Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

IMG_5560I keep waiting for it to feel like fall but the warm weather will not quit! It has been beautiful the last week with bluebird and sunny skies and temps into the mid 70’s. I finally purchased a few pumpkins at the grocery store because I felt like even if the weather was not going to act like fall, I was going to make it look like fall. I have not indulge in a pumpkin spice latte or apple cider yet either, but have been feeling like I need something festive so when I saw this recipe for Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats I decided it would be the perfect recipe to get me in the fall spirit. IMG_5555
One of my favorite overnight oat recipes is my Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats– I know a lot of you love this recipe. It is such an easy and delicious recipe and great for those mornings when you don’t have time for breakfast. I love making my overnight oats in a mason jar and throwing it in my bag to eat at my desk. This recipe is not too sweet but feel free to add some extra maple syrup if you need to. It would also be delicious with chocolate chips or some graham cracker crumbles over the top for some added crunch. Now that you’re eating pumpkin pie oats you can save that $5 you would have spent at Starbucks and buy a glass of wine after work instead! I know… brilliant, right?! Enjoy!
Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats (Serves 1)
Ingredients:
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin seeds
  • optional: chocolate chips, graham cracker crumbles, granola
Instructions:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl except for the pumpkin seeds.
  2. Stir everything together, cover, and let sit in the fridge overnight. That’s it!
  3. Take the mixture out of the fridge, stir and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds. Drizzle with extra maple syrup if it is not sweet enough for you. Enjoy!
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Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats

photo 3-2You know those crazy mornings when there isn’t time for breakfast? Like this past week when the mountain predicted 2-inches of fresh snow, only to realize when I woke up it was actually 8+ inches of fresh POW. Yup, now you’re thinking to yourself, I needed to be out the door 10 minutes ago!

If you didn’t already know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Skip it and you definitely won’t have the energy you need to be active all day. Whether your crazy morning is getting out on the mountain, getting the kids ready for school, or getting yourself to work on time, these overnight oats are the perfect grab-and-go meal! Most mornings I eat these right out of the mason jar in the car on my way to the mountain or work. The best part? NO cooking required! You just throw all your favorite ingredients together, pop it in the fridge overnight and boom, breakfast is in your belly!

If you are allergic to peanut butter feel free to substitute another kind of nut butter, such as almond butter or sunflower butter, or leave it out all together! And please, only use REAL maple syrup! As you can see, I used Maine maple syrup because there are a lot of “Mainers” at Ski Butlers and my husband is convinced it tastes better because its from Maine!

This hearty breakfast is also vegan, gluten free (if you get gluten free rolled oats) and super filling so you can charge those powder runs all morning! Enjoy!

Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats (Serves 2, or 1 hungry person)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup traditional rolled oats (not the instant kind or steal cut)
  • 1 cup almond milk (vanilla or original)
  • 1/2 a large ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons chunky peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon real maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (or regular)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl mash together the peanut butter and banana using a fork until fully mixed together.
  2. Pour oats and almond milk into the same bowl and stir. Be sure to scrape the peanut butter from the sides of the bowl so all the goodness is fully incorporated! Finally, mix in maple syrup, chocolate chips and flaxseed.
  3. Transfer the oats into a 16oz (Pint) mason jar with a tight fitting lid. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, stir oats and enjoy! You can also add some crunchy granola, fresh banana slices or nuts on top before eating!

Thank you to Ski Butlers for featuring this post on their blog! Check it out here! Want more delicious recipes? Visit me at http://www.skibootsinthekitchen.com, follow me on Twitter @skibootskitchen and ‘like’ me on Facebook!

Beautiful day here in Park City looking out at Deer Valley and Park City Resorts!  photo-171

One Pot Hot Oat & Quinoa Cereal for some East Coast Visitors

Quinoa mixes with steal cut oats for a hearty breakfast that you can make the night before for those busy mornings!photo-69 Its always fun having visitors come and stay with us. My parents were just here for a week and they drove a U-haul all the way from Connecticut with lots of furniture and goodies! photo-67Our previously empty dinning room now has a gorgeous table that we can eat our meals at (we were doing Japanese style sitting on the floor before- Piper, our dog, benefited from a low table and she snagged a few bites of pizza the other night!) photo-71My dad being the diehard skier that he is must be on the hill from first chair to last chair regardless of the conditions. Breakfast is the most important meal before a big day of skiing- as you never want to stop too long for lunch, especially on a powered day. Getting out the door in the morning is equally as important though and that is why this filling and delicious breakfast is perfect for winter activities! photo-68The majority of the cooking is done the night before! All you have to do is combine all the ingredients in one pot the night before, heat the next morning and serve! Cinnamon and Cardamom give it a wonderful flavor unlike regular hot oatmeal and cereals. photo-70The toppings for this cereal are endless too- pumpkin seeds, almonds, fresh fruit, maple syrup or peanut butter to give it that protein punch. It’s fast & filling for your powder hungry guests or a great option on a busy morning! Enjoy!

From Feb 2013 Bon Appetit

Serves 4 (comfortably)

Ingredients:

  1. 1/2 cup dried fruit (such as goji berries, cranberries, or barberries)
  2. 1/2 cup steel-cut oats
  3. 1/2 cup well-rinsed quinoa
  4. 1/4 cup raisins
  5. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  6. 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  7. 1/4 teaspoons ground cardamom
  8. 4 cups water

Combine all ingredients and bring it to a boil in a medium saucepan. Cover and let sit off heat overnight. Before serving, reheat cereal in saucepan, covered, over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally and adding water if needed, until warmed through, 5-8 minutes. Serve with your favorite toppings (almond milk, maple syrup, pumpkin seeds, granola, etc) To make the morning of bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until grains are tender, 20-25 minutes.