Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal

Gracious me!  I sure hope you're not thinking....
OH NOT ANOTHER BAKED OATMEAL RECIPE!!!

(I have two more in my drafts right now!)

I love this dish SO much!

It POPPED right out at me!

I don't waste any time waiting until Thanksgiving to enjoy pumpkin.  I enjoy it all year around.


It's already been determined...I am an oatmeal nut, and I love all things pumpkin, so this recipe fit nicely into my collection! 

It's simple to make, delicious to eat, and it's a healthier dish too!

It hasn't been long, but I've been following Debbi Does Dinner...Healthy and Low Calorie and have already tried a number of her delicious dishes. She uses 'real' food - you don't have to buy weird ingredients, if you know what I mean.

Please pay her a visit and let her know I sent you over.

I really couldn't tell it had apple cider (I thawed frozen concentrate and mixed it with water), but it could have added to the moistness of this wonderful dish.

The nuts on top almost made it feel like I was eating PIE!

Make it one day and enjoy it for several...if it lasts that long!

A healthy dish that can be reheated for a quick and warm breakfast before you head out the door.

Or if you're like me...for lunch or dinner!


PUMPKIN PIE BAKED OATMEAL

1 c. pumpkin puree (from can or fresh frozen, thawed)
1 c. apple cider
2 eggs
(I used 2 egg whites and my favorite egg substitute -
1 TB. flax seed meal mixed with 3 TB. water)
1/2 c. milk
(I used 1%)
1/4 c. honey
2 TB. (sugar free) maple syrup
2 TB. butter, melted
(I used Smart Balance)
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 c. rolled oats
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. pecan halves

Preheat oven to 350. Spray deep dish pie plate or an 8 x 8 in. pan with oil, set aside.

 
In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, apple cider, eggs, milk, honey, maple syrup, butter, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla until smooth. Stir in oats, baking powder, salt and baking soda.

Pour into dish and sprinkle with pecans. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until set. Serve with hot maple syrup or honey if desired.

Total calories = 1500 calories (without my substitutions)

9 servings = 167 calories per serving

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