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First Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal

Posted Oct 18 2011 3:50pm

Good afternoon! I wanted to post earlier but life happened and I was late for school. It is still monsooning (is that a word? like there is no tomorrow here in SoFla. So much for the Sunshine State;) Haha. The second we get a bit of rain everyone freaks out and complains. A little rain is good!

Annyyywaayyy, Tuesday’s are my SUPER early days. Since I commute to school and I have an 8 o clock class, I need to leave at least an hour before my class starts. I like to give myself enough time in the morning to relax, have my coffee, read blogs, get ready etc. That means I wake up an hour and a half before I have to leave.

It takes me like five seconds to actually get ready but I like to lounge and do other things in the morning. The thing I hate most is feeling rushed! Am I rambling?

Last night after the gym, I got some homework done and was thinking about what I was going to make myself for breakfast the next morning. I usually make my overnight oats but I just wanted something different.

I saw a baked oatmeal on Holly’s blog earlier in the morning and it stuck in my head. I did not have any apple butter on hand so I wanted to save her recipe until I had some! I will be making her version once I get my hands on some apple butter:)

I have never tried baked oatmeal at all. I did find another recipe for Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal. That is exactly what I ended up making:) It is super easy too.

Recipe adapted from here . Thanks Lynn! I made some changes though to make it a bit healthier. Too much sugar in the mornings is no bueno for me.

Check out her awesome blog for the original recipe, but here is my spin. The stuff in bold are the changes I made so you guys can distinguish one recipe from the other.

  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • Extra cinnamon on top
  • Sprinkle brown sugar on top
  • Raisins poked in

Preheat oven to 350.

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Mix.

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Pour.

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This totally looks unappetizing. I promise it is good:)

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Bake for 35 minutes. You want to make sure it’s no longer wet.

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Done! I just put it in the fridge over night and then heated it up on the stove when I was ready to eat. You can microwave it too.

Cut, top with whatever your heart desires, and eat.

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I had peanut flour sauce, coconut, peaches. Mmm! Best part? It’s ready for you in the morning.

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Now we have tons of leftovers too. Breakfast for the next week? Probably, I’m lazy.

My mother said she put a little half & half in hers and it was good so the possibilities are endless! The healthified way was perfect too. Not too sweet but still sweet enough.

 

Have you ever had baked oatmeal?

What are your favorite toppings?

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