Pecan Pie Baked Oatmeal

I have another confession to make, guys. I’ve never had pecan pie before. Just like I had never had sweet potato pie or a gingerbread latte before I made those into oatmeal recipes!


But as usual, I made sure to study “classic” recipes before I made my recipe. You will find no corn syrup or eggs in this recipe, but you WILL find a (un)healthy dose of maple syrup! Forgive me; it’s not my most nutritious recipe. 🙂 However, if this isn’t something you’re willing to try for breakfast, I think this oatmeal could make an equally appealing dessert! By dessert standards, it’s truly quite healthy!


If you desire, you could reduce the amount of maple syrup. Don’t be too stingey, or it will end up tasting like pecans floating in a flavorless baked oatmeal (don’t say I didn’t warn you!). As written, though, this recipe is sweet (but not too sweet), a little chewy (in a good, caramel-like way), and exceptionally flavorful.


This one is a winner!

Pecan Pie Baked Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp molasses (use less if using Blackstrap)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup pecans

How to make it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and spray a single-serving ramekin with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, add milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and molasses. Stir thoroughly (you don't want the maple syrup to settle at the bottom).
  3. Add in dry ingredients: oats, baking powder, and salt. Stir until combined.
  4. Fold in the pecans, either whole, halved, or crumbled. I crumbled mine a little bit (into quarters, roughly).
  5. Transfer to the ramekin. Top with a few more pecans, if desired, and bake for 18-20 minutes.

**You can also find hundreds of other oatmeal recipes (as well as tons of other meatless recipes) on my Pinterest account!  You can also like The Oatmeal Artist on Facebook. Thanks!

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

4 Responses to Pecan Pie Baked Oatmeal

  1. Anonymous says:

    Sounds yummy! Do you recall where you got the pot/bowl?

    • Lauren Smith says:

      It’s the Le Creuset brand! You can find it at almost any kitchen supply store or probably even department stores. I got mine from a standard kitchen store in NYC. They’re also on Amazon.

  2. Brianna says:

    is there anything else i can bake oatmeal in besides a ramekin? 🙂

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