I’m going to start this post with two hollow apologies.
FIRST, I’m sorry I made another recipe with oatmeal. Perhaps I have an addiction. I will consider a 12-step program.
SECOND, I’m sorry I jumped on the pumpkin-obsessed recipe train.
Actually, sorry, not sorry.
This warming breakfast is just so perfect for these chilly fall mornings. Although you might feel like you have been bombarded with pumpkin since we flipped the calendar to September (hello pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin pasta), I’m going to admit I love it.
I love the spiciness and warmth of pumpkin. Let’s be honest, pumpkin-spiced anything is really about the emotions it evokes. It reminds me of the cider mill, football tailgates, the last bonfires of the year, and fireplace snuggles.
This easy and healthy oatmeal might not do all of that for you, but it will certainly nourish you. It is full of fiber-filled oats, chia seeds with omega-3s, and PUMPKIN-an all-star ingredient.
One cup of pumpkin contains:
- more than 200% of the recommended daily Vitamin A intake, essential for vision
- beta carotene
- 3 grams of fiber
- potassium, essential for rebalancing electrolytes after a hard workout
- 2 c. rolled oats (gluten-free if necessary)
- 1 tbs cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- ¼ tsp ginger
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbs chia seeds
- ⅓ c. maple syrup
- 2 c. unsweetened non-dairy milk (I used almond milk and rice milk)
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 15-oz can of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- ½ c. raisins *
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease an 8x8 dish (or similar size dish)
- Combine all dry ingredients (oats through chia seeds) in a medium bowl.
- Combine wet ingredients (maple syrup through pumpkin) in a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing well.
- Fold in raisins.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden brown on top.
*I used raisins, but you could also use walnuts, or add both!
My favorite way to eat this oatmeal is warm, with an extra drizzle of milk on top. If you prefer your oatmeal a tad sweeter, you can drizzle with a little extra maple syrup, or top with ice cream for dessert!