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Friday, February 17, 2017

Pecan Pie Baked Oatmeal


     By now you know how much we love oatmeal.  We love it in cookies, muffins, bread, cake and granola.  I have a whole board on Pinterest devoted to it and it even has it's own category here on the blog.  But one of our absolute favorite ways to have it is as baked oatmeal.  It is amazing how many different ways there are to make it.  We've enjoyed baked oatmeal with all different kinds of fruit, pumpkin and even chocolate.  Mmmmm, chocolate oatmeal!  If you haven't tried that one yet, you really should!  But I thought it would be fun to come up with something a tiny bit different this time.  So, I present to you: Pecan Pie Baked Oatmeal.

     Of course when I got some Flahavan's Irish Oatmeal in the mail, my first thought was to make porridge.  After all, that is what they are known for.  But images of pecans and brown sugar were dancing in my head.  While those would certainly be good in porridge as well, I wanted something more.  Something I could really sink my teeth (and my fork) in to!  Besides I am constantly baffled by the number of you who say you've never tried baked oatmeal.  I am thinking of making it my personal mission to bring baked oatmeal to the masses!  Everyone should try it!  So to keep the good word spreading and to satisfy my need to bake more oatmeal, the beauty was born.  I don't regret a single bite of it either! (Ps.  I also got some steel cut oats that made a delicious porridge with brown sugar and pecans... so feel free to go that way if you'd like.  But definitely make the baked oatmeal too... you won't be sorry!)


     Usually I try to make my baked oatmeal recipes a little on the light and fluffy side, light and fluffy for baked oatmeal anyway.  The texture comes out a bit more like pudding, but is still sturdy enough to be cut into pieces.  But that texture doesn't make you think of pecan pie at all.  So, this baked oatmeal has a few more eggs and has a texture that is a bit more rich than most of the other recipes I have created.  But with a healthy dose of oatmeal and a bit of yogurt tossed in, it won't make you feel too guilty either.  Your nutritionist and your taste buds will praise you for a job well done!


      I don't know why I haven't given this a try before.  If you think about it, the oatmeal goes perfectly with the sweet and nutty flavors of pecan pie.  So if you are looking for a breakfast that tastes like one of your favorite treats but you can feel good about eating, this is just the thing for you!


Yield: about 6 servings

Pecan Pie Baked Oatmeal

Pecan pie is now an acceptable breakfast! This pecan pie inspired baked oatmeal is delicious, nutritious and hearty!
prep time: 5 MINScook time: 35 MINStotal time: 40 mins

INGREDIENTS:


  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup pecans

INSTRUCTIONS


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a deep dish pie pan or an square baking dish.
  2. Beat eggs until completely combined. Stir in remaining ingredients except for the pecans.
  3. Pour into prepared baking dish and arrange pecans on top.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the center is set.
  5. Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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30 comments:

  1. A pecan pie I could feel good about eating. Using extra eggs is a good thing. (My hens are good to me). And to think that I had the chance to try it but thought it would be too fattening. Guess I'll have to make it myself. I think I'll use honey and molasses instead of the brown sugar because that's how I roll these days.

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    1. You'll definitely have to give it a go! After making it, I did wonder to myself why I didn't go with maple syrup. I think that would be delicious as well!

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  2. Pecan heaven on a plate right there!! Love me my oats, so what a brilliant idea!! Happy weekend beautiful babe,good weather is coming!!

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    1. Heart shaped foods and oatmeal... we are meant to be friends for sure! Thank goodness for this lovely weather. We are enjoying plenty of time at the park and playing in the yard. It is so nice to not be so cooped up. I wonder how long it will last!

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  3. Hi Carlee, this sounds really good! I pinned and I hope to make it sometime. It looks pretty easy to make and I bet it tastes delicious.
    Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog. Industry City is a really interesting place to visit. :)
    I hope you have a nice weekend.
    Julie

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    1. Thank you, Julie! I hope you love it! Industry City looked great. I'll have to put it on my growing list of places to visit!

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  4. I'm on a lifetime search to find an oatmeal I love. Still searching after too many years. Gonna try this one, hopefully this one is "the one". Thanks!

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    1. Fingers crossed! We love love love our baked oatmeal and I hope you do too! Now I am dying to know what you think!

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  5. I have never tried baked oatmeal, but this recipe looks like a winner! Pinned! I found you at the Weekend Potluck.

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    1. You definitely have to try! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Carlee, This looks amazing. We really like oatmeal and this looks like a different way to try it.

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    1. You definitely have to give this a try. We love baked oatmeal and it is so versatile!

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  7. I LOVE baked oatmeal and this variation looks amazing! I'd love it if you'd come share this with Awesome Life Friday. :) http://rchreviews.blogspot.com/2017/02/awesome-life-friday-100.html

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    1. I'll definitely have to do that! I looooove baked oatmeal too. We really like trying different variations too.

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  8. Hi Carlee, I've made your baked banana oatmeal bread a couple of times now, and even served it as a warm pudding with vanilla ice cream the other evening. I am sure this recipe will be just as good as the banana one!

    xx

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    1. I am glad you like the banana one so much! I bet it is delicious with ice cream too. Thanks so much, Debbie!

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  9. I absolutely must make this!! It sounds wonderful!

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  10. That sounds delish!! Visiting from the Family Joy linkup!

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  11. This looks great. You can't go wrong with Pecans and Brown Sugar. Thanks for sharing at the Family Joy Blog Link Party this week. Please join us again next week!

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    1. They are a match made in heaven, aren't they? Thank you so much!

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  12. Oh gosh, this looks great! I haven't recovered from my Apple Fritter Bread or I'd be making this asap! Maybe for a special weekend!

    Really, it looks divine, Carlee!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mollie! I hope you find a good excuse soon!

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  13. How lovely...who wouldn't want to eat pie for breakfast?

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    1. Any excuse is a good one, right? Thanks!

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  14. This is such a fabulous idea! I love pecan pie so having it in breakfast form is amazing! Thanks for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Merry Monday this week!

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    1. Thank you so much! We love having a nutritious breakfast that feels like a treat. I hope you love it too!

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  15. Thanks so much for sharing your Pecan Pie Baked Oatmeal with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

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