This nutritious breakfast is made ahead with pumpkin, oats and milk. It’s naturally sweetened by a little maple syrup. This breakfast is rich in protein and fibre, but tastes great!
We love the pumpkin baked oatmeal
- You can make it ahead of time.
- Hello pumpkin spice, it has the flavors of fall that we all love!
- Many children want to eat baked oatmeal!
- This is a great source of fiber and protein.
We also love that this dish is very customizable. We can easily make it dairy-free for a child who is allergic to milk by simply using unsweetened coconut or almond milk and vegan butter.
Make Baked Oatmeal dairy free
Use vegan butter and non-dairy dairy milk to make it dairy free. Earth Balance Buttery Spread can be used in place of dairy butter and almond or coconut milk unsweetened.
Make Baked Oatmeal Egg-Free
This recipe can be made with a flax-egg instead of eggs.
What is the gluten free way to bake oatmeal?
If you want to make this gluten-free, use only certified gluten-free oats.
What is the healthiness of baked oatmeal?
Oatmeal can be a healthy option for breakfast. Oatmeal is high in fiber, and heart-healthy. This baked oatmeal is good for you because the milk, eggs and pumpkin add nutrition. The oatmeal is sweetened naturally with a little maple syrup. It’s just enough to taste great, without being overly sugary. This pumpkin baked oatmeal recipe has 193 calories, 8 grams fat, 5 grams protein, 3 gram fiber, and 25 grams carbohydrates. The nutrition information may vary depending on what type of milk is used.
There are many ways to spice up this Pumpkin Oatmeal. I usually serve it plain but there are other options. If you’re looking to try something new, add one of the following toppings:
- chocolate chips
- dried cranberries
- Toasted chopped nuts
Topppings for serving
- Maple syrup
- Toasted chopped nuts
- Nut butter
A Standard Serving
According to the nutritional breakdown, a single serving of pumpkin baked oatmeal contains 193 calories. These calories are supported by a moderate amount of macronutrients, including 25 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of protein and 8 grams of fat. The carbohydrates come from natural sources like oats, pumpkin puree and maple syrup or honey used to sweeten the dish. Meanwhile, the protein is provided by eggs and nut milk. Lastly, the fat content derives primarily from heart-healthy unsaturated fats like monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats rather than saturated or trans fats.
Vitamins and Minerals
In addition to macronutrients, pumpkin baked oatmeal contains an array of micronutrients that contribute to its nutritional value. A single serving provides 100mg of calcium for strong bones and teeth. It also delivers 1mg of iron to prevent anemia and fatigue. Moreover, it includes vitamin A for healthy vision and immunity as well as a small dose of vitamin C for collagen production and antioxidant protection. Minerals like sodium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus help balance fluids, transmit nerve signals, build strong bones and supply energy.
Beyond vitamins and minerals, a serving of pumpkin baked oatmeal contains 3 grams of filling fiber to support digestion and blood sugar control. It has a relatively low sugar content at 10 grams per serving thanks to the use of natural sweeteners over processed sugar. The oats, nuts, pumpkin and spices used provide antioxidants to combat inflammation and phytochemicals to protect cells from damage. Lastly, this cozy baked oatmeal requires no cholesterol-spiking butter, instead relying on heart-healthy fats to meet the modest fat content.
The Versatility of Oats
What makes oatmeal such a nutritious breakfast staple? As whole grains, oats contain all parts of the original kernel, delivering balanced nutrition with protein, healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, fiber and various vitamins and minerals. Baked oatmeal retains these inherent nutritional benefits of whole oats while introducing fall flavors and convenient casserole preparation. Pumpkin puree boosts the vitamin A content while eggs provide added protein to keep you satisfied all morning long after enjoying this wholesome, seasonal breakfast.
So as the weather cools down, skip the sugar-laden instant oatmeal packets and start your days with this warm, nutritious pumpkin baked oatmeal instead. Each sweet, creamy, pumpkin-spiced bite will nourish your body and delight your tastebuds.