If you read my post on Wednesday, you will know that I felt like my recipe should have involved pumpkin or something fall-ish, so it got me thinking. What is something easy, delicious, requires no cooking and is nutritious??
Overnight Oats! Always.
This combination is AMAZing. Overnight oats are already special on their own. They are versatile and can be transformed into any flavor combination of your choice. PB&J, Berry Peachy, PB & Chocolate, and now Maple Pumpkin Spiced Overnight Oats. Eating oats for breakfast will give you the strength to power through your day, help stabilize blood sugar levels, fill you up with high quality whole food fiber and provide balanced plant protein. Pumpkin is impressively nutritious too! It provides vitamin A for healthy vision, carotenoids for beautiful skin, beta-carotene for antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber!
When you combine oats, rich maple syrup, sweet puréed pumpkin and warming spices… your breakfast climbs to another level.
I mean, who wouldn’t be jealous if you walked into the office with this jar of layered goodness?!
It’s totally picture-worthy, and basically the definition of fall, in a jar. PLUS I always sneak in super foods when I can to amp up the nutritional profile even more. Overnight Oats are perfect for sneaking in super foods. So this recipe includes plenty of chia seeds and maca powder – optional but recommended for extra energy, minerals, omegas and even hormone balancing properties. It’s an easy on-the-go breakfast for super humans. Yep, we are all super humans… aren’t we?! Ha. Trying to get a zillion things done in one day, exercise and eat healthy? I think that counts for super human status 🙂
This recipe makes the perfect amount for 2 servings. Share or save for the next day! Marty actually loves overnight oats. He calls them funny names every time because he can never remember what the heck they are called… hehe. These will turn anyone into an overnight oats lover!
- 1 cup rolled gluten-free oats
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons maca powder (optional)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup pumpkin purée
- 2-3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- Combine all ingredients for the Maple Oat Layer in a bowl and mix well. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight (about 7-8 hours).
- In a separate bowl, combine all ingredients for the Pumpkin Spiced Layer and mix well. Can be refrigerated overnight or made in the morning.
- Layer your oats, then pumpkin, then oats and pumpkin again into 2 mason jars.
- I added chopped honey crisp apples and pecans on top.
What are your weekend plans? It is Fri-Yay after all! Looks like I will be working most of the weekend on my guide, sometime I will have a life again! I wanted to share with you a virtual wellness series I registered for that maybe some of you would be interested in. I’m not sure how long registration is open for but you can sign up here. It’s called the ‘Nurture Your Health Forum’ with some plant based experts and well-known speakers like Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. John McDougall, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Michael Greger and more. Even if you can’t listen in at the scheduled time, they will have each interview available to listen to afterward. They will discuss nutritional information, practical tips and yummy ideas. I’m always down to listen to those plant based experts – they are the ones who turned me vegan after all!
I hope you have a relaxing weekend, loves 🙂