Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal is full of nutritious ingredients and is an easy, delicious comforting breakfast for a busy fall morning. Mix all of your ingredients in a bowl, pour it in a casserole dish, drizzle it with butter and walnuts, and bake it. You can even mix the ingredients the night before so all you need to do in the morning is pop it in the oven!
It's pumpkin time!
Okay, so Labor Day hasn't come yet and school hasn't started up here in Northern Virginia, but it's pumpkin recipe time in this house.
Put your hands up if you're sick of this pandemic, everything-fun-is-closed, sick-of-wearing-a-mask-everywhere, summer. This has been one long and tiresome few months, and as much as we love and long for summer every year, this year we are so ready for it to be over.
If you're longing for normalcy like me, the start of September means that cool mornings, crisp evening air, comfy sweatshirts, and lots of cuddles and couch time are coming soon!
So let's bring in Fall with a fresh start and the hope for better times ahead...and of course, fresh fall baking! And lots of pumpkin. Pumpkin everything!
This pumpkin baked oatmeal recipe is a delicious, comforting, and stress-free way to get your mornings started. Whether you're working from home and trying to manage your kids' virtual classroom, or rushing off to work in the morning and sending your kids to school, a baked oatmeal breakfast is quick, simple, and will leave you satisfied for hours.
Baked oatmeal is an awesome breakfast for a busy fall morning because all you need to do is mix everything together and bake it in the oven. Since you're not watching anything on the cooktop or in the toaster, you can get dressed and ready for the day while your breakfast makes itself.
You can even mix the ingredients the night before so all you need to do in the morning is pop it in the oven. Easy peasy!
Pumpkin baked oatmeal is also full of wholesome and nutritious ingredients high in vitamins and minerals, like pumpkin puree, oats, walnuts, eggs, and milk.
It's an ideal healthy breakfast for large families. With 5 of us eating this baked oatmeal, we still had leftovers! This breakfast would be great on a holiday morning when you have little time or house guests.
Let me know if you love this pumpkin baked oatmeal recipe in the comments. I would love to hear what you thought! While you're trying out this recipe, you may also want to check out this blueberry-coconut baked oatmeal and this mixed berry baked oatmeal recipe.
Ingredients and Substitutions
To make pumpkin baked oatmeal you need the following ingredients:
- pumpkin puree
- milk (dairy, almond, soy, oat, the choice is yours!)
- maple syrup
- pumpkin spice
- chocolate chips (optional)
- baking powder
- melted butter
- walnuts (optional- or your other favorite nut)
I've seen baked oatmeal recipes that suggest using old fashioned oats instead of quick or 1 minute oats. I have used both and I see very little difference in the turn out, so use whatever oats you have or prefer. The difference is not worth worrying about.
Don't have pumpkin spice? Use this combination of pantry spices. Pumpkin spice is made with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. If you don't have 1 of these spices, you can omit it and still make a great pumpkin baked oatmeal!
A combination of any of these warming spices will work for this recipe. So if you're like a lot of people who don't normally have allspice or cloves on hand, using a cinnamon/ginger/nutmeg combo will still give you a fantastic tasting pumpkin baked oatmeal.
Did I mention that pumpkin baked oatmeal is awesome because all you need to do is mix all of your ingredients in a bowl, pour it in a casserole dish, drizzle it with butter and walnuts, and bake?
A seriously simple 2 step, 1 bowl breakfast!
Here's how to do it:
- Mix all of your ingredients together, except for 3 tablespoons of butter and the walnuts. Pour into a glass baking dish and top with the walnuts and drizzle with the remaining butter.
2. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes, until the middle is set.
Then serve and enjoy! Pumpkin baked oatmeal is even more delicious served with a dollop of yogurt on the side or mixed in.
Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal with Walnuts
- 2 ½ cups almond milk
- 2 large eggs
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- 3 cups oats
- 2 cups pumpkins
- ½ cup chocolate chips (optional)
- 2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoon melted butter, plus more for greasing the baking dish
- 1 cup crushed walnuts (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 375° and grease a 2 qt glass baking dish with a little butter.
- Combine all ingredients except for walnuts and butter. Mix thoroughly.
- Pour into the baking dish. Top with walnuts and drizzle with melted butter.
- Bake for 35 minutes. The center will slightly wiggle when done. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Let me know if you love this pumpkin baked oatmeal recipe in the comments. I would love to hear what you thought!