Baked Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal gives you just another reason to make your own pumpkin spice blend and then enjoy it all season! Add the spice mix to coffee grounds before brewing and you’re well on your way to a pumpkin spice latte!
Pumpkin. Sweetie. Honey. Cupcake.
All terms of endearment, most referring to sweets – one is a vegetable. I am unaware of any other vegetable in English that is also a term of endearment. The French do utilize the cabbage – mon petit chou – literally ‘my little cabbage’. But I’m not French, so let’s carry on. Wait! I thought of one – sweet pea. If you think of any other veggie terms of endearment – leave a comment!
Back to pumpkin. The quintessential fall flavor packed with betacarotene (vitamin A) and rich in fiber. I need no convincing to develop pumpkin insanity for the next 2 months.
First, let’s start with pumpkin pie spice. Easy to whip up at home with ingredients already in your spice rack.
HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN PIE SPICE
I always start my fall pumpkin spice bonanza with oatmeal. At least we can say we started out healthy before we move onto something like pumpkin pie sugar cookies.
A quick mix, 20-25 minutes in the oven and you’re well on your way to a week’s worth of pumpkin heaven. This pumpkin spice oatmeal bake is
A warm pumpkin spiced oatmeal bake for fall.
- 5 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- 2/3 cup rolled oats
- 4 Tbs oat bran
- 4 Tbs almond flour/meal any flour works
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1.5 Tbs pumpkin pie spice recipe above
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 tsp orange extract/flavor optional
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 2 Tbs dried cranberries
- 2 Tbs walnuts or pecan pieces
Mix all ingredients together in a jar and store for a season of use!
Preheat oven to 375F.
Lightly coat a medium ramekin or two small ramekins with non-stick spray.
Combing the first six dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
In another small bowl, whisk together pumpkin, milk, orange extract and sugar.
Combine the wet into the dry and mix well.
Fold in the cranberries.
Place mixture into the prepared dishes and top with nuts.
Bake about 20 - 25 minutes until set. (smaller ramekins will shorten the bake time, doubling the recipe may increase bake time by a few minutes).
Drizzle with a bit of maple syrup and let cool for 5 minutes before enjoying.
This recipe is easily scalable; however the baking time may increase by 5-10 minutes.
recipe adapted from www.runningwithspoons.com
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