Ah Sundays on a college campus…the hungover people stumbling into 711 to get a coffee, everyone claiming a spot the library to get homework done (which is where I’ll be soon), the pumpkin PB2 baked oatmeal….
Haha sorry. That only happens in my house. 😉
Anyway, Sundays are a day of rest and rejuvenation for the upcoming week, but I’ve got a baked oatmeal recipe that’s sure to make you all smile!
No literally. It has a smile on it.
This recipe is loosely inspired by The Oatmeal Artist’s Pumpkin Nut Butter Oatmeal, but I decided to bake it and add a few protein-boosting ingredients! And a smiley-face of course. 🙂
Pumpkin PB2 “Smile” Baked Oatmeal
(Flavor combo inspired by The Oatmeal Artist’s stovetop recipe)
- Serves: 1
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Bake Time: 20 min
- Total Time: 30 min
For the oatmeal
3 tbsp. Liquid Egg Whites (or 1 egg white)
1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
2 tbsp. plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
For the top:
1.5 tbsp. PB2 (or regular peanut butter, but the nutritional information will be different)
1 tbsp. of water (or a tad less for a thicker spread)
- Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit and grease a small ramekin or single-serve baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, add egg white, pumpkin, Greek yogurt, and vanilla extract. Mix well to combine.
- Now add in the dry ingredients: oats, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt. Mix everything again until well-combined.
- Transfer the oatmeal into the ramekin or dish. In a small cup, add the PB2 and water and stir until all powder is gone. Pour this on top of the oats.
- Bake for 20 min. When the oats are done, take your fork and draw a smile in the PB2 (NOT OPTIONAL, it will make you happy I promise!)
- ENJOY 🙂
(For this glorious oatmeal dish and more, check out my Instagram!)
Be someone’s reason to smile today.
Have a smiley Sunday!! 🙂