PUMPKIN SPICE OVERNIGHT OATMEAL

Welcome to day 26 of Tag Sale Tastes’ Pumpkinpalooza!

Today I have an easy pumpkin spice recipe for you to break up your usual morning routine.  Have you ever tried overnight oatmeal?  It’s kinda fun — more so if you make it in a little mason jar — and a healthy way to start your day.  The premise is simple — mix together oats and milk, add fruit and/or seasonings, and put it in the refrigerator overnight.

For this pumpkin spice version, adapted from here, I used almond milk and pumpkin puree, sweetened it with maple syrup, spiced it up with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, and added a little candied ginger.  Just before serving, I topped it with some chopped pecans.

Here’s what it looks like ready to go in the refrigerator overnight:

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By morning, the oatmeal has softened and the flavors have melded together:

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Add a few chopped pecans on top:

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I really like this stuff.  It’s chewy, cold, and creamy all at the same time, with an undeniable pumpkin pie-like taste.  There are a lot of variations out there — one that I particularly like is made with mangoes and shredded coconut.  If you haven’t already, give overnight oatmeal a try.

PUMPKIN SPICE OVERNIGHT OATMEAL
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon minced candied ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Mix together all ingredients except pecans in a medium bowl. Transfer to an 8-ounce small mason jar, cover, and place in refrigerator overnight. Just before serving, top with pecans.

 

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