Pumpkin Cranberry Raspberry Oatmeal

This pumpkin cranberry raspberry oatmeal is perfect for a fall breakfast, decorative pumpkins not required. #bakedoatmeal #pumpkin #cranberry #raspberry #breakfast

i was going to mention how good things come in three’s, talk about my weird compulsion to reference the 3 oldest kardashians (despite my disinterest in them), then finally get around to talking about how this is my third year participating in sara ‘s / cake over steak’s virtual pumpkin party. but seeing how it’s actually my second year doing this, i now feel inclined to talk about sophomore hits. 22 jump street was better than 21. paramore’s riot! was much more of a success than all we know is falling ever was. so is this pumpkin cranberry raspberry oatmeal better than last year’s waffles with spiced pumpkin butter and walnut brown sugar crumble? maybe. though i’d like to be a fair parent and say that they’re both good in different ways and there’s no possible way that i could pick between two very different recipes.

if you’re not in normal oatmeal bc you are a texture fiend and cannot deal with that gluey, gummy mess (wow that’s me!!!), then baked oatmeal is perfect. it’s more dense and dry and you could stab it with a fork and lift it up if you really wanted to. i  definitely ate this pumpkin cranberry raspberry oatmeal using a fork (i couldn’t seem to find a spoon) last week. and in another unstereotypical oatmeal move, this one’s on the tart side with the raspberries and cranberries. i’m trying to eat less sugar, but be my guest and add more brown sugar/maple syrup or sub in sweet fruit if that’s more your style.

This pumpkin cranberry raspberry oatmeal is delicious plain, but I like to serve it with milk and some nuts or seeds. #bakedoatmeal #pumpkin #cranberry #raspberry #breakfast

1 year ago: Plum and Green Bean Salad with Miso Dressing, Waffles with Spiced Pumpkin Butter and Brown Sugar Walnut Crumble
2 years ago: Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes, Quinoa Pilaf with Swiss Chard and Dried Apricots
3 years ago: Raspberry Custard Cups, (Vegetarian) Egg Gratin with Swiss Chard and Cherry Tomatoes
4 years ago: Samoa Bars, Basic Waffles

Pumpkin Cranberry Raspberry Baked Oatmeal
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
This pumpkin cranberry raspberry oatmeal fulfills its fall quota with the pumpkin, while the cranberry and raspberry keep this tart enough to make it weekday breakfast appropriate.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 people
Calories: 185 kcal
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar depending on taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce optional*
  • fresh raspberries, almonds, pumpkin seeds, milk, etc for serving
  1. Mix the dry ingredients.
  2. Mix the wet ingredients. Mix into the dry ingredients. Fold in the raspberries and cranberries.

  3. Pour into a greased 9” round or 8x8” pan. Evenly spread mixture around the pan and press the fruit down so that they aren’t sticking out. Dollop the cranberry sauce on top of the oatmeal, and use a knife to swirl it into the oatmeal.

  4. Bake at 350F for 40 minutes or until center feels firm and edges have browned, or until a knife inserted into the center of oatmeal comes out clean. Cool slightly before serving with raspberries, almonds, pumpkin seeds, milk, or whatever you want with it.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from The Roasted Root. The cranberry sauce is optional, but I like the extra color and cranberry-ness it adds. You can buy it from a store, but I prefer cooking down some fresh or frozen cranberries with some sugar and water until the berries have popped and the liquid has thickened. Calorie information does not include toppings or serving suggestion.

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72 Replies to “Pumpkin Cranberry Raspberry Oatmeal”

  1. I love oatmeal (even the glueiness!!) but have never had baked oatmeal. I totally need to try this! 😚

    1. oooh you should try baked oatmeal then! it’s a completely different texture, but i have a feeling you’d still like it (:

  2. I’m totally a ‘things happen in 3’s’! My mom has always said that! I like these 3’s way more than the Kardashians! Looks so comforting, I need this now!! 😀

  3. I love oatmeal pretty much any way I can get it! I’ll take it gluey and gummy or baked and stab-able 🙂 This sounds delicious, Heather!

    1. that’s good you’re an equal opportunity oatmeal lover (: i can get kind of picky about oatmeal (and yogurt) whoops.

  4. I don’t think I give oatmeal much of the credit that it deserves. I mean, when you think about it, a single bowl of oatmeal can really carry you to the next meal. That being said I don’t think eat it much simply because of the texture and I’m too lazy to make it myself. But if I would, your version would be the one I go with for sure!

