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Single Serving Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal

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Until yesterday, I’d never tried baked oats.

Could that really be true?

Me?? With all of the Healthy Oatmeal Recipes?

Yes, somehow, it’s true. Baked oatmeal has been on my list for a long time, but that “to make” list is kinda lengthy. Thankfully, I finally got around to it… and now I am kicking myself (hard!) for not trying baked oatmeal sooner! I see many bowls (ramekins?) of it in my chocolate-covered future.

pumpkin baked oatmeal

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  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (50g)
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and optional 1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • sweetener, such as 1 1/2 to 2 tbsp maple syrup or 1 to 1 1/2 packs stevia
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin (applesauce or banana also work)
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice, or nondairy creamer, or water (scale back by a tbsp if using liquid sweetener)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Optional: 1 to 2 tbsp oil or favorite nut butter (if oil, scale the milk back by a tbsp)
  • Optional: raisins, walnuts, brown sugar to sprinkle on top, etc.


Single Serving Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal: Preheat oven to 380 degrees. Combine raw oats, spices, pumpkin, and milk. Pour into a greased 1-cup ramekin (or two 1/2-cup ramekins) or a mini-loaf pan. Cook for 20 minutes or more, until it gets firm. Finally, set your oven to “high broil” for 3 more minutes, or until it reaches desired crispy-ness (or simply just bake longer, but broiling gives it a nice crust). You can even make this the night before. Edit: some readers told me that they like to make multiple servings at once and freeze leftovers for an instant breakfast! A few readers have had success making this in the microwave, but I haven’t tried.

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baked pumpkin oatmeal

So, Pumpkin Boatmeal?
It was like biting into a warm pumpkin-oatmeal cookie. Highly, highly recommended! I thought I’d miss my creamy oats, but surprisingly I didn’t miss them one bit groat. I should’ve known: oatmeal in any form is pretty much guaranteed to be a hit with me.

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. I eat oats at least once per day: either cooked with banana/almond milk or overnight style with frozen berries/almond milk. And sometimes I like to eat it raw with milk on top and eat it like cereal. :)

    Your boatmeal looks so good!

    And thanks for your nice comment today — I realize the only thing missing from my post was fake flowers with the food — that would have made it a true CCK post :)

    1. Buahahahahahaha yes, you need fake flowers! Fake flower revolution!
      (P.S. Thank YOU again for really making my morning bright with your kind post :).)

  2. abby says:

    ahaha “boatmeal” is so cute :).
    i love the name. and it looks soooo delicious. in fact, i haven’t had breakfast yet and i was going to have cereal, but i just have to try this! boatmeal here i come!!!! :)

    1. Oh yes, much more fun than cold cereal. But then again, when isn’t oatmeal more fun? 😉
      Love you, Abby!

  3. Jennifer - jcd says:

    Oh, that looks incredible! I love baked oatmeal. It’s like eating a big bowl of cookie.

    I agree, you cannot go wrong with oatmeal. I love it in every form. (Although, I haven’t tried oat milk yet.)

  4. Kelly says:

    Katie, you should definitely check out my blog if you need some baked oatmeal inspiration. I love it! I’ve made apple, pear, pumpkin, and several others. I need to work on a chocolate version! :) Happy oatmeal baking!

    1. Ooo pear?! That sounds delicious! I haven’t had a pear in ages!

    2. Lauren says:

      I used almond extract instead of vanilla-added cocoa powder, sliced almonds & some agave to make a chocolate almond version!

  5. Leslie says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever had baked oats. I’m missing out! Of course I have had oatmeal cookies, though, so I’m not missing out completely ;).

  6. Caitlin says:

    I love how you have cute, creative names for everything. :)
    It’s never just “baked oats” with you. You’re always dreaming up some fun way to describe recipes, which makes them even more exciting and makes me want to try them even more! I’ll be trying this one. Gosh Katie, my “to make” list is pages long just thanks to you. Hahaha you’re too fast! 😉 But don’t stop!

  7. OOooooo YUM! I made baked banana oats for my mom’s bday this year, and she loved it!

    I love oats in many, many things, though: in a bowl, baked, cookies, pancakes, overnight parfaits, bread….hmmmm…..can’t think of any more right now ;).

  8. Sarahishealthy says:

    Considering how much I love oatmeal, I need to try this Boatmeal of yours :).

  9. Tina says:

    Hey Katie!
    I never heard before to bake oatmeal! Thank you for this idea :-)! My grandma always made oatmeal-soup for me when I was a child. This is one of the most beautiful memories of my childhood……

    Love, Tina.

    1. Oatmeal soup sounds delicious!

  10. MiSo says:

    This recipe seems to be sooo delicious. You’re a genius, I’ll try soon!!

  11. Camille says:

    I too have never tried Boatmeal!
    I guess I may need to try some this week :)

  12. eatandrun says:

    Now that I’m able to find Libby’s again, I have all the ingredients to make this! Maybe I’ll try it today. It looks so good!

  13. I like baked oatmeal with apples and cinnamon, taste like apple pie!


  14. The first time I tried baked oatmeal was last week and I can’t stop eating it! I’ve even turned my mom (the microwave oatmeal lover) onto it! Every single time I’ve had it so far has been with pumpkin, because once I open a can, it’s up to me to eat the whole thing… But who’s complaining? 😉
    I really love the texture that baked oatmeal has – Perfect for fall!

