Saturday, September 12, 2015

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Baked Oatmeal

Happy weekend!

Yep, I'm in the throws of pumpkin obsession season. Already. I know we're technically not into the fall season yet. But I'm feeling it. Pumpkin everywhere!

You may have seen several of my other pumpkin oatmeal recipes: pumpkin spice overnight oats and pumpkin spice latte overnight oats (if you haven't checked those out, you should). But the pumpkin overnight oats thing...been there done that. I decided today I wanted to do something with baked oatmeal. How about baked pumpkin oatmeal with a gooey cream cheese center? Sounds pretty dang good to me!

The idea for this came about from one of my favorite basked oatmeal recipes. It's my weekend breakfast staple. This chocolate peanut butter baked oatmeal is essentially like having chocolate peanut butter lava cake for breakfast. So, I figured, why not apply that same format to pumpkin baked oatmeal? And the results were fabulous. This may be my new go-to weekend breakfast for the fall season!

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~ Ingredients ~

Serves 1

Pumpkin Batter

1/2 c. rolled oats
1/4 c. unsweetened almond milk (or your milk of choice)
1/4 c. pumpkin purée
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. pumpkin pie spice*
1/4 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. maple syrup

Cream Cheese Filling

1 Tbsp. reduced fat cream cheese (I used Weight Watchers)
1 packet stevia
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

*If you don't have pumpkin pie spice you can make it by mixing equal parts ginger, nutmeg and cloves.

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~ Directions ~

Preheat oven to 350° and grease a small ramekin.

In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the pumpkin batter. In a separate bowl, mix the ingredients for the cream cheese filling.

Scoop half of the pumpkin batter into the ramekin. Next, add the cream cheese mixture. Then pour the remaining oats mixture on top, being sure to fully cover the cream cheese.

Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until oatmeal is set and firm. Let cool slightly before chowing down.


Dig into the oatmeal and the ooey gooey cream cheese center melts all over the pumpkin. It's AMAZING!


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