Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

{Recipe adapted form Cate's Clean Eats}

I don't know about you, but I like to eat pumpkin oatmeal for breakfast any time of the year. I don't like to be restricted to pumpkin things just in the fall! Don't you be tellin' me what to eat and when to eat it!!! I will keep eating pumpkin year-round thank you very much.

I came across Cate's recipe during spring break when I was vacationing in Sanibel Island with my mom. It looked so tasty, so I decided to try it out when I got back home. I changed it up a bit from her original recipe, but the base of the oats is still the same. 

I loved the subtle natural pumpkin flavor, but next time I would've added even a bit more pumpkin pie spice, so I upped the amount of pumpkin pie spice from 2 tsp to 1 TB (which is the same as 3 tsp). There is very minimal sweetness in these oats, which I personally liked, but if you like sweeter oats, I would suggest adding either a little more sugar or when you serve the oats, top with a drizzle of natural sweetness from honey or maple syrup or even Siggi's yogurt or peanut butter (my favvvv).

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of 100% pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 TB pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or sub other milk)
  • 2.5 cups old fashioned rolled oats

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine all ingredients except for the oats. When it's consistent and well-mixed, add in the oats. 
  3. Grease an 8x8 or 9x9 inch pan with coconut oil nonstick spray. Pour the oat mixture in. Cover with foil.
  4. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for about another 15 minutes or until the oats are set and slightly golden around the edge.
  5. Enjoy hot or allow to cool. For additional sweetness, drizzle with honey, agave, or maple syrup. You can top with greek yogurt or even better -- shmear on a thick layer of peanut butter! Yum!

*Make sure to store any leftovers in the refrigerator or else it will go bad within 2-3 days.