  15. I’m sort of in love with the idea of Boatmeal only because of the name.

    I’m awesome like that.

  16. I’ve never tried baked oatmeal either, but I’ve been meaning to. Yours looks delicious!

  17. Gloria says:

    Oats = <3. pancakes, waffles, hot oatmeal, cold overnight oats, PB balls!!, cookies, raw, in smoothies… but NEVER have I tried it baked! Looks delicious. I've got some pureed kabocha in my fridge and I know just where it's going tomorrow morning :)

    1. Kabocha oats > Libby’s oats. I like your thinking :).

  18. Katelyn says:

    Agreed! Boatmeal is definitely the best :) This morning I had the most de*licious* peanut butter and banana oats using your “melted banana” trick! It’s my new favorite thing, as you saw on my blog…I’ve been on a peanut butter and banana kick lately! :)

  19. katie says:

    boatmeal? hehe i loved baked oats and have them all the time, so now i’m going to start calling it boatmeal :) :).
    happy wednesday katie!

  20. Oh man. It’s never even occurred to me to bake my oats! Looks fantastic!

  21. Jennifer says:

    Just made some Sunday for my family. You can also use eggs (I used egg beaters), milk, sweetner, cinnamon, nutmeg…so good! It was called “smiling oatmeal,” b/c the picture showed some dried fruit making a smiley face on top:)

    1. Melissa says:

      You and other non-vegans *can* use eggs … but why would you when the vegan version is soooo good!? Mmmmmm. No eggs necessary!

  22. Purplegirl says:

    That looks beautiful! I’ve made baked oats with apples, but now I’ll have to make ’em with pumpkin. I’ll eat oats just about any way… I knew a little boy who would eat a huge bag of raw oats almost every day! “They’re a yummy snack. They’re even more yummier with sugar, but my mom says that’s not good.” Hahaha

  23. krista says:

    seems like a small breakfast for you katie! usually they seem bigger. but looks delicious nonetheless! never thought of broiling it, i’ll have to give it a shot, thanks for the idea!

    1. I’m not sure why you’re assuming that’s all I ate for breakfast. This blog has never been about showcasing everything I eat.
      But it IS delicious broiled. (Hint: roast veggies are delicious broiled too! I *heart* broiling hehe)

      1. vicki says:

        it “looks” small, but 1/2 cups of oats is the large measurement for cooked oatmeal, so I thought it should be as filling considering the added milk, etc. What do I know, mine is still in the oven.

  24. Melissa says:

    I actually used Happy Herbivore’s baked oatmeal recipe a couple months ago as my first foray into boatmeal. I did a pumpkin version of her recipe, too! Love it. I was on a boatmeal kick for a solid month a while back. Then I did a month plus of Oh She Glows Overnight Oats with Chia, including the banana ice cream parfait version and the pumpkin pie version.

    I’m hooked on this oatmeal, currently:

    Something about cooking the oats with bananas makes it SOOOO good.
    I use tons of warming spices and it reminds me of rice pudding! So creamy and yummy.

    I go through phases where I am ALL ABOUT one type of oatmeal for breakfast. 😉
    In the past I had a raw “breakfast cookie” stage, a blended oats (from you!) stage …
    Oatmeal is wonderful. Plus, I know that is a safe food for me before races. :) Before my first marathon a couple weeks ago I had chia overnight oats with no tummy troubles during the race. That makes oats my BFFs!

    1. I haven’t seen HH’s recipe. But I ADORE her, so I’ll have to look for it! :)

  25. I’ve always wanted to try baked outs, too!! Thank you for this. I love that it’s for one and so simple. And healthy! 😀 I’ll definitely be making this. :)

  26. Annette says:

    I’ve never tried baked oatmeal or even really thought about baking it?? It seems so obvious now! lol. I’ll definitely be trying this one.

  27. Albizia says:

    Holy yum! I have tried countless variations of oatmeal but I’ve never tried to bake them. Now that I’ve seen these pictures, I just have to.

    From those I’ve tried so far I love overnight oats in yogurt and stovetop oats with sauteed fruit the most. The first in the summer and the second on cold days. And then in cookies and your pb balls… It’s hard to choose. I don’t mind even eating oatmeal directly from the bag when I need a snack but I am too lazy to cook it. You said it – the more oats, the better :) .

  28. krista says:

    sorry, your right i shouldn’t have made that assumption! p.s. grinding up oats and adding some spices makes delicious bread crumbs to cover tofu and eggplant (and probably lots of other stuff!).

    1. Oh no, no worries at all! P.S. I’d never feel full from such a small breakfast! 😉

  29. val says:

    hi katie!
    i was just searching for your mushroom stroganoff recipe but the links don’t seem to bring me to it. Can you direct me in the right direction, i’m craving it!!! thanks

    1. Ack! I’m so sorry… I’ve been putting off posting the stroganoff recipe because when I made it, I didn’t measure anything, so I keep meaning to make it again and measure this time (I don’t measure things when I cook for myself, but I do measure when I’m coming up with a blog recipe so that I can give people exact measurements). But I haven’t gotten around to making it again. I’m so sorry!!


      When I do get around to making it again, I’ll definitely let you know the recipe!

  30. Eric Jaffa says:

    Do you run 8 miles-per-day on most days?

