This hearty baked oatmeal recipe is topped with an irresistible ooey-gooey pecan pie topping, making it the perfect holiday breakfast recipe to make for overnight guests or bring to brunch! (260 cals or 8 WW points)
This post is sponsored by American Pecans.
During the rush of the holiday season, it’s easy to forget that not every meal can consist of cookies, pies, and gingerbread houses. We need real, substantial meals to get us through the baking marathons, the gift shopping and wrapping, the parties (and party prep), and all the little to-dos that pop up along the way. This pecan pie baked oatmeal is just that: a whole-grain breakfast with fiber and protein you need to keep your energy up and your holiday spirit flowing through New Year’s. Bonus: it’s also completely irresistible, thanks to an ooey gooey pecan pie topping.
Pecan Pie Topping for Oatmeal
This pecan pie topping is sweet, nutty, and rich, with deep caramel flavor. To make it, you’ll need just 5 minutes and 4 everyday ingredients:
- Light brown sugar
- Pure maple syrup
Combine the butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup in a small saucepan, bring the mixture to a bubble, then stir in the pecans and cook until glossy and thick. Yes, you bet it’s rich, but it’s also surprisingly nutritious because of the abundance of pecans. The mix of fiber, protein, flavonoids, and essential minerals, including 60% Daily Value of Manganese and 35% Daily Value of…