Baked Pumpkin Chocolate Oatmeal

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The Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge is all about baking and making sweets. Every month we are given two required ingredients to work with. This month it was Pumpkin and Cream Cheese. With Halloween just around the corner pumpkins are very seasonal. It is squash season! This month I present you with an unusual recipe, taking oatmeal and a roasted pumpking to create a dessert: Baked Pumpkin Chocolate Oatmeal.

And this happens to be my 800th post! I cannot wrap my mind around that.

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I swear it was not planned but this is the third time I am filling a round fruit for this monthly challenge. Last month I made an apple pie within an apple and the month before I made a crème brulée in a peach. And yes you read that right, technically a squash of any kind is a fruit.

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This recipe is a slight adaptation from the recipe I found on this blog. My major tweek was adding cream cheese to the recipe. I wanted to give the new chocolate flavored cream cheese a try, definitely a good move. Love this stuff now. I thought the touch of chocolate would also help to pass this as a dessert. We would tend to see this as breakfast fare…and it certainly could be…but it is sweet and is a dessert.

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Have you noticed how pale my pumpkin is, more a salmon pink shade than a dark orange? That is because I bought a Pink Pumpkin which was developped to aid in the fight against breast cancer as a percentage of all pink pumpkin proceeds go to organizations involved in breast cancer research. This variety is called Porcelain Doll and it is perfect for baked goods, soups or casseroles.

Baked Pumpkin Chocolate Oatmeal

Rating: 41

Yield: 4 portions

Ingredients

  • 1 3-pd pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup chocolate cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 apple, diced small
  • extra brown sugar for sprinkling
  • 2 tablespoon nuts or seeds
  • extra milk for splashing (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven 375 degrees. Start by carefully cutting the top off your pumpkin and cleaning the insides out.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients (except the sugar for sprinkling, nuts and milk for splashing) in a large bowl. Stir well and pour batter into the pumpkin. Sprinkle lightly with brown sugar. Place the pumpkin on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 mins with the top off and than cover with the top and bake another 25-40 mins until pumpkin is soft enough to scoop and oatmeal is done. After it was done, you can top with nuts or seeds and add a splash of milk. Makes 4 servings.
http://www.cheapethniceatz.com/baked-pumpkin-chocolate-oatmeal/

Lady Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge

A little advice: don’t get a tiny pumpkin but stay with a small one. You may also have to adjust the recipe for the filling depending on how big the cavity will be.

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[…] Oatmeal is a hearty start to any day and Evelyne at Cheap Ethnic Eatz makes it extra special with this Baked Pumpkin Chocolate Oatmeal. […]

Guest
1 year 10 months ago

This is amazing since I am pumpkin and oatmeal obsessed.

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1 year 10 months ago

What a fun unique recipe! I have never seen chocolate cream cheese but I’m going to the store today and you’d better be sure I’m gonna look for some! Congratulations on your 800th post! What an amazing achievement :) Wohoo!

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1 year 10 months ago

800th post…that’s amazing! It will take me ages to reach there. I love the recipe. It sounds as delicious as it looks! Unique presentation.

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1 year 10 months ago

WOW! What a clever idea and SO delicious! This has got to be the most creative pumpkin recipe I’ve seen in quite a while! Beautiful job!

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1 year 10 months ago

What a great idea and beautiful presentation, Evelyne!Congratulations on 800th post!

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1 year 10 months ago

I love the idea of the pumkin.

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1 year 10 months ago

Wow Evelyn, congratulations on your 800 th post!
That’s amazing and you have chosen a wonderful, creative pumpkin recipe to celebrate:)

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1 year 10 months ago

Very different! I love the carved out pumpkin!

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1 year 10 months ago

Wow! 800th post! CONGRATS n HUGS :)

That oatmeal looks such a treat!! Love your presentation.

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1 year 10 months ago

Congrats on the 800 posts! Now do something with a banana!

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1 year 10 months ago

Just perfect to start up a day…..
that’s a very creative of you making this kind of dish!

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1 year 10 months ago

What a great idea! Love it!

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1 year 10 months ago

Visiting from the challenge – what a unique idea!

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1 year 10 months ago

You always have very creative minds when it comes to food! I love it! Using a pumpkin bowl to serve oatmeal. The best fall breakfast ever!

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1 year 10 months ago

What a fun way to serve up a warm bowl of oatmeal

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1 year 10 months ago

G’day! What a great round up indeed, true!
Never thought to combine all of those flavors, but it somehow works for me too!
Cheers! Joanne

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1 year 10 months ago

This sounds amazingly yummy, and what a great presentation!

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1 year 10 months ago

Now that’s got to be the best oatmeal presentation I’ve seen! Congrats on your 800th post…I’m closing in on 1000. Hard to believe, isn’t it?

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1 year 10 months ago

Oatmeal in pumpkin bowl…a beautiful seasonal treat.

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1 year 10 months ago

How fun to make a treat in a pumpkin(or other fruit)! Congratulations on your 800th post, that rocks! I started blogging a year and a half ago, but only in earnest a couple of months ago, and people like you and Sheryl from Lady Behind the Curtain inspire me! What a fun month for my first dessert challenge!