Might as well jump on the pumpkin band wagon as it seems like all the cool kids are doing it!

I was in Trader Joe’s a few days ago and every end aisle facing the cash registers was filled with pumpkin products. Pumpkin tortilla chips. Pumpkin butter. Canned pumpkin. Pumpkin beer. I think I maybe even saw pumpkin toilet paper. Ok maybe not.

Not that I’m criticizing. I like pumpkin as much as apparently most of the population. What’s funny though is that pumpkin pie is one of my least favorites. I will choose almost any other pie over pumpkin. Go figure.

But finally as the summer frenzy starts to relax into fall, I can start thinking about real, homemade breakfasts again. Especially breakfasts that I can make on the weekend and box up for weekday grab-n-go’s. Just like this Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal. Not too sweet and perfect with a dollop of yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup. Not to mention an office full of coworkers that are jealous when I heat this spice bomb up at work. It’s almost worth making it just for that reason.

Hail to the pumpkin!

Pumpkin baked oatmeal | Bistro OneSix

baked pumpkin oatmeal
Serves: 6
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2½ cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup millet
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (regular milk would work fine too)
  • ⅓ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • Plain yogurt, if desired (or vegan alternative)
  • Maple syrup, if desired
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 8" square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Mash banana in large bowl.
  3. Add all the other ingredients except for the walnuts, yogurt and maple syrup. Mix thoroughly. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  4. Top with chopped walnuts and bake for 30-40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out mostly clean.
  5. Cut into 6 slices and serve warm topped with a dollop of yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Note: This is a great dish to make ahead and bake off in the morning. If cold from the fridge bake an additional 5 minutes.

    Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal | Bistro OneSix