This is the absolute perfect, healthy, easy fall breakfast. Lightly sweet with a hint of spice all made in 5 minutes!
You all know how much I adore overnight oats. I eat them every single day. Seriously without fail, every day. I usually let them sit overnight, but if by chance I forget to make them (I usually make 4 or 5 at a time), I have been known to eat it right after making it. Shrug. I told you I was obsessed.
I am always looking for a quick, healthy breakfast on the go (because most mornings I am on the go) and these overnight oats are always the answer. Is it weird that I actually look forward to eating them every day? Don’t care. I love them. Oh and it’s a total added bonus that this is packed with protein, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and crazy delicious.
- 2 cups oats
- 2 cups almond milk
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon 100% maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice (blend of nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice)
- 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 3 scoops protein powder
- pumpkin seeds (pepitas) for topping
- Place all of the ingredients except for pumpkin seeds in a small bowl or jar.
- Stir well and cover.
- Place in the refrigerator overnight.
- Top with pumpkin seeds.
- Eat and enjoy!
I love to add the pepitas (pumpkin seeds) right before I eat. They add a great crunchy texture and lots of magnesium, zinc and omega-3-fatty acids. You could always add my Coconut Maple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds to add some more sweetness! Man, those are my favorite.
I must sound like a broken record, but if you haven’t tried overnight oats yet, you seriously need to. If the cold oats don’t intrigue you, simply warm them up for a little bit. But please, please try them (yes, I am begging!)