Everyone that knows me knows I’m obsessed with overnight oats. Ever since two of my best friends showed me how easy they are to make, I’ve eaten them for breakfast nearly every day. For those of you who don’t know what overnight oats are, they’re super simple! Instead of cooking oats on the stove, you soak them in a container overnight (I like using mason jars) and by morning (or after roughly six hours) they are ready to eat (no cooking or heating necessary)!
This makes them the perfect breakfast for those with a busy schedule. I make my oats the night before, and stash them in my bag for work. Overnight oats are also super filling and healthy. They’re easier to digest than cooked oats, higher in resistant starch, and super versatile. They keep me full and energized well past lunch, which is a huge bonus when working a long day.
Since Halloween is fast approaching, I decided to concoct a fall-inspired pumpkin-pie overnight oats creation! I took inspiration from what I had in my kitchen and the internet and made this super yummy breakfast. I eyeballed the ingredients, but for your sake will post the official recipe from Ambitious Kitchen below.
- 1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt (or use vanilla!)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup Old-Fashioned Oats
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
In a medium bowl, mix together Greek yogurt, almond milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla and maple syrup until well combined. Stir in oats, chia seeds and spices. Pour into a glass jar or container and place in fridge for 4 hours or overnight. Makes 1 serving of pumpkin overnight oats.
I hope you guys enjoy, and let me know what creative overnight oats recipes you make!
Until Next Time.