Pumpkin Overnight Oats: A Healthy Breakfast Made Easy
It’s no secret that starting your morning with a nutritious breakfast will help you fuel your body and brain. That’s why we love preparing no-cook, prep-ahead overnight oats because it guarantees that you begin your day with a healthy, satisfying and hearty meal. In fact, we love this easy breakfast-in-a-jar so much that we’ve created a seasonal version! Creamy, spicy, and filled with the comforting flavors of fall, our nutrient-dense Pumpkin Overnight Oats recipe is made with real pumpkin, protein-rich Icelandic Provisions Skyr, and fiber-filled oats. This delicious grab-and-go meal is so irresistible, it tastes like you are eating pie in a glass. Why not wake up to a healthy, ready-to-eat breakfast that makes you feel like you are cheating on breakfast with an early morning dessert?
Nutrient Booster: Pumpkin
Pumpkin is so much more than a Halloween decoration or a delicious pie filling. This plump, orange plant is a highly nutrient-dense food and is teeming with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. While pumpkin has a wide range of health benefits, it is one of the best-known sources of beta-carotene. Eating foods rich in beta-carotene may reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer, help protect against asthma and heart disease and delay body degeneration and aging. Studies show that consuming more plant foods, such as pumpkin, decreases the risk of obesity and can help prevent heart disease and diabetes. Pumpkin adds more than delicious fall flavors to both sweet and savory dishes and supplies nutritional properties that make even the most basic recipe a powerhouse for good health.
How do you make the easiest breakfast even easier? Prep the entire work week’s breakfast all at one time! One of the best things about overnight oats is that you can vary the ingredients and toppings and wake up to a different grab-and-go meal each morning. We especially love the flavor and nutrients that pumpkin adds to this overnight oats recipe. What are you doing with the rest of your opened can of puree? If you like this Pumpkin Overnight Oats recipe, you will love our Pumpkin Smoothie recipe and our Pumpkin Oat Muffins recipe. Our recipes are perfectly healthy and taste like autumn treats!
Pumpkin Overnight Oats with Skyr
- 1/3 cup oats, certified gluten-free if necessary
- 1/3 cup Vanilla Icelandic Provisions Skyr, 1/2 container
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 teaspoons chopped pecans
- 1 tablespoon Vanilla Icelandic Provisions Skyr, to top
- In a glass jar (or container with a lid) add oats, vanilla skyr and chia seeds. Mix together well. Add pumpkin puree, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla extract on top of the oat-skyr mixture and mix together. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 5 hours. When ready to enjoy, top with 1 tablespoon of vanilla skyr and pecans. Overnight oats can keep refrigerated for 2-3 days.
Serving size: 1 serving Calories: 355, Fat: 10 grams,Saturated fat: 1.5 gram, Carbohydrates: 50 grams, Sugar: 9 grams, Sodium: 40 milligrams, Fiber: 10 grams, Protein: 20 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Disclosure:Triad to Wellness is a nutrition communications consultant for Icelandic Provisions. We were not compensated for this post.
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