Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal-this easy baked oatmeal is a breakfast favorite during the chilly fall months. Make a pan and reheat all week for an easy and healthy breakfast!

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Best Baked Oatmeal for Fall

Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfasts, it is my go to. I eat it year around, but especially during the chilly fall and winter months. My favorite fall oatmeal is Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal. If you like pumpkin and oatmeal, you are in for a real treat because this easy baked oatmeal is the BEST fall breakfast. You are going to set your alarm extra early so you can enjoy a bowl. Ok, maybe not, go ahead and hit snooze but make sure you save time for breakfast. You don’t want to miss this baked oatmeal!

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Baked Oatmeal Makes an Easy Breakfast

Baked oatmeal is a great breakfast because you make it in ONE pan and then reheat it throughout the week. It is so easy to make and the entire family loves it, especially my Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal. The pumpkin spice flavor with a hint of maple and brown sugar is delicious! The dried cranberries add a nice pop of color and sweetness too! The flavors scream fall!

To reheat the baked oatmeal, just pop it in the microwave for 20 seconds or so and enjoy. You can also add a splash of milk to your bowl, that is my favorite way to eat it. And if you want to go all out you can even add a little extra brown sugar or maple syrup to your bowl. Then you will think you are eating pumpkin pie for breakfast and that is a very good thing:)

Easy Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Tips for Making Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

  • Make sure you use old fashioned oats. If you need the baked oatmeal to be gluten free, you can use gluten free oats.
  • You can use regular milk or almond milk for this recipe. I like to use unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
  • Use pure pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling. You can find canned pumpkin at any grocery store in the baking aisle.
  • Use pure maple syrup, the good stuff!
  • If you don’t want to use melted butter, you can use melted coconut oil. Both work great!
  • Dried cranberries add a nice pop of color and sweetness. You can use raisins too or leave them out. You can also stir in chocolate chips if you want an extra special breakfast. Pumpkin and chocolate, always a good idea!
  • You can easily double this baked oatmeal recipe if you are feeding a crowd!

Start your fall morning with Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal! You will be glad you did!

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Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal made with pumpkin, brown sugar, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and dried cranberries. This is a great breakfast for fall!
5 from 11 votes


  • 2 cups Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 cups milk regular or almond
  • 1/2 cup pure pumpkin not pumpkin pie filling
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter cooled to room temperature (or coconut oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8x8 square baking dish and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
  • In another medium bowl, whisk together the milk, pumpkin, maple syrup, egg, butter, and vanilla extract.
  • Pour the milk mixture over the oats and stir until combined. Stir in the dried cranberries. Pour oat mixture into prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the top is golden and oatmeal is set. Let cool for 5 minutes. Spoon into bowls and serve warm.
  • Note-this baked oatmeal is great reheated in the microwave. I always add a splash of milk after reheating to liven it up. This recipe can easily be doubled for a 9x13 pan.

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  1. Perfect day to make this….cold and rainy! Will warm my tummy,make my house smell wonderful and great way to start a morning with Quaker oatmeal!

  2. I grew up eating oatmeal almost every day for breakfast. For a special treat my mom would add golden raisins and brown sugar. I still eat it almost every day and always have a stash at my desk for a quick snack.

  3. You had me at pumpkin!! I absolutely adore baked oatmeal, so with this addition of those lovely fall flavors, I’m sure this is seriously delicious! Like you, we eat oatmeal every day, so this will be a great way to switch it up 🙂

  4. Pumpkin and cranberries in oatmeal?! Yum!!! Sounds like a perfect fall breakfast. I can’t wait to try it. I hope my 3yo will like it too.

  5. I love oatmea! I’ve been doing overnight oats in mason jars the past couple weeks for breakfast and love it. This pumpkiny fall spin sounds perfect to try next!

  6. I had no idea tomorrow is National Oatmeal Day, I love oatmeal for breakfast. As a matter of fact, I am eating my Quaker Oats right now!

  7. I love anything with oatmeal…the pumpkin and maple syrup make this better. I am going to bookmark the off you go website and will revisit it often. Thank you!

  8. Yummy! I love starting my day with a warm bowl of oatmeal. Quaker Oats are a staple in our pantry for oatmeal, muffins, and other tasty treats!

