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24 September 2011

baked pumpkin pie oatmeal

$2.77 recipe / $0.46 serving
Let the pumpkin madness begin!!

Since I finally had success with the last baked oatmeal, I decided to give it a shot with pumpkin. This recipe is a little different than the last because I didn't have any yogurt on hand. It still turned out fantastic and I've been enjoying it all week. You can certainly add some yogurt to this and I plan to next time as well. Either add 1/2 cup of plain yogurt to the ingredients as listed below, or reduce the milk to one cup and add one cup of yogurt. The canned pumpkin puree also adds moisture, which is why the total milk content of this recipe is lower.

I absolutely loved eating this cold every morning. I drizzled some maple syrup on top and then added some milk. It was the best oatmeal I've had in a while... and since the oats are pretty much baked in a pumpkin pie filling mixture (minus a lot of the fat), it truly does taste like pumpkin pie. You can also try topping it with nuts, whipped cream, or raisins.

This definitely blows my old pumpkin oatmeal recipe out of the water.

AND it's EASY.

Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

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Total Recipe cost: $2.77
Servings Per Recipe: 6-8
Cost per serving: $0.46
Prep time: 10 min. Cook time: 45 min. Total: 55 min.

INGREDIENTS COST
1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin purée $1.00
1/2 cup brown sugar $0.16
2 large eggs $0.32
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice $0.10
1/2 tsp salt $0.03
3/4 tsp baking powder $0.03
1/2 tsp vanilla extract $0.14
1.5 cups milk $0.56
2.5 cups dry old-fashioned oats $0.43
TOTAL $2.77

STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin purée, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and baking powder until smooth. Whisk in the milk (and yogurt if using).

STEP 2: Mix the dry oats into the pumpkin mixture. Coat an 8x8 (or similar sized) baking dish with non-stick spray. Pour in the pumpkin oat mixture. Cover with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, removing the foil after the first 30 minutes.

STEP 3: Serve hot right out of the oven or refrigerate until ready to serve. Can be eaten cold or reheated. Top with milk, maple syrup, whipped cream, or nuts.


baked pumpkin pie oatmeal


Step By Step Photos


pumpkin custard
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then, in a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin purée, brown sugar, vanilla, eggs, salt, and baking powder.

whisk in milk
Next whisk in the milk. I used 1.5 cups but you can use up to 2 cups. Or, use one cup milk plus one cup plain yogurt.

pumpkin pie custard
Now you have what is basically a loose pumpkin pie custard. It needs to be more loose than a regular custard so that there is enough liquid for the oats to soak up.

add oats
Stir in the dry oats.

baking dish
Coat a baking dish with non-stick spray. Pour in the pumpkin oat mixture, cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove the foil 30 minutes in.

baked pumpkin pie oatmeal
And then you have a delicious, gorgeous, vibrant orange, baked oatmeal packed full of nutrients. (I should say "for the win!" here but I refuse to use that phrase)

baked pumpkin pie oatmeal
I refrigerated the whole dish of oatmeal and just scooped some out every morning. It makes breakfast *so much* faster.

baked pumpkin pie oatmeal
I adore walnuts so I added some to my first bowl. Surprisingly, the oatmeal itself was so good that the walnuts were just lost in the awesomeness... so I didn't even bother with them for the rest of the week!

baked pumpkin pie oatmeal
Whipped cream, maple syrup, and milk on the other hand? Heaven.

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128 Comments:

  • At September 24, 2011 at 8:43 AM , Blogger Katie said...

    I just bought a can of pumpkin specifically to make pumpkin pie oatmeal! I've never had baked oatmeal before though. I think I need to try your recipe instead!

     
  • At September 24, 2011 at 8:58 AM , Anonymous Kathleen said...

    This looks absolutely delicious!! Can you use quick-oats for the oatmeal portion?

     
  • At September 24, 2011 at 9:19 AM , Blogger Beth M said...

    Kathleen - you can use quick oats although you'll have less texture (it will be more mushy). But the flavor will still be great!!

     
  • At September 24, 2011 at 9:53 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Beth- Really enjoy your varied tastes, and get such inspiration from your wonderful(and affordable!)taste sensations. Thank You!

     
  • At September 24, 2011 at 11:23 AM , Blogger NG said...

    Oh my gosh, this looks amazing!!! I'm definitely trying this soon!

     
  • At September 24, 2011 at 11:47 AM , Blogger I Heart Monster said...

    I wanted to say I'm totally a fan of your blog. I kinda lurk, subscribing via email and all, but wanted to tell you I very much enjoy your posts and that this oatmeal makes even an oatmeal unfan like me look forward to making something yum! Thanks so much!

     
  • At September 24, 2011 at 1:02 PM , Blogger Justina F. Lee said...

    Oh. My. Gosh.

     
  • At September 24, 2011 at 1:59 PM , Anonymous Sarah @ The Pajama Chef said...

    i made a pumpkin baked oatmeal last fall...it was so good!

     
  • At September 24, 2011 at 5:53 PM , Blogger 3LittleMonkeys said...

    Yum! I have made this with fruit, but never pumpkin. Off to make this right now!

     
  • At September 24, 2011 at 7:58 PM , Blogger alienbody said...

    Making it RIGHT NOW...but, I substituted coconut milk because I didn't want to run to the store. It smells wicked good, but we'll see how it actually tastes! Thanks for the yummy recipe!

     
  • At September 24, 2011 at 8:04 PM , Blogger alienbody said...

    AND...it's for dessert, will be serving with vanilla ice cream.

     
  • At September 24, 2011 at 8:09 PM , Anonymous Ash said...

    Beth, where did you buy the pumpkin puree? I'm in the NOLA area too and could only find canned pumpkin pie mix at Rouses and Winn Dixie, not just the straight pumpkin.

     
  • At September 24, 2011 at 8:11 PM , Blogger Beth M said...

    Ash - Rouse's on Carrolton... and it was just last week. Although, with all of these news stories about pumpkin shortages maybe people tried to stock up. The pumpkin farmers play this game with us every year... I think it's a farce!

     
  • At September 25, 2011 at 12:03 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Can you make this with steel cut oats ..maybe just cook it longer or will it not work? I have a huge box I really want to use!

     
  • At September 25, 2011 at 1:02 AM , Blogger robotictendency said...

    The month of October is one of my favorite cooking months, largely because I try to make one pumpkin recipe a week (last year included everything from pumpkin & black bean burritos to pumpkin curry). Your baked oatmeal looks delicious, so I very well might have to add it to this October's itinerary.

     
  • At September 25, 2011 at 6:44 AM , Blogger Beth M said...

    Anon - I think steel cut oats are worth a try. I think some people tried the last baked oatmeal recipe with steel cut and I haven't heard back so maybe it worked!

     
  • At September 25, 2011 at 9:41 AM , Blogger alienbody said...

    *Update* The recipe worked fabulously with coconut milk, the flavor was/is wonderful. Looking forward to having it for breakfast - but without the ice cream this time.

     
  • At September 25, 2011 at 10:22 AM , Blogger A Feast for the Eyes said...

    I'm one of those blog lurkers, too, at times. However, you are on my blogroll. Anyhooo... I'm a huge fan of pumpkin, and my husband loves his morning oats. This looks like a perfect recipe to combine both loves together. I can see this with pure maple syrup and some crunch pecans on top as a breakfast. I'm glad you shared this, as I'd never seen this kind of recipe before. I'll try both Steel cut and Old-Fashioned and see which works better.

     
  • At September 25, 2011 at 5:48 PM , Anonymous Kathleen said...

    This was soooo yummy! I made it with quick-oats. I used 1 cup yogurt and 1/4-1/2 cup milk (I eye-balled it). Turned out great and not too mushy! Thanks Beth!

     
  • At September 25, 2011 at 7:45 PM , Anonymous Fanactic Mom said...

    Once again, another great recipe from BB! I think I am going to bake/toast some of the leftovers, to make a granola like cereal with added walnuts perhaps. I'll let you know how it turns out!

     
  • At September 26, 2011 at 9:08 AM , Anonymous Carly said...

    Can I just say that this oatmeal BLEW MY MIND?! Seriously, it is like eating a delicious pie custard for breakfast. You can't go wrong. I am beyond full right now and am still daydreaming about wandering back to the fridge and eating the rest. Thank you for your genius idea.

     
  • At September 26, 2011 at 4:03 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

    Wow, where are you getting cans of pumpkin for $1 each? Here a good price is $2 but it's usually more like $3.50.

     
  • At September 26, 2011 at 4:05 PM , Blogger Beth M said...

    Stephanie - it was the generic brand at my local supermarket :P I guess I'm just lucky... although this was a few days before all of the news headlines about the pumpkin shortage so prices may have gone up since then for all I know!

     
  • At September 26, 2011 at 5:14 PM , Blogger Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

    Yumm! My hubby loves oatmeal and loves his mom's pumpkin pie bars...so this sounds like something he would like to try.
    ...also...you said that you eat this cold?

    Blessings & Aloha!

     
  • At September 26, 2011 at 8:27 PM , Anonymous Ash said...

    Walmart was stocking their "seasonal specials" area with pumpkin puree as I was walking by today! This is in the oven right now and it smells HEAVENLY!

     
  • At September 27, 2011 at 8:12 AM , Anonymous Amanda said...

