*This recipe is lightly sweetened to allow for adjusting to individual tastes at serving. If you like a sweeter oatmeal, increase sugar to 1/4 cup, remembering you can always add more later. The recipe, as written, is sweet enough for me, but others in my family love adding a bit more sweetness at the table.
*You'll be surprised how much liquid gets absorbed into the oatmeal. I may even try adding more pumpkin in next time to see how much it can take and still bake up with a good texture. I'll add an updated note if I decide to try that. Update 4-2-16: I've recently started using a full cup of pumpkin instead of the 3/4 cup listed in the recipe. Either will work, so I'll leave the recipe as is, but just know that you have an option, especially if you're constrained by trying to use up some leftover pumpkin that you may have on hand. The extra pumpkin adds a bit more moisture and of course, more nutrients!
*Adding milk is optional. If you do add milk, break up your square of oatmeal to help it mix in with the milk. The spices of the oatmeal will add nice flavor to your milk.
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