Behold: Autumn in a dish. Those colors, those flavors – swoon.
It has so many of my favorite ingredients, like oats, pumpkin, cinnamon, and maple syrup, and bakes up so beautifully. Consider this dish your 1-bowl go-to when oatmeal cravings hit. Let’s bake!
This dish begins with flax eggs. Then we add pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin spices, and a little oil (for moisture and to help crisp the edges). This creates the base, and then we add dairy-free milk which will ultimately soak and help bake the oats!
Once the milk is blended, you’ll add your oats and pecans and stir to saturate. Then simply transfer to a dish, top with additional toppings (optional), and bake! It’s that easy. I know – exciting stuff.
We hope you LOVE this oatmeal! It’s:
Easy to make
& So delicious
This would make the perfect lazy weekend breakfast to feed the family – one batch makes six hearty servings! Or you can prepare the oats up until the baking stage, refrigerate overnight (which will make the oats super tender and creamy!), and bake in the morning, which makes it totally doable for weekday breakfasts as well.
If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!
Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
Perfect baked oatmeal with pumpkin purée, warm spices and maple syrup, studded with pecans and cranberries. Made in just 1 bowl with 10 ingredients.
- 2 batches flax eggs*
- 1/3 cup pumpkin purée (unsweetened) // used fresh roasted pumpkin purée or Libby's brand canned is our favorite)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp avocado or melted coconut oil (if avoiding oil, sub applesauce or omit)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice*
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 cups dairy-free milk (we used 1/2 almond milk, 1/2 light coconut milk)
- 2 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans (or sub other nut or seed of choice)
- 1/3 cup fresh or frozen cranberries (or other fruit // optional)
- 1-2 Tbsp coconut sugar (optional)
FOR SERVING (optional)
- Coconut Whipped Cream (or warmed dairy-free milk)
- Maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and grease a 2-quart (or similar size) baking dish with oil (or vegan butter).
Prepare flax eggs in a large mixing bowl. Then add pumpkin purée, maple syrup, oil, salt, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and whisk to combine.
Add milk and stir once more. Then add oats and pecans and stir to combine. Transfer mixture to the greased baking dish and top with additional pecans. Sprinkle with coconut sugar for a “swirl” effect (optional) and cranberries (optional).
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden brown, the edges are slightly caramelized, and it has some springiness in the center. Remove from oven and let cool a few minutes.
Serve warm with desired toppings, such as coconut whipped cream (or warmed coconut milk or almond milk) and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator 3-4 days (or in the freezer up to 1 month), though best when fresh. Reheat in a 350-degree F (176 C) oven or in the microwave until hot, adding more dairy-free milk as needed to remoisten.
*To make one flax egg, mix 1 Tbsp (7g) flaxseed meal with 2 1/2 Tbsp (22 ml) water, stir, and let rest for 5 minutes.
*Check out a DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice here.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with avocado oil and almond milk and without optional ingredients.