Hey there, readers. I’ve got a tasty fall treat for you that’ll satisfy your seasonal pumpkin craving, and even allow you to feel a little healthy at the same time: pumpkin pie overnight oats! Your taste buds will be thanking you later. First, you’ll need:
1/4 cup plain (nonfat) Greek yogurt (or vanilla flavored, it’s up to you; appealing to all the vegans out there: you can even look for soy yogurt!)
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup pumpkin purée
One tablespoon pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup steel cut oats (Quaker Oats or BetterOats Old-Fashioned Oats are high on the favorite oats list)
Two teaspoons chia seeds
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
Now that you have all your ingredients: in a medium bowl, mix together the Greek yogurt, almond milk, pumpkin purée, vanilla and maple syrup until blended to sweet, creamy perfection.
Next, stir in the oats, chia seeds and spices.
Pour the mixture into your favorite Mason jar (am I appealing to your aesthetic yet?) or alternative glass and/or plastic container.
Finally, place the container in the fridge for four hours or overnight. When you’re ready to eat your pumpkin pie oats, whether it’s first thing when you wake up, after your daily workout or for a quick and easy dessert, you can top ‘em with whatever you’d like: toasted pecans or walnuts, whipped cream or Cool-Whip (the latter is my preference, if you’re feeling a ‘lil healthier), or maybe even some craisins and/or dark or milk chocolate chips, depending on how adventurous you’re feeling.
And voilà! Eat up and indulge. Happy autumn!