Pumpkin Pie Protein Overnight Oats are perfect for those busy mornings! Plus, pumpkin screams Fall – it’s a must have!
**I made this recipe in Jan. 2015 and retook the photos Sept. 2017**
It is no surprise I love to bake and cook…and being a foodie I also love finding new recipes! Long story short…the other day I was doing some research on 2015 trends and then I came across a post from the Whole Grains Council (wholegrainscouncil.org). I found out January is National Oatmeal Month and with it being a winter month it seemed fitting. I am a big advocate of experimenting with my oatmeal which is why this overnight oatmeal sounded perfect to try out! I came across the original idea on dashingdish.com and put a twist of my own in the recipe.
Overnight oats are great for a healthy breakfast “fast food.” You can grab it out of the fridge and off you go! There are probably endless varieties of overnight oats you can make, this recipe is only 1 option. This recipe turned out SO good and it is SO simply to make too! When I had my mom try it out she said, “Oh my gosh, it tastes like pumpkin cookie dough…where is the vanilla ice cream?!” haha
**Note about gluten: Oats are naturally gluten-free, but may be contaminated with gluten during growing and processing. Look for oats certified gluten-free if you are sensitive to gluten or have Celiac disease.
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Pumpkin Pie Protein Overnight Oatmeal
Overnight Oats are a lifesaver in the AM! I love to heat mine up for ~20-30 seconds in the microwave and then top with nuts and a little honey.
- 3 Tbsp. Tbsp pumpkin
- 1/2 cup Almond milk, unsweetened or milk of choice
- 1/4 cup Plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp. Chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp. Ground flaxseed
- 1/2 tps. Vanilla
- 1/8 tsp. Salt
- 1 Tbsp. Stevia or sugar is OK
- 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats
- 1/4 cup Vanilla protein powder
- Optional toppings: Maple syrup and walnuts/pecans
In a bowl mix pumpkin, yogurt, and milk together. Then add remaining ingredients and combine.
Divide between two mason jars, mugs (whatever you may have).
Cover and place in refrigerator for 1 hour or overnight. Just long enough for the oats to absorb the liquid.
Add toppings in the morning right before you eat! **Note: You may enjoy the oats cold, or place in microwave for 30-45 seconds for some warmth.
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This is a perfect breakfast to prepare the night before especially if your mornings seemed rushed.
What are the health benefits of oats anyways? (Whole Grain Council has some great facts)
- Eating oats helps lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and may help reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Oats help you feel fuller longer (due to the fiber content). This may help control your weight.
- Oatmeal and oats may help lower blood pressure.
- Oats may help reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes –> soluble fiber helps control blood sugar.
- Oats help cut the use of laxatives, without the side effects associated with medications.
- Oats are high in beta-glucans. This is a kind of starch that stimulates the immune system and inhibits tumors. This may help reduce your risk of some cancers.
- Early introduction of oats in children’s diets may help reduce their risk of asthma. (Good to know right?!)
- Oats are higher in protein and healthy fats, and lower in carbohydrates than most other whole grains.
- Oats contain more than 20 unique polyphenols called avenanthramides, which have strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-itching activity.
Let me know your thoughts and if you try the recipe out!
PS: What are some of your favorite ways to eats oats? Please share! 🙂