    1. I take at least 2 rest days per week. And I am very loose about the whole running thing. I don’t have a garmin, so I can’t tell you for sure my mileage. I know (from mapmyrun) the rough estimates of some of my favorite routes, and most are around 8-10 miles. But really I don’t care about miles; I just run for fun :).

  31. Mandiee says:

    Yummy! I love oatmeal in general, and baked oatmeal is always a nice variation. The addition of pumpkin is just so wonderful… I might even try this with kabocha soon! Seriously, could anything be better (other than chocolate for you, of course, hehe)?! Oh, and if you like baked oatmeal, make sure to try adding flax seed or a flax egg to it before you bake. It makes it even creamier and delicious. Plus flax itself has such a nice nutty taste :).

    Have a lovely day!

    1. Oh my gosh, Mandiee, thanks so much for the suggestion! I’ll have to try it! I’ve never worked with flax egg, and I’ve been meaning to try! :)

  32. val says:

    no worries at all! i’ll have to look up something else to satisfy my craving, but i’m sure it won’t compare to yours :)

  33. Faith says:

    Baked oatmeal is one of my favorites! It makes it seem more like a cookie. Drizzle a little fudge or caramel over the top and geeeeeeez just die right there!

  34. YUM! I’m totally making this for breakfast tomorrow morning! Any suggestions for what to do if you don’t have a ramekin?

    1. You can use ANY oven-safe dish :).
      And let me know what you think if you do try it! :) :)

      1. I just made it, and it was delicious! I am going to blog about it and send you the link for my hug-a-vegan entry!!

  35. Sarah says:

    Sometimes I make Boatmeal in my microwave. Moatmeal? The wet ingredients are applesauce and eggwhites, so it kind of nukes up like a little cake.

    I’ve also made HEAB’s recipe for oatgurt, which was delicious! even though I was afraid to eat it haha. Next time I’m home I want to experiment more with that…maybe try making into bread the way she did.

    I also just want to say: someday you should write a cookbook just so you can put your cute recipe names in print : D

    1. Moatmeal?!?! Ok, that is seriously the cutest thing I’ve ever heard!

  36. Pumpkin Boatmeal–love the title. BOATmeal. You are too cute!

    I have an entire post on Oat Recipes, it’s linked in my sidebar and on my popular posts page.
    Everything from overnight oats, brownie protein oats, Vegan GF pancakes, Vegan GF Choc Chip Cookies, Raw Choco Chip Cookie Dough Balls to Homemade Energy/Protein Bars…you name it, oats are soooo versatile! And GlutenFree which is key for me.


  37. Anonymous says:

    Hey Katie, I was just wondering if there is anything you could use to substituted the pumpkin in this recipe? Shocking I know, I am really not pumpkins biggest fan!
    Thanks so much!

    1. Haha you and my sister! She hates banana too. Strange girl. I have a theory that, when she was little, I took all the banana, pumpkin, and chocolate away from her so often that she finally developed a dislike of these foods simply to save her the pain of missing them when I took them ;).

      I don’t see why you couldn’t use mashed sweet potato, applesauce, or even baby food! Or maybe even protein powder? Oh, or banana. Now I’m curious about all these things too! If you do try one, please please let me know how it works! :)
      (P.S. Send all your pumpkin to me, too! hehehe)

      1. I totally tried making moatmeal two days ago because I had too many custard apples!!! I actually didnt know baked oatmeal was a real thing σ(^_^;) I just needed a new way to eat custard apple (bakingwise it’s kind of like banana.)

        It works, btw. It comes out very sweet (no sugar needed) and probably a little creamier than the pumpkin version. I will post the recipe on my blog soon ^.^

        If I could get ahold of some tinned pumpkin I’d make your version too!!!

  38. I must try this! But I’m not sure where all my little ramekins are stored….in a box somewhere. Damn.

  39. namastegurl says:

    Never tried baked oatmeal– CRAZY :) Being the oatmeal goddess that I am, it should be a must. But no. It’s probably just too time consuming for me, when I want my oatmeal in the morning, afternoon or night, I want it NOW :)

  40. Dianne says:

    I’ve never had baked oatmeal either! Good thing I have all winter to get around to buying ramekins… 😉

  41. I think I tried baked oatmeal once, but it didn’t work out as it was supposed to. I’ll definitely have to try it again, though, thanks to your rave review!

  42. Fi says:

    Never tried boatmeal but I love the name! I’ve bit ventured out in my oat experiences!! Xx

  43. Maria says:

    I’ve never tried “boatmeal” (love the name) but i’m totally gonna try it. That recipe looks so good, with melted banana on top. Breakfast = sorted :) xxx

  44. BroccoliHut says:

    Looks amazing! I couldn’t help but think of this pun while I was reading the recipe: “I wish I could eat a boatload of boatmeal!” Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
    I’ve enjoyed oats in many of the same ways you have–overnight oats, muesli, granola, etc., but I also like to use it as a binder in savory recipes (e.g., lentil loaf and black bean burgers).

