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.

Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie

Today is RAWctober day 1. It’s a whole month of raw vegan eating. I don’t have a ton of raw recipes on here, but I’ll probably post more as the month goes on. Like this one! A seriously yummy and creamy chocolate blueberry smoothie perfect for some added sweetness to your day. Enjoy!

Sweet, delicious chocolate blueberry smoothie made with bananas and sweetened with dates! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #chocolate #smoothie #naturallysweetened
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Apple Pie Smoothie

This apple pie smoothie, y’all. There’s something about it that’s super comforting. It reminds me of happiness and a simple way of life. It’s sweet and perfectly spiced, and though it’d be better in the fall, I’m all about bring fall to me right now (like we did with the Baked Apple Cider Oatmeal). So let’s go make this delicious smoothie!

Creamy, sweet, and spiced Apple Pie Smoothie perfect for a quick breakfast! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #applepie #smoothie

Mine’s green because I add greens, but you don’t have to. Starting with a base of bananas is a good idea though. Then we add all the other amazing ingredients, like apple, dates (for sweetness though optional), cinnamon, nutmeg, walnuts, oats, and flax/chia. You can even include maca or turmeric (+ black pepper for more turmeric bioavailability) for an even healthier drink!

Creamy, sweet, and spiced Apple Pie Smoothie perfect for a quick breakfast! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #applepie #smoothie

I really can’t get enough of this one. I’ve made it before, but it was time to make it again – and boy, am I glad I did! It’s refreshing but comforting right now as summer continues to heat up my part of my world. Cheers to you if you make one!

Creamy, sweet, and spiced Apple Pie Smoothie perfect for a quick breakfast! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #applepie #smoothie

I dig smoothies, so if you do too, check out our other smoothie recipes: Pumpkin PieBlueberry PieChocolateTropical GreenChocolate Golden Milk, and Pineapple Mango Grapefruit Smoothie.

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!

Apple Pie Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
 

A smooth, sweet, creamy, and perfectly spiced apple pie smoothie perfect for breakfast on a fast-paced morning. Throw in the blender and go!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Raw, Vegan
Keyword: smoothie
Servings: 1 - 2
What you'll need:
  • 1-2 ripe bananas (frozen works best)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 handful greens (I chose power greens)
  • 1 apple, roughly chopped (I prefer pink lady or honeycrisp)
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • (optional) 1-2 dates, pitted (for sweetness)
  • 1 small handful walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ground flax/chia
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • (optional) 1/4 - 1/8 tsp turmeric (+ a dash of black pepper for better bioavailability)
  • (optional) ice (as needed)
What you'll do:
  1. Add all ingredients to blender one by one. Then blend until smooth and well combined.

  2. Pour into glass and enjoy. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator for up to 48 hours, though best when fresh.

Baked Golden Milk Oatmeal

Clearly, I love golden milk. I make lattes, cookies, hot chocolate, smoothies… I can’t quit it. I don’t want to. So, today, we’re making a baked golden milk oatmeal to feed the obsession. I mean, when it’s healthy for you, is it really that wrong? Nope. I think not. So let’s do this!

A sweet, perfectly spiced baked golden milk latte oatmeal wonderful for a healthy, warm breakfast! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #goldenmilk #bakedoatmeal

This one starts out like all the rest: banana. But there’s no water needed this time because we’re using some of our golden milk latte instead. I haven’t quite figured out the right way to spice it yet without using part of the GML batch, but that’s probably because I nearly always have some GML in the fridge, waiting to be warmed up. So I’ll work on that. For now, behold!

A sweet, perfectly spiced baked golden milk latte oatmeal wonderful for a healthy, warm breakfast! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #goldenmilk #bakedoatmeal

It has that rich golden milk flavor, but it’s also sweet and comforting. The warmth from the spices matches the heat of the oatmeal once it’s been baked, and the walnuts on top give it a perfect texture combo, IMO. I’m really loving this flavor – and I look forward to making a chocolate version with the Hot Chocolate Golden Milk Latte recipe, which you can easily do with this!

A sweet, perfectly spiced baked golden milk latte oatmeal wonderful for a healthy, warm breakfast! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #goldenmilk #bakedoatmeal

If you love golden milk as much as I do, check out my other GML recipes: Golden Milk Latte CookiesChocolate Golden Milk SmoothieHot Chocolate Golden Milk Latte, and the quintessential Golden Milk Latte. But I also have a TON of baked oatmeal recipes you’ll want to try too: Blueberry PieFrench ToastChocolate ZucchiniBaked Apple Cider OatmealCherry PiePeanut Butter Apple, and more found right here.

