Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal is one of our favorite breakfasts; my boys would happily eat this every single morning all fall long if I let them.
There is just something awesome about the way oatmeal changes when it is baked. Almost like a cake, but not nearly so sweet, this is a hearty breakfast that we all love.
Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal has been our Thanksgiving breakfast for the past few years. I’m in favor of anything that makes my holiday kitchen work easier.
There is enough other cooking happening for the holidays, an easy breakfast is ideal. This hearty oatmeal breakfast bake is as easy as it gets.
Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
When it comes to oatmeal, my family means business. We eat oatmeal for breakfast many times a week and I’ve come up with plenty of variations on a plain bowl of oats to keep things exciting.
Of course, some oatmeal recipes we never get sick of. This baked pumpkin spice oatmeal is one of them!
This recipe uses real pumpkin puree along with plenty of pumpkin pie spices to turn ordinary oats into a hearty breakfast that’s just sweet enough to make everyone happy.
Raisins are a fruity addition to the chewy oatmeal that remind me of some of my favorite oatmeal raisin cookie recipes. (But if you’re a raisin hater, you skip them without affecting the final results.)
It’s become traditional for us to eat this on Thanksgiving morning but we’ve also been known to enjoy a batch of baked pumpkin oatmeal on any regular old day we like.
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal is delicious and easy to make. It can even be prepped in advance to make your whole day easier!
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
I like to make this meal an overnight oatmeal recipe by mixing all the ingredients together the night before. Pour the oatmeal into your baking dish, keep it in the fridge and then pop it right into the oven the next morning. Easy as (pumpkin) pie.
With all that nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves, baked oatmeal will make your kitchen smell like a fall paradise while it bakes. Every time I have this in the oven, everyone wanders into the kitchen with eager anticipation to ask what’s baking.
This baked oatmeal recipe also freezes marvelously. After baking the oatmeal, scoop it out of the pan into individual portion sizes for storage in the freezer. Slices of baked oatmeal reheat well in the microwave with a tablespoon of water.
I love making big batches of baked oatmeal on the weekend then having leftovers in the freezer for the week ahead. Everyone can pull out a container of healthy delicious oatmeal whenever they want it. It certainly makes the busy weekday mornings less stressful!
And honestly? If you want to serve your pumpkin oatmeal with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on a holiday morning, I won’t stop you–and your sure to make this your child’s favorite ever breakfast.
Baked Oatmeal Recipes
Not a fan of pumpkin? Or just looking for more great baked oatmeal ideas? Check out a few different baked oatmeals that my family loves.
This Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal is another recipe that’s just right for fall. Warming cinnamon and apples baked until tender make this oatmeal recipe reminiscent of hot apple pie.
If you’re a fan of oatmeal cookies, these Chewy Raisin Baked Oatmeal Cups are going to be your new favorite breakfast.
Baked into individual portions, this oatmeal can easily be made ahead then stored in the freezer to enjoy any time you need a fast breakfast. Baked Peach Oatmeal Cups are another variation on the oatmeal cup idea that we love.
Got peanut butter lovers in your family? Peanut Butter Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal will put a big smile on their faces every time you make it.
We’ve hardly met a banana bread we didn’t like over here and banana oatmeal recipes are the same. I cannot wait to give these Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal Cups from Garnish with Lemon a try! The combo of sweet banana, crunchy nuts and chewy oatmeal has never steered me wrong.
Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Recipe
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together all ingredients and then pour into a well-greased 8″ square or 8×10 baking dish.
Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out mostly clean.
- Serve warm, topped with whipped cream.
Make It Ahead
This is a great overnight breakfast recipe. Everything can be stirred together the night before, poured into the pan, and then kept in the fridge overnight. When you wake up, just move the cold pan right into the oven.
Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal
- 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Optional: whipped cream for topping
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together all ingredients and then pour into a well-greased 8" square or 8x10 baking dish. Bake for 30-40 minutes (or 40-45 minutes if cold from the fridge in a cold oven - if cooking this cold from the fridge, give the oatmeal a quick stir first), or until knife inserted in center comes out mostly clean. Enjoy!
- FREEZER MEAL: Let the oatmeal cool completely and then cut or scoop into portions. Store the oatmeal in airtight freezer bags or containers. Reheat in the microwave with a tablespoon of water.