I just LOVE fall. You know what I love the most about fall, the thing that tempts my tongue like nothing else? The thing that I yearn to enjoy all year long, and often do? Pumpkin Pie Spiced EVERYTHING!
Today marks the first day of the month’s 31 Day Challenge to write a post every single day. Now, I am working to make that happen, but I may miss a day here or there. My topic of choice this month is Family Life, so today I thought I would share with you this morning’s adventures in the kitchen!
This morning I tried my hand at making my own homemade pumpkin pie spice, which I highly encourage you to do. After only about 3 minutes I had a ready supply of about 1/2 cup of the spice, which is awesome…with the added bonus that all the ingredients are things I purchased in bulk, so the savings is even more substantial.
The reason I needed the pumpkin pie spice? To make this morning’s delicious breakfast: Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal, Trim Healthy Mama style! Oh, yummy yum. The kids and I all thoroughly enjoyed it! I encourage you to do the same. [Tweet “It’s pumpkin season and I’m totally taking advantage by making Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal #thmstyle”]
Trim Healthy Tuesday: Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal (E)
This recipe is a modification of one found over at 5DollarDinners…thank you for the inspiration!
- 1/3 cup egg whites
- 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
- 2 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, or other unsweetened, low fat milk option
- 1/4 cup xylitol (may be able to leave out completely if you don’t like the idea of sugar alcohols)
- a few shakes of Pure Stevia extract powder (I use this brand and I love it!)
- 2 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup flour (I used a homemade gluten-free flour, but any low fat flour should work, including oat flour)
- 4 cups old fashioned oats
- Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease/spray a 9×13 inch baking dish.
- Mix together first six ingredients until thoroughly mixed.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix again until thoroughly combined. The mixture will be thick, but still loose.
- Pour ingredients into prepared dish and spread around evenly.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes and let cool slightly before serving.
- Enjoy with up to 1 tsp virgin coconut oil on top, or homemade apple butter, which is my kids’ favorite baked oatmeal topping!
Serves 8-10, but with little people, even more pieces are easily cut. I cut it into about 12 good sized pieces and we each have 2, with many requests for seconds (not because of still being hungry, but because they LOVE it!)
This is such a DELICIOUS breakfast delight! I enjoy making a nice baked oatmeal once a week, and I have just added this recipe into our rotation. I love how Trim Healthy Mama has allowed me to enjoy recipe adaptations with ease to accommodate the food combinations. Since this has been made into an E meal, if you want to add some more to the meal consider egg whites or low fat/fat free cottage cheese, or a Fuel Pull option of choice!
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