It should be kind of obvious by now that I have a major addiction to pumpkin everything. Everything. Seriously. Well, it seems that I have another pumpkin addict in the house - my two year old. He not only demands to enjoy all sorts of delicious pumpkin dishes that I prepare, which I
happily only slightly begrudgingly share.
And in spite of being so small, Mr. Toddler can suddenly develop the appetite of a starving teenager. Or a wild lion. Ya know, cuz there's no difference.
This pumpkin oatmeal bake did not stand a chance. I should have known going in, but the lovely thing about it is that it doubles as a healthy dessert and a healthy breakfast. While this isn't my typical paleo creation, but it is a light and tasty pumpkin bake.
One more thing before we get to the recipe. This was seriously the easiest dish ever. Ever. Mr. Toddler not only loves to eat, but he can be a good helper in the kitchen. This was definitely the perfect one dish recipe for little hands to help with.
Did you catch that? One dish. Yea, I even mixed everything in the baking dish. I don't like to clean up after cooking. At all. I am obsessive about keeping a clean kitchen however so I compromise with myself by making as little a mess as possible. A bit lazy perhaps? Okay, a lot lazy, but whatever.
Let's get baking already, shall we?
Healthy baked oatmeal:
Prep: 5-10 minutes
Cook time: 35-45 minutes
3-4 adult portions
- 1.5 cups steel cut or gluten free oats
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 3/4 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 6 heaping tablespoons of honey or maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 390 degrees Fahrenheit 200 degrees Celsius
- Combine all of your ingredients in an oven safe dish
- Bake for 30 minutes covered
- After 25 minutes, remove cover
- Place in oven for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the top layer has browned a bit.
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