    1. I still have been meaning to try your lentil loaf!

  45. Love the idea of baking the oatmeal :) You are so brilliant!! I used to eat oatmeal and oats all the time but the last 2 or 3 years I have barely had any. Mainly because of the gluten issues and such, but really I just do not crave them as much as I used 😉 Weird I know. haha ~ Lori

  46. Boatmeal looks delicious. I haven’t tried it, but come tomorrow after breakfast I may be able to say that I have :)

  47. Mandy says:

    That’s basically my recipe for baked oatmeal, except I use a 1/2 cup oats & 1/2 cup pumpkin and a tsp of pumpkin spice and scramble in a pear or apple to give it volume (and tastiness). Doesn’t even need sweetener with a pear/apple in it! And plump blueberries on top are delicious. :)

    1. I haven’t had a pear in so long, so I might have to try your yummy-sounding idea!! Thanks for sharing :).

  48. Claire says:

    Oh my goodness Katie, I just made this for a post-exam treat and I’m left with one word.
    I’m in spring right now so we don’t have a lot of pumpkin aroundm so I used pears instead. I’d recomend it, was naturally sweet so I reduced the maple syrup. Give it a try when you get the chance, you won’t regret it. :)

    1. Yayyayyay! I’m so excited you liked it. And I think your pear addition sounds delicious. I just need to buy a pear!

  49. I’d like to try boatmeal, but so far I haven’t had the patience to wait for the oatmeal to finish baking. When I want breakfast, I want it now!

    1. Haha next time I’m going to make it the night before!

  50. Jos says:

    Not gonna lie, at first I thought you put the oatmeal in a boat shape container.. LOL. Interesting way of eating oatmeal by baking it….Maybe I’ll try it sometime if I have an extra time in the morning to make it 😀

  51. Moni'sMeals says:

    I love Baked Oatmeal! It is the best, right! I make a lot for leftovers.
    But only you are clever enough with the title.:)

  52. Flourless Oatmeal Pancakes are my new fav. way to eat oatmeal.
    You can leave the oats whole or blend them in a coffee grinder or blender
    to make them resemble the texture of flour a bit more….both ways the pancakes
    turn out perfectly…Love!

  53. Erika says:

    I love baked oatmeals, but I like regular oatmeal a little bit better. It’s because I like the creamy texture of regular oats. 😕

  54. Alex says:

    I have never tried baked oatmeal, but I’m going to. I’m tempted to make it overnight in a slow cooker and then crisp up in the oven. Hmm. You’ve got me a-thinking now!

  55. Brigid says:

    I’ve been wanting to try baked oatmeal, but all the recipes I ran across were full of oil. I will definitely have to try yours! Also, your ramekins are so cute. I must have some. Is it sad if everything on my Christmas list is for the kitchen?

  56. Jen says:

    I tried these last night and they were quick, delicious, and healthy. The recipe yielded 2 small ramekins for me. I topped one with a dollop of pumpkin butter and the other with a dollop of peanut butter and a swirl of agave. Yum! P.S. I’m usually not a big fan of traditional oatmeal, but loved this! Thanks Katie!

    1. Aw I’m so excited you tried it! Of course with pb it HAD to be good, right? 😉

  57. So confession time, I don’t really love oatmeal. But THIS looks amazing. I’m going to try this!

  58. I make oatmeal pancakes a lot. I have never tried boatmeal but I’m going to have too now. You make it look so good!

  59. Jen says:

    I bet that would be so good with melted banana topping. I’ve been on a major banana kick lately due to all these recipes on this app!!

  60. Jenny says:

    I have never tried baked oatmeal, other than oatmeal cookies! I shall be trying this! Thanks for the recipe:)

  61. Meghan says:

    I made this boatmeal this weekend and OMG it was amazing!!! It was like eating a pumpkin pie! Thanks for the recipe!! I will be remaking this again.

    1. Aww I’m so excited you liked it! :)

  62. charlotte says:

    So I’ve seen you (and your recipes) around the blogosphere for a while now but since I mostly stick to fitness sites I had yet to try one out (even though HEAB raves about you on such a regular basis). And then I found this one through Carbzilla and knew I had to try it out! DELICIOUS! I love it! And you have a new fan:)

    1. Thank you so much, Charlotte! :) I’m so glad you found me!

  63. Salah says:

    I love baking my oats :-) muffins, baked oats in bread form….all soooo good!

  64. Damjana says:

    Katie, can you bake the cake in the microwave? How long would it take??

    1. I’m sure you could! But I haven’t tried it, so you’ll have to experiment. Let me know how it goes if you do try it :).

  65. Inge says:

    So I just made this and I liked it! I made the pumpkin puree from SCRATCH so I thought “this better be worth the effort!” Hahah. Next time I would add in some dried raspberries or raisins and maybe add a little bit more cinnamon. Though I doubt I will be patient enough to make this again 😮

  66. Rachel says:

    WOW! Ive just made my own Boatmeal version, with 1/2 cup of milk cos I didnt have any apple sauce, more cinnamon and dark agave syrup! I was the best form of oats Ive ever had! Thank you so much for the great idea!

    1. Aw I’m so excited you made it, Rachel :). It always makes me so happy when someone tries one of my ideas… and likes it!

  67. Just made a PB&J version of this for breakfast this morning, so good!

  68. Emily says:

    You’ve totally inspired me to make my own version :)
    The best oatmeal. Ever. Thanks so much for posting this!

    It’s up on my blog here:

    (I link to you at the bottom)

  69. Carrie says:

    Hi Katie! I just stumbled onto your blog yesterday and can’t wait to try tons of your recipes! Your single lady cupcakes, oatmeal recipes, and boatmeals. Do you think you could make a boatmeal in the microwave? Thanks!

