my own littles to feed, I love finding ways to get something nutritious into their bellies before heading off to daycare. The girls love to help me mix up baked oatmeal (their favorite is Chocolate Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal) and in the fall, you simply can’t go wrong with pumpkin spice!! With old-fashioned oats, warm spices and a little maple syrup, this Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal is the perfect fall breakfast!
- Pumpkin – Be sure to use pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
- Milk – You can use regular dairy milk, almond milk, soy milk, etc.
- Brown Sugar – Light or Dark brown sugar will work great
- Maple Syrup – I used “lite” maple syrup when I put this together to save on a little sugar! You could also use pure maple syrup or sugar free
- Pumpkin Pie Spice – I’ve been having a difficult time finding this in grocery stores this year. Making your own is super easy!
- Baking Soda
- Old Fashioned Oats – I’ve also made it with quick oats, which was also yummy, but I preferred the texture of old-fashioned oats
- Toppings!! I love to drizzle the top with additional maple syrup and crunchy pecans. And if you want a super yummy treat, add a little dollop of whipped topping!
Is Baked Oatmeal Healthy?
I suppose it depends what your idea of “healthy” is. Here’s what I can tell you…. this recipe has about 1/4 cup of pureed pumpkin in each serving (hello veggies!!). It also has oatmeal which is high in fiber and great for keeping you full longer. And milk is a great way to get a little protein in as well as calcium, B Vitamins and phosphorus.
But then, of course, we’re adding some sugar in there (to make it delicious!) with brown sugar and maple syrup. If you’re really watching your sugars, you can certainly swap the brown sugar out for a sugar replacer such as Splenda or Stevia.
Do you have to refrigerate Baked Oatmeal?
Yes. Because of the eggs and dairy in the baked oatmeal, you will want to store it in the refrigerator.
Is Baked Oatmeal Gluten Free and Dairy Free?
It sure can be!! Though oats are naturally gluten free, most brands are processed in a facility that also processes ingredients that do have gluten. Therefore, if you are highly sensitive to gluten, you’ll want to be sure to grab “Gluten Free Old Fashioned Oats” specifically.
And making it dairy free is super simple as you’ll just swap regular dairy milk out for a milk replacer such as almond milk, soy milk or oat milk.
Other Baked Oatmeal Recipes
Chocolate Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal – Start your day with this Chocolate Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal. It’s easy to put together ahead of time, healthy, flavorful and filling!
Blueberry Almond Baked Oatmeal – This baked oatmeal is studded with blueberries making it healthy, flavorful, and filling. Put together, bake, and portion out for easy breakfast throughout the week!
Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal – Full of flavor and easy to make ahead of time, this Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal is quite delicious!
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Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
- 1 15 oz can pumpkin
- 1 1/2 c milk
- 1/3 c brown sugar
- 1/4 c maple syrup regular, lite, or sugar free
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 1/2 c old fashioned oats
- additional maple syrup, chopped pecans, whipped cream optional
- Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9×9" pan* with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, milk, brown sugar, maple syrup, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and baking soda.
- Add the oats and stir until combined.
- Pour into prepared pan and bake for 35 minutes. The center will be a little wiggly, but will set up as it cools.
- Enjoy warm or cold. Serve with additional maple syrup, chopped pecans and/or whipped topping!