This Pumpkin Oatmeal Bake is the perfect fall meal prep breakfast idea. Made with just 10 ingredients; it's easy to make and full of delish flavor!
What I always check in pumpkin recipes is whether I can use the whole can of pumpkin or whether there will be leftovers.
This recipe uses the whole can! So, you don't have to worry about what to do with leftover canned pumpkin.
However, if you're trying another pumpkin recipe that gives you leftover pumpkin - try freezing it in dollops to use later in a recipe or blend it into a smoothie. It works so well!
Ingredients for the Oatmeal Bake
- Old Fashioned Oats
- Canned Pumpkin
- Maple Syrup
- Vanilla Extract
- Brown Sugar
- Baking Powder
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
Mix these 10 ingredients to get the oatmeal batter and then pour into a greased 9x9 baking pan.
Pumpkin Seed Topping
Adding crunch to the top is key! You can do this in a variety of ways.
Cacao Nibs: adds a lot of crunch and a hint of chocolate flavor
Chocolate Chips: adds some sweetness and richness
Pumpkin Seeds: adds crunch and color
I honestly think the topping is key to a good oatmeal bake since it adds texture. You can change it up and do different combinations each time.
My personal favorite right now is doing a mix of cacao nabs, pumpkin seeds and quinoa (pictured below).
Serving the Oatmeal Bake
I personally prefer my oatmeal bake warm, but you can have it cold. It's kind of the same idea as cold overnight oats vs a warm bowl of oatmeal.
I love topping it with Trader Joes's Pumpkin Butter.
The oatmeal bake will last in the refrigerator up to a week and in the freezer for 3 months.
If you're freezing it, I highly recommend pre-slicing it to make it easy to reheat a single slice rather than slicing it into the frozen block of an oatmeal bake.
More Pumpkin and Fall Recipes
Pumpkin Pancakes Made with bisquick mix and super easy to make with just a few extra ingredients.
Pumpkin Protein Muffins Each muffin has 8g of protein and full of fall flavor!
Pumpkin Overnight Oats Another easy meal prep idea for breakfast.
Pumpkin Kefir Smoothie Full of probiotics and not overly sweet.
Yes, if you use a smaller baking pan like an 8x8 you may need to add more time and if you use a larger-sized baking pan you may need less time, so adjust as needed
Let the oatmeal bake cool before cutting into it. It needs time to set before serving.
Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
- Preheat the oven to 350℉ degrees. Grease a 9x9 baking pan.
- Mix the old-fashioned oats, brown sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt.
- In a separate bowl mix the canned pumpkin, milk, maple syrup, eggs and vanilla extract.
- Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
- Pour the mixture into the greased pan, add any of the toppings listed above that sound good.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. The edges will be golden brown.
- Let the oatmeal bake cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing into it and enjoy!
- This oatmeal bake isn't overly sweet. If you prefer things on the sweeter side, you'll want to add more sweetener.
- You can do add mix-ins to the batter such as chocolate chips, nuts, seeds, apples, etc.
(Nutrition values are calculated by third-party software and an estimate that can vary based on product brands and cooking methods.)