Aug
29

My day starts off by waking up at 5:30am. I used to dread the early mornings but these days I find myself rather enjoying peeling the covers off, sleepily grinding coffee beans and making a pot, feeding the cat and heading out the door for my workout.

The schedule keeps me motivated and encourages me to go to bed at a decent hour (most of the time anyway). I’ve also found that I enjoy having the rest of my day free to work without the anticipation of exercising later. Occasionally I do sleep in until around 7am, but it’s becoming more rare.

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!

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After I get home from my workouts, I crave my breakfast so it’s a lot easier to have it prepped then to make it. I’m not lying when I say I start thinking about breakfast before I go to bed. It’s my favorite meal of the day and I love switching it up with eggs, smoothies and of course, my beloved oatmeal.

Because Fall is slowly starting to creep onto our calendars, I wanted to bring you my first pumpkin recipe of the season in partnership with my friends at Better Oats! I hope it’s not too early to shove all pumpkin-related things in your face, but if you’re anything like me, then you know it’s never too early for pumpkin.

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!

These pumpkin overnight oats were in the fridge waiting for me to devour after I got home from a sweaty, ass-kicking workout which included too many box jumps and squats for my liking. As soon as I got in the door I whipped open the fridge, topped the pumpkin overnight oats with toasted pecans, gave it a good stir, and dug in! Whoa, this tastes just like a slice of heavenly creamy pumpkin pie. For breakfast!

Whoooo hooo!

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!

A little 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! Make it

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!

One last thing! If you’re into meal prep like me, here’s a tip: Make a few jars on Sunday night and keep them covered in the fridge for up to a week. Nosh on them when you don’t have any time to cook in the mornings, take them to work to enjoy or just eat them for dessert (and top with a little whip!).

Either way, you’re going to love these healthy pumpkin overnight oats!

Check out the how-to video here:

 

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Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats with Chia
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Serving size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 274
  • Fat: 6.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Sugar: 9.7g
  • Fiber: 10.3g
  • Protein: 14g
Recipe type: Breakfast
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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!
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. 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.

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Thick and creamy pumpkin pie overnight oats with chia are such a healthy, yummy breakfast! Top with whatever your heart desires!