Baked Pumpkin Pecan French Toast Oatmeal

It’s that time, y’all! PUMPKIN time!! I’m over here, sipping on a pumpkin pie smoothie (newer recipe coming soon!), having just finished writing a book, already wanting more of this pumpkin french toast oatmeal. Breakfast has never been more delicious this fall. Nommm. Let’s do it!

Baked pumpkin french toast oatmeal topped with pecans - a scrumptious fall breakfast that's easy to make! #fruitsohard #glutenfree #vegan #pumpkin #pumpkinpie #frenchtoast

It’s super simple, you guys. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Simply mashed a banana in a bowl, add water, pumpkin, maple syrup, and spices, and then soak the bread. After you’ve added your oats and nuts, you pop it into the oven and wait (im)patiently for it to bake. Ta-da! Easy peasy fall-breakfast squeezy.

Baked pumpkin french toast oatmeal topped with pecans - a scrumptious fall breakfast that's easy to make! #fruitsohard #glutenfree #vegan #pumpkin #pumpkinpie #frenchtoast

Pumpkin stuff is my jam! If it’s yours too, check out my Pumpkin Pecan MuffinsPumpkin Pie Almond Butter Cookies, and No-Bake Pumpkin Pie. And if you love oatmeal like I do, try any of my other Baked Oatmeals like Carrot CakeChocolate ZucchiniBlueberry Pie, and Cookie Dough. YUM!

Let me know if you try this recipe! Comment below, rate it, or take a photo and tag me @fruitsohard or #fruitsohard on Instagram. I’d love to see your creations. And don’t forget to cultivate some positivity and gratitude today. Tell me in the comments what you’re grateful for if you’d like. Vibe high, my friends!

Baked Pumpkin Pecan French Toast Oatmeal
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Cool Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Try this pumpkin french toast oatmeal topped with pecans for a scrumptious fall breakfast that's easy to make! Totally vegan and can be GF!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword: Baked Oatmeal, Pumpkin
Servings: 1
What you'll need:
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 3 tbsp water/nondairy milk
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric
  • 1 dash black pepper
  • 1 tbsp ground flax/chia
  • 1 slice bread (use GF if GF / I like whole-wheat hot dog or hamburger buns for their thickness)
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1-2 tbsp pecan pieces
What you'll do:
  1. Preheat oven at 375 degrees F (190 C) and ready your ramekin (either with parchment paper or nonstick spray - I choose to bake this oatmeal without either).

  2. In a medium bowl, mix mashed banana, water/milk, pumpkin maple syrup, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, turmeric, black pepper, and flax well.

  3. Add chunks of bread and mix them so they soak the mixture up. Add oats and mix to combine. Then add pecan pieces and mix (or leave some to sprinkle on top).

  4. Pour mixture into your ramekin and bake for 20-24 minutes. Let cool slightly before enjoying! 

Recipe Notes

*Based on my Baked French Toast Oatmeal.

Pumpkin Pecan Muffins

I’m back to having too many bananas and making new foods. Haha! But it’s all good because this one is delicious. I made them two different ways and I loved them both. So you’ll have to decide for yourself or try your own way! There are lots of options here. Anything can happen with the base recipe for these banana muffins. So here’s what I tried today (and super loved)!

Delicious and moist pumpkin pecan muffins made from fruit and oats! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #muffins #pumpkinspice

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Pumpkin Pie Almond Butter Cookies

I baked these cookies up yesterday and really enjoyed them. So I had to share as soon as possible. Feel free to add mix-ins such as chocolate chips, raisins, cranberries, chopped nuts, etc. If you have an aversion or an allergy to almonds, try a different nut butter or a seed butter such as sunflower. These bake up nicely, and they stay soft. If you try them, let me know! And go tell Tiffany at The Gracious Pantry THANKS for this amazing recipe! Enjoy!

