Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins
A delicious breakfast treat! I love oatmeal so much, especially baked, and I had some canned pumpkin lying around waiting to be used, so I figured.. why not?! I do not use raisins, but I'm sure this would also be delicious with some raisins or pecans in the mix. Also, as far as the spices, I really just throw them in, so adjust to your liking!
- 3⁄4 cup quick-cooking oats (see note!)
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar or 3 tablespoons Splenda sugar substitute
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 dash ginger (optional)
- 1 dash clove (optional)
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 1⁄4 cup pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons Egg Beaters egg substitute
- 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 2-cup ramiken/casserole dish (or your vessel of choice).
- In a medium bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, salt, and spices.
- In a small bowl, combine milk, pumpkin, egg substitute, vanilla, and oil.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry mix and stir well. Pour into well-greased ramekin.
- Bake 30-40 minutes or until center is firm.
- Try your hardest to let it cool before eating to prevent burnt-mouth syndrome.
- NOTE: 3/4 cup of quick-cooking oats will yield a thick, cakey oatmeal. If you like more of a creamy texture, reduce oats to 1/2 cup OR use old-fashioned oats, which will be somewhat less cake-like as well. Oatmeal is very personal, so play around and let me know what you like best!
This makes for a nice breakfast, I love baked oatmeals. I ended up putting a cup of pumpkin in this (unintentionally), and the flavor was still fairly subtle. Because of that I decreased the milk to 1/2 cup, and the liquid amount was good. I also just used a sprinkle of salt and added your suggested pecans (about 3 tablespoons). I have to admit I am really partial to your Chocolate Chip Cookie Baked Oatmeal - that one's my favorite!
I thought this was a good starter, but I definitely would decrease the salt by about half next time as I could prominently taste it. I agree it would be good with chopped nuts! Maybe some maple syrup on top, too...
I used quick cooking oats and pumpkin spice. I couldn't really taste the pumpkin. I thought it would have more of a pumpkin flavor, like pumpkin bread or cookie.