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:
By morning, the oatmeal has softened and the flavors have melded together:
Add a few chopped pecans on top:
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|| |
- 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
- 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.