Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal – 2 Ways Oatmeal cups with Chocolate and Pecans – the perfect easy make-ahead breakfast for brunch or on the go for fall! Best of all, full of cozy warm flavors and comes together in just one bowl using healthy and wholesome ingredients. Gluten free & refined sugar free. Plus recipe video
If you’ve never tried baked oatmeal before, you’re in for quite a treat! It’s so much easier to bake in a dish instead of cooking it in a pot.
This pumpkin baked oatmeal also makes a hearty and healthy breakfast plus leftovers freeze beautifully. That means you can easily make a big batch and then reheat smaller portions throughout the week.
And you can even divide the batter into muffin-tins to make these easy grab-and-go oatmeal cups. The oatmeal cups are perfect for making ahead and taking along to work or school.
This pumpkin baked oatmeal is hearty, healthy, gluten free, refined sugar free and dairy free.
It’s packed with chewy oats, cozy fall spices and sweetened with maple syrup. If you’re not a fan of maple syrup, honey, brown or coconut sugar would work as well.
What you need to make this Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal:
- rolled oats
- maple syrup (can also use honey or coconut sugar)
- canned or pure pumpkin puree
- pumpkin pie spice (make your own homemade blend)
- vanilla extract
- chopped pecans
- chocolate chunks or chips ( I used dark)
- casserole dish or a muffin tin or silicon liners for oatmeal cups
- 3 large eggs
- 1-1/2 cups almond milk or any other milk of your choice
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree homemade or canned(NOT pumpkin pie filling)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup honey or sweetener of your choice (plus more depending on how sweet you like it - you can always serve with more maple syrup once baked)
- 1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or just use cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground flax seeds optional
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder optional - helps oatmeal rise a bit but can leave out if desired
- 3 1/3 cups rolled oats
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans plus 1/4 cup
- 1/3 cup chocolate chunks or chocolate chips optional
- Serving options: maple syrup, milk + more chopped nuts
- Preheat oven to 350 F and lightly grease the inside of a 2 quart (10 cup) casserole dish or baking pan. Set aside. (For oatmeal cups - spray a 12 cup muffin tin baking spray or use silicone muffin liners)
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and milk until combined. Stir in pumpkin, maple syrup, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, flax seeds, and baking powder. Gently fold in oats and then 3/4 cup of chopped nuts and chocolate.
- Spread batter evenly into pan (or muffin tins if using) and top with remaining nuts and chocolate.
- Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes (25-30 for oatmeal cups), or until the oatmeal is set and the center is no longer jiggly or a toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and serve with maple syrup and any other desired toppings.
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