Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pumpkin Oatmeal Casserole

I love this time of year, the smells of the season, pumpkin and cinnamon are two of my favorites that remind me it is time for the holidays!  I was searching for some clean eating holiday recipes, as I am wanting to change over my "dirty" recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas to be "clean"!  I came across this recipe and it looks AMAZING!  How can you go wrong…OATMEAL and PUMPKIN!!  I literally could eat oatmeal for every meal of the day, especially steel cut oats!!!

Here it is…I found this recipe from The Gracious Pantry blog and can't wait to make it very soon!!

Pumpkin Oatmeal Casserole, Clean Eating, Pumpkin, Oatmeal

Pumpkin Oatmeal Casserole

(Makes approximately 12 servings)


  • 4 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, no sugar added
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups steel cut oats
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a casserole dish (9×13), blend together the almond milk, pumpkin, pumpkin spice, honey and vanilla. Stir gently until completely combined.
  3. Add the oats, pecans, cranberries and raisins. Stir briefly to combine.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until the casserole is soft and cooked through.

* Recipe from The Gracious Pantry


  1. In terms of the colors for the Insanty Max, how would this work?

    1. Hi Jessie, Ok...I'm just going to be totally hones with you. When I'm following a plan super strictly, I stay as SIMPLE as possible! To me...this recipe, while clean and healthy, does have some things in it that I would not have on a regular basis while being strict.

      Here's another oatmeal option for you that is more simple to split up...

      But...probably what I would do on this one is count it as 1-2 yellows, a purple and a blue. That would probably be how I split it up...but again, I'd stick to something more simple if following it exactly!! I think I would probably do about 1/2 -3/4 cup for a serving.