  9. My boys LOVE baked oatmeal before baseball games! It’s great for those early mornings when they have to be at the fields by 7:00 a.m. This will be perfect for this weekends games.

  10. I eat pumpkin oatmeal every morning during the fall and winter–love it. Here’s my quick microwave version:
    1/2 cup oats
    1 tbs ground flax seed
    1/3 cup pumpkin puree
    1/3 cup fresh cranberries
    2 tbs maple syrup
    1/2 cup cashew milk + 1/2 cup water
    few dashes of ground cinnamon
    Place in large mug and microwave for 1:45 minutes.

    I’ll have to try to make a big batch using your baked recipe, too! Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. I love oatmeal! Buy the giant size box at Costco, of Quaker old fashioned oats. Baked oatmeal is a favorite at our house. We ate several batches of peach baked oats during peach season. Also eat overnight oats during the summer, nice and cool and full of fruit. Yum!

  12. Love the peanut butter & apple baked oatmeal, gonna make the pumpkin kind this weekend, thanks! Try adding chopped walnuts on top so they roast a bit.. so yummy!

  13. Me and oatmeal anything is almost as sweet as two peas in their pod. This is a wonderful addition to my oatmeal Jones and will be enjoyed repeatedly.

  14. I am an oatmeal fanatic! Many a time have I whipped up baked oatmeal, but this one—with the flavors of fall oozing out of every morsel—looks amazing!

  15. I will most definitely be making this baked oatmeal! I have made several of your recipes and they have been absolutely delicious!!! I’ll add this one to my collection of favorites I’m sure! Thank you!

  16. That looks really good, would it keep for several days in the fridge? I’m the only one who eats breakfast and I’d love to just make a batch for a few days.

  17. I cannot remember the last time I had anything other than oatmeal for breakfast…& like me, my kids request it for lunch & dinner too! We love it!

  18. i LOVE all things oatmeal and your recipe looks amazing. I will definitely will be making this before the weekend is over. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  19. Love me some pumpkin oatmeal. Been eating instant Quaker oats since I was a child. Considering dressing up as the Quaker oat man for Halloween.

  20. Love baked oatmeal — can’t wait to try this! This is really perfect since I have some leftover canned pumpkin to use up. Think I’ll add some nuts for crunch.

  21. Especially now when the weather turns chilly, our oats consumption rises significantly. I love breakfast recipes like this!

  22. This looks wonderful and I just cooked two pumpkins earlier today. Looks like this is breakfast for tomorrow! I’m wondering if the butter is necessary, or if the amount could be reduced. I’m on a very fat restricted medical diet.

  23. I like to eat oatmeal often but i usually don’t have the time to make it. When I do though I’m super full and happy throughout the day. My favorite oatmeal is oatmeal with sweetened soymilk, cocoa powder, some peanut butter and a lot of bananas. It’s super yummy!

  24. My husband and I have baked oatmeal as a special breakfast every Sunday morning…this is definitely going to be added to the rotation!

  25. I just had a bowl of pumpkin baked oatmeal. It was excellent! I did have to bake it for 37 minutes and it looks a little “wetter” than the photos. My husband topped his with Chobani pear cinnamon Greek yogurt–why didn’t I think of that?! Quick and easy breakfast for a cold rainy morning.

  26. I love oatmeal. Nothing like a good hearty bowl when the weather starts to get a bit cooler. This baked oatmeal sounds like a good way to make it and have it ready to go for weekday mornings.

  27. We eat a good breakfast in the morning together and we all love oatmeal. Thanks for the chance 🙂
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  28. I had caramel apple craisin steel cut oats this morning, but now I’m wishing I had made this instead! I would love to win a bunch of goodies from Quaker, thanks for the chance!

  29. Omg pumpkin and oatmeal together?? Why have I never thought of this? Looks delicious! So excited to try this recipe 🙂

  30. I’m trying this recipe tonight. I am thinking it will make some great lunches for me at work this week. Instead of the cranberries, I’m going to try some dark chocolate chips and see how that works out. Have you tried that? Also, how many days are these typically good for? Thanks!

  31. looks soooo good!! i make a big batch banana baked oatmeal every couple of days that i eat every morning!

  32. Thanks for the recipe! Sounds interesting and delicious , but maybe i’ll try it with sweet potato instead of the pumpkin, since the is not my favorite.