  70. Carrie says:

    In my first comment, I should have said, “do you think cooking a boatmeal in a microwave would work?” instead.

  71. Aly says:

    Any way you could microwave this? Help a college girl out! 😉

    1. I’ve never tried it, but I know some of the commenters have and say you can do it! :)

  72. Randy says:

    Made it – LOVE it – will make it again! Thanks :)

  73. vicki says:

    It’s in the oven. RIGHT.NOW. I added some chocolate chips to it. Who are you again?

    1. vicki says:

      Holy Cow that was yummy!! I thought it was going to me firm and crisp, but it was soft and warm and poridge like, except for the crunchy top. Like a breakfast creme brulee, only better. So good!

        1. vicki says:

          second morning, same boatmeal. I can’t convince myself this isn’t a rich decedant dessert.
          I subbed 1 T of maple syrup for chocolate chips. I swear this is dessert. I feel like I should have to split something this rich… can’t believe I get to eat it all myself :) The broiler is genious of you! I add a tiny bit of brown sugar and let it carmalize. So good! You’ve out-done yourself!

  74. Kasey says:

    Oh wow, this looks like dessert for breakfast! Yum! Thanks for the inspiration.

  75. GlensGirl says:

    At last! Something to do with that dreadful can o’ pumpkin at the back of my pantry!!

  76. Hazel says:

    I made this yesterday and it was delicious! I love oatmeal in any form, but it’s been a while since I baked it (because I’m lazy!). Well worth it, especially the brown sugar on top – gave it a nice crust that pushed it over the edge of yummyness! Thanks for a great and simple recipe that reminded me how awesome boatmeal is :)

    1. Hazel says:

      So this has become a daily breakfast for me! I will say that the one thing I like best (that I never thought of doing before) is that it’s a nice single serving. I had always baked my oatmeal in large batches and to me, the best time to eat it is right outta the oven… so this is perfect! Thanks again :)

  77. Erica says:

    Hi Katie!

    I found your blog via Pintrest and I’m in Love! Though I’m not a vegan, I am a devout chocolate and dessert lover and I’m 3.5 months from my wedding and trying to shed a few extra pounds by working out extra hard – and cutting calories. I love your recipes because they keep you FULL of good things like fiber and protein AND are tasty and satisfy all dessert cravings! I’ve already tried three of your recipes and I’m looking forward to trying this tomorrow morning! Question though – when you say you can freeze these – do you mean bake them first then microwave them when you’re ready to eat? Or freeze pre-baked? Thanks for the help! And thanks for your creative recipes!

    1. Aww thank you so much, Erica!!

      I bake them up the night before and then put them in the fridge for the next morning, but I know a lot of other people have baked them first and then frozen the already-baked boatmeals to microwave later :).

  78. Sarah says:

    I a just loving your recipes and your story makes them even better! You are very inspiring. I tried my first recipe yesterday, the cookie dough was ridiculous! Who would have thought you could do that with chick peas! I’m curious, I bought some organic canned butternut squash at the store this week with no idea what do with it. Have any ideas?

    1. Anything you can do with pumpkin, you can probably do with butternut squash too! :)

  79. Erin says:

    I made this this morning for the first time – it was soo good! 😀 Hehe~ I didn’t add any sweetener to the actual boatmeal, but I sprinkled raw sugar on top, which got all crunchy under the broiler… yummy~

  80. vicki says:

    Katie, can I make a suggestion? I hate to even ask because I love your recipes so much. It would just be a little easier to follow the recipes if your ingredients were listed in the order they are used. That way nothing gets over looked or missed. I usually have to go back through the ingredients a couple of times to make sure I didn’t miss anything.

  81. Lauren says:

    Made this yesterday and loved it! I got ramekins for Christmas and had to use them. I’m still on a pumpkin kick and also made your pumpkin nut butter. Your recipes rock!

  82. Kayla says:

    I made this with a microwave, and loved it! I added a little extra pumpkin puree and cinnamon though. Thanks for this recipe! I usually just eat my oatmeal with brown sugar and 2 big spoonfuls of peanut butter. It’s fun to have other recipes that are really yummy too!

  83. TofuChild says:

    I actually like this recipe raw the best…if you add some cinnamon, almond milk, and nunaturals vanilla stevia it reminds me of cookie dough c:

  84. Emily says:

    I bought quick oats by accident, do you think they will come out ok?

    1. Sorry, I haven’t tried it.

  85. LaNita says:

    Made this one with pumpkin, an apple and raisins w coconut sugar, oil and milk! These little bowls make my day just a little bit better! :) and my daughter has been asking for oatmeal every morning since we’ve been eating these! Usually she asks for an egg!!

  86. tamsin says:

    hi, how long do you put your oatmeal cakes in the microwave for? thanks

    1. It depends on your microwave strength. I’ve actually never done it in the microwave (I don’t think), but I know a lot of readers have!

  87. Jackie says:

    I made seven servings of this (to use up the whole can of pumpkin), and divided it among the 12 muffin cups in my muffin pan. Just reheated two of them, added a little half-n-half (I’m not a vegan or vegetarian), and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. WOW! Delicious! I love baked oatmeal for breakfast, and I love pumpkin. Awesome recipe, thanks!

