Monday, November 23, 2009

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Oatmeal is my favorite winter breakfast food and pumpkin pie is one of my all-time favorite desserts. This recipe brings them both together in a completely yummy and wonderful way, with a texture almost like really good bread pudding. I love it warm from the oven and topped with baked apples. And it's low on the sugar and the butter, and high in fiber, so I like to pretend it's super healthy, too!


2 cups regular, not quick, oats
5 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pumpkin pie spice

1 teaspoon vanilla
1 can pumpkin puree
1 and 1/2 cups milk or soy milk
4 teaspoons butter, melted

1/2 cup pecans
4 teaspoons butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar

To Make

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Mix dry ingredients
  3. Mix wet ingredients
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix
  5. Pour into greased 9 x 12 pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
  6. While it's baking, mix the topping together ingredients together and melt in the microwave. After the 10 minutes is up, add the topping. (You can also just leave it on the side)
  7. Bake another 7 minutes with the topping.
For an extra treat, slice up 4 or 5 granny smith apples, mix them with some brown sugar and cinnamon, top with a little butter and pop them them in the oven at 375 until they're tender. Served on top of the pumpkin pie oatmeal, it's amazing!

Credit where credit is due: This recipe is my reinterpretation of a recipe I found over here at Katie Goodman's site Goodlife Eats . . . . . . If you like it be sure to pop over and give Katie Goodman some love!


Kristin Gross said...

Mmmmmmm! This sounds fantastic, Bridget! I can't wait to try this out...tomorrow maybe? I also love the adorable hand-drawn recipe card. I have one that you did a couple years ago for New Year's Black-Eyed Peas (that are also divine!), so now my collection is growing. Thanks :)

gl. said...

i was inspired by your recipe to use the long-lost can of pumpkin pie filling lurking in the back of the cupboard for years. that was clearly a mistake and a waste of good oatmeal. i will have to use better pumpkin next time!

Bridget said...

Kristin - so glad you enjoyed the black-eyed peas! GL- I'm so sorry it didn't work out!

gl. said...

i just want to be clear that it's not -your- fault! it was totally the fault of the pumpkin pie filling. *shudder* never again will such a can find a place in our house!