Pumpkin baked oatmeal is an easy and healthy breakfast for the Fall season. Filled with heart healthy oats, pumpkin puree and honey and loaded with chocolate chips, this recipe is a family favorite!
I don’t know about you, but I could eat pumpkin pie for breakfast almost everyday this time of year! My family could too, but lets be honest, my hips would not be thanking me.
Luckily for us, we can eat pumpkin baked oatmeal that is much healthier and just as delicious! Adding chocolate chips makes it irresistible to even the pickiest members of my family.
Meal prep is essential for our big family, so I make a double batch of baked oatmeal every other week and freeze one for the next week. If we’re having a busy morning, all I have to do is grab the pan out of the freezer, pop it in the oven to thaw and you’d never know it wasn’t baked fresh that day!
We usually add a healthy amount of cream cheese, a handful of pecans to the top and drizzle maple syrup over it…my mouth is watering just thinking about it!
Have you tried my banana baked oatmeal recipe?
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Why you’ll like this recipe for healthy pumpkin baked oatmeal:
Baked pumpkin oatmeal is high in fiber and protein, low in fat and made without any refined sugars. A wholesome meal for the whole family to start the day with!
Super Easy To Make
You literally just mix everything together in one bowl, pour it in a baking dish and stick it in the oven! It takes about 10 minutes of prep work to make a pan of 12 servings.
Make Ahead Breakfast Recipe
This recipe tastes really yummy reheated in the microwave or oven. Baked oatmeal makes a great freezer breakfast too because it thaws out well and tastes just as delicious reheated as it does when its made fresh.
This recipe is spiced with all of the amazing flavors of the Fall season: cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice and nutmeg. The perfect breakfast to add to your recipe rotation this time of year!
What You Need To Make Healthy Pumpkin Baked oatmeal:
pure pumpkin puree – Not to be confused with “canned pumpkin pie filling”. Homemade pumpkin puree works as well as the kind you get at the grocery store.
oats – rolled old fashioned oats work best in this recipe.
milk – any kind of milk works in this recipe: regular milk, cashew milk, oat milk, almond milk…
honey – this recipe is completely sweetened with honey, no refined sugars at all.
nuts – pecans or walnuts for texture (optional)
plain yogurt – adds a tanginess and creamier texture. I love using my homemade Greek yogurt in this recipe!
vanilla extract – using homemade vanilla makes this banana baked oatmeal taste like a soft oatmeal cookie.
salt – to enhance the sweetness and flavor.
cinnamon – for that spiced pumpkin bread flavor.
pumpkin pie spice – Nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, all spice…yum! If you don’t have premade pumpkin pie spice on hand, there’s an easy way to make your own included in the recipe below.
chocolate chips – any kind: mini, semisweet, dark, chunks…
eggs – to hold the baked oatmeal together.
baking powder – to help it to rise a bit more.
a large mixing bowl – baked oatmeal can be mixed in just one bowl!
baking dish – this recipe makes enough for a 9 x 13 casserole dish.
how to make Healthy pumpkin Baked oatmeal:
Prep– Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 casserole dish with spray oil or butter.
Combine Wet Ingredients – In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, honey, milk, Greek yogurt, pumpkin and vanilla.
Add the Dry Ingredients – With a large wooden spoon, stir the spices, baking powder, salt and oats into the milk mixture until well blended.
Stir in Chocolate Chips – Fold in the chocolate chips and chopped nuts, leaving a handful to sprinkle on the top of the mixture.
Bake – Pour the pumpkin oat mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes until the edges are golden brown and the middle seems firm to the touch.
tips for success:
Pumpkin – Use a good quality canned pumpkin puree. Canned pumpkin varies a lot by brand. I like to use Libby’s brand since it has the best flavor of any kinds that I have tried.
To Serve – Let baked oatmeal sit for 10 minutes before slicing for less messy slices. Serve warm with your favorite toppings!
To Store – Store leftovers tightly sealed with plastic wrap or in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to a month.
Variations – Almond milk, coconut milk or soy milk can be used in place of the milk in this recipe to make it dairy free.
FAQ about healthy pumpkin baked oatmeal:
Can I Use Instant Oats For Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal?
Instant or quick oats can be substituted for the rolled old-fashioned oats in this baked oatmeal recipe.
Can I Use Steel-Cut Oats For pumpkin Baked Oatmeal?
Steel cut oats don’t work in this recipe since they absorb more liquid than rolled oats and require a longer baking time.
Can I Make healthy pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Ahead Of Time?
Oatmeal bakes make great leftovers because they taste almost just as good reheated!
Reheat one slice of baked oatmeal in the microwave or the entire pan in the oven set to 300 degrees for 30 minutes.
How Do I Store Leftover pumpkin baked Oatmeal?
Store leftovers in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to a month.
Can I Freeze Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal?
Cover baked oatmeal tightly with aluminum foil and store for up to a month in the freezer. When you want to enjoy your apple pie oatmeal bake for breakfast, just pop it in the oven with the foil still on for about 30 minutes on 300 degrees.
Can I Use Almond Milk Or Coconut Milk For Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal?
Pumpkin baked oatmeal tastes just as good (or even better) made with a non-dairy milk option.
Is pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Gluten-Free?
As long as you use certified gluten-free oats, this recipe will be great for a gluten free diet.
What Are Some Topping Ideas For pumpkin Baked Oatmeal?
- peanut butter
- a drizzle of pure maple syrup or honey
- chopped nuts
- fresh fruit
- a dollop of Greek yogurt
- a sprinkle of cinnamon
- cream cheese
- whipped cream
Healthy Oatmeal Recipes On The Blog:
If you liked this recipe, I think you’ll really enjoy these other healthy and easy breakfasts on the blog!
- Chocolate Overnight Oats
- Instant Pot Oatmeal
- Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
- Banana Baked Oatmeal
- Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
I hope you love this recipe for healthy pumpkin baked oatmeal with chocolate chips! If you make it, I’d love for you to come back and leave a comment and rating so that I know how you like it!
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