Delicious and soft pumpkin pie almond butter cookies! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #pumpkinpie #cookies

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Vegan Christmas

Ever wonder what a vegan holiday meal looks like? At this point, I’m wishing I would have taken more photos, but I didn’t plan on writing this post. Whoops! 🙂 In any case, I need to get better at this food blog thing because I’ve signed up to be a Beachbody coach, so nutrition and exercise are back in full swing. It’s just the thing I need to stay accountable, supplement my income, inspire others, and have fun! <3 
 
When you’re health conscious like I am, nutrition is always in mind when you eat. So our holiday meals actually consist of food we make any time of year–which we often do. Especially since they’re the only meals I seem to be able to cook successfully. 🙂 
 
And what do you know? The non-vegans at the holiday table loved all of it. 🙂 YAY!
 
Each of the following recipes comes from TeamBeachbody.com / FigFood.com. I’ve made some modifications for my taste/gluten-free eating, but you can click the link for the original recipes.
 
 
 
Serves: 12 servings, 2/3 cup each
Ingredients:
2 1/2 lbs medium yams, peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces (about 8 cups)
1 tsp sea salt
3 tbsp 100% orange juice
3 tbsp vegan butter, melted
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Dash ground nutmeg
Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C).
2. Arrange yams in 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Season evenly with salt. Set aside.
3. In a small bowl, combine orange juice, vegan butter, and maple syrup. Whisk to blend.
4. Pour orange juice mixture over yams and stir/toss to coat.
5. Sprinkle evenly with remaining cinnamon and nutmeg.
6. Bake yams, stirring occasionally, for 50 to 60 minutes or until fork tender.
 
Serves: 5 servings, about 3/4 cup each
Ingredients:
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb green beans, trimmed (about 4 cups)
1 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Preparation:
1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Add green beans and garlic. Season with salt; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 6 minutes.
3. Add water; cook, covered, for 2 minutes.
4. Remove lid; cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until water evaporates.
5. Add lemon juice. Serve immediately.
 
Serves: 10 servings, about 3/4 cup each
Ingredients:
1 cauliflower head, cut into florets

1 broccoli head, cut into florets
(optional) Pinch pink Himalayan salt
1 1/2
 cups unsweetened nondairy milk
1/2 cup shredded vegan cheddar cheese
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 cup gluten-free panko bread crumbs
Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (218 C) and ready a .
2. Place cauliflower on baking sheet that has been lightly coated with spray and season with salt if desired.
4. Bake for 24 to 28 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside.
5. While cauliflower is cooking, bring almond milk to a boil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low.
6. Add cheese, pumpkin, and mustard and cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes or until well blended.
7. Add cauliflower and mix well.
8. Pour cauliflower mixture into 13x9x2-inch casserole dish that has been lightly coated with spray.
9. Top with bread crumbs.
10. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

 

Serves: 8

Ingredients:
9″ pie crust 

1 cup unsweetened nondairy milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 can pumpkin puree
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground allspice
Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (218 C).
2. Combine milk, vanilla extract, and ground flaxseed in blender, mix and let stand for 15 minutes.
3. Add remaining ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Then pour into crust.
4. Bake for 10 minutes. Then reduce oven to 325 degrees F (162 C) for 60 minutes or until filling is set.
5. Let cool and then refrigerate overnight.
 

Eat your fruits and veggies, kids.

 

No-Bake Pumpkin Pie

Anyone want some no-bake whole-foods pumpkin pie? OMG you guys. This is so good! So full of flavor but without any of the junk. And the best part is that you can be lazy and not bake it. It’s fine on its own and needs no baking. The crust is super simple and delicious, and the filling is creamy and sweet without being overbearing. Plus, it’s perfectly spiced!

A simple, whole-foods, fruit-sweetened, no-bake pumpkin pie to enjoy any time! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #pumpkinpie #nobake

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

My sweet friend Tammy posted a recipe for a pumpkin pie smoothie, and I thought it sounded incredible. As you may or may not know, I make a smoothie almost every day, sometimes twice a day. It’s almost always a green smoothie with lots of bananas, so the idea of adding pumpkin and spice to it intrigued me. So here’s what I did. Enjoy!

A delicious fruit-sweetened pumpkin pie smoothie! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #pumpkinpie #smoothie

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