A delicious, healthy breakfast option, Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal is packed with warm spices and pumpkin flavor. It's the perfect grab-and-go option for busy fall mornings.
One of my favorite things to make when pumpkin season comes around is Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal. Many versions are made in a baking dish, but I prefer the ease of using muffin tins.
It bakes up faster and is easier to store or freeze, plus it makes baking up a double batch a breeze. I love how portable pumpkin oatmeal bake is - great for those mornings where we’re rushing out the door.
A healthy breakfast, Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal is really freezer friendly and ideal for busy mornings. Make this baked oatmeal recipe during your weekend meal prep, store the baked oatmeal in an airtight container, and you’ll have an easy breakfast ready for the week ahead.
This baked pumpkin oatmeal recipe is full of wholesome ingredients, pumpkin spice flavor, and lots of delicious fall flavors. It’s a favorite fall breakfast that’s perfect for the whole family!
- Old fashioned oats - Both quick cooking and old fashioned oat will work. Use gluten free oats, if needed.
- Ground flaxseed or flaxseed meal - Be sure it's ground and not whole flax seed so it mixes in well with the rest of the ingredients.
- Maple syrup - Use 100% pure maple syrup, not pancake syrup, for the best flavor.
- Pumpkin puree - Choose 100% pumpkin, no pumpkin pie filling.
- Milk - Both dairy or non-dairy milk work well in this recipe.
- Vanilla extract - Choose 100% vanilla extract and not the artificial kind.
- Almond butter - Swap it for peanut butter if that's what you have on hand.
- Raisins or mini chocolate chips - Your choice depending on your mood and preference.
How to Make Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl combine rolled oats, flaxseed meal, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk eggs together with maple syrup, oil, pumpkin, milk, and vanilla until combined.
Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix well.
Stir in almond butter and chocolate chips. Mix well, making sure almond butter is incorporated into the batter.
Line a muffin pan with baking cups or thoroughly spray muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Divide the oatmeal mixture among muffin cups, filling each cup to the top.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the tops are slightly brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Tips on Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
- This recipe is SUPER freezer friendly! Cool the muffins to room temperature, put them in a zip top bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator or microwave in 10 second intervals until thawed.
- Peanut butter can be substituted for the almond butter if you don't have almond butter on hand.
- Baked oatmeal can be made with either dairy milk or your favorite non-dairy milk.
- You can use any dried fruit you'd like instead of the raisins or mini chocolate chips. Dried cranberries or chopped, dried apples are delicious in this recipe.
FAQs and Substitutions
Yes! I’ve tested it with both almond milk and soy milk. Both turned out delicious.
This recipe works best with old fashioned oats. Quick oats work too, but the texture can get a bit mushy.
Pancake syrup will work here too, but the goal is to keep the sweeteners natural. You can easily substitute honey or agave nectar for the pure maple syrup if you don’t have any on hand.
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Baked oatmeal is a breakfast staple in our house. It's an easy way for me to sneak a little extra fiber into my kiddo and since baked oatmeal freezes SO well, it's easy to keep on hand. It also travels well, meaning it's a perfect grab-and-go option on a busy weekday morning. Change it up from pumpkin with apple cinnamon baked oatmeal or the original baked oatmeal with chocolate chips.