This month of the secret recipe club I was assigned the blog adventures in all things food. Adventures in all things food is written by Owen's mom. She is a stay at home mom who explores food from the garden, to the kitchen and then on to the table for her family. Her blog name really captures her journey well. You will find recipes ranging from homemade ricotta, raviolis to pitas and tortillas. These are items I know would taste so much better homemade but, I am scared to take the leap. I think I would need a few hours in the kitchen without a child at my feet saying "up mommy up"? I was not brave enough to tackle one of her more complex recipes but, I am a lover of oatmeal and when I saw her baked oatmeal I knew I need to make it. I make oatmeal in some form every day for breakfast but, I never bake it. Boy was I missing out. Baked oatmeal is the BOM. I am obsessed. I mean seriously obsessed. A piece in the afternoon is the perfect snack and the kids enjoy it too. I changed up the recipe from apple cinnamon to pumpkin banana and if I had seen her recipe for homemade pumpkin puree before I made this I would have tried my hand at that as well. If you like oatmeal do not wait any longer to make a baked version. It is so yummy!
baked pumpkin oatmeal
adapted: adventures in all things food
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups skim milk
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350. Spray 8x8ish pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, pumpkin, baking powder and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, pumpkin, butter, eggs and vanilla.
Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir until combined.
Slice bananas and place in bottom of the sprayed pan. Pour oatmeal mixture over bananas.
Bake for 20 minutes or until oatmeal is set. Remove from oven and serve warm. Add additional toppings to baked oatmeal, if desired.