  33. I had no idea about oatmeal day. We love oatmeal too, our favorite is peanut butter oatmeal. I am so making this pumpkin baked oatmeal for our Monday morning, thanks!

  34. We love oatmeal, I had no idea it had a day!!! I am making your baked oatmeal for our Monday morning. Thanks!

  35. My family loves oatmeal. We make it for breakfast every morning. I just love that I can add lots of fruit, maple syrup, nuts and seeds; there is just so much variety!

  36. I made this over the weekend and I LOVE IT! I didn’t have pumpkin pie spice so I used all cinnamon. It has just the right amount of sweetness. I pinned it on my Pinterest board and will be making this over and over. Thanks for sharing!

  37. Made this for post-thanksgiving breakfast and it was so yummy. I’m always on the lookout for new baked oatmeal recipes – so glad I made this! Thanks!

  38. Wanted to bring this to a morning meeting. I wonder how it would be to put it together the night before and just bake it in the morning. I would double the recipe. What do you think? Thanks!

    1. The oats might soak up the milk if you put it in the pan the night before and wait to bake it. I have made it the night before and reheated in the morning and it tastes great!

  39. Just found this recipe–since my granddaughter is a brand new associate in a top law firm, her hours are long and she frequently skips breakfast.  She loves pumpkin so I will make this today and freeze it in individual portions for her.  Looks delicious!

  40. This is baked and in my fridge tonight. I have to be at work at 6am and wanted an easy breakfast. It smelled really good hen it came out of the oven. I can’t wait for morning now. Goodnight. 

  41. 5 stars
    I found this recipe and my wonderful hubby made it for us but we chose to make muffin cups for portion control. These are absolutely amazing and because we made them in a muffin tin they turned out crunchy and chewy on top and bottom. He also added the pecans to the top, so you get that crunchy element  and then you find that little gem of a dried cranberry! SO good!  P.S. I have celiac disease so we used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats. 

  42. A lover of all things pumpkin, I made this and loved it! Perfect amount of spice and sweetness, and it smelled like pumpkin pie as it was baking! The sweet tooth person in my house enjoyed it with a drizzle of maple syrup! Will be making again!

  43. 5 stars
    Really good. I did use egg replacer instead of the egg and almond milk/soy creamer instead of regular milk. It was a hit even though I forgot the butter. Definitely will make again.

  44. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! On workout mornings , I cut as a pumpkin bar with some tea. I also freeze it in individual bars/servings then heat it and add milk like traditional oatmeal . 

  45. Can this be made in advance? Can I prep The night before and just able in the morning? Also I’m going to try to use pumpkin spice almond beverage from Trader Joe’s and omit the sugar and spices, fingers crossed that works. Also don’t have dried cranberries on hand but have raisins.

  46. 5 stars
    I felt like after a year of making this, I should probably leave a review. The BEST baked oatmeal. It’s amazing fresh or left over. I usually make a batch on Sunday night and it lasts me throughout the week. I love adding dark chocolate chips too!

  47. Made numerous times – I add a scoop of protein powder. Any clue what the caloric content might be for this recipe?

  48. 5 stars
    Thank you, Maria, for this recipe. I made it this morning. I happened to have pumpkin spiced maple syrup on hand! I only used 1 teas. butter and used skim milk. It was wonderful to have for breakfast and will have it for the next 5 days!

    I am making the Apple Cinnamon baked Oatmeal next week!

    Thanks, again!

  49. I love the Blueberry baked oatmeal and I know I’ll love this one too. Anybody have suggestion for what to make with 1 1/2 c pumpkin after I use the 1/2 c for this recipe?

    1. I have LOTS of pumpkin recipes:) Try my pumpkin chocolate chip bread, healthy pumpkin muffins, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, lots of pumpkin cookies, etc. Just search at the top of the site! Enter pumpkin, lots of recipes will come up!

  50. 5 stars
    Fantastic! I made this last night and doubled ingredients for 9×13 pan and it was done in 35min. Left out dried cranberries and was low on milk, so did half milk half water. It was amazing!! My kids who are 4, 5, and 8 loved it and we did too. Will absolutely make again. Already sent recipe to family and a friend! Thank you!!!