Make a fall breakfast with this Air Fryer Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal, easy to make gluten-free too!
As the crisp autumn mornings roll in, there’s nothing quite like starting your day with a warm and hearty breakfast. It’s that time of year for all things pumpkin and fall flavors. This filling breakfast recipe is going to hit all of those points!
Enter Air Fryer Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal—a delicious, nutritious, and cozy way to kickstart your fall mornings, perfect for pumpkin lovers!
Not only is it delicious but this is a great way to make a healthy breakfast with old-fashioned oats, paired with pureed pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice to make a wonderful baked oats recipe.
This is a simple recipe and can be adapted in various ways too.
For instance, if you want to swap out the pumpkin for a banana, try this Air Fryer Baked Banana Oatmeal.
Why should you make Air Fryer Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal?
- Easy Cooking – The air fryer makes it quick and easy to make the perfect serving size of baked oatmeal. Each ramekin will be a half cup and this recipe makes enough for 4.
- Quick and Simple Clean-Up – The air fryer basket will not get dirty at all as the oatmeal is baked in ramekins, making it simple to clean up. These can even be prepped the night before and then warmed up in the morning. That means breakfast will be ready in no time!
- Healthy and Nutrient Rich – Pumpkin is a nutrient powerhouse, rich in vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants. Combined with oats, it provides a wholesome and satisfying breakfast.
How do you serve Air Fryer Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal?
Baked Oatmeal can be served in a variety of ways including with warm milk poured over it, with pecans or walnuts, or with a dash of cinnamon sugar on top. Each topping will enhance the pumpkin flavor.
- Warm Milk (Oat Milk, Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, or Dairy)
- Powdered Sugar
- Brown Sugar
- Dark Chocolate Chips
- Chia Seeds
Personally, we like to use warm oat milk drizzled on top of our oatmeal it gives it a wonderful flavor.
What oats do you use for baked oats?
All oats are made differently and this recipe uses Old-Fashioned Oats or Rolled Oats.
DO NOT use quick oats or steel cut oats in this recipe, if you do it will need to be adjusted for the change of oats. Steel-cut oats need to be prepared differently than regular oats.
Quick Oats are smaller than Old Fashioned Oats making them cook much quicker.
The change of oats will affect the cooking time in this baked oatmeal recipe.
How do you make this oatmeal gluten-free?
In order to make this gluten-free, swap the oats for certified gluten-free oats.
This is the only swap needed to make this gluten-free.
Tips for Making Air Fryer Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal:
Remember that this recipe uses Pureed Pumpkin NOT Pumpkin Pie Filling. If you use Pumpkin Pie Filling, eliminate all of the additional spices in the recipe because it is already in the pumpkin.
Ramekins are used to make these oats. This is a great dish to have on hand when using your air fryer because it can be used for a variety of different baked goods that are made in the air fryer.
The ramekins are safe to use non-stick cooking spray on in order to avoid having the oatmeal mixture stick to the bottom.
This recipe will start with preheating the air fryer, then you will proceed with adding the ramekins to the air fryer to bake the oatmeal.
As with all machines, they heat differently so around the 10-minute mark check in on the oatmeal, and continue cooking to 12 minutes if needed. The internal temperature should be between 160°F-165°F to be considered done.
This can be checked with a food thermometer or simply by placing a toothpick in the deepest part to be sure it comes out clean.
This recipe will make 4 ramekins, which are 1/2 cup or 4oz. This is perfect for 2 or 4!
Can you make this as Ninja Foodi Baked Oatmeal?
This can easily be made in your Ninja Foodi using the same process with the Air Fryer or Air Crisp function of the Ninja Foodi.
If you are looking for Pressure Cooker Oatmeal, try this Ninja Foodi Oatmeal Recipe.
How do you store leftovers?
If you have leftovers, let the ramekins cool down to room temperature. Once they are cooled, transfer the baked oatmeal to a free-safe container. It’s also okay to store individual portions in a freezer-safe storage bag too.
Once in the airtight container, they can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
In the freezer, they can be stored up to 6 months.
When ready to reheat, simply place on a microwave-safe dish and reheat for 1-2 minutes in the microwave or in the air fryer at 350°F for 4-5 minutes.
I recommend serving pumpkin baked oatmeal with a Pumpkin Spice Latte, a great way to celebrate pumpkin season!
Air Fryer Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal is the perfect way to embrace the flavors of fall while nourishing your body with a wholesome breakfast.
Air Fryer Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal
- 4 4oz Ramekins
- 1 1/2 Cups Gluten-Free or Regular Old Fashioned Oats
- 3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- 1/8 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
- 1 Whole Egg
- 3/4 Cup Milk
- 1/2 Cup Pumpkin Puree
- Brown Sugar
- Powdered Sugar
- Chopped Walnuts
- Chocolate Chips
- Preheat the air fryer to 350°F for 5 minutes.
- While the air fryer is heating, combine all ingredients in order into a large mixing bowl.
- Whisk the ingredients well until combined.
- Coat each ramekin with nonstick baking spray.
- Evenly pour the oat mixture into each ramekin, this will fill up 4 4oz(1/2 cup) ramekins.
- Carefully place the ramekins in the air fryer to fit.
- Air Fry at 350°F for 10-12 minutes or until nicely browned on top. In the Ninja Air Fryer, it took closer to 12 minutes.
- Remove and serve with garnishes of choice.