by ADMIN on NOVEMBER 11, 2011
Baked oatmeal. Warm, gooey, and flavorful. And secretly packed with nutrients (!): Fiber, vitamin A, and potassium. Starting breakfast with a baked good (that happens to be healthy?) – Sign me up!
And this breakfast doesn’t have to add too much time to your morning routine. If you mix together the ingredients then pop them in the oven, you’ll have 20 minutes to shower and dress while it bakes. Bring it to work to reheat or enjoy at home. Or perhaps as a nice weekend starter. Mm!
Good news: These keep well in the refrigerator for a few day. Simply cover then reheat! If you know you’ll be eating it a couple mornings from their bake date, wait to drizzle them with the maple syrup until after you reheat.
Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal
Prep time: 6 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 26 mins
Warm, gooey, pumpkin and banana packed baked oatmeal! Serve 4 (1/2 cup) serving or 2 (1 cup) servings.
1 cup rolled oats
½ cup pumpkin puree
⅔ cup skim milk
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
4 Tbsp maple syrup (reserve 1 Tbsp for drizzling on top)
1 Tbsp sugar + 1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350F
In a small bowl, mash 1.5 of the bananas (reserve ½ a banana).
In a different small bowl, combine 1 Tbsp sugar with cinnamon. Set aside (this is the topping and you won't use all of it!)
In a medium bowl, mix together oats, pumpkin, milk, 1 tsp spice, 3 Tbsp maple syrup, plus the 1.5 banana that's mashed.
Pour mixture into 4 ramekins. Slice the reserved ½ banana into thin slices and place in a single layer on top of each oatmeal mixture. Then sprinkle lightly with about one teaspoon of the cinnamon sugar.
Bake for 20 minutes, then drizzle with the final Tablespoon of maple syrup on top before eating.