I was so thrilled to get my hands on the new book, The Everything Guide to Living Gluten-Free and read all of the wonderful content. The author, Jeanine Friesen from The Baking Beauties did such an amazing job of explaining all the important aspects of living gluten-free. This book is so well written and informative and it's a great resource for anyone who is thinking about going gluten-free or someone who has been gluten-free for years.
Jeanine also provides 100 recipes as well, and when I saw the Baked Pumpkin Crunch Oatmeal, I knew I'd have to make this for my family. And boy was I right, it was delicious. I had to make a second batch right away. The only thing I added was a little ground flax seed. You know I looooooooove my flax! Oh and I made this the night before so all I had to do was pop in in the oven in the morning. Perfect.
- 1 ⁄2 cup pumpkin purée not pie filling
- 1 large egg
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 ⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 ⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
- 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup ground flax seed
- 2 cups certified gluten-free oats
- 11 ⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 ⁄2 cup chopped pecans optional
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8" × 8" square baking pan. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
- Pour into lightly greased baking pan, and bake in preheated oven for 30–35 minutes. Let oatmeal sit for 5 minutes before serving.
What a perfect pair, The Everything Guide to Living Gluten-Free AND my book, The Everything Wheat-Free Diet Cookbook. The two of them together would make a fantastic gift!
Please go visit Jeanine's blog too, you will not be disappointed!
I made this last weekend and we really enjoyed it. I only had whole flax seeds but they worked fine (I tried to grind them in the food processor but they're so tiny it didn't really work). I will definitely make it again!
Thank you so much for the kind words, Lauren! I'm so glad that you liked the book, and the baked oatmeal. 🙂