(WFRV) – Celebrate the season with a tasty, and healthy recipe to start off your day.
UW-Green Bay Dietetic Interns Grace and Maddie show Local 5 Live viewers how to make pumpkin baked oatmeal cups.
These Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups Are:
- Perfectly pumpkin spiced (you can use homemade pumpkin pie spice here)
- Made in 1 bowl
- Soft-baked & chewy
- Refined sugar free (no added refined sugar)
- Easy, quick, & healthy
- Garnished with crunchy coarse sugar
- Dairy free if using dairy free milk & chocolate chips
- Gluten free if using certified GF oats
Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups
courtesy of Sally’s Baking Addiction
- 1 and 1/3 cups (320ml) milk (dairy or nondairy)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup (120ml) pure maple syrup
- 2/3 cup (150g) fresh or canned pumpkin puree
- 3 cups (240g) old-fashioned whole oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon store-bought or homemade pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup optional add-ins: chocolate chips (180g), chopped pecans or walnuts (100g), or dried cranberries (120g)
- optional topping: coarse sugar for topping
- Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Generously spray a muffin pan with nonstick spray. If using muffin liners, spray them with nonstick spray. The oatmeal cups stick to the liners a bit regardless, so I recommend skipping them.
- Whisk all of the ingredients together, except for the optional add-ins and coarse sugar, in 1 large bowl. Using a spoon or rubber spatula, fold in the chocolate chips and nuts (if using). Batter will be a little liquid-y. Spoon batter evenly into muffin cups, making sure both the oats/add-ins and liquid are in each. Fill all the way to the top. See photo above. If desired for extra crunch, sprinkle the tops with coarse sugar.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned and tops appear set. If the tops appear to brown very quickly, tent a piece of aluminum foil on top.
- Cool for 5 minutes before serving. Cover leftover oatmeal cups tightly and refrigerate for up to 1 week.
- If you have extra pumpkin to use up, here’s what you can make with leftover pumpkin puree.