These super moist, blender pumpkin baked oats are single-serve, healthy, and ready in 20 minutes. Enjoy them as a high-protein, gluten-free, pumpkin-spiced treat for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert – they taste just like cake!
The best pumpkin baked oats recipe for one
Baked oats are my all-time favorite breakfast, and I have so many delicious recipes y’all already love! Some of my favorites are these protein chocolate chip baked oats, chocolate baked oats (single serve), air fryer baked oats, and these fluffy microwave baked oats. My favorite thing about all these recipes is that they are all single-serve! How easy and convenient is that?!
Now that it is fall, I am in the pumpkin spice mood. So naturally, I divided to make a pumpkin pie spice version of my delicious, moist, and viral protein baked oats.
These pumpkin baked oats for one are easy to make, naturally gluten-free, sweetened without refined sugar, and made with simple and wholesome ingredients. You need rolled oats, baking powder, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, milk, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla.
These pumpkin baked oats are blended, which makes them taste like a cake once they’re baked. They are fluffy, moist, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I cannot wait to hear what you think!
Why you’ll love this healthy recipe:
- Quick and Easy: A quick, healthy meal, snack, or dessert!
- Single-Serve: Perfect portions for an individual serving.
- Healthy: These pumpkin baked oats call for eight simple, wholesome ingredients.
- Refined Sugar-Free: No refined sugars in this wholesome recipe!
- Gluten-Free: Made 100% gluten-free -no substitutes needed!
- High in Protein: With over 13g of natural protein to keep you satisfied and energized.
- Pumpkin-Spiced: Fall-inspired goodness in every bite.
- Versatile: Ideal for breakfast, a snack, or even a wholesome dessert.
- Incredibly moist, almost like cake: Savor the luscious texture of this delightful treat.
- Microwave Friendly: You can skip the oven and cook the single-serve pumpkin-baked oats in the microwave for 2 minutes.
- Try these healthy pumpkin oatmeal bars or this pumpkin spice latte baked oatmeal next!
These single-serve pumpkin baked oats call for eight simple and healthy ingredients. You need rolled oats, an egg, canned pumpkin puree, milk, honey, and a few other ingredients. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. Here is a list of everything you need so you are prepared:
- Oats: I recommend singing old-fashioned rolled oats over quick oats, but both will work. It provides the base and texture for these pumpkin baked oats. Don’t use steel cut!
- Egg: The egg acts as a binding agent, providing structure to the baked oats. It also adds protein!
- Pumpkin Puree: Canned pumpkin adds so much moistness to the baked oats. The flavor comes from the pumpkin pie spice.
- Milk: You can use almond, oat, cashew, or cow’s milk. All of them work!
- Sweetener: You can pick between maple syrup or honey to sweeten your baked oats; both compliment the pumpkin flavor.
- Vanilla Extract: Enhances the overall flavor with a touch of vanilla.
- Baking Powder: This helps these baked oats rise and become fluffy.
- Pumpkin Pie Spice: Provides the classic warm spices associated with pumpkin dishes.
- Mini Chocolate Chips (optional): For those who desire a chocolatey twist and extra texture in their oats. Personally, I am obsessed with mini chocolate chips (they are so cute), but you can use any kind!
Kitchen tools needed
Here is a list of kitchen utensils you will need to make this easy pumpkin baked oatmeal recipe. It’s single-serve!
- Oven or Toaster Oven
- 8-ounce Remikin or Oven-Safe Mug
- High-Speed Blender
- Measuring Tools: 1/2 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, 1 Tablespoon, and 1/2 cup.
How to make single-serve pumpkin baked oats
This healthy single-serve pumpkin baked oats recipe is so easy to make. They are extra fluffy, moist, and soft. Here are detailed step-by-step instructions with pictures for visual reference so any level cook can make them. The full recipe and ingredient measurements are at the bottom of this page in the recipe card.
First, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and lightly grease a single-serve baking dish or 8-ounce ramekin.
In a high-speed blender, combine all the ingredients (except for the optional chocolate chips). Blend until the mixture is fully incorporated.
Pour the blended batter into the greased oven-safe ramekin (an 8-ounce ramekin works well). If you use optional mini chocolate chips, gently fold them into the batter. You can also sprinkle extra mini chocolate chips on top before baking.
Finally, Bake for 18 – 22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let your single-serve pumpkin baked oats cool for 5 minutes. Then top with a drizzle of chocolate, peanut butter, or almond butter, if desired. Enjoy!
Expert recipe tips for blender pumpkin baked oats
- Blend thoroughly: Blend all ingredients to achieve a smooth batter for fluffy, soft, and moist baked oats.
- Use rolled oats: Opt for old-fashioned rolled oats for the best texture. They absorb the liquid well and provide a hearty, satisfying bite.
- Grease your ramekin: Don’t forget to grease it to prevent sticking.
- Monitor baking time: Keep an eye on the baking time to avoid overbaking. Ovens may vary, so use a toothpick to check for doneness. If it comes out clean, your baked oats are ready.
- Customize with mix-ins: Get creative with mix-ins. I love mini chocolate chips, but you can use walnuts, pecans, peanut butter chips, almonds, shredded coconut, diced apple, and the list keeps going.
- Cook in the microwave: If you want to skip the oven, cook these pumpkin baked oats in the microwave. Microwave on high for 90 – 120 seconds. The baked oats will puff up a lot and almost look like they are over-rising (that is normal); they will sink back to normal when they are done cooking.