    This is soooo sinfully good! Delicious cold for breakfast with nothing else added. I started off halving the recipe since I'm just one person but when I got to the milk I forgot to halve it and added the full amount so I ended having to backtrack to add the ingredients for the full recipe...what a wonderful mistake!

     
  • At September 27, 2011 at 12:13 PM , Blogger Alison said...

    I made this last night, and it is so yummy! I added 1/2 c. nonfat Greek yogurt and halved the sugar.

    Thank you so much sharing your recipe!

     
  • At September 27, 2011 at 6:03 PM , Blogger tred182 said...

    just made this... i'll be sad to see the pumpkin season leave us. I don't know if i'll be able to go back to normal oatmeal again.

     
  • At September 27, 2011 at 11:19 PM , Anonymous manhattan pressurized walls said...

    like it so yummy ...

     
  • At September 28, 2011 at 2:30 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    For anyone who had trouble finding pureed pumpkin and could only find pumpkin pie filling, just cut some of the sugar (since theres already some sugar in the canned pie filling). It worked out just fine!

     
  • At September 28, 2011 at 8:05 PM , Blogger Becki Jacobs said...

    I am getting ready to start making my oatmeal in the AM again - although it is still in the 80's and very humid so it might just be a few weeks. I will definitely try this. We did a crockpot oatmeal last year, but I think this baked recipe will turn out better - plus I am a huge pumpkin fan and have already started to stock up for dishes like this. Sounds yummy!

     
  • At September 29, 2011 at 10:43 PM , Blogger momtoabowhead said...

    This is currently in my oven. I LOVE your blog. Thanks for all the great recipes!!

     
  • At September 30, 2011 at 4:47 PM , Blogger Sarah said...

    Do you think this would work in the crockpot?

     
  • At September 30, 2011 at 5:05 PM , Blogger Beth M said...

    Yeah, you could definitely do it in a crock pot although it won't need nearly the 8 hours that a lot of people use theirs for. Maybe 2-3 hours on low?

     
  • At October 1, 2011 at 6:49 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I'm wondering if i can get pumpkin puree all year long or is it only available during October... I want to eat this every morning!

     
  • At October 1, 2011 at 8:50 AM , Blogger Sarah said...

    Where do you add in the vanilla? I don't see it in the instructions but am making this now so I'll probably just dump it in whenever. :-) I can't wait until this is done! What a great breakfast for the first day of October!

     
  • At October 1, 2011 at 2:30 PM , Anonymous Kim said...

    Sarah, I didn't see it in the instructions either, but from the pictures, I figured step 1, with the eggs & everything else (I think that's some vanilla at the top of the pic. =) I'm actually in the middle of making it too...can't wait to try the end result!

     
  • At October 1, 2011 at 4:09 PM , Blogger Beth M said...

    Oops! Y'all are right! It goes in with the eggs and brown sugar and everything else :P I'll fix that right away!

     
  • At October 2, 2011 at 2:23 AM , Anonymous Lacey said...

    This is baking right now. I bought a couple of pumpkins from Trader Joe's to make my husband a pie (he has been craving pumpkin since the trees began turning) and I decided to use the rest of the pumpkin mash to make this. The smell in my apartment is heavenly! I love your recipes so much.

     
  • At October 3, 2011 at 11:22 AM , Blogger Clayton said...

    I think in the past month I've made at least 30 of your recipes and this might be my new favorite (although I pretty much think that every time I make another one of your recipes). Always look forward to checking out your blog!

     
  • At October 3, 2011 at 3:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    WE made this yesterday. It was ssoooooooo good and filling. I decided to take small pieces to work for "break time." It was the talk of the table!!!!! Love your recipes and blog so much!

     
  • At October 3, 2011 at 4:08 PM , Blogger P NUS said...

    This tasted exactly like pumpkin pie and was super quick and easy to put together. We had it with lots of whipped cream...so good and comforting on a chilly fall day.

     
  • At October 7, 2011 at 3:40 PM , Blogger abatsche said...

    Looks absolutely Delicious! I love your blog. I love cooking and was whining to my hubby that I could never cook anything because we are both students and defiantly on a budget! (I have a feeling we will stick to a lot of your principles when it comes to buying groceries even after) Thanks for the inspiration!


    P.S. Have you thought about adding a pinterest button on your site?

     
  • At October 7, 2011 at 3:41 PM , Blogger abatsche said...

    Looks absolutely Delicious! I love your blog. I love cooking and was whining to my hubby that I could never cook anything because we are both students and defiantly on a budget! (I have a feeling we will stick to a lot of your principles when it comes to buying groceries even after) Thanks for the inspiration!


    P.S. Have you thought about adding a pinterest button on your site?

     
  • At October 7, 2011 at 3:41 PM , Blogger abatsche said...

