Tuesday, September 11, 2012

in the kitchen: fall inspired breakfast oats

Apparently fall is here. Not so much in Milwaukee (today it was 85 degrees), but I hear it's starting to show signs elsewhere and that is enough for me to hop right on the bandwagon with everyone else and start consuming all things fall related. 

Exhibit A: Pumpkin Overnight Oats brought to you by Skinny Taste.

This showed up in my inbox the other morning and I knew that I would have to add it to my ever-growing list of tasty treats to make AND the fact that this is pretty healthy for you is an added plus :) So if you are looking for a pumpkin fix and already have had a dozen pumpkin lattes from Starbucks,  join me in trying this one out! 

Skinny Pumpkin Overnight Oats via Skinny Taste
  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin butter
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • pinch cinnamon
  • pinch pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 sliced banana
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • pinch cinnamon
  • pinch pumpkin pie spice 
  • 1 tbsp raw hulled pepitas (or any nut...I would vote pecans!)

Combine the oats and 1/2 cup of the milk in a jar. Stir in the pumpkin butter, chia seeds and spices. Add banana, cover jar, shake and refrigerate overnight. 
The next morning remove from the refrigerator and let it sit on the counter 30 minutes to take out the chill (or you can microwave a few seconds if you wish). Stir in the remaining milk, sprinkle with a little cinnamon and pumpkin spice and top with pepitas

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