Hello Fall! This Pecan Pie Baked Oatmeal is the perfect recipe to indulge in the classic fall flavors we all know and love. Maple syrup and pecans combine to create and ooey gooey pecan pie-inspired topping. Old fashioned oats are mixed with mashed banana, maple extract, unsweetened applesauce, milk, and spices and baked to perfection. Split into four generous servings, this baked oatmeal keeps great in the fridge and is easy to reheat.
What does baked oatmeal taste like?
This Pecan Pie baked oatmeal offers the flavor and texture a traditional, warm bowl of oatmeal with a pecan-pie twist. It is convenient and just as easy as cutting a piece of cake.
The taste is subtly sweet, with the flavors of maple and pecans.
There is not an overwhelming flavor of banana here; really, the banana serves as a sweetening agent for the oats, along with the unsweetened applesauce.
What you’ll need to make Pecan Pie Baked Oatmeal
Here are the ingredients for this recipe:
- overripe bananas
- This sweetens the baked oatmeal naturally, but if you are not a fan of bananas, simply sub in more applesauce (about 1 extra cup to account for the bananas).
- unsweetened applesauce
- For texture and sweetness.
- maple syrup
- Another element to add natural sweetness; I do not recommend using sugar free syrup here.
- cashew milk (or almond milk, or skim milk)
- maple extract
- I found maple extract where they sell all of the flavored extracts in the baking aisle of the supermarket. If you can not find maple extract, you can use vanilla extract instead.
- baking powder
- old fashioned oats
- maple sugar
- Maple sugar is made of 100% pure maple syrup, but in powder form. I found that using this as a sweetening agent in this recipe was a great way to infuse more maple flavor into this dish.
- If you do not want to use maple sugar, you can use more maple syrup instead.
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If you don’t have bananas that are overripe, here is a great tip. I often use this method to quickly ripen my bananas. Place your bananas on a baking sheet (with the peel intact) and bake at 300F for 15-20 minutes. Once they are cooled and you peel them, they will be nice and mushy and ripened, perfect to create this recipe.
How to make Pecan Pie Baked Oatmeal
Preheat your oven to 375F. Now, start with your overripe bananas. Mash them with a fork on the bottom of a mixing bowl. Next, add the applesauce, maple extract, maple sugar, and baking powder. Stir everything together. Then, add the milk and whisk all of the ingredients together. Then, fold in the oats.
Once that’s mixed, spray your baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Pour the oat mixture into the baking dish. In a separate bowl, combine the maple syrup and pecans to form the topping. Bake at 375F for 35 minutes. Remove from the oven to let cool.
Serving and storage
Store the oatmeal in an air tight container in the fridge, or store individual portions in plastic wrap in the fridge. To reheat, simply microwave the individual portions to heat through. You can also add protein powder to my baked oatmeals if you want to increase the protein factor to stay fuller longer.
To serve, top with fruit of your choice, yogurt, or traditional breakfast items like eggs and sausage.
Pecan Pie Baked Oatmeal
- baking dish or small casserole dish
- mixing bowl
- 2 bananas, overripe
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tbsp maple sugar, equivalent to 6 tsp
- 1 tsp maple extract
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1 cup cashew milk, unsweetened, or almond milk or skim
- 1.5 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup pecans
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Spray a small baking dish or casserole with cooking spray. I used an 8.5" x 11" 2.5qt casserole dish for this.
- Add the overripe bananas to the bottom of a mixing bowl, and mash them with a fork.
- Add the applesauce, maple extract, baking powder, salt and maple sugar, and stir to combine.
- Add the milk. Whisk together.
- Add the oats. Fold in.
- Pour the mixture evenly into the baking dish.
- In a small bowl, combine the maple syrup and pecans. Spread this mixture evenly on top of the oats.
- Bake at 375 for 35 minutes.
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Baked oatmeal is perfect for Fall! Try one of my other recipes: