A simple recipe for baked oatmeal flavored with pumpkin and warm spices, and topped with brown sugar-cinnamon pecans. This is a fantastic make ahead breakfast – simply reheat portions as needed!
It’s begun, friends! I’m sharing fall recipes. Yippee! I’m kicking things off with Pumpkin Spiced Baked Oatmeal.
So, orange oatmeal! Yay or nay? It’s a little startling at first (what exactly is that?), but once you taste it you’ll be hooked. Pumpkin, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans, dried cranberries… What’s not to love?
Baked oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfasts because it can be made in advance, and portions reheated as needed. It’s perfect for busy mornings. No standing over the stove stirring a pot of oatmeal. Simply combine the dry ingredients, combine the wet ingredients, place in a casserole dish, and bake. You can eat it fresh from the oven, or refrigerate it for later.
The oatmeal is creamy with a subtle pumpkin flavor. It’s studded with dried cranberries and topped with brown sugar-cinnamon pecans. It’s a big bowl of warm fall flavors! The perfect way to start the day.
Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal
- 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons apple pie spice pumpkin pie spice, or ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons melted butter or melted coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons melted butter or coconut oil
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice pumpkin pie spice, or ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 2 ½ quart baking dish.
Combine all dry ingredients and place in the prepared baking dish.
Whisk the wet ingredients and pour over the oat mixture. Gently shake the baking dish back and forth from side to side to allow the wet mixture to get down into the oats.
In a separate bowl, combine all topping ingredients until the pecans are thoroughly coated in brown sugar. Scatter the topping mixture over the top of the oats.
Bake uncovered for about 35-40 minutes, until oats are tender and the mixture is set.
Serve immediately with a splash of milk, or cool, then cover and refrigerate to reheat later.