Food & Drink

The Pumpkin Pie Double-Header Part 1: Overnight Oats

[editor’s note: with Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’re giving you a double whammy of healthy pumpkin pie recipes for your holiday weekend! Check out Part 2 for more deliciousness.]

“Overnight oats” recipes have been popping up all over the Internet for a while now. If you haven’t yet tried this cool, creamy concoction, you’re missing out on some serious deliciousness!

As a self-proclaimed breakfast food expert, I am more than happy to share one of my most successful overnight oats recipes with you. These pumpkin pie overnight oats have been known to get me out of bed in the morning without even thinking about hitting snooze!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1-2 Tbsp chia seeds (can omit, but makes oats nice and creamy)
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 3-4 drops cinnamon or vanilla Stevia
  • Mix-in/Topping ideas (optional): ½ banana, walnuts, unsweetened coconut, dried cranberries or raisins, ½ scoop vanilla protein powder, dry cereal, graham cracker crumbs

At night before bed, mix all of your ingredients in a mason jar, Tupperware, or other airtight container. Refrigerate overnight. In the morning, add more milk until the oats reach your desired texture. Enjoy cold (but if the cold oats freak you out, feel free to pop your oats in the microwave for 10 seconds to take some of the “edge” off).

The first four ingredients serve as your base for any overnight oats recipe. It’s always fun to experiment with different flavors, for example: peanut butter banana, carrot cake, strawberry banana, and so on. Feel free to share your best combinations in the comments. Have fun!

By Emily Gasper

2 thoughts on “The Pumpkin Pie Double-Header Part 1: Overnight Oats

  1. Pingback: Pumpkin Pie Double-Header Part 2: The Smoothie | Q L C

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