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Sep 28

Pumpkin, Cranberry & Apple Baked Oatmeal

Pumpkin, Cranberry & Apple Baked Oatmeal

I love baked oatmeal. It’s such a hearty, filling breakfast and it’s so versatile. The possibilities for tasty toppings and fillings are endless, but the combination of pumpkin, dried cranberries and apples was so perfect and comforting for Fall. The Autumn flavors blended perfectly and a serving for breakfast kept me full all morning. If you try this Pumpkin, Cranberry & Apple Baked Oatmeal and love it (or if this flavor combination just isn’t up your alley), make sure you also try my Baked Blueberry Peach Oatmeal! I eat my baked oatmeal plain but a lot of people like it with some warm milk poured over the top, which makes it extra moist. However you prefer to serve it, this is a perfect set of flavors for Fall and you can bake it once and have breakfast all week! (Plus it will make your kitchen smell incredible while it’s baking). To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!

Pumpkin, Cranberry & Apple Baked Oatmeal

Pumpkin, Cranberry & Apple Baked Oatmeal

This Pumpkin, Cranberry & Apple Baked Oatmeal is delicious and filling for a perfect fall breakfast!


  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup wheat germ
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 ½ cups skim milk
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup apples, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat the oven to 375. Lightly mist a 7 x 11 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, wheat germ, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and cranberries and stir to mix. In a separate bowl, stir together the milk, pumpkin, butter, egg and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients and apples to the dry ingredients and stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread evenly. Sprinkle the pecans over the top and bake for 20 minutes until top is golden. Slice into eight pieces and serve.


To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!
Nutrition Information:
246 calories, 37 g carbs, 17 g sugars, 8 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 7 g protein, 5 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
MyWW SmartPoints per (1/8th of the recipe) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 9 SmartPoints/ Blue: 9 SmartPoints/ Purple: 7 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
6 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Adapted from My Kitchen Addiction

Pumpkin, Cranberry & Apple Baked Oatmeal

52 comments on “Pumpkin, Cranberry & Apple Baked Oatmeal”

  1. This looks so yummy!! Does it store well? I’m wondering if I can make it at the beginning of the week and have 1 serving each morning for breakfast that week. Thanks!

  2. Yes! I am doing that this week as well :). I just microwave a serving each morning.

  3. Will it still taste good if u don’t add wheat germ? I dont have that ingredient

  4. I haven’t made it without the wheat germ but my guess would that it would still taste great. Let me know!

  5. I wish I found your blog earlier! I made some baked oatmeal this morning using applesauce, and served it with sliced banana and warm milk. Delicious! Like you said, I love how this breakfast lends itself to all kinds of flavors. Thanks for posting!

  6. I can’t wait to try this!!

  7. Thank you! I made a wonderful baked blueberry oatmeal a while back. It was so many point though. I am very excited to try this one!

  8. How much apple did you use and what type?

  9. Susie, the recipe calls for 1 cup chopped apple. I think I used a gala apple.

  10. I bookmarked the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  11. I made it, it was fantastic! I can’t wait to make it again. It’s a great way to use fall apples 🙂

  12. I made this recipe on Monday – I’m in LOVE lol. Thanks for sharing! I might try it with bananas next week 🙂

  13. Glad you all liked it! Let me know how you like it with the bananas 🙂

  14. Hi. I plan to make this tomorrow morning but don’t know how the 1 1/2 T of unsalted butter figures into it. Did I miss something? Should I coat the pecans? Thanks for the recipe!

  15. Oops, I left it out of the instructions! It goes in with the rest of the wet ingredients. I just added it. Thanks for catching it!

  16. Love this recipe! I’ve made it 3 times in the last 2 weeks. It’s super easy and so yummy. Thanks!

  17. Thanks Christine, glad you like it! I want to eat it all the time too 🙂

  18. Thank you for the answer to the butter question. When I got up and thought about it I decided to add it to the wet ingredients, and then I made it in muffin cups for portion control!! It is delicious. Thank you so much for the recipe.

  19. Made this for the second time it is amazing! This is the best baked oatmeal recipe ever!

  20. Just finsihed making this. I was hoping for more pumpkin taste it in it, and a bit more sweetness. Would you suggest adding some splenda to it?

  21. Thanks Fran and Kristen!

    Sara – sorry you didn’t like it! I would never recommend adding splenda to any baked goods because I think it has a weird aftertaste. I thought this had plenty of pumpkin flavor and sweetness from the brown sugar so I’m not quite sure how to help. It’s not supposed to be overly sweet like dessert. If you want to add splenda then go ahead!