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 Golden Milk Oatmeal
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Cool Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

A sweet, perfectly spiced baked golden milk oatmeal wonderful for a healthy, warm breakfast. Naturally sweetened and super delicious!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword: Baked Oatmeal, golden milk
Servings: 1
What you'll need:
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed*
  • 1/2 cup zucchini (peeled and grated)
  • 1/4 cup Golden Milk Latte** (recipe in notes)
  • (optional) 2 tsp maple syrup (to taste - or sub 1 tbsp date paste)
  • 1 tbsp ground flax/chia
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped walnuts
What you'll do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and ready a ramekin for baking with parchment paper or non-stick spray. (I don't use either of those - I bake right within my ramekin, eat straight from it, and wash or soak immediately.)

  2. Mash banana in small/medium mixing bowl. Add golden milk latte, zucchini, and (optional) maple syrup and stir well to combine.

  3. Add flax/chia and oats and stir again. You can add (some or all of the) walnuts here and stir or wait until the next step.

  4. Put mixture in ramekin and top with walnuts. Then bake for 20 minutes and let cool slightly before enjoying.

Recipe Notes

*You can use fresh banana or frozen-thawed banana. I've done both and they both work well.
**Golden Milk Latte recipe.

Chocolate Golden Milk Smoothie

As you can tell, I’m in love with golden milk right now. It’s creamy. It’s smooth. It’s sweet. It’s spiced. It’s downright delicious. And sometimes it’s chocolaty, like the one we made last week. So let’s make a smoothie out of it, okay? Okay!

A creamy, smooth chocolate golden milk smoothie made with frozen banana and chocolate golden milk! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #goldenmilk #chocolate #smoothie
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Baked Apple Cider Oatmeal

Let’s pretend it’s fall, okay? This baked apple cider oatmeal tastes like fall, and we could all probably use a touch of autumn in the dead of summer. It’s intensely hot out there, but if it’s cool enough in the morning, you won’t regret making this dish for breakfast. You can also save this recipe for the fall though. Or…just do both. That’s what I’m gonna do! So let’s do this!

Delicious, sweet, and perfectly spiced Baked Apple Cider Oatmeal! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #applecider #bakedoatmeal
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Baked Apple & Peanut Butter Fudge Oatmeal

Remember those Peanut Butter Fudge Bites we made last week? Uh, yeah. We’re making a baked oatmeal with them today. Because why not? Peanut butter can do no wrong, and combining it with apple is a magical experience. Seriously. This is one of my better ideas, and I’m sure you’ll see why when you make this delicious baked apple and peanut butter fudge oatmeal!

A creamy, sweet Baked Apple and Peanut Butter Fudge Oatmeal perfect for breakfast! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #peanutbutter #bakedoatmeal
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Hot Chocolate Golden Milk Latte

If you know me, you know I love a good golden milk latte. I love it so much I made it into cookies. Which means I had to combine it with one of my other favorite things: chocolate! So here it is! A Hot Chocolate Golden Milk Latte. Let’s do this, y’all.

A creamy, smooth Hot Chocolate Golden Milk Latte fruit-sweetened and spiced to perfection! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #goldenmilk #hotchocolate #latte
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Baked Cherry Pie Oatmeal

It’s a baked oatmeal day. I mean, when isn’t it? Even when it’s 110F here in Phoenix, I still don’t mind baking up a delicious oatmeal. Because mmm! And this one is no exception, even with minimal common ingredients. It’s totally fruit-sweetened too, which makes me super happy. So let’s get into the kitchen while it’s still cool and make this yummy baked cherry pie oatmeal!

Fruit-sweetened baked cherry pie oatmeal perfect for a warm breakfast! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #cherrypie #bakedoatmeal

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Baked Banana Coconut Zucchini Bread Oatmeal

This recipe was kind of an oops recipe. I had no idea what new flavor to try, but I definitely wanted banana and zucchini in there (because zucchini is my favorite thing to put in my baked oats!). So I thought I’d add some coconut (because why not?) and DUDE. It came out amazing!! It tastes like banana bread AND zucchini bread, and that hint of coconut is the perfect way to bring it all together. Sure, it’s getting hot this summer, but it’s always a good time for something THIS good.

A scrumptious baked banana zucchini bread oatmeal topped with coconut! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #bakedoatmeal #breakfast #zucchinibread

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