Baked Oatmeal is one of my family's favorite breakfasts. This Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal makes such an easy, fast, and healthy breakfast (and kids love it)!
Mmmmmm, pumpkin season!
It's one of my favorite things (cue the song from The Sound of Music).
Seriously, fall has become one of my favorite times of the year…leaves turning beautiful colors, temperatures cooling off just a bit, and pumpkin spice scent everywhere.
I even make gluten-free pumpkin pancakes that are pretty taste-bud satisfyingly spectacular.
LOVE FALL FLAVORS? TRY THESE!
But it had never occurred to me to make a pumpkin spice bake of some type for breakfast!
Until this year…
…when I saw some pumpkin oatmeal product in the grocery store and a lightbulb went off in my head!
From then on, I was on a mission to create an amazing baked oatmeal recipe that really encapsulated Fall flavors and the entire family would love.
I had to play with the portions a little bit because at first – it was too gooey (gooey mush in my mouth first thing in the morning is not one of my favorite things!).
Then it was too dry.
But it needed some texture.
So I added chopped apples…because apples are another favorite Fall flavor, and apples and pumpkin go well together. Why not add apples to my breakfast bake?
Mmmmmm, pumpkin spice oatmeal bake with little bits of real food (apples) to add texture and the perfect amount of Fall spice to add more flavor? YES! We have a winner!
And it makes the perfect healthy Fall breakfast 😘
CLASSIC FALL FLAVORS THAT YOU NEVER GET TIRED OF
When it comes to oatmeal, my family demands goodness. We eat oatmeal for breakfast several times a week so we need variation to keep breakfast interesting.
However, there are some oatmeal recipes we never get sick of. This pumpkin apple baked oatmeal is one of them!
This recipe uses real pumpkin puree along with lots of warm, comforting Fall spices to turn ordinary oats into a hearty, cake-like breakfast that’s just sweet enough and perfect to take on the go for those busy mornings.
HOW TO YOU EAT PUMPKIN APPLE BAKED OATMEAL?
CAN YOU ONLY EAT PUMPKIN SPICE BAKED OATMEAL FOR BREAKFAST?
Love breakfast for dinner? Me too!
And since I am always looking for easy, simple & fast dinner ideas, options like breakfast for dinner often come near the top of the list!
My favorite thing to do with baked oatmeal (of any variety) is to make it and serve it for dinner then eat the leftovers for breakfast.
Maximize the yumminess!
DO YOU HAVE TO REFRIGERATE PUMPKIN SPICE BAKED OATMEAL?
One of the reasons that Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Bake is so easy is that it can be made ahead of time (and keeps really well in the refrigerator) to make your busy morning or holidays easier.
VARIATIONS FOR PUMPKIN OATMEAL BAKE
- add 1/2 cup raisins to the recipe
- add 1/2 cup craisins to the recipe
- try it with new toppings to add variety: dollop of Greek yogurt, cinnamon sugar, nuts, or milk
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE PUMPKIN APPLE BAKED OATMEAL?
GOOD CANNED PUMPKIN PUREE
I personally prefer to use organic here since it isn't terribly much more than traditional. You can use either one, but make sure that the puree you use doesn't have unnecessary added ingredients.
Make this Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal Recipe for your Thanksgiving breakfast this year!