9.22.2010

pumpkin and maple baked oatmeal

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Each year when autumn rolls around it puts me in a mood for warm comforting spices like ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. It also puts me in a mood for pumpkin recipes. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bars, pumpkin curry, pumpkin soup...pumpkin everything!

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My sister-in-law let me borrow a cookbook called Deceptively Delicious. It's written by Jessica Seinfield (Jerry Seinfield's wife). She uses vegetable purees in her recipes to make sure that their kids are getting enough veggies in their diet. I think this is a brilliant idea! So instead of baking up a pumpkin pie, I decided to mix my pumpkin into some yummy baked oatmeal.

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Another great thing about this baked oatmeal is the fact that it calls for maple syrup instead of sugar. It also has a bit of apple and cranberry. If autumn had a flavor, I think this would be it!

Pumpkin Maple Baked Oatmeal
by theUngourmet

Makes 4 servings

1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp dried cranberries
1/2 cup diced apple
1 cup milk
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
2 tbsp melted butter
1 large egg

Preheat oven to 350. Spray oil four 1/2 cup ramekins.

Combine the dry ingredients, including cranberry and apple in a large bowl. Combine milk, pumpkin, butter and egg. Whisk until smooth. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir well.

Pour the mixture into the prepared ramekins. Place ramekins on a baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

Serve warm. Add a little milk if you like.

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Try these baked oatmeal recipes too!
Cranberry and Apple Baked Oatmeal
Mixed Fruit Baked Oatmeal





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35 comments:

All Things Yummy said...

So happy to have another pumpkin recipe. Thanks for sharing. I'll be trying it out this weekend. Can't wait.

BarbaraJean said...

You are so creative!

Cailin @ Stir Crazy said...

I love all those fall flavors. I just bookmarked this and plan to make next week! This is the perfect excuse for me to buy ramekins, which I've been wanting :)

Joanne said...

Haha I actually own this cookbook even though I don't have kids AND love veggies. But I figure, the more veggies I can stuff into food...the better! I'm craving pumpkin also. So need to try this.

Kim said...

I loved your last baked oatmeal, but this one takes the cake! Love all the flavors and will definitely be making this.

Did you buy your pumpkin whole? I've looked for both the pie pumpkins and the canned pumpkin and can't find either at the market yet.

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Jo said...

I'm right there with you on the pumpkin band wagon. This looks amazing. I will be making it ASAP

Jo
I must admit that I'm failing at the button. I'm sure it's really easy but I a technology immunity. I was waiting for my husband to return from sea so he could help. Sad, I know! :)

Barbara Bakes said...

I made baked oatmeal yesterday morning. Now I'm wishing I'd made pumpkin baked oatmeal. So perfect for the season!

love lives in the kitchen said...

dear kim,
your recipe is just great! i love pumpkin, as you know, and would it this yummy stuff immediately!
i will test it as well of course :)
have a sweet day,
justyna

Dajana said...

I don't bake much with pumpkins, but this baked oatmeal sounds exactly how I imagine autumn flavour, too.
Lovely and delicious (maple syrup is exaggaretedly expensive here, though), and those red ramekins... be careful, they might disappear in the dark :)))

Katy said...

This sounds irresistible. I WILL be trying this one!! Big YUM YUM!!!

Jeannie said...

This recipe is so unique, I cannot find any flour in the ingredients! Looks delicious!

Angie's Recipes said...

I am so glad it's autumn! Love the pumpkin food! Pumpkin, maple, oatmeal...sounds fantastic together!

TKW said...

I love pumpkin! I don't love oatmeal, but made this way, I'm thinking that it can't be half bad!

lisa is cooking said...

That does sound like autumn in a bowl (or ramekin)! Great use of pumpkin and great mix of flavors.

Taylor said...

This looks like an amazing way to start the day! Yum!

scrambledhenfruit said...

A perfect pumpkin recipe, and just in time for fall. I love the sound of this oatmeal- it makes me feel all warm inside. :)

Lynn said...

The ingredients in this sound heavenly. How can you go wrong with maple syrup, apples, cranberries, and oatmeal?

Gloria said...

Nice recipe and lovely pictures and I love pumpkin Pie! gloria

sweetlife said...

I have this cookbook and it's pretty neat, I love your oatmeal and the flavors would please any kid,even my hubby..lol

sweetlife

Monet said...

This is something I've never seen...what a creative, fall dish! Your photographs are just beautiful, as always, and I'm officially drooling over oatmeal at 11:00 at night. Thanks for sharing!

Kristin said...

You just made me a VERY happy camper!

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Foodessa said...

Kim...I persoanlly go crazy with winter squashes in general. I love this time of year.

Love those red ramkins...great way to inspire people to eat their oatmeal ;o)

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

I love this recipe! I just signed up to follow your blog and I am now going to take a look at the other oatmeal recipes you have posted.

Julie said...

The oatmeal sounds delicious! I checked that book out at the library and had every intention of adding purees to my cooking. But alas, I'm too lazy :)

Stella said...

Hey Kim, these baked oatmeal ramekins are beautiful. And what a healthful snack. I bet this would be super delicious with some whipped cream on top (smile)!

Dyan said...

Hmmmm. . . pumkins, cinnamon, that's my kind of thing. Since moving to Canada autumn has becoem one of my favourite seasons next to spring. The warm colours remind me of the comforts of home and the comforts of food.

Fresh Local and Best said...

I'm looking forward to cooking with pumpkin too! This looks like a wonderful recipe. I can't believe that it does not call for any fats. Good, healthy and delicious!

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

Love your pumpkin baked oatmeal. I make one very similar & we can't get enough of it! So happy that pumpkin time of year is upon us too :)

Connie @ Rookie Foodie said...

How perfectly yummy is that? Great idea!

Beth said...

The oatmeal looks wonderful. I love fall recipes!

All Things Yummy said...

I made this recipe today and it was a hit. I posted about it on my blog. I'll definitely be making it again.

Natalie said...

Baked oatmeal is one of our favorites...I can't wait to try a pumpkin version! I'm going to increase the quantities and bake it in a bigger dish. YUM!

the blissful baker said...

i made this for breakfast today! it was SO delicious. what a great way to start the morning :) thank you for the recipe :)

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