Soak Your Oats! Creamy Pumpkin Spice Oats For a Comforting Breakfast

Overnight Pumpkin Spice Oats

Creamy, Comforting Oats with Toasted Pumpkinseeds and Pears

Are you sick of pumpkin spice yet? The season has barely started, so I hope you are still craving dishes that remind you of pumpkin pie. You know me, I’m not using fake pumpkin spice flavor, I’m using real pumpkin and spices, and I love it in real food. Like this latest obsession, my Creamy Pumpkin Spice Oats.

Easy, Comforting, Energizing

Smoothies and smoothie bowls are big at my house. I love blending my breakfast. But when it starts getting cold out, sometimes the smoothie feels a little too chilly. So, for a change, I make a smoothie and use it to soak some oats. Then I can grab a bowl whenever I need a good breakfast or snack, and microwave it.

Pumpkin Spice Oat Bowls

Creamy, Spicy, Hearty

If you are getting into the seasonal foods of Fall, chances are that you are opening cans of pumpkin for various muffins, breads and desserts, you often have partial cans left over. That’s where this soak can help prevent waste. After I use one cup for a recipe, I often put the remaining half cup in the freezer, where it may languish for months.

Use Up those Bits of Leftover Pumpkin

This recipe uses up that half cup. How perfect is that? You can throw a frozen chunk in the blender, or you can just scrape it straight from the can. Whatever works.

Creamy Pumpkin Spice Oats

Creamy Oats, Crunchy Apples and Seeds

I put in a leftover chunk of tofu, same deal as the pumpkin, you always have odds and ends, don’t you? Almonds add more protein, and it’s just barely sweet from pure maple syrup.

Crunchy Pepitas On Top

For a fun topper, I toasted some pepitas, then tossed some organic sugar in the pan so it would melt and coat the toasty seeds. I love pumpkinseeds so much, and they add crunch and pizzazz to this bowl of spice and comfort.

One day, I topped it with sliced Luscious Pears, and the next, diced apples. Either way, it was full of textures and flavors, and I was overjoyed to see it in the refrigerator, waiting for me.

Put this on your pumpkin spice craving list, and get your needs met without eating junk food.

Pumpkin Spice Oats will make your Fall feel warm and cozy.

Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats with Pumpkinseeds

Set yourself up for a good breakfast by making a high protein smoothie, then soaking oats in it overnight. In the morning, you can either eat it cold or microwave it for a hearty breakfast.

Course Breakfast
Servings 3
Author Robin Asbell

Ingredients

  • 1 cup thick rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cooked pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces extra firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Topping

  • 1 cup pepitas raw, shelled
  • 2 tablespoons organic sugar

Instructions

  1. Place the oats in a 4 cup storage container. 
  2. In the blender, combine the almond milk, water, pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla, salt, tofu, almonds and maple syrup. Secure the lid and blend on high until very smooth. Pour over the oats, scraping the container with a spatula to get it all out. Stir to mix, then refrigerate overnight.
  3. In the blender, combine the almond milk, water, pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla, salt, tofu, almonds and maple syrup. Secure the lid and blend on high until very smooth. Pour over the oats, scraping the container with a spatula to get it all out. Stir to mix, then refrigerate overnight.
  4. Serve a cup of the oats in a bowl, topped with sliced fruit and pumpkinseeds.

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