Need to feed your crew, and want their breakfast to be wholesome? Meal-prepping breakfast is made easy with these pumpkin pie overnight oats.
One night, my defenses had been systematically whittled down enough that, I let the youngest son have the dregs of my Mountain Dew Voltage. It happens folks, even to the best of us.
My leftover stale soda was in a glass and he didn’t know exactly what it was other than some kind of soda, which he’s rarely allowed to have.
Handing me the empty glass to put in the sink: “Mom, that tasted like it gave me powers, super powers. I know it didn’t, but it tasted like super powers.” It couldn’t have been more that two tablespoons worth.
Aaaaaaaaand, that is why you my son are not allowed to do The Dew. Like, ever.
Protein & oats however, make much sturdier fare (and a better breakfast option) for any real-life Super Heroes in-training. And pumpkin pie is such an obvious Fall flavor. Combining the two was a no-brainer. Thus pumpkin pie overnight oats were born.
And overnight oats? They’re quick and easy enough for Super Heroes of any age to whip up, or just to lend a helping hand.
Throw everything in a mason jar (or pretty much any seal-able container your heart desires), give it a good stir, and let it sit overnight while you sleep.
When you wake up? A protein packed, breakfast that tastes just like dessert will be waiting to greet you. The sons’ actually love helping with this kind of recipe, and get a kick out of customizing their own individual batches in their own personal jars.
Yes, my kids eat these cold out of the jar. No, you don’t have to if that’s not to your liking. Just pop them in the microwave for a few seconds to warm them up, grab a spoon, and dig on in.
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Healthy Pumpkin Pie Protein Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup pumpkin purée not pumpkin pie filling
- 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- Add all of the ingredients to a mason jar or other plastic container with a tight-fitting lid, and stir everything until evenly incorporated.
- Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Serve cold.