Today is National Oatmeal Day! Now I'm not going to claim that I knew this of my own accord because that would be a lie. My friend Lea of La Casa De Nanan emailed me yesterday to inform me of the event. She is well aware of my penchant for using oats in many of my recipes (the rest of you are nodding your heads too, aren't you, I can tell.) So I couldn't let the day pass without passing on to you another recipe using one of my favorite grains..... OATS!
AND.... there's pumpkin in it too. HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone!
Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal
1 3/4 cups old-fashioned oats
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup raisins (optional)
1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 TBSP butter, melted
1 1/2 cups milk (I used skim)
2 large eggs
1/4 cup pecans, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place 8 (1/2 cup) ramekins on a baking sheet. Spray lightly with cooking spray,
In a large bowl, combine the oats, pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking powder and raisins (if using.)
In another bowl whisk together the pumpkin, maple syrup, butter, milk and eggs.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine well. Pour into prepared ramekins and top each with 1/2 TBSP of chopped pecans.
Bake for 25-28 minutes. Alternately, you could bake this in a one quart baking dish and adjust baking time accordingly.