  88. Brooklyn says:

    Delicious! I’m just finishing eating it right now (very slowly, because holy crap is it ever filling). I think this will be a new breakfast favourite.

    I didn’t add any sweetener into the recipe, but I did drizzle about a teaspoon of maple syrup on top. I loved it because it made some bites quite sweet and others a nice savory break.

  89. These look delicious! I’m a oat lover and I still haven’t tried baked oats!!!! I really like the idea of making a bunch to last through the week.

    You can follow me on Pinterest at

    1. Following your dessert board now ;).

  90. Aly says:

    Do you recommend using the maple syrup or the stevia to sweeten it?
    Also, did you use water or milk for the base?
    Did you use any of the optional ingredients?
    And one last question: how much pumpkin pie spice? 1/2 tsp?

    LOVE your site too :)

  91. Lana says:

    HMM, I think I’ve found my post-run breakfast for today!

  92. Sarah says:

    Just made this pumpkin boatmeal this morning and it smelled, looked, and tasted AMAZING! 😀 I used both cinnamon, nutmeg, and a little ginger and then put some brown sugar on top of the ramekins during the last minute of baking for a nice topping! The taste even rivaled my mom’s amazing (and not so healthy) pumpkin scones! Thank you for the great recipe! :) looking forward to trying the banana one next!

  93. Karen says:

    Every time I see a very interesting picture of a food that I am sure I would like, it almost always brings me to your web-site. I think you have the very best recipes ever!! Thanks.

  94. mmm says:

    This recipe is fantastic! Thanks for posting it. :) It made the house smell like pumpkin pie, and it tasted delicious. I topped it with milk and more Truvia and ate it with a spoon like bread-pudding. I can’t wait to experiment with other flavors!

    Here’s how it turned out:

  95. Kat says:

    I made this today, and it was DIVINE!! I used muffin tins and it made two cute little muffins. I love this…also, the “batter” was incredible!!! I think I’m going to try this as overnight oats!!!

  96. Laura says:

    I enjoyed this today with your cream cheese frosting. So yummy! I loved the texture and the way the cold frosting melted into the warm boatmeal. Ahhhh.

  97. Becky S says:

    I love pumpkin, and I’m excited to try this when the weather cools off.

    I already follow you on Pinterest but would love for you to follow me!

  98. Jennifer says:

    I have some leftover canned pumpkin, so I think I’ll make this tomorrow morning! (:
    Could I use agave nectar as the sweetener? Or would that change the baking time?

    1. I think it would be ok, but I haven’t tried it.

  99. JennyBakes says:

    Have you played around with quinoa flakes at all? I’m really cutting back on carbs and just wonder if they’d work the same way. I can try and report back!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Quinoa also has carbs. But they have more protein which helps slow down the spike in your blood sugar.

      1. JennyBakes says:

        Yep, I know, but like you said, more protein. I’m cutting back, not out. Anyway, I tried the recipe and it was tasty! Next time I’d use 1/3 cup of quinoa flakes instead of 1/2, since it seems to use up more liquid.

  100. Anonymous says:

    Ive been having so much fun with these. I just made three, one pumpkin, one chocolate and one banana chocolate chip. They smell yummy!

  101. Taylor says:

    Katie…you are an absolute genius. Made one for breakfast this morning and it was fantastic…made my house smell like pumpkin pie :). It was so delicious that I made a second to freeze for another day. THANK YOU.

  102. Rachel says:

    while especially delicious fresh out of the oven, “boatmeal” reheats quite nicely and it an easy breakfast to bring to the office. I sometimes make a big batch on sundays and eat it all week.

  103. Kylie says:

    I love how I can type pretty much anything into your search engine and actually find it! lol I was just talking to my sister about oatmeal. You see, she normally sticks with just plain oatmeal, lightly sweetened and throws in some nuts, but come on! I keep telling her about all my CCK oatmeal adventures, and today she finally tried a vegan oatmeal chocolate oatmeal and says she thinks she wants to try pumpkin next, thus my searching for pumpkin oatmeal. My husband is going to LOVE this! He seems mildly obsessed with pumpkin.

  104. Tiffany says:

    OMG! Just made this tonight, and it was FANTASTIC! I used pear butter in place of the oil, and almond milk in place of “regular’ milk. Soooo yummy! I thought it tasted more like dessert than healthy breakfast! Sooo gonna make this again!

  105. Christy says:

    Made this today….major hit with my two girls. Yum!

  106. Danielle says:

    Katie, I had been looking forward to making this all week! The first morning I had (today) where I didn’t have to rush off to classes, I hopped out of bed and got cooking. This was an absolutely delicious recipe…especially for the biggest pumpkin lover like myself! I can’t wait to enjoy this more in the future. Keep it up! :)

  107. Maddie says:

    I’m afraid I’ve caught someone stealing this recipe of yours. :/

    1. Thank you so much for letting me know :(

      I can’t believe she would even go as far as to say “source: mine!”
      Sometimes people really make me sad…

      In any case, thank you for telling me!

      1. Maddie says:

        i tried contacting her and telling her that she should source it, but she gave me snark and started saying it was her ‘grandmother’s 30 year old recipe and that i should check MY sources’. i hope you can sort this out! good luck!

        1. That’s really weird 😕
          But thank you so much for even taking the time to do that! In any case, tumblr took care of it after I reported it… Just too bad it looks like the blogger is taking others’ recipes as well.

