Full recipe for a delicious pumpkin baked oatmeal.
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups milk (any variety; almond, soy, cow's, etc.)
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tbsp chia seeds or flaxseeds (optional, for added nutrition)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Optional toppings: nuts (like pecans or almonds), dried fruit, chocolate chips, a dollop of yogurt, or a drizzle of additional honey or maple syrup.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square baking dish or line it with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, baking powder, and salt.
In another bowl, whisk together the milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup (or honey), applesauce, and vanilla extract until smooth.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Add the chia seeds or flaxseeds if using. Mix well until everything is fully combined.
Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and smooth the top with a spatula.
Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden and the center is set.
Remove from the oven and let the oatmeal cool for a few minutes before slicing it.
Serve warm, topped with your choice of optional toppings.
Nutritional Values (per serving, recipe serves 6, without optional toppings/seeds):
- Calories: 190
- Total Fat: 3g
- Saturated Fat: 0.5g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 150mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 35g
- Dietary Fiber: 5g
- Sugars: 11g (from natural sources, excluding any additional toppings)
- Protein: 6g
- Vitamin D: 1mcg
- Calcium: 150mg
- Iron: 2.4mg
- Potassium: 240mg
Note: Nutritional values are estimated based on the specific ingredients used. Actual nutritional values may vary depending on the brand and precise measurement of ingredients. Optional toppings and seeds would also change these values. Always consider using a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and quantities for accurate information.