    Looks absolutely Delicious! I love your blog. I love cooking and was whining to my hubby that I could never cook anything because we are both students and defiantly on a budget! (I have a feeling we will stick to a lot of your principles when it comes to buying groceries even after) Thanks for the inspiration!


    P.S. Have you thought about adding a pinterest button on your site?

     
  • At October 8, 2011 at 9:01 AM , Blogger Sara and Matt said...

    Oh my goodness this is delicious! Just made it this morning. I was out of vanilla extract but just so happened to have french vanilla yogurt so I used that. It might be a little sweet for some people, but I love it! This recipe is awesome, it works great for breakfast and I can imagine very delicious as a dessert with ice cream :)

     
  • At October 8, 2011 at 11:18 AM , Anonymous elly said...

    Another recipe that is a hit in our house. Our little guy and my husband love having it for a snack.

     
  • At October 10, 2011 at 2:36 AM , Blogger Kelly @ The Startup Wife said...

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I just made this (adding chopped apples, since I had a bunch languishing in the fridge, and using about half the sugar) and it's delicious. Perfect for fall. Thank you!

     
  • At October 10, 2011 at 8:09 AM , Anonymous Erin Rose said...

    I am enjoying a bowl of this right now! Thanks! Definitely a keeper and probably my favorite version of baked oatmeal so far!

     
  • At October 10, 2011 at 8:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I made this tonight. It is *amazing*. I didn't include nuts or whipped cream, but I think some walnuts and maybe sliced bananas would make this unstoppable.

     
  • At October 11, 2011 at 11:24 AM , Blogger Annette said...

    This tastes great, less sugary than I figured it would be. It fits right in with my food plan and even gives me a serving of vegetables with my half serving of carb! I ate it with soymilk (though I usually don't eat oatmeal with any kind of milk)and got a whole serving of protein in a serving of oatmeal. I love it!

     
  • At October 11, 2011 at 8:09 PM , Anonymous Johanne said...

    It's like dessert for breakfast! Yum

     
  • At October 11, 2011 at 9:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I made this last week, and although it was extremely delicious, I felt like it was missing a spice or two.
    I just made it earlier tonight, but I added 1/4 tsp of ground cloves to it this time, and that was just the spice it needed for me. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

     
  • At October 11, 2011 at 10:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I baked this about an hour ago, and it is absolutely HEAVENLY. I don't have an 8x8 pan so I just used my 13x9 and it wasn't a problem at all! I also forgot the vanilla extract but it's still tasty, I didn't even remember until I sat down here to leave a comment.

    I adore this blog. I have been cooking so many recipes from here since I moved in with my boyfriend and they are really perfect for us. Thank you so much.

     
  • At October 13, 2011 at 8:38 AM , Blogger brewblahblah said...

    I made mine with 1 cup Greek yogurt and 1/2 cup each of half & half and water since I didn't have milk. I also used steel cut oats b/c that's all I had, which made it nice and "crunchy" in contrast to the creamy pumpkin filling. Ate right out of the oven with no toppings. The addition of toppings would probably be awesome. I want to try the other pumpkin oatmeal recipe for comparison.

     
  • At October 15, 2011 at 7:16 AM , Blogger Melissa said...

    I just made it this morning and it is WONDERFUL! This is the first recipe I have tried from your blog, and in fact, the one that drew me in. I can't wait to try more!!

     
  • At October 16, 2011 at 3:13 PM , Anonymous MelinCo said...

    This recipe is evil! I may have to always have some of this in the fridge as my family loves to eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. Super delicious! Thanks Beth!

     
  • At October 17, 2011 at 5:57 AM , Blogger Erin said...

    This is delicious. We even drizzles a thinned cream cheese frosting on top...yum!!

     
  • At October 19, 2011 at 11:23 AM , Blogger Monica P said...

    Delicious!! I added protein powder, left out the sugar, and used nonfat milk. It was amazing. I LOVE a big healthy bowl of oatmeal every morning. This is amazing. Thanks so much for the great recipe! I'd never tried baked oats before

     
  • At October 20, 2011 at 9:43 AM , Blogger Wifey said...

    Made this last night and enjoyed it for breakfast today. Talk about yum! I ate it with a tiny bit of maple syrup drizzled on it and heated up and loved it. My husband texted me to say it didn't have enough flavor, but I think that is because he ate it cold. I'll make sure he heats it up tomorrow morning. This is definitely a keeper, what a great/fast breakfast.

     
  • At October 23, 2011 at 11:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I love pumpkin pie, and oatmeal! I am definitely going to make this to have for breakfasts! Thank-you for the recipe!

     
  • At October 24, 2011 at 10:56 AM , Blogger alienbody said...