    1. mm yeah texture can be a major turnoff (i had an acai bowl yday with almond milk and it was so funky and not smoothie like and my friend compared it to that nickelodeon slime. ick).

  5. I love the idea of baked oatmeal because it kind of feels like you’re getting a cookie (or “granola bar” if we want to sound healthier) for breakfast. And who doesn’t want that? And to have a nice pan of it for several days sounds like a tremendous idea! But I’ll eat oatmeal any way I can get it. This one looks a-maz-ing!

    1. yeah it makes the oatmeal feel a lot more decadent than it really is. and it’s such a great make-ahead breakfast!

  6. I’ll take oatmeal in any form! A little sad I forgot to join this year’s pumpkin party 🙁

    1. oh no! hopefully you still got in a ton of pumpkin baking (:

  7. I love oatmeal in any form. I’m on a roll trying pumpkin recipes and this is going down on my list:)

  8. Ohmygosh YES! I like oatmeal and have a few recipes for it, but most days I am NOT down with the gooey, gluey thing. My boyfriend, on the other hand, loves it. But I don’t think he’s ever had baked oatmeal, so I think I’ll make a convert out of him 😉

    1. yeah. there are some days when i have the usual kind of oatmeal, and i’m halfway through it, and then i poop out because i just can’t with the texture. don’t have that problem with baked oatmeal, ever (:

  9. I LOVE baked oatmeal and I never think to use cranberries, so thanks for the inspiration!! This is perfect for a pumpkin pot-luck. Oh, and I totally agree – 22 Jump Street was definitely better 😉

    1. i use dried cranberries all the time, but when fresh cranberries are in season, you can bet i’m all over them! (:

  10. I need to buy some rolled oats, and make some pumpkin puree as we cannot buy that here, to try this recipe 🙂

    1. that’s so unusual to me (we have canned pumpkin here year round available at most supermarkets), but i’m sure you have things that we don’t see either (: definitely don’t need to use pumpkin here though, and you can sub in more milk or use another thick fruit puree (maybe applesauce?).

  11. Oh yum! Baked oatmeal is so comforting in the autumn months. And bonus, you used up the cranberry sauce! After a turkey dinner I can never figure out what to do with it.
    Hooray for the #virtualpumpkinparty!

    1. i really like cranberry sauce on everything lol. yogurt, oatmeal (baked or just stovetop), vanilla ice cream, buttered toast, etc.

  12. I personally love oatmeal, baked or otherwise. This sounds like a magical combo!!

  13. Ooo I love baked oatmeal!! Pumpkin + Cranberry + Raspberry is a wonderful combination, especially for fall!! 🙂

    1. oh yay!! i feel like a lot of people don’t know about it, even though it’s pretty easy to whip together. and yes, i love those fruits together! i love tart things, so i think they work well (:

  14. Yummy! This is an awesome breakfast recipe, Heather! Can’t wait to give it a try!

    1. thanks agness! it was also great for when i got the munchies at night, and i had this instead of ice cream or cake or the kind of dessert i’d usually go seek out (:

  15. I love berries in my oatmeal..And I totally need to try the berries with the pumpkin! Sounds lovely for fall! I will add a bit of cinnamon to it too :).

    1. same! i need some sort of fruit in my oatmeal to break up all that oatmeal-y ness (;

  16. Interesting! I’ve made baked oatmeal a couple of times, but I love how you serve it with milk instead of straight-up. Also, I love the berries in here! Cranberries just scream Fall to me, and this would be a great breakfast for the holidays…say maybe on Thanksgiving morning? While listening to Paramore? 🙂

    1. paramore is a year round kind of band for me, but i think everyone else would beg to differ (and then switch to christmas music lol). i like how the milk softens it a bit more, but it’s definitely tasty straight up too (:

  17. Omg, I can’t stand gloopy gummy oatmeal either – so gross! I am thinking that this baked oatmeal would indeed be the way to get me to try oatmeal again (I always thought it was a lost cause). This recipe has everything I love jam packed right into it, so I’m pretty sure it’s my perfect match! Thanks for an awesome new breakfast idea Heather 😀

    Also, I agree that 22 Jump Street was better than 21 (although I freakin love both).

