Pumpkin season is underway, so we are taking full advantage!
This week we enjoyed all of the fresh pumpkin that’s available, by making pumpkin protein pancakes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin chili (both recipes from your Fairburn it Off Nutrition & Fitness Plan), and this delicious overnight oats recipe (featured from your plan):
Pumpkin Overnight Oats
Ingredients (Makes 1 Serving):
-1/2 cup oats
-1/2 cup almond milk
-2 tbsp. to 1⁄4 cup pumpkin puree
-1/2 tbsp. maple syrup
-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
-1/4 tsp. nutmeg
-1/8 tsp. each of cloves and ginger (can alternatively do pumpkin pie spice)
Toppings (all optional):
-1 tsp. cinnamon
-1 tbsp. pecans, walnuts, or pumpkin seeds
-1 to 2 tsp. maple syrup or honey
Pour the oats, almond milk, pumpkin puree (add up to 1⁄4 cup if you like more), maple syrup, and seasonings into a bowl and mix together. Then add the mixture to a jar. You can seal the jar now and store in your refrigerator overnight, or place some of the toppings, like the honey and cinnamon on first, and then store in the fridge. However, if you are planning on using nuts, we suggest that you wait to put those on in the morning so that they stay crunchy. The next morning, add desired toppings, a pinch more of milk if needed, and dig in! Or, you can reseal and take with you to work!
*Please note, all overnight oat recipes are chilled. You can heat up in a microwave if you prefer warm oatmeal, but this chilled version is a tasty change, especially on warmer days.