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HIGH PROTEIN PUMPKIN SPICE OVERNIGHT OATS




SERVINGS: 4 PREPPING TIME: 10 min COOKING TIME: 3-8 hrs



INGREDIENTS:

2 cups rolled oats

2 cups pumpkin puree*

1 cup Greek yogurt

1 cup milk of your choice

2 tbsp honey

2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice**

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds





 

DIRECTIONS

  1. In four separate jars or containers, combine the quarter of oats, pumpkin puree, Greek yogurt, milk, pumpkin pie spice, honey and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.

  2. Fold in the chopped nuts and seeds (optional).

  3. Cover the jar or container and refrigerate overnight.

  4. In the morning, stir the oats and enjoy!

NOTES This breakfast option is a good source of protein and fiber. It is also very easy to make and can be customized to your liking. For example, you can add different spices to the oats, such as cinnamon or nutmeg. You can also top your overnight oats with different toppings, such as berries, dried fruit, or other nuts of your choice

*For convenience, you can purchase pumpkin puree in a can, alternatively it is simple to make at home! Simply cut a medium pumpkin in half, scoop out the flesh, oil slightly and roast in the oven cut side down until the pumpkin is tender, about 40-50 min. Scoop out the flesh and place in a blender. Process until smooth. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

**Pumpkin spice is a blend of spices that is typically used in fall-flavored foods and drinks. The most common spices in pumpkin spice are cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and cloves. You can buy it pre-made or use spices on hand to make it at home. Here is a recipe for a simple pumpkin spice blend

Ingredients

3 tablespoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground allspice

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves



Instructions:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl.

  2. Mix well.

  3. Store the pumpkin spice blend in an airtight container in a cool, dark place


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