Well, Thanksgiving week is upon us and I’m sure everyone is gearing up for some wonderful memory making opportunities with family and friends. Since we host Thanksgiving, and we go ALL out with loads of food, our baking and cooking begins the Monday of Thanksgiving week. Since we are already in full swing cooking and baking for Thanksgiving Day, I try to prepare a super simple menu for our ‘normal’ meals that week. One of my kids favorite Thanksgiving week breakfast’s is Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal.
With the fall season still showing it’s lovely colors in the Deep South, pumpkin recipes only seem suitable. I love all things pumpkin, especially this time of year. And as I mentioned in my Perfect Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe post; we grow our own pumpkins and have an ample supply to use in all our favorite pumpkin recipes. But, don’t be deterred if you don’t have fresh pumpkin to use in this recipe; store-bought canned pumpkin works just as well.
Baked oatmeal is a super hardy and easy to prepare breakfast which can easily be doubled (or tripled) to feed a crowd. My children will even eat it as leftovers for lunch. We typically have baked oatmeal in some form once a week, because it is so easy to make, and my children will eat it with little complaint. We typically eat the more ‘healthier’ versions of baked oatmeal, but the holidays lend themselves to little splurges such as refined sugar and chocolate chips. 🙂
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal
Quick and Easy baked oatmeal filled with the delightful flavors of fall
- 8 cups Old Fashioned Oats
- 4 Eggs beaten
- 1/2 cup Butter melted
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 1 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 3 tsp Baking Powder
- 3 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 cup Chocolate Chips
Preheat over to 350*
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl
Pour into a greased 9x13 baking pan
Bake 25 minutes until middle is set and top is slightly browned
If you’re looking for an easy yet festive breakfast to feed your crew this Thanksgiving week, I can assure you, this recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal will not disappoint. Don’t miss the flavors of the season for lack of a great recipe or fear of trying a new one. This recipe is one of our tried and true favorites. Trust me this mama ain’t got no time for ‘Pinterest recipe fails’ the week of Thanksgiving! So, don’t go looking elsewhere just whip this hearty breakfast together and reap the sweet little praises from your beautiful tribe.
May all your Thanksgiving memories be filled with love and joy this year.