As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Friday, October 27, 2017

A Weekend Breakfast: Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal

During the week, breakfast is a fend-for-yourself affair, with everyone rising at different times and some of us heading out the door early. We often satisfy our cravings for breakfasty foods with breakfast-for-dinner. But sometimes it's fun to try a little something special on a Saturday morning. 

On a recent Saturday morning, Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal was on the menu! I had come across this recipe over at StoneGable and I couldn't wait to try it. 

(StoneGable is a fabulous house-y blog! If you haven't been there before, go have a look around. Maybe while your oatmeal is baking. 😉)

So thoroughly fallish and yummy!

Even though I am not particularly fond of oatmeal, baked oatmeal is another story. And pumpkin spice baked oatmeal . . . yes, please!

Ron and I loved it. The girls, not so much. 

That's okay, because that meant that Ron and I could have all the leftovers!

Because another great thing is that it reheats well. Pop a bowl into the microwave on a weekday morning, and you have a warm, yummy breakfast ready in seconds. 


1 15-ounce can of pumpkin puree
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups milk
2 1/2 cups dry old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup raisins (I omitted those)

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2) In a large mixing bowl, add pumpkin, brown sugar, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking powder, and vanilla; whisk together.
Add milk and whisk until incorporated.

3) Stir in oats, pecans, and raisins. 

4) Spray an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray. Pour mixture into dish.
(I used a 2.5 quart casserole dish.) 

5) Bake for 45 minutes until done. 

6) Serve hot with milk or cream.

Do you have a favorite weekend breakfast? 


  1. I love baked oatmeal as well, Cheryl. It's like having dessert for breakfast. Pumpkin Spice baked oatmeal sounds wonderful for the weekend. Whenever the grands are around they always request pancakes. Of course I usually oblige. ♥

    1. I am certain that you meet your grands' request for pancakes, Martha Ellen! ♥

  2. Tim loves baked oatmeal! He's not huge on pumpkin, so I'm not sure he'd like this one, but maybe he would!

    1. I didn't think I liked oatmeal at all until I had baked oatmeal, but I have enjoyed all of the flavors I have had so far. But I think you'd have to like pumpkin to like this one because there is quite a bit of pumpkin in it: a whole can!

      (I actually like that it takes a whole can. Then I don't have to wonder what to do with the little bit that's left.)

  3. Are there any squirrels here? LOL!

    Oh my! Does this ever sound good. I am only one, though. Wonder if it would freeze well. Are the girls available for comment? Why, exactly, didn’t they love it? Not that I don’t trust your and Ron’s opinion!

    1. 🐿️ 🐿️ 🐿️

      Bekah said that the oatmeal was "okay" but she prefers baked oatmeal with blueberries or cranberries. Kati is not a huge fan of baked oatmeal and she is weird about pumpkin. She likes pumpkin coffee and has made herself a pumpkin cake for her birthday for years . . . but she doesn't like pumpkin bread or pumpkin pie. Go figure.

      I am guessing that the oatmeal would freeze well in an airtight container, but it doesn't stay around here long enough to put that to the test.

  4. weekend I would never have thought of this combination but it sounds like something we would like! Now I’m off to visit the link you provided....

    1. I wouldn't have thought of it either, but as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to try it!

  5. This looks and sounds delicious, Cheryl, I am fan of both baked oatmeal and pumpkin. Thanks for sharing, I will try soon, and let you know.
    Have a great weekend.

    1. Yes, let me know if you like it! Happy weekend to you too!

  6. Glory! That looks SO delish!! We had baked oatmeal at the Precept conference served with spiced apples!!! Warm and comforting!! And with pumpkin and lots of spice...a beautiful meal!!! Thank you for the recipe!! ~tammy


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