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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

It's fall y'all!  Today I have a healthy, make-ahead baked oatmeal recipe to share featuring the star of September - PUMPKIN!  

I get so excited to cook with pumpkin in September.  The weather starts to cool down and it feels like the months of holiday festivities are upon us.  Bloggers are notorious for going gourd crazy, but I'm not the only one (I'm looking at you Tina and Courtney - hee, hee)
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In addition to screaming "fall", pure pumpkin is very healthy.  It's high in Vitamin A,C, and fiber.

Pumpkin baked oatmeal is easy to make and will give you a fast, healthy breakfast for your busy weekday mornings.  I've been raving about baked oatmeal since my first batch of Apple Cinnamon baked oatmeal.  If you haven't given it a try yet - what are you waiting for? Don't make me come to your house! :) 
Spend 1 hour on a Sunday night and enjoy a healthy taste of fall in the morning.

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
Ingredients:
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon+ cinnamon (add more to your taste) 
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cups plain almond milk (can use other type of milk)
  • 3 tablespoons egg white substitute
  • 1 6oz container Chobani Apple Cinnamon Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup canned pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 3/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a bowl mix dry ingredients; oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice.
  • In another bowl mix wet ingredients; milk, egg white, yogurt, pumpkin. Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
  • Add almonds and coconut.
  • Pour into a greased 9x13 casserole dish and bake uncovered for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and stir. Bake uncovered an additional 20 minutes.

Kyle and I bake this and eat it for 3 days.  There should be 6 servings per dish clocking in at 292 calories each.
Fall decor has made an appearance too. I'm holding off on my full set of fall/Halloween decorations, but I framed this cute "Fall Bucketlist" from Pinterest. What do you think?

If you're a pumpkin fan here are some other Fit2Flex approved pumpkin recipes:
- Skinnytaste Pumpkin Spice Muffins
- Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins
- Overnight Pumpkin Oats
- Pumpkin soup
- Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
- Pumpkin Protein Pancakes
I may have a few more orange-colored surprises up my sleeves too!

What makes it feel like fall to you?

Love and squash,
Carissa & Kyle