This Pumpkin Overnight Oats recipe is the ultimate go-to breakfast for the fall and winter seasons. Creamy, hearty and oh so delicious, this meal will provide you with everything you need in the morning!
The Ultimate Autumn Breakfast
Pumpkin Overnight Oats are a quick way to make a nutritious breakfast. This is perfect for those who are in a hurry and don't feel like making breakfast in the morning.
All you have to do is simply take it out of the fridge - and that's it! Truly, there's no faster breakfast. During chilly autumn mornings, when every minute in bed is so precious, this pumpkin overnight oats recipe can help you snooze a bit longer!
That's not all there is to enjoy! This recipe is also a great choice to take with you on your way to work, school, or anywhere else. This breakfast is packed with nutrients and vitamins, and the oats, which have a low glycemic index, will keep you feeling full throughout the entire morning.
Seriously, what more could you want? Now that I think about it…how about more fall pumpkin recipes?
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Pumpkin Overnight Oats - What Flavor Should You Expect?
Well, to begin with, these taste like.... pumpkin! Nothing too revealing, right? ;) But in addition to pumpkin, you'll also find notes of cinnamon and almonds, as almond milk and almond butter are used here too, and they add even more flavor and even more nutritional value to this breakfast.
The magic of these pumpkin overnight oats is that you only need to use a few simple ingredients to pull off such a delicious treat! All you need is rolled oats, almond milk, pumpkin puree, almonds, chia seeds, maple syrup, and a dash of cinnamon.
If you wish, you can also easily adjust the ingredients to your own taste. If you aren't vegan, you could use Greek yogurt and regular milk. You can substitute regular milk for plant-based milk (I recommend almond milk or oat milk). To switch it up even more, swap almond butter for peanut butter, and almonds for pecans or walnuts.
There are also other ingredients that go well with pumpkin, so if you don't want to use cinnamon, you can experiment with pure vanilla extract or orange extract.
Let your creative juices run wild!
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What’s Healthy About This Pumpkin Overnight Oats Recipe?
Pumpkin, which is high in vitamins and minerals (including A, E, C, iron and folate) is also low in calories and rich in beta-carotene and antioxidants that protect the body cells from free radicals. It also boosts immunity and protects the eyes from vision loss.
Cinnamon contains anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants which can help prevent cancer.
Almonds are high in protein, fiber, Vitamin E, magnesium and antioxidants that can protect the cells from oxidative damage. Eating almonds regularly can also reduce the risk of heart disease.
Making Overnight Oats Vegan - Is It Possible?
Although it may seem to be too good to be true, this recipe is already completely vegan! Instead of regular milk, it uses almond milk, and in place of the honey that is so common in overnight oats recipes, I use real maple syrup from Mansfield Maple. You can also use agave syrup or date syrup if you are looking for vegan alternatives to the sweetener.
This autumn breakfast recipe is easy. To start making Pumpkin Overnight Oats just:
- Soak rolled oats in almond milk mixed with pumpkin puree, almond butter, chia seeds, maple syrup and cinnamon.
- After mixing thoroughly, place your pumpkin spice oats in the refrigerator and keep them covered for about 5-8 hours, or preferably overnight. This will allow them to soften enough for you to digest them easily.
- In the morning, just take them out of the fridge, sprinkle them with almonds and enjoy your nutritious breakfast.
What Is The Best Liquid For Overnight Oats?
Using regular milk will give your oats a nice thick texture. However, if you are looking for a non-dairy alternative you could try using almond milk or oat milk in this recipe. I would look into how to make almond milk because store-bought nut milks have tons of preservatives, added sugars and gums. Making homemade nut milk is a much healthier alternative.
3 FAQs about Overnight Oats
Chia seeds add a nice texture to the oats. Topping your overnight oats with chia seeds and mixing them in is a great way to get more added fiber to your diet.
Yes, since chia seeds aren’t the key ingredient, you can definitely leave them out, Although keep in mind that it will change the consistency a little and your oats won't be as creamy.
Pumpkin Overnight Oats can last in the refrigerator for up to 3 days - but only if they are tightly closed or covered, so make sure you store your overnight oats properly. If you like, you can store them in a mason jar.
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