  22. i never baked w splenda before so will take your word for it. I still liked it tho!kept well in the fridge and tasted great microwaved in the morning!

  23. I just made this tonight for dinner and it is sooo good.Strangely, I had no brown sugar so I used the splenda brown sugar blend and it turned out great. I love your recipes!

  24. So delicious. Has the texture of bread pudding. So good. At first i thought the portions were too small but once i ate it, it was filling. Perfect size and healthy. Love how the pecans toasted on top too. Added a nice crunch. Will make again! It’s a keeper!

  25. Have you ever tried this recipe “muffin” style? I am just wandering if it would work that way. I love the recipe–have made it many times, but have not tried it as muffins.

  26. I made this today and it was so fantastic!!! WOW! My three sons even liked it. I didn’t have a few ingredients but it was still so yummy. I substituted rasins for the cranberries, walnuts for the peacans and flaxseed meal for the wheat germ. I like that you can make it and eat it throughout the week. Thank you for the great recipe. It’s a keeper. I’m a new follower to your site. You do a great job!

    • Thanks Missy, I’m glad you found me! I love baked oatmeal, it’s so filling and versatile. Your substitutions sound yummy. So happy to hear this was a hit!

  27. Has anyone frozen the portions?

  28. Yes I’ve frozen them and they taste and hold up just fine.

  29. YUMMY!!!!!! just made some last night and had some this morning! Tastes great and also great for people who have to get to work early and cant make breakfast!!!! I also put a couple t of flaxseed in mine. Any other way I can make this to switch it up every week? thanks!

  30. Also everything I used was organic! Even my picky hubby loved this lol

  31. I have made this many times and love it. I’ve made it for family and friends and always get rave reviews. When I made it earlier this week, I discovered too late that I was out of milk. I subbed unsweeteded vanilla almond milk instead and it was just as good–there was NO differerence in taste or texture, but it cut it down to 5 points per serving according to the recipe builder. That was an accidental bonus!

  32. THANK YOU! this is now my official go to breakfast, my boyfriend can’t get enough of it. You’re the best!

  33. Can this be made with steel cut oats?

  34. Emily, you make my mornings so much easier. I’ve done several batches of the Banana Oatmeal Singles to freeze and reheat on crazy mornings, so last night I tweaked this just a little to make it into singles. I left out the wheat germ (because I didn’t have any), and cut the milk back to 1 cup. I portioned it into 12 muffin singles, and baked at 350 for 18 minutes. They are so moist with the apples, and the cranberries add a nice punch. We all enjoyed them for breakfast this morning, and now I have 9 more stashed in the freezer. Thanks!

  35. I am brand new to your site and I LOVE it! This was the first recipe I tried and I was blown away! I loved all of the flavors and the sweetness, and the heartiness is just what I need to fill me up and keep my 10:30am munchies at bay. I love all of your ideas, and can’t wait to try all of your recipes! Thanks!

  36. OMG, these are even more addictive than your wonton cupcakes! I followed the ingredient list exactly and they made 6 regular cupccakes (baked @ 30 mins) and 24 mini ones (baked at 20 mins). Thanks so much for the recipe!

  37. Very yummy. I am trying this losing weight business again…I really love your site. You make real food that is delish. 🙂

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  39. This is fantastic! I made it with fresh cranberries and quick oats but am making again today with old fashioned oats. Very simple and a great way to use some of my fav fall ingredients.

  40. Oh, this is so delicious and comforting! Breakfast for dinner 🙂
    I used coconut oil instead of butter and replaced the wheat germ with flax seed meal.

  41. Just made this and tasted it straight from the oven..wow – so good!

  42. Emily–this looks delicious !!! how would the NI change by using margarine and also omitting the nuts ( family member with tree nut allergies..) ? thanks so much !!

    • I’m not sure, it would depend on the margarine you use, etc. I recommend plugging in the ingredients with your changes to the nutrition calculator on myfitnesspal.com!

  43. Emily–this , as well as all of your baked oatmeal recipes, look so yummy….Can any/all/some/none of them be prepared the night before and baked in the morning???? If so what , if any, changes need to be made to the recipe incl baking time ??? thanks so much !

  44. Would the consistency change if I omitted the wheat germ?

  45. Hi Emily!

    I’ve been making your blueberry peach oatmeal for quite some time now. I finally gave this one a try this week and it’s over the top yummy!

    Thank you so much for your recipes!!

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