Pumpkin baked oats flavor variations & mix-ins
Here are some delicious flavor variations and mix-ins to elevate your pumpkin baked oats:
- Apple: add diced apples for a pumpkin apple pie twist
- Pecan Pie: mix in chopped pecans and a drizzle with maple syrup
- Pumpkin Spice Latte: stir in a shot of espresso or strongly brewed coffee, along with a dash of extra pumpkin pie spice, for a coffee-infused twist
- Gingerbread: Use gingerbread spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves) to give your baked oats a warm, holiday-inspired flavor, instead of pumpkin pie spice
- Chai Spice: add a pinch of chai spice mix instead of pumpkin pie spice
- Nutella Swirl: create Nutella swirls for extra chocolate goodness
- Almond Joy: mix in shredded coconut, chocolate chips, slivered almonds
- Nut Butter: swirl in almond, peanut, or nut butter
- S’mores Inspired: incorporate mini marshmallows, graham cracker crumbs, chocolate chips
- Raisin and Walnut: Add raisins and chopped walnuts for a classic, comforting combination.
- Peanut Pumpkin Butter Cup: mix peanut butter chips and a swirl of peanut butter (no more than 1 tablespoon)
Easy Ingredient substitutions:
Here is a list of the best ingredient substitutions for these blended pumpkin baked oats. I only recommend swapping 1 – 2 ingredients, so the original recipe doesn’t completely change.
- Rolled Oats: you can use quick oats, but do not use steel-cut oats.
- Oat or Almond Milk: You can use skim, soy, rice, 2%, whole, or cashew milk.
- Pumpkin Pie Spice: If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, you can make your own by combining cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves in equal parts.
- Eggs: If you want to make this recipe vegan or have an egg allergy, you can replace the egg with a flax or chia egg. Mix 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed or chia seeds with 2.5 tablespoons of water to make one flax or chia egg. Let it sit for a few minutes until it thickens.
- Sweetener: It’s optional, but you can use maple syrup, honey, or agave syrup.
- Chocolate Chips: If you prefer not to use chocolate chips or want to make it healthier, consider adding dried fruit like cranberries or raisins or nuts like chopped pecans or walnuts as a substitute.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are baked oats a healthy breakfast option?
Baked oats can be a healthy breakfast choice, especially when made with wholesome ingredients like oats, pumpkin, and minimal added sugars.
Can I use quick oats?
You can use rolled oats or quick oats for this pumpkin baked oatmeal recipe since we blend all the ingredients before cooking.
Can I use steel-cut oats for blender baked oats?
No, steel-cut oats will NOT work for baked oats.
Is this recipe single-serve?
Yes, this pumpkin baked oatmeal recipe is single-serve.
Can I make them vegan?
Yes, you can make these pumpkin baked oats vegan by replacing the egg with a flax or chia egg. Simply mix 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed or chia seeds with 2.5 tablespoons of water to make one flax or chia egg. Let it sit for a few minutes until it thickens.
How many grams of protein are in these baked oats?
There are 13 grams of protein in this single-serve microwave-baked oats recipe.
What if I don’t have a blender?
You can also use a food processor or Nutribullet to blend the batter. Alternatively, you can use 1/3 cup of oat flour instead of the rolled oats.
Can I air fry them instead?
Yes, you can also air fry this baked oats recipe. Preheat your air fryer to 290°F and air fry for 12 – 15 minutes, until golden and fluffy. Check this air fryer baked oats recipe out!
Can I microwave them instead?
Yes, you can also microwave this pumpkin baked oats recipe. Simply microwave on high for 90 – 120 seconds. The baked oats will puff up a lot and almost look like they are over-rising (that is normal); they will sink back to normal when they are done cooking. Every microwave is different, so I always check mine at the 90-second mark. If they look underdone or a little liquidy, cook in 10-second intervals until done. Check these microwave baked oats out, too!
Are pumpkin baked oats healthy?
Yes! This pumpkin baked oatmeal recipe is healthy for many reasons. First, there is no added refined sugar. Second, each serving has 13 grams of protein packed with fiber. Third, they are gluten-free and dairy-free. Fourth, they are filling and made with seven simple ingredients.
How to store and reheat baked oats:
Storing: These single-serve pumpkin baked oats are best enjoyed immediately after baking. If you must store them, add them to an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Reheating: Reheat in the air fryer at 350°F for 5 – 8 minutes, in the oven at 350°F for 5 – 8 minutes, or in the microwave for 1 – 2 minutes.
If you love this recipe, try these next!
- Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars
- Pumpkin Latte Baked Oatmeal
- Air Fryer Baked Oats
- Vegan Baked Oatmeal
- Protein Chocolate Chip Baked Oats
- Oat Flour Pumpkin Muffins
- Pumpkin Protein Pancakes
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Single-Serve Pumpkin Baked Oats
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and lightly grease a single-serve baking dish or 8-ounce ramekin.
- In a high-speed blender, combine all the ingredients (except for the optional chocolate chips). Blend until the mixture is fully combined.
- Pour the blended batter into the greased oven-safe ramekin (an 8-ounce ramekin works well). If you’re using optional mini chocolate chips, gently fold them into the batter. You can also sprinkle extra mini chocolate chips on top before baking.
- Bake for 18 – 22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let them cool for 5 minutes. Then top with a drizzle of chocolate, peanut butter, or almond butter, if desired. Enjoy!
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