Is it just me or is October flying by? I know this happens every fall, but for some reason this year seems both incredibly slow and extremely fast all at once. One of the things I love to make time for in the midst of a hectic week, is whipping up some kind of healthy snack. For example, I love making No- Bake Energy Bites, Homemade Clif Bars, and Vegan Strawberry Oat Bars. Those are some of my favorites! With pumpkin pie spice and chocolate chips however, this pumpkin baked oatmeal recipe may just make my new favorite list.
These oatmeal cups are easy to make and easy to store, not to mention delicious and soo healthy for you! It’s too easy when life feels busy to stop into Starbucks and buy a Frappuccino and a cookie, or to just eat whatever can be quickly microwaved. Alhtough quick, that option can max out your daily budget and your daily value of sugar and fat in one stop. Instead, I challenge you to try these delicious fall treats! Your stomach, waistline, and wallet will all agree with me, this is a much better choice. So what are you waiting for? October’s flying by! Get baking and enjoy these Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups 🙂
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 egg
- 2 cups or 1 (15 ounce) can of pureed pumpkin
- 1 ½ cups milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups gluten free rolled oats
- ¼ cup flaxseed meal
- 2 teaspoons gluten free baking powder
- 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup sugar
- Optional toppings: chocolate chips, raisins, chopped pecans, pepitas, sunflower seeds
- Preheat the oven to 350˚F and fill two muffin tins with paper liners.
- Mash the banana on a plate using a large fork or spoon.
- Combine the mashed banana, egg, pumpkin puree, milk, and vanilla extract in a medium sized bowl. Mix well.
- In a separate large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, omitting the toppings.
- Fill each muffin cup and decorate with desired toppings. (I used chocolate chips because I’m a chocolate addict, and they were absolutely delicious!)
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!
Notes and Tips!:
- These oatmeal cups can be stored either in the refrigerator or the freezer. Keep them in an airtight container and microwave them for 15- 60 seconds when ready to eat.
- Source: “Sugar-Free Mom” food blog
- If you like this, check out my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars and Baked Fruit and Chocolate Oatmeal!