Yep. Another pumpkin recipe. Don't hate me yet, though.
Why? Well, girl's gotta try to not waste food, so having leftover canned pumpkin puree after making my gluten-free pumpkin pancakes, I wanted to figure out another easy recipe that didn't involve baking to use the rest up.
One of my clients also talked to me about my classic overnight oats recipe, and how she's recently been obsessed with pumpkin, so I should figure out a way to combine the two. So, Michelle, this one is for you!
Lastly, pumpkin is ridiculously good for you.
Low in carbs/calories, good in fiber and even has a little protein to it. Most beneficial of all though is the carotenoids (including beta-carotene that gets converted into Vitamin A- one cup of pumpkin provides 200% of your daily Vitamin A), magnesium, zinc, potassium, and overall antioxidant profile. I'll take it!
You guys all know by now how awesome overnight oats are for their conveniency, taste, and how nutritious the combination of ingredients are. The recipe is extremely malleable to everyone's taste and dietary preferences, so sub out whatever you need to, to fit your needs. I will say though, that Greek yogurt is the protein packer on the list though, so if you can handle dairy, go for it.
Pumpkin Overnight Oats
Gluten-free, Vegan and Dairy-Free Optional
*fills my 8.5oz Quattro Stagioni jar
1/3 cup Milk (whole, nutmilk, coconut, hemp/rice, whatever you prefer)
1/4 cup Pumpkin Puree
1/3 cup Greek Yogurt (use coconut or almond if you want yours dairy-free or vegan)
1/2 cup Organic Raw Rolled Oats
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
<1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
<1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
<1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
< 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
*All you really need is a sprinkle of each of the spices- doesn't have to be precise measurements. Adjust to taste!
*Optional: Sub last 4 ingredients (the spices) with 1 tsp of Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice blend, or sub last 3 ingredients with <1 tsp All-Spice
Tools needed: airtight container (preferably glass), spoon
1. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly in jar with spoon.
2. Close jar/container and leave in refrigerator overnight (minimum 3 hours for proper consistency).
3. That's it! Serve with any toppings you may like. Obviously pepitas or pumpkin seeds are great, but whatever fruit or seeds or nuts work too!