Healthy pumpkin pie overnight oats
I don’t know about you, but I can’t get enough of fall’s warm flavours: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and, my personal favourite, pumpkin.
Pumpkin spice gets a lot of hype around this time of year, and for good reason. This combination of spices (made primarily of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger) is loaded with antioxidants, B vitamins, iron, potassium, zinc, and minerals. Not only do these spices aid digestion, they also help regulate blood sugar. Add pumpkin spice to deserts, warm drinks or home-baked goods for a boost of health (and taste!).
If you’re as obsessed with pumpkin spice as I am, try this pumpkin pie overnight oats recipe from Lemon + Zest for a healthy breakfast option with all the fall flavour.
Mix it up the night before to make your morning hassle-free, and enjoy!
1/2 cup rolled oats (regular or gluten free)
1/2 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
2 Tbsp pumpkin purée
1 tsp chia seeds
2-3 tsp maple or sweetener of choice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp pumpkin spice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
dash of sea salt
chopped pecans for garnish (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl or jar that can be sealed.
Stir well to combine. Chill in the refrigerator overnight or at least for 4 hours.
Eat these warmed up or cold if you are on the go!
*Add a tablespoon or so of milk before serving if oats are too thick for your liking.