Healthy baked oatmeal with a pumpkin twist! Pumpkin, oats, cranberries, and walnuts are all good for you and yummy!
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 2 cups 1% low-fat milk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ginger
- 1⁄8 teaspoon clove
- 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts (optional) or 1⁄2 cup pecans (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Start cranberries soaking in hot water to plump them.
- Mix first five ingredients (butter through eggs).
- Stir in dry ingredients.
- Drain cranberries and stir into mixture along with nuts (if using).
- Pour into buttered 9x12 pan (I use glass).
- Bake for 30 - 40 minutes until center springs back when touched.
- Cut into squares, place in bowls, and serve hot with milk.
I love baked oatmeal and this one's a winner! The pumpkin flavor shines here; I was afraid it wouldn't be sweet enough but it was just right. I halved the recipe and did add the optional pecans and enjoyed every bite - thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for the Top Favorites of 2009 event
This is very good! I used the steel cut oats too, and I added a little fresh nutmeg. I did not have any cranberries so I used raisins. I have a gas oven, so it took about an hour to bake. I could not wait till it cooled so I took a small spoonful and put a little almond milk over it. Wow! This is so good it could suffice as a dessert!
I love oatmeal and pumpkin, so was fairly certain I would like this. Turns out, I was right. I used the optional pecans, toasted. Almost like having dessert for breakfast, although I did not think it was too sweet. Texture was tender, loved the spices, perfect with a little warmed milk. Thanks for posting.