Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal (Or, what to do with leftover pumpkin)

12 Nov

The pumpkin cupcakes I posted on Thursday only use about half of a can of pumpkin, so I wanted to make something that used the other half of the can (instead of letting the can sit in my fridge until it looked like a science experiment). So, of course, I turned to my Things I Must Make List and made some delicious Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal. But the way, the fact that it was delicious is why there aren’t any pictures – we ate it too quickly!

Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Based on the recipe from Budget Bytes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 – 1 can of pureed pumpkin (I used a half can – because that is what I had leftover, but it would definitely be wonderful with a full can as well. I mean, can you really ever have too much pumpkin?)
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar (I like to make mine only lightly sweet, both because I like it that way and because that allows everyone to add brown sugar at their discretion to make it as sweet as they like – something you can’t do if you add too much sugar to start with)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (you can use store bought or make your own)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups low fat milk
  • 2 1/2 cups quick cooking or old fashioned oats (either will work)
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Spray an 8 x 8 glass pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together pumpkin, brown sugar, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking powder, and vanilla.
  3. Whisk in the milk gradually.
  4. Add the dry oats, 1/2 cup at a time, to the pumpkin mixture, stirring well after each addition.
  5. Add the ground flax seed and stir to combine.
  6. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the prepared glass pan and cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

You can enjoy this hot right out of the oven (as we did) or refrigerate it and reheat it for breakfast or eat it cold with milk, like a breakfast cereal.

What are your favorite things to make with leftover pumpkin?

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