Fall Flavored Overnight Oats

With Summer in the rearview mirror (pause for a moment of silence), the symbolic ‘ribbon’ of Fall has been cut. The seasonal takeover has begun emerging by way of grocery store aisle candy and festive flavored lattes. However, just because Holiday scent fills the air doesn’t mean you should break out those thanksgiving pants just yet ……or ever for that matter. There’s a healthy way to add a taste of Fall into your morning breakfast, without losing sight of proper nourishment. 

 

Overnight oats are a delicious and healthy way to make mornings a breeze. Watch me as I walk you through the steps to make overnight oats. These four renditions pack all the flavors of the season into a super easy, grab and go breakfast that will fuel your body and keep you satisfied, all while fulfilling all your autumn dreams. Overnight oats are a tasty spin on a morning classic, transforming breakfast into a burst of fall flavor. 

 

The benefits of overnight oats

  • Overnight oats are an excellent option for a healthy breakfast. Highly nutritious, oats are a great source of fiber and protein. 1-cup (81-gram) of raw oats contains – Calories: 307, Carbs: 55 grams, Fiber: 8 grams, and Protein: 11 grams (Source: USDA).
  • Raw oats are rich in beta-glucan, a soluble fiber that may lower your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. Eating raw oats may also relieve constipation and promote weight loss. (source: Healthline)
  • A breakfast life-hack: with little prep done the night before, overnight oats are the perfect no-hassle breakfast. 
  • Variety: Overnight oats pair well with many fruits, nuts, and other flavorings so that your tastebuds never get tired or bored. In addition to breakfast, overnight oats make a great midday snack or sweet dessert.

Overnight Oats Base

 

Step 1: Begin by following the base recipe: 

½ cup old-fashioned oats (old fashioned oats create the best texture and consistency)

½ cup milk 

¼ greek yogurt

Pinch of salt 

*optional 1 – 2 tsp honey or maple syrup to sweeten

 

Step 2: Mix base + any of the below recipes. Mix well, cover, and refrigerate overnight 4-8 hours. 

* toppings should be left out until ready to eat. 

 

Pumpkin Spice Delight

⅓ cup pumpkin puree

¼ tsp each cinnamon and nutmeg

¼ tsp vanilla bean powder

¼ tbsp raw pepitas (*topping)

1 serving Vanilla Collagen Protein (stir in when ready to eat)

 

Orchard Apple Spice

½ cup chopped apple 

¼ tsp each cinnamon and nutmeg

1 tbsp ground flax seed

½ tbsp chopped pecans or walnuts (*topping)

1 serving Vanilla Collagen Protein (stir in when ready to eat)

 

Autumn Pomegranate & Butternut Squash 

½ cup cubed cinnamon roasted butternut squash

¼ tsp each cinnamon and nutmeg

½ tbsp chopped pecans (*topping)

½ tbsp chopped pomegranate (*topping)

1 serving Vanilla Collagen Protein (stir in when ready to eat)

 

Fall Farmers Market Flavors

½ cup cubed cinnamon roasted sweet potato

¼ tsp each cinnamon and nutmeg

1 tbsp creamy almond butter

½ tbsp almond slivers (*topping)

½ tbsp chopped dried cranberries (*topping)

1 serving Vanilla Collagen Protein (stir in when ready to eat)

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