I made this recipe weeks ago, but it took me forever to share it because I didn’t like the pictures. Once I edited them, I realized they weren’t that bad, but still nothing great.
Ever since making my Brownie Baked Oatmeal Parfait, I have wanted to do something similar. I’m a huge fan of chocolate pudding made from avocados, so instead of using yogurt (as I did in the aforementioned parfait), I decided to layer it with some clean, vegan chocolate pudding!
Props to Allison for helping me out in my moment of indecisiveness.
Lauren: What sounds more appealing to you: pumpkin baked oatmeal layered with chocolate pudding, or brownie baked oatmeal layered with pumpkin pudding?
Allison: The first one, definitely.
Of course, I still intend on trying the other one, too…probably soon. 😉
This was a difficult recipe to name because there are so many different pieces to it. To name it accurately, it would be around 15 words long. Basically, it’s my Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal layered with chocolate chia avocado pudding.
I decided to try something a little different than my usual plain chocolate avocado pudding, so I tried a version with chia seeds that I found on Mama Natural. It turned out incredibly well, and I highly recommend it. However, you can sub in your favorite version, of course. For a no-added-sugar version, this is a great recipe using bananas that I use frequently.
What you'll need:
- 1/2 avocado
- 4 tsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/3 cup water or milk of choice
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup regular rolled oats
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup milk of choice
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
How to make it:
- Place all ingredients for the pudding in a mini food processor and blend until smooth. Place in fridge for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a muffin tin (I only needed to spray four "muffin slots") with non-stick spray.
- In a small bowl, mix oats, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt until combined.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, milk of choice, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.
- Add dry ingredients to mix ingredients and stir until combined.
- Pour into the prepared muffin tin and bake for 15-20 minutes.
- Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes at least.
- Layer the parfait in a glass or jar in this order: oatmeal, scoop of pudding, and any other ingredients you're using (such as walnuts or chocolate chips). Repeat layers until you run out of oatmeal and pudding.