  108. tammy says:

    I just tried this. I used agave nectar as sweetener. I loved it! I will make many more of your boatmeals :)

  109. Katie says:

    If I wanted to make this in an 8×8 for the family how much would I need to multiple the recipe? Also, how much longer would I need to bake it?

    1. I am working on a larger-scale recipe :)

  110. Chelsea says:

    I just repinned this recipe on Pinterest, and I plan to make it in the morning!! The little one (14 months) and I are avid oatmeal eaters, and baked oatmeal is so much easier (read: less messy) for her to eat! Fall is in full swing here in Alaska, so we are devouring the pumpkin. :) Thanks!

  111. Monica Grose says:

    It’s officially fall–time for Pumpkin Boatmeal!!

  112. Lydia says:

    Hi Katie,
    I made this today with cream of wheat instead of oatmeal and it was delicious!!! I have gastroparesis (paralyzed stomach) and I can’t digest large amounts of fiber very well, but I was thrilled to still be able to enjoy this tasty and healthy breakfast! Thank you so much for making my day!

  113. Sheryl Camp says:

    Very interesting! I am eager to try some of your gluten free recipes. Keep at it you inspire and encourage us all.

  114. Nicole says:

    Has anyone tried making a large batch of these in a baking pan?

  115. Sydney says:

    Wow I just made this… SOOO GOOD. I topped mine with a mixture of plain Greek yogurt, more pumpkin purée and a little stevia and then blended all that. It was like icing on the cake 😉 try it!!!
    Thank you for this awesome recipe

  116. I haven’t ever been much of an oatmeal fan, but this sounds cozy and yummy so I might have to try it.

    Readers may also enjoy using easy homemade pumpkin puree in this recipe:

  117. Kerry says:

    I just made this for the first time this morning, and it was delicious! I added some chopped apple, walnuts, and a few raisins, and topped it with peanut butter. I don’t know why I waited so long to try baked oatmeal, but now that I know how wonderful it is, I’m sure I’ll be making it all the time. I can’t wait to try all of your other baked oatmeal recipes. I think I’ll make the chocolate peanut butter cup version tomorrow!

  118. Kathy Lawley says:

    Mmmm sooooo yummy!!! Just had this for brekkie- I’m addicted !! At first I thought the portion was a little small, but it turns out it is super filling, I couldn’t finish it!!! Well, that could be because of the many handfuls of chocolate chips and walnuts I threw in there (;
    It’s a great break from trying to fall in love with overnight oats- really, a bowl of cold sliminess or a giant pumpkin cookie???

  119. Nick A says:

    Could you add protein powder to these bakes, or would that ruin the bake?

  120. Fran says:

    This looks great. I live in the uk so we have different sweeteners here and stevia has only just arrived! I was wondering how much 1 pack of stevia is so that I can try and guesstimate how much to use?

  121. Elise says:

    This recipe ROCKS!!! I doubled it, and I’m so glad I did because it was amazing!!! Thanks Katie, love your blog!!

  122. Elise says:

    Also, wondering what kind of oil you suggest to use with this?

    1. Coconut is my personal favorite, but vegetable oil is fine as well.

  123. Cara says:

    Delicious!! I will be making this alot. I made x4 and used a loaf pan. Cooked about 10-15 longer. Thank you Katie! I have never enjoyed a blog as I do yours. Your recipes have never failed me.

  124. Karen says:

    Thanks so much for this inspiration! I made some fresh pumpkin purée and replaced the oats with quinoa flakes as gluten free. I doubled the quantities, added some coconut oil and a little vanilla pea protein and made a loaf cake which is absolutely delicious! Have been trawling the net for nut, egg, gluten, dairy and sugar free treats and this gave me a brilliant start :)

  125. Ciara says:

    Just put this in the oven! I used 2 cups of quinoa instead of oatmeal, but would definitely make with oats next time!

    1. Ciara says:

      I meant 2 cups cooked quinoa :-) and it turned out great!

  126. Rachel says:

    Can you use instant oats with these recipes?

  127. Season says:

    Made this recipe today and followed ingredients to the “T” with pumpkin and 1-1/2 T of honey. Also used slivered almonds. It was awesome!! My 8-year old loved it and was so excited when I said he could have one for breakfast!! It was like he was getting away with eating something sweet for breakfast! Looking forward to trying more of your recipes.

  128. Anonymous says:

    Can you make in toaster oven?

  129. Kristine says:

    I run in the mornings a couple times a week and when I do, my usual breakfast of Greek yogurt and berries or a smoothie just doesn’t cut it – I need carbs and I need to chew! I run at 5am and have to be on my shuttle bus to work by 7 so I don’t have a lot of time to cook breakfasts in the morning. I made the Pumpkin Boatmeal the night before, reheated it when I got to work and topped it with a dollup of Greek Yogurt and it was amaaaaazing! Wonderful single serving recipe that’s easy, filling and best of all doesn’t take up a lot of dishes!

