Pumpkin-pie spiced overnight oats recipe and “What I Ate Wednesday”
Greetings, my friends! When I was home in Florida a couple of weeks ago, I made the most delicious batch of overnight oats, and I would be remiss if I didn’t share it with all of you oat-loving readers before pumpkin products are no longer in stores. As you may know, overnight oats are incredibly easy to make and have been my go-to breakfast for many years. Let’s start with the super-simple recipe, and then we’ll get to a regular “What I Ate Wednesday” recap, showcasing everything I ate on a day this weekend.
Pumpkin-pie spiced overnight oats recipe
- 1/2 cup of pumpkin-flavored Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup of oats
- 1/3 cup of almond milk
- 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons of chopped walnuts
- 1 tablespoon of raisins
- A dash of cinnamon
- (If you don’t have pumpkin-flavored Greek yogurt, you can just add a couple of spoonfuls of pure pumpkin to plain Greek yogurt.)
Mix it all together in a bowl, cover it, and place it in the fridge overnight. In the morning, pull it out of the fridge about 15 minutes before you plan to enjoy it. Top with a banana or additional nuts. Eat up!
This week’s “What I Ate Wednesday” recap
As always, in the middle of the week every week, I like to take a moment to share a full day of all of my meals in pictures. I love to look at other people’s real food and perhaps you do too.
Today, I’m sharing a look at all of my meals from Sunday of this week, which was a rest day, when all of my food was prepared at home.
Breakfast at 9 a.m.
Easy like a Sunday morning. This meal included two white chocolate protein pancakes, topped with honey and a sliced-up banana. Served alongside some hot green tea, sweetened with stevia and almond milk. I had this breakfast both weekend days, because I had some extra time to stand over the stove with no morning obligations. While I usually make my own five-minute protein pancakes from scratch, these were from a pre-made mix by P28 Foods and were quite tasty.
Liquid snack at 11 a.m.
An un-pictured mug of green tea, fixed up with the good stuff.
Lunch at 1:30 p.m.
After more than three weeks away from my favorite lunch, I was super excited to dig back into this colorful plate, featuring a baked Japanese purple sweet potato, two runny eggs and some avocado. This lunch is perhaps the best combination ever. If you’re in a lunch rut, please give this one a try. You can totally make it ahead of time and take it on the go as well, even though you’ll want to cook your eggs all the way through when not eating immediately. Such goodness. Such goodness.
Dinner at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday-night dinner was compliments of Chef Dave, who did all of the preparations while I sat on the couch writing Monday’s post. We brought “taco night” back to our house for the first time in many moons. Shown above we have grilled chicken, sautéed peppers and onions and tons of guacamole on corn tortillas with black beans on the side. Of course, I enjoyed this meal with some red table wine. And it was perfection. Although I wanted to hold onto the leftovers for myself, I let Dave take them for lunch the next day, seeing as he did all the cooking.
Dessert at 8:30 p.m.
The night wouldn’t be complete without a sweet! I had a mug of vanilla almond milk, a couple of coconut-covered dates and some peppermint bark pretzels as a small but tasty final meal of the day.
And that’s all she wrote. It was a great line-up of eats and one I’ll likely repeat again soon. Have you have a great day, my friends!
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Questions of the day
What’s your go-to breakfast?
When was the last time you tried a new recipe?
Yay! I love overnight oats and I’m super excited to try this recipe!! We don’t have many options for yogurt, but I can get plain greek and add the spices. My got to breakfast recipe is my spinach protein pancakes, but getting spinach over here has not been easy! I have had to use frozen chopped spinach, which is ok, but not the same. I miss having so many options. We have been out of all types of salad over here for a while now. It’s kind of frustrating. So, I’ve been eating lots of eggs. I try new recipes all the time! I love it! Love the food posts! And I still haven’t ventured to a Japanese grocery store to find my purple potatoes – I will do that soon!!
You haven’t been to a Japanese grocery store? Wait? How are you getting food?? You mean a specialty store? They better have them there!! I’m sure a lot of modifications have to be made to your regular cooking living in a different country, which can sometimes be fun and make you think outside of the box! What do people regularly eat for breakfast there?
We have a commissary on the base – it’s just a military grocery store. But, they have to get their food shipped from the states….so yeah, produce is very high (bell peppers $4.19/lb) and not a lot of selection and really, there has been no salad for weeks. I need to leave the base and go to a Japanese grocery store, but I just haven’t gotten out yet to do it. It’s an ordeal for me – haha! I am still so hesitant to drive out in town. And, taking my 2 year old anywhere is another ordeal in itself! I think the Japanese eat some kind of fish for breakfast, but I’m not totally sure.
Ohhhh I see, that makes sense! Hope you get out to a store soon. 🙂
I have to say it’s been forever since I made a bowl of oatmeal. I was just thinking last night I wanted some for dessert. Is that not strange?
I could see oatmeal with a lot of sweet things working as a late-night sweet meal, perhaps? I tend to reach for cake though ahhah! Oatmeal misses you, Megan!
Lately my go to breakfast has been baked oatmeal! So simple and easy! But man do I miss my protein pancakes, I think they will reappear next week!
Baked oatmeal? Great choice! I haven’t made baked oatmeal before, would you believe it?? 🙂 Happy eating, Hilary! And yes, you should get into the pancakes over the weekend if not before then.
I used to eat oatmeal (my egg white oats) every single day. Then that changed when I got my job, and though I still ate a decent amount, I’ve really fizzled out of eating oats over the past year. So weird! Still one of my favorite and most effect post run meals, though!
I can see that you could get sick of oats, but it just hasn’t happened to me yet. 🙂
I’ve been loving overnight oats lately! I’ve been having it with frozen fruit or some instant coffee. It’s so quick and easy, and I’ll have to try the pumpkin pie spiced oats! Hope you’re having a great day 