Over night Oatmeal: Pumpkin edition!

By now I am sure you have heard of Overnight Oatmeal. I hope you have even tried it! If not you are really missing out!

For those who don’t know:

Overnight oatmeal is exactly what it sounds like. I mix jars of oatmeal with “stuff” and let it sit in the fridge overnight. Next morning I have an easy breakfast! This also makes an awesome mid day snack! Honestly that’s when I am more likely to eat it too. The stuff can very by mood.

I use old jelly jars with lids, but most people use Mason Jars.

Basic recipe:

I eyeball all of this when I make mine so I do not always know exactly how much. I make about 4 at a time and they are good for about a week I hear. (They never last long in my house!)

  • 1  cup dry oats (do not use quick oats of oatmeal packages)

I buy mine in bulk by the pound. I pay about 50cents a pound and get enough to make other people look at me crazy. Thankfully my bulk store keeps big barrels of the stuff.

  • about 1/2 cup of liquid

You could use water, but I wouldn’t. I have used liquid whey, Kefir, Milk, Ninxgia Red all with good results. You can also use Almond or soy milk if you are Vegan/Vegetarian

  • about 1/2 cup of yogurt

This can be optional but I think this is one of the best parts of it! If you choose to skip it, make sure to add extra liquid.

  • Flavor

Go crazy here! This is the fun part! My favorite is fruit, flax seeds and maybe some honey. I have used essential oils (Thieves vitality was really good!) and went nutty on the nuts and spices! Top it with granola for some texture!

Here is a fun Pumpkin flavored recipe!

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1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup pumpkin puree (I use homemade but you can use can, just don’t get the pie mix)
1 Table spoon of sweetener (brown sugar or maple would be best in this one!)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup oats (Never quick oats!)
2 teaspoons chia seeds (optional for extra creamy!)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon clove

 

I add dry stuff to the jar first and shake it up really good to mix everything up. Then I add the wet stuff and stir with a chopstick. Put the lid on and put it in the fridge. In the morning enjoy!

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