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Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

Holding a baking dish filled with naturally sweetened Vegan Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

Behold: Autumn in a dish. Those colors, those flavors – swoon.

It has so many of my favorite ingredients, like oats, pumpkin, cinnamon, and maple syrup, and bakes up so beautifully. Consider this dish your 1-bowl go-to when oatmeal cravings hit. Let’s bake!

Tray filled with ingredients for making Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal with Cranberries

This dish begins with flax eggs. Then we add pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin spices, and a little oil (for moisture and to help crisp the edges). This creates the base, and then we add dairy-free milk which will ultimately soak and help bake the oats!

Stirring ingredients for simple Vegan Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

Once the milk is blended, you’ll add your oats and pecans and stir to saturate. Then simply transfer to a dish, top with additional toppings (optional), and bake! It’s that easy. I know – exciting stuff.

Baking dish of our Vegan Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal with Cranberries recipe

Grabbing a bite of Vegan Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal topped with coconut whip

We hope you LOVE this oatmeal! It’s:

Naturally sweet
Subtly spiced
Easy to make
& So delicious

This would make the perfect lazy weekend breakfast to feed the family – one batch makes six hearty servings! Or you can prepare the oats up until the baking stage, refrigerate overnight (which will make the oats super tender and creamy!), and bake in the morning, which makes it totally doable for weekday breakfasts as well.

If you’re into oats, be sure to check out our Pumpkin Pie Oats, The Perfect Bowl of Steel-Cut Oats, Brown Sugar Pear Oatmeal, Blueberry Muffin Breakfast Cookies, and these 14 Granola Recipes!

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

Bowl of our delicious Vegan Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal recipe topped with coconut whip

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

Perfect baked oatmeal with pumpkin purée, warm spices and maple syrup, studded with pecans and cranberries. Made in just 1 bowl with 10 ingredients.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 35 minutes

Total Time 45 minutes

Servings: 6




Gluten-Free, Vegan

Freezer Friendly

1 month

Does it keep?

3-4 Days



  • 2
    flax eggs*
  • 1/3
    pumpkin purée
    (unsweetened) // used fresh roasted pumpkin purée or Libby’s brand canned is our favorite)
  • 1/4
    maple syrup
  • 2
    avocado or melted coconut oil
    (if avoiding oil, sub applesauce or omit)
  • 1/4
    sea salt
  • 1 1/2
    pumpkin pie spice*
  • 1/2
  • 2
    dairy-free milk
    (we used 1/2 almond milk, 1/2 light coconut milk)
  • 2 1/2
    gluten-free rolled oats
  • 3/4
    chopped pecans
    (or sub other nut or seed of choice)
  • 1/3
    fresh or frozen cranberries
    (or other fruit // optional)
  • 1-2
    coconut sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and grease a 2-quart (or similar size) baking dish with oil (or vegan butter).

  2. Prepare flax eggs in a large mixing bowl. Then add pumpkin purée, maple syrup, oil, salt, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and whisk to combine.

  3. Add milk and stir once more. Then add oats and pecans and stir to combine. Transfer mixture to the greased baking dish and top with additional pecans. Sprinkle with coconut sugar for a “swirl” effect (optional) and cranberries (optional).

  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden brown, the edges are slightly caramelized, and it has some springiness in the center. Remove from oven and let cool a few minutes.

  5. Serve warm with desired toppings, such as coconut whipped cream (or warmed coconut milk or almond milk) and a drizzle of maple syrup. 

  6. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator 3-4 days (or in the freezer up to 1 month), though best when fresh. Reheat in a 350-degree F (176 C) oven or in the microwave until hot, adding more dairy-free milk as needed to remoisten.


*To make one flax egg, mix 1 Tbsp (7g) flaxseed meal with 2 1/2 Tbsp (22 ml) water, stir, and let rest for 5 minutes.
*Check out a DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice here.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with avocado oil and almond milk and without optional ingredients.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 6)

  • Calories: 325
  • Fat: 18.3g
  • Saturated fat: 1.8g
  • Sodium: 159mg
  • Carbohydrates: 36.1g
  • Fiber: 5.9g
  • Sugar: 9.3g
  • Protein: 6.8g