  130. Anonymous says:

    So delicious! I haven’t had luck finding pumpkin pie puree, so I use canned sweet potato casserole puree instead! Raisins are delicious in it too. Freezes like a charm! Thanks for the marvelous recipe 😀

  131. heavenlywhisprz says:

    Had this for breakfast and it was fabulous! All your recipes I have tried have been wonderfully delicious. I’m so glad I stumbled upon your blog through pinterest. Keep up the great work! :-)

  132. Anonymous says:

    These are SO good. I make them once a week, but I triple the recipe and cook them in muffin tins. I eat two a morning for breakfast, and they keep me full till lunch. I add a handful of craisins, shredded coconut, or chocolate chips for added sweetness :)

  133. BakeMeABallerina says:

    YUM!!!!! This was so good!!!! Can’t wait to see more flavors….like snickerdoodle or sugar cookie…or any new oatmeal baked/regular that you invent!!! Next time I want to try this with molasses in place of the maple sugar… This time I used agave since I don’t have maple syrup or stevia

  134. Sharon says:

    GENIUS!! Aromatherapy and hearty comfort food all in one. I made this today in a 4-mini-loaf pan; I will be freezing 2 of these to bring to work with me for a quick breakfast. Thank you so much for this awesome, healthy recipe! Sharon

  135. Robin says:

    I can definitely vouch for how incredible these baked oatmeal recipes are! I hadn’t tried this one before but it worked out perfectly this morning. I only changed the recipe a little bit by omitting any sweetener and using .5tbsp of coconut oil. YUM. The hint of coconut mixed with pumpkin was to die for. I split the recipe between two ramekins, ate one for breakfast, went for a run, and had the other when I got back!

  136. Anna says:

    This looks so good! Planning on trying it on Saturday. I was wondering if you could use voluminous oatmeal trick on the oats you use in the recipe?? That’d be fantastic.

  137. Denise says:

    Any idea if the boatmeal can be made in a muffin tin instead?

  138. Heidi says:

    Hi Katie! I recently found your blog, and I LOVE everything I’ve seen so far! I found it because I have been searching for vegan recipes for baked goods–I did an allergy test with my doctor a few weeks ago and discovered I’m allergic to cow’s milk and eggs. I’m a very avid baker, so I’ve been having to re-learn my craft. I’m learning a lot from you! :) Anyway, I’m so excited to try this recipe, but I’m wondering if you have any suggestions on quantities if I wanted to make a week’s-worth-ish in a 9×9 pan? Thank you so much!

  139. Ruby says:

    Um, I didn’t see an email so I wasn’t sure if I should post this, but decided that I would want to know. I was looking for baked pumpkin oatmeal recipes on the
    I thought the post sounded familiar, so I double-checked. Perhaps you already know or don’t agree that the content/writing are familiar and if so, please feel free to delete this comment.

    1. Thanks for letting me know… I really appreciate it when people take the time to tell me things like this. Thanks, Ruby! :)

  140. Kitty J. says:

    Can steel-cut oats be used in any of your recipes?

    1. The crock pot oatmeal recipe :)

  141. Tina Salicco says:

    Every morning will be a boatmeal morning! So delicious!! Thank you for sharing these amazing recipes :)

  142. Amy Robison says:

    Love, love, love this recipe! And your blog! I add, of course, chocolate chips to this and eat it for both breakfast as well as dessert. Keep up the great work, Katie!

  143. Audrey says:

    I love this recipe soo much! My freshmen year of college, I would make a huge bowl of oatmeal (I’m talking 3 servings worth) every morning. Nothing else sounded appetizing. I got me through three tough terms (all the usual freshman drama), and a major change, and all without gaining any of the freshmen 15. Never added anything but Stevia to it. May be time to mix it up a bit 😉

  144. Shannon says:

    I’m making this with my kids this morning, they love oatmeal, so this should be a hit!!

  145. Angie says:

    Oh yum, Oatmeal cookies, and pumpkin rolled into one. I seriously can’t wait to try this. It’s cooking in the oven now. I can’t resist a good chewie cookie, and I’m a serious pumpkin addict … my addiction is fueled every October and lasts well into February…. who knows… maybe we can keep it alive well into March this year…
    thank you for sharing…

  146. Kate says:

    This is awesome! Just enjoyed it on my snow day :)

  147. Serena Eden says:

    Making this right now. :) So excited. I added Artisana Coconut Butter =D

  148. Michelle Brenton says:

    These are coming out of my oven now, and smells delicious!! Can’t wait to try it!!

  149. Ginny says:

    Katie, have you tried baked oatmeal with steel cut oats? I’m guessing you’d have to cook the oats first which would detract from how simple this recipe is! My husband likes steel cut but hates rolled oats. I’ll probably try them anyway, I’m sure there texture is much different than cooking them on the stovetop. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      You can always experiment, and if you do please report back!

  150. Katie says:

    I love you!! These look so good and I am definitely trying these out as soon as I can.
    Thank you so much! =)

  151. Christi Jenc says:

    I can’t wait to have this for breakfast again tomorrow! Not only is this nutritious and delicious, it’s also low FODMAP friendly! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  152. Alese says:

    Thank you for this Katie! I have a question. I have very severe celiacs disease and cannot tolerate even gluten free oats :( is there any other gf grain you know of that I could swap out for the oats?

    Thanks in advance

  153. Danielle says:

    Best pumpkin oatmeal I have ever had, hands down. I used 2 tbsp lite maple syrup, unsweetened original almond milk, and .5 tbsp chopped pecans and had an amazing breakfast for 274 calories :)



  154. Sarah says:

    I Just made this for my mom and I for breakfast. I used my homemade pumpkin seed milk and it was wonderful! Thank you for posting :)