It's no secret that breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. I'm a morning person so I tend to bound out of bed, ready to eat and start my day - but my love of breakfast is only because I get to eat delicious breakfasts.
Toast with boring toppings or plain old cereal bowls don't appeal to me (or my stomach that's grumbling just moments later), but breakfast bakes, baked oatmeal, overnight oats and other delicious breakfast creations? SIGN ME UP!
But the best breakfast creations of all have to be ones that feel like eating dessert for breakfast - and this recipe is exactly that!
With all the flavour of pumpkin pie in one healthy, single serve breakfast package, this Pumpkin Pie Baked Oats Recipe is one you'll be making over and over again!
I tend to make them up the night before whilst I'm making dinner (because every time I make something with pumpkin for dinner, you can guarantee I'm saving extra pumpkin for this!) and simply reheat it in the microwave (or oven if your oven doesn't take thirty three years to heat up like mine) in the morning and smother it with toppings.
If you prefer your breakfast cold, I also love this cold with nut butter or cream cheese and maple syrup (mix it for a faux frosting!) on top!
However you have it, it's a seriously delicious breakfast that will fuel you through a busy morning and keep you full for hours!
So let me share the recipe with you! >>
Healthy Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmealserves one, easily multiplied
low fat, gluten free, clean eating friendly, sugar free,
vegan, dairy free, egg free, nut free
1/2 cup (45g) gluten free oats* (quick or rolled work)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp mixed spice or pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup (60g) pumpkin puree
1/4 cup milk of your choice
1/2-1 tbsp maple syrup or sweetener of your choice**
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Optional: nuts or mix-ins of your choice (we like walnuts or pecans!)
Preheat oven to 180°C/355°F.
Grease and/or line one individual baking dish or ramekin.
In a medium bowl, mix all of your ingredients thoroughly and pour the oatmeal mixture into your ramekin. If it looks a little dry, add a little extra milk.
Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden and set and the edges start to pull in from the sides.
Enjoy immediately with toppings of your choice or allow to cool before chilling and enjoying later (this will keep for 2-3 days in the fridge and can also be frozen).
*Find out more about oats on a gluten free diet. If you can't tolerate oats, feel free to switch this out for quinoa flakes (just add some extra sweetener) or cooked rice/quinoa for something different.
**Use as much or as little sweetener as you like as everyone has different preferences!
But tell me, what's your favourite breakfast at the moment?
And if you could only eat one meal of the day every day, what would it be?
As in, forget breakfast/lunch/dinner/snacks - what would you choose if you could only have one? I'd definitely go for breakfast... or snacks :P