    I made this AGAIN, but without the eggs (because I didn't have any and didn't want to run to the store). I used a tablespoon of flour and it came out awesome! So...don't let lack of eggs detour you from making this! Also, since I used coconut milk this can be a totally vegan dish (although I'm not vegan, or vegetarian...just sayin).

     
  • At October 26, 2011 at 2:06 PM , Blogger Jenn Nahrstadt said...

    i made this the first time using an 8x8 glass pan and put it in the fridge so that i could dole out my daily--sometimes more than daily--portions. this stuff is fabulous!

    this time, i wanted to see if i could make it more portable and portion controlled, so i baked it for 30 min. in a silicone muffin pan. i covered it with foil like the original recipe, and it came out of the pan after i ran a butter knife around each one. YAY! these'll go in the freezer and be pulled out for me to take to work in the wee hours of the morning (i work at starbucks and i open normally--can you say 4a wakeup).

    thanks for making my breakfasts more healthy and enjoyable!

     
  • At October 29, 2011 at 7:33 PM , Blogger Amy said...

    LOVE! That's all I can say about this. So wonderful. I'm going to try your recipe for regular baked oatmeal tomorrow. Other recipes I've seen have called for oil, which just defeats the healthy purpose of oatmeal. Thanks for sharing!

     
  • At October 30, 2011 at 2:18 AM , Anonymous Lauren said...

    Love your website! This is the first recipe I've made of yours and it was FABULOUS! So god with a little milk and raisins on top!!! Thanks and can't wait to see what you make next!

     
  • At October 30, 2011 at 2:27 PM , Blogger Ayesha said...

    Just made this...AMAZING! I love how it isn't too sweet-- I had it with greek yogurt, maple syrup, and some whipped cream. Too good, so excited to eat this all week!

     
  • At November 2, 2011 at 8:44 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I echo the comments above but just have to say I love this one too. Healthy and pumpkin-y!

     
  • At November 3, 2011 at 12:47 PM , Blogger Alisha said...

    I just made this for breakfast and it was awesome! I only had quick cooking oats so I added only a cup of milk and an additional fourth of a cup sugar. Its soft but certainly not mushy! Its really yummy. Paired it with vanilla yogurt and ginger syrup. Hello Fall!

     
  • At November 7, 2011 at 2:14 PM , Blogger Ann said...

    I made this for lunch today. I can't say enough about the delishiousness of it!!! I'm a lazy cook so I baked it in the bowl I cooked it in and it took an extra 1/2 hour at 325, but came out just fine without the cooking spray. Perfect for this crisp fall day! Now the question is, should I hide the leftovers or share with my family?!

     
  • At November 7, 2011 at 2:15 PM , Blogger Ann said...

    I meant that I baked it in the bowl I mixed it in...

     
  • At November 8, 2011 at 8:29 AM , Blogger Jay said...

    Mercy me this is delicious! I made it this morning! Got the hubs approval too! Yummy!

     
  • At November 8, 2011 at 8:43 AM , Blogger kdub said...

    Made it this morning! SO GOOD! Also much healthier than other baked oatmeals I have made which call for melted butter. Only differences were I used white sugar because i was out of brown, and half cinnamon/half nutmeg instead of pumpkin pie spice. It

     
  • At November 10, 2011 at 3:10 PM , Blogger Shelley said...

    I have been eating this all week and just loving it! I grew a whole slew of pumpkins over the summer and I'll probably be making this recipe over and over this fall and winter. Thank you so much for sharing!

     
  • At November 11, 2011 at 9:26 AM , Blogger Prince Edward County said...

    A friend of mine directed me to this blog, and boy am I happy she did! I love the recipes here, and they are really good (unlike other sites that only sound good, but in reality are not). This was the first recipe I made and I have been eating it daily for over a week (just made a second batch). I wish I could say I only have it for breakfast, but alas, it is soooo good that I find myself having it several times throughout the day. Based on what I had in the fridge, I used a can of evaporated milk instead of plain milk, and added some raisins, for additional texture. After I reheat my portion, I add a drizzle of real Quebec maple syrup, some half-and-half cream, and a dollop of light whipped cream. This is beyond amazing...so thank you for sharing this simple and super good recipe! I have since tried the Coffee Pulled Pork and Taco Chicken bowls...both turned out fabulous! I look forward to making more of your recipes!

     
  • At November 12, 2011 at 10:47 AM , Blogger kdub said...

    I made this twice last week! The second time I realized I only had half the amount of oats needed so I substituted oat bran. It was good but tasted much "healthier." I also added golden raisins which were a nice touch! THANKS!

