Get excited for fall with this simple, delicious Pumpkin Apple Overnight Oats recipe that I created. I am proud to partner with The Quaker Oats Company as a sponsor for this recipe.
Once August and football season starts my internal fall alarm clock goes off and I start dreaming of cooler weather, pumpkins, apples, and brightly colored leaves. This is all fine and dandy except for one thing: I live in Florida, which means it won’t get cool till possibly January, our leaves don’t change colors and pumpkins literally melt in the humidity if you put them outside.
In an effort to still begin celebrating fall in any way, shape, or form, I’ve had pumpkins and apples on the brain. And since it’s still bloody hot outside it needs to come in a more refreshing (AKA cold) package.
Enter: My Pumpkin Apple Overnight Oats
Perhaps, like me, you’ve never really done the overnight oats thing (I’m a classic late adopter) and you’re wondering if cold oatmeal is really a ‘thing’ worth trying. Friends, I assure you, it is. Your breakfast world is about to be rocked.
Overnights oats are a delicious, chilled version of oatmeal that involves just a few, quick steps to prep the night before. Once you mentally get over the fact that it’s not hot oatmeal, you will likely realize it’s the bee’s knees.
It is perfect to take on the go for breakfast and there are really endless ways to flavor it. All you do is combine Quaker Old Fashioned Oats with your preferred type of milk and favorite flavor additions and set it in the fridge overnight. When you wake up, you will have a wonderful mix of softened oatmeal goodness. And, a serving of Quaker Old Fashioned Oats is 100% a whole grain, providing 40 grams total and 4 grams of fiber.
While you can add your own ingredients, I chose pumpkin, apple and ground flaxseed. Here is why I love these foods:
With fall comes pumpkin-flavor fever. It’s everywhere and in everything! Get real pumpkin in your life (as opposed to pumpkin flavored). Pumpkin obviously tastes wonderful but it also a source of additional fiber.
Shredded apple, yes shredded, adds natural sweetness, in addition to even more fiber and phytonutrients. The shredded texture perfectly distributes the apple flavor.
Ground Flax Seed
Flax seed contain a type of fiber called lignans to help you meet your fiber goals. Flax is also a source of plant based omega-3 fatty acids which which may play a role in reducing inflammation.
After just a one morning of eating this Pumpkin Apple Overnight Oats recipe I can honestly say I am overnight oats believer! It’s so easy to assemble a week’s worth of breakfasts in just about 5 minutes. My mornings have been just a touch smoother since my breakfast was already made and ready to eat.
Here’s how you make it:
- ½ cup Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
- ½ cup milk of choice
- 1 small apple, shredded (or use ½ large apple)
- ¼ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 walnuts, chopped
- Layer ingredients in a mason jar in order of appearance, except for walnuts. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours.
- When ready to eat, mix contents together and sprinkle with chopped walnuts. Enjoy!
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I hope after trying this recipe you catch the overnight oats bug like I have. If all else, you now have a way to enjoy fall flavors while it’s still warm outside.
For even more flavor ideas for overnight oats, visit Quaker’s website.
For the love of fall & breakfast,