A Pumpkin-Spiced Breakfast for Your Holiday Weekend
Happy Thanksgiving to all those that celebrate the holiday tomorrow. And if you don't, you probably still will LOOOVE this delicious "tastes-like-fall" pumpkin-spiced overnight oats recipe by Ambitious Kitchen.
Stay warm and cozy!
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Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats with Chia
Thick and creamy pumpkin pie overnight oats with chia are a nutritious, healthy breakfast. Top with nuts, maple syrup, cranberries, coconut or whatever your heart desires!
1/4 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt (or use vanilla!)
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup BetterOats 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.
A little more about this recipe...
Organic Better Oats: I used Organic Old Fashioned Better Oats in this recipe. They also make oatmeal packets, which make it convenient to take on the go. I used to eat them all the time in college and they’ve been a staple in my cupboard for a longgggg time. I’m pretty sure their steel-cut oats would also work, but just result in a chewier, less thick texture.
Greek yogurt: I used organic plain greek yogurt for a little boost of protein and to keep the oats creamy. Trust me, the yogurt is necessary. If you’re dairy free, try using a coconut or almond milk yogurt.
Chia seeds: These help firm up the creaminess and keep the mixture thick. If you’re not into chia seeds, you could try flaxseed meal (ground up flaxseeds).
Pumpkin puree: Please don’t use pumpkin pie mix! Opt for real pumpkin here. I buy canned pumpkin because of its convenience.
Optional add-ins: dried cranberries, coconut flakes, pecans, almond or peanut butter, a teaspoon of chocolate chips, a little whipped cream on top!
This recipe is originally posted on Ambitious Kitchen and can be found HERE. Enjoy!