    1. oh yes would definitely recommend trying baked oatmeal then! but maybe a small batch in case you’re just not an oatmeal person period (;

  18. This oatmeal looks delicious! I don’t normally eat baked oatmeal (I don’t mind eating it gloopy), but I should bake it next time. Great fall flavours too!

    1. cooking oatmeal stovetop is easier (maybe because i just cook it plain with water), but this is a good way to mix up the oatmeal routine (:

  19. This looks so good! I usually go for eggs in the morning but Have been on an oatmeal kick lately.

    1. eggs for breakfast are the best! i do tend to be a sweet breakfast person, but i’m always down for some eggs (:

  20. WHOA BABY! THAT is one hunky oatmeal bar!!

    1. LOL have never associated hunky with oatmeal but i dig it.

  21. What a thorough recipe and directions! I’ve never tried baked oatmeal, but this sounds delicious. I’ll give this a try next time I bake!

    Jenn | http://www.lepetittato.com/

    1. hope you get to try it out soon! (:

  22. Okay, I’m feeling a bit old. I have not seen either of the Jump Streets and the only reason I know Paramore is because they used to be my daughter’s favorite group for a while. I also do know that I need to try baked oatmeal. This version with pumpkin, cranberries, and raspberries sounds delicious!

    1. haha i think it’s just easy to feel old/out of it in general (i didn’t/still don’t really get why fidget spinners were so popular with kids).

  23. This looks heavenly and I want to eat it NOW! Perfect for fall!!! <3 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

  24. Hello, Heather.

    Yes. Finally! We share the same opinion for the normal oatmeal. Haha.This looks so yummy and healthy too. This definitely is a good breakfast. Great recipe, Heather. I will try this very soon.

  25. This is a great idea for using pumpkin, the sound so full of autumn flavours.

    1. yeah! a lot of recipes don’t use a full can of pumpkin, so this is a good way to use some of it up. or i just freeze the leftover pumpkin if i don’t want to deal with it soon (;

  26. Hey, Heather!
    I like the crispiness of baked oatmeal, so this is definitely a recipe for me to try!

    1. ooh yes i love that slight crust on top, too! anything to keep oatmeal from being that one textured sludge (;

  27. The Kardashians are one big train wreck. LOL! Baked oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfasts and I’m always looking for a new recipe. Pinned yours so I can make it on the weekend for brunch. Love the flavors you used and I’m going to top mine with toasted pumpkin seeds 🙂

    1. oooh toasted pumpkin seeds on top sound awesome! i did sunflower seeds here, but anything crunchy/nutty/seedy would be great.

  28. alas, I do not enjoy oatmeal at all… though it looks somewhat interesting, I have to say.
    Kardashians, ugh…


    1. haha i don’t blame you (; for the longest time, i didn’t like the texture of pancakes (i know, whaaaat?!), and would just pick out the chocolate chips.

  29. GRRRRL we are on the same wavelength about oatmeal texture. Love this recipe, both for the superior texture and the lovely flavors!

    1. i feel like there should be an oatmeal council to redo oatmeal’s image lol.

  30. I am definitely one of those who cannot deal with the gummy mess. Baked oatmeal is the thing for me and I love this. All of fall’s awesome flavors in a little breakfast bowl. Awesome!

  31. Hi Heather, thanks for the great inspiration! I love regular oatmeal but will definitely give this a try to switch things up a bit!

    1. it’s a very different texture, but i have a feeling you’d like it (:

  32. I want all of that… in my mouth. STAT! I adore oatmeal so this recipe is right up my alley!! I can’t wait to try it. Great job 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. thanks christina (:

  33. Love baked oatmeal and this has put me right in the mood for some, perfect Fall flavours 🙂

  34. I’ve never tried doing this before! Totally going to give it a go! Looks delicious 🙂


    1. hope you try baked oatmeal! thanks, alex (:

  35. Yup. I’m totally digging your way of eating oatmeal by stabbing with a fork. Such an interesting concept haha 😀 My breakfast normally consists of a black coffee but gah you’re making me want to have breakfast! What is this voodoo you’re doing? haha 😀

    1. okay, black coffee is intense stuff. that’s more unusual to me than baked oatmeal haha (;

  36. I’m definitely a baked oatmeal girl!!! I love that it’s almost like cake for breakfast. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. like cake for breakfast, only a touch more responsible and healthy (; thanks, sara!

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