This probably isn’t what your doctors had in mind when they told you to start eating oatmeal every day to lower your cholesterol. Maybe you could save it for your special Sunday morning breakfast and add a couple slices of slow cooked bacon to make it your most perfect Sunday morning ever. Yes, it’s that good.
Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal with Pumpkin Spiced Almond Milk
• For The Spiced Almond Milk:
1/4 Cup Almond Milk
1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
Add the almond milk and spices to a small sauce pan and heat until hot being careful not to scorch it. Set aside and cool (I poured mine in a bowl and set it in the freezer for a quick cool.)
• For The Pumpkin Oatmeal:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees for conventional 325 degrees for convection
1/3 Cup Gluten Free Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
2 1/2 teaspoons Dark Brown Sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice (or a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves)
1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/8 teaspoon Sea Salt
1 Tablespoon Dairy Free Butter
1/4 Cup Almond Milk
1 Tablespoon Canned Plain Pumpkin
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 Tablespoon Chopped Pecans, toasted
In a small bowl add the oats, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and sea salt. Whisk until thoroughly combined. Add the butter and crumble through with your fingers until combined but still chunky.
In a glass measuring cup add the almond milk, egg, pumpkin, and vanilla and whisk with a fork until thoroughly combined.
Spray a single serving baking dish or two small ramekins (about 6 oz each or so) with non-stick spray. Add the liquids to the oat mixture and stir until combined.
Pour into the baking dish or ramekins, place on a baking sheet, and bake for about 15-16 minutes. You want the top to still jiggle slightly when you remove it from the oven. While the oatmeal is baking, chop and toast the pecans in a small saute pan over medium high heat tossing frequently until they are slightly browned and they begin to smell warm and nutty. Set aside.
When the oatmeal is done, sprinkle with the pecans and dip your spoon into it in several different places to open it up. Pour the spiced almond milk over the top.
Warm, and gooey and soothing. Perfect for a crisp fall morning!