     
  • At November 12, 2011 at 9:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I'm looking forward to trying this tomorrow morning. I was trying to find a recipe for baked oatmeal that involved things I actually have in my pantry and stumbled onto the blog. I'll be making mine with stevia or splenda brown sugar blend and let you know how it goes.
    I know it was over a month ago but I saw another poster, Ash, was looking for pumpkin in NOLA. It is on sale at Rouses on the westbank for 98 cent/can which I thought was a great price. Near the front stacked with evaporated milk and cranberry sauce.

     
  • At November 13, 2011 at 9:44 AM , Blogger vtmom9806 said...

    I used Steele cut oats and it came out great, but I only used 1 cup as it needs more liquid than the old fashioned....thanks for the great recipe.

     
  • At November 20, 2011 at 1:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Oh this is so so good. Really really good. I love this blog, and have made several things that have made our "make again" list, this is definitely on it. Well done. Sadly in NYC groceries are wicked pricey, even at our coop, I still factor in my head the recipes to be at least 30% more costly. We appreciate what you're doing here. Delicious and cheap! Thanks!

     
  • At November 21, 2011 at 7:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I love this recipe, but I always double the spices! Last night I made a batch and happened to find some white chocolate chips in my cupboard... I threw them in and it is DELICIOUS!

     
  • At November 27, 2011 at 6:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This is the greatest food site I've come across. Turns out, a college student can eat low-cost, healthy, flavorful foods after all. Thank you!

     
  • At November 28, 2011 at 10:56 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Made this for the family and they loved it, even the 14 month old Grandson LOVES it! Thank you for a wonderful blog!

     
  • At November 29, 2011 at 3:27 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Love this recipe! I am watching my weight a made some small adjustments. I substituted water for the milk and egg beaters for the eggs. Still yummy and I saved some calories and fat! :)

     
  • At December 11, 2011 at 8:38 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Has anyone tried this with steel cut oats?

     
  • At December 23, 2011 at 1:51 PM , Anonymous Melanie said...

    Holy. Crap. Delicious! I had some Cinnabon creamer in the fridge, so I poured it over one morning when it was cold. One of the best things ever. I'm addicted.

     
  • At January 1, 2012 at 9:33 PM , Blogger Erin Patrick said...

    I made this this morning with yogurt and milk and it was great! Will definitely be doing this again. Thanks a lot!

     
  • At January 3, 2012 at 2:45 PM , Blogger Kristin said...

    Do you think this would work well with less sugar? Or maybe with a sugar alternative?

     
  • At January 3, 2012 at 4:17 PM , Blogger Beth M said...

    Kristin - I think it would be good with less sugar. I'd start by trying 1/3 cup of brown sugar and see how you like that. Then, maybe the next batch work down to 1/4 cup. The pumpkin does need some sweetness to balance it, unlike the bananas in the banana bread oatmeal.

     
  • At January 3, 2012 at 5:59 PM , Anonymous Joy said...

    I made this today... It is SO GOOD!! I ended up using using about 1 cup pumpkin puree and a chopped up pear because I didn't have enough pumpkin puree thawed out... Yum!! I also added a 1/4 cup of caramel coffee creamer.

     
  • At January 3, 2012 at 9:55 PM , Blogger Kristin said...

    I made this with 1/3 cup sugar, like suggested and it was very good. (more sugar probably would have been nice but i was happy with saving a few calories) really liked this recipe, thank you!

     
  • At January 9, 2012 at 3:11 PM , Blogger Sara said...

    This is absolutely delicious! I LOVE it!!!! Last week I randomly started making pumpkin oatmeal (trying to add more super foods to my diet) and it was a pain to mix up every morning and wait 3-4 min in the microwave for my rolled oats to cook. I remembered seeing some baked pumpkin oatmeal recipes and found yours. I baked it last night and it smelled heavenly. Cut off a nice square this morning, added a dash of milk and heated it up. The texture is great! I used the old fashioned rolled oats. It's creamy and smooth but has a bit of texture from the oats too.

    I did reduce the sugar to 1/3 cup but found I needed to add just a sprinkle when I heated it up. I may have scrimped a bit on the spices though - I was almost out of pumpkin pie spice so I added a dash of cinnamon and allspice but it probably needed just a bit more. I added raisins when I heated it up - will add those during baking next time. I did use the 1 cup of milk + 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt and it is great. Thanks for this recipe!

     
  • At January 13, 2012 at 12:39 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

    Just had to stop and say that I adore this! I have been making it every Sunday for the past 6 weeks and divying up in individual cups to microwave in the morning. So good! Thanks!

     
  • At January 21, 2012 at 8:42 AM , OpenID elizabethwillse.com said...

    Truly perfect recipe! YUM!

     
  • At January 21, 2012 at 11:46 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I made this yesterday and it is, as everyone else has said,delicious! The only negative thing I can say is that one 8x8 pan disappears way too quickly. I am just wondering about doubling this or your other baked oatmeal recipes. Have you or any of your blog followers tried to double the recipe and bake it in a 9x13 pan? If not, I would also appreciate any thoughts/suggestions about this experiment. Thanks!

     
  • At January 22, 2012 at 2:45 PM , Blogger Allisha said...

    I made this for breakfast this morning and it is delicious! My husband, 1 year old son and I all loved it. It's especially good with the maple syrup and whip cream on top, like you suggested. Thanks for a great recipe!

     
  • At January 23, 2012 at 5:25 PM , Blogger Beth M said...

    Anon - I'm sure it would work fine if doubled and baked in a 9x13 pan. You may need to bake 10 min longer or so just to make sure the center is cooked, but otherwise it should work exactly the same :)

     
  • At January 25, 2012 at 12:13 PM , Anonymous Christina said...

    Tried making this with steelcut oats, and it turned out great! I used 1 1/4 cups of oats and upped the milk to 2 cups. Also cut the sugar and salt in half. The oats stayed on the al dente side, but definitely cooked through, and it really does taste like pumpkin pie filling with oats!

     
  • At January 26, 2012 at 5:40 PM , Blogger Faith's Place said...

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your oatmeal recipes! Loved this one...my picky 5 year old even liked it!!!! Love your blog and recipes! So creative!

     
  • At January 29, 2012 at 8:21 AM , Blogger Nicole said...

    I'm not an oatmeal person at all. I gag it down because it's good for me. But let me tell you - I just absolutely love love love this recipe! I made it this morning and packed up the rest for breakfast this week. It was super easy to make, and a million times better than instant oatmeal. Delicious!

     
  • At January 31, 2012 at 4:31 PM , Blogger ☆ s t a r . said...

    Does this freeze well? I love this, it is wonderful, but I'm thinking maybe making a big batch and freezing individual servings might be a great idea.

     
  • At January 31, 2012 at 6:46 PM , Blogger Beth M said...

    Star - I haven't tried it because I always eat it up too fast, but I think it probably would!

     
  • At January 31, 2012 at 8:54 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    So good!! Just tried it tonight!

     
  • At February 3, 2012 at 12:26 PM , Blogger maurine said...

    Thank you so much for the recipe! I made this for dinner one night this week and actually thought it wasn't sweet enough...but all three of my kids LOVED it. I think I'm going to start making a pan at the beginning of the week and using it as a healthy alternative to cereal.

     
  • At February 7, 2012 at 9:06 PM , Anonymous Melanie said...

    I froze a batch, Star, and it thaws wonderfully. My grocery store had a huge sale on pumpkin and sweet potato pie purees after Thanksgiving and Christmas, so I stocked up. Unfortunately, it was all the big cans, so I have to double it every time until I use 'em all up :-) I left it in the glass pan with plastic wrap touching the surface and foil over the top. Next time, I'll probably cut it into serving sizes after it cools and freeze them individually. It'll keep me from eating THE SAME THING every day for 2 weeks in a row.

     
  • At February 9, 2012 at 9:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Just made this tonight and it tastes so good warm, I can't wait to try it tomorrow morning after it cools down!

     
  • At March 4, 2012 at 3:49 PM , Blogger Carly said...

    Going to experiment with steel cut oats and the crockpot overnight!

     
  • At May 21, 2012 at 7:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    OMG! Just made this, and *had* to try it tonight. It's definitely a keeper! To cut down on the calories, I used brown sugar splenda and unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I can't wait to make this for my mom this weekend!

     
  • At June 2, 2012 at 5:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I liked it better right out of the oven-- when I reheated it (microwave) it dried out. Any suggestions?

     
  • At June 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM , Blogger Beth M said...

    Try adding some milk before microwaving. Or, loosely cover it with something like a plate or bowl to hold in the steam while microwaving. I usually microwave mine in the plastic container that I had it refrigerated in and I just lay the lid over top without clamping it down. That keeps it from exploding but holds in enough steam to keep it moist. I hope that helps!

     
  • At June 4, 2012 at 10:45 AM , Blogger xjoshi said...

    Oh I can't wait to try this! I'm so happy to say it'll be even CHEAPER because I can get my milk for 2.50 a gallon regularly, and sometimes even 2.00 a gallon when the store has it on sale!

    Quick question, though. Where do you buy your oatmeal? According to my calculations, the breakdown would be a dollar more for the price that I find oatmeal! :(

     
  • At June 4, 2012 at 3:12 PM , Blogger Beth M said...

    xjoshi - I buy the large cannisters (15 cups in volume) of generic old-fashioned oats at the grocery store and they usually cost between $2-$4 dollars depending on whether I'm at Walmart or my local grocery store. Also, I find that oats are super inexpensive when I buy them from the bulk bins (both my local grocery and Whole Foods sell them in bulk). I hope that helps!

     
  • At June 9, 2012 at 5:43 PM , Blogger Amy said...

    Ahhhhh! This is so ridiculously good! Thank you for the awesome recipe!

     
  • At June 13, 2012 at 7:49 AM , OpenID cvsteffanni said...

    Love this recipe!! If you divide it into 9 servings, each servings is 179.3 calories...just an fyi for those calorie counters like me.

     
  • At July 1, 2012 at 10:25 PM , Blogger ea.beatty said...

    Made this over the weekend: Amazing :) I topped it with milk, coconut, and almond slivers. The coconut is my favorite.

     
  • At September 17, 2012 at 10:49 AM , Anonymous Kristen said...

    Thanks for the recipe! I'm not normally much of an oatmeal fan, but this was pretty good. I did go ahead and add 1/2 c. of vanilla Greek yogurt, and I also sprinkled a few chocolate chips on top before baking (didn't want too many, just so I wouldn't totally negate the healthy aspect... haha).

    One thing I hate about making pumpkin dishes in the fall is the cost of pumpkin pie spice. Anybody found a place to get it cheaper? Seems like it runs around $4 something for a tiny little amount. Maybe buying the spices individually would be cheaper... just don't know how much I'd use them all though.

     
  • At September 20, 2012 at 10:57 AM , Blogger Mandy said...

    Ok so I was wondering how many servings you get out of this recipe. I want to make it for my family for the week but want to make sure it will feed us all week or I will just double the recipe. I can't wait to try it though, looks awesome!

     
  • At September 20, 2012 at 11:14 AM , Blogger Beth M said...

    Mandy - It makes about 6 regular sized bowls or 8 small-ish bowls. If you need a visual, take your baking dish (8x8 inch size) and imagine it divided into 6 or 8 sections. The oatmeal was about 2 inches deep. If you're afraid of having enough, I'd definitely double it just in case. Leftovers can be frozen :D

     
  • At September 24, 2012 at 10:44 AM , Anonymous Isabella said...

    I made this today and it is fantastic! Thank you so much, officially stalking you on Pinterest now.

     
  • At October 1, 2012 at 8:35 AM , Blogger Allison said...

    Just made This! So yummy. Thanks for posting. I am going to link up this recipe on my blog for my current favorite ways to eat oatmeal later this week!

     
  • At October 2, 2012 at 12:58 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I pinned this a few weeks ago and have made it FIVE TIMES since!! It is amazing!! I have three children (two of whom won't touch oatmeal with a ten-foot pole) and they all devour it. I've shared with co-workers that can't get enough also. Just wanted to thank you for making my [pumpkin-obsessed] world a little brighter :-)

     
  • At October 9, 2012 at 11:17 AM , Anonymous Pam said...

    I just have to say... YUM!!

     
  • At October 10, 2012 at 10:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Made this for myself since my boyfriend HATES oatmeal. He tried a bite and has been gobbling it up all week. I'll need to make more if he keeps this up. Definitely have to try your other baked oatmeal recipes!

     
  • At October 15, 2012 at 2:02 PM , Blogger Jax said...

    My cousin shared this recipe with me a few weeks ago and I finally made it last night. I actually scooped the batter into muffin/cupcake cups and baked them in muffin tins. It made 18 portions. I still covered them in foil but I skipped the "bake uncovered" for 15 minutes portion. I just ate my first one this morning with Shamrock fat-free half-and-half and some honey. YUM!!!! I have frozen a good portion of them. It will be fun to see how they do after the freezing process.

     
  • At October 18, 2012 at 6:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    How do you do it Beth? You're the best!!

     
  • At October 23, 2012 at 9:38 AM , Anonymous Lauren said...

    I am seriously obsessed with this recipe!! I've made it twice now and done some variations, adding nuts, etc. So healthy and filling and keeps really well to bring breakfast to work during the week. LOVE!!

     
  • At October 27, 2012 at 11:55 AM , Anonymous Joe C said...

    This is absolutely delicious...I'm about to make my second batch of it. May try throwing in a scoop of vanilla protein powder to beef it up even more.

     
  • At October 27, 2012 at 12:31 PM , Blogger Kristen said...

    Found pumpkin pie spice (1.8 oz!) for $1.99 at Trader Joe's, so look out! Lots more pumpkin oatmeal in my future! Haha. I think I've gotten my mom hooked on it too. Thanks again for a great recipe! :)

     
  • At November 4, 2012 at 10:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    If you refrigerate it can it be reheated?

     
  • At November 4, 2012 at 4:01 PM , Blogger Beth M said...

    Anon - Yep, it can definitely be reheated once refrigerated. I keep it in the refrigerator and then reheat a single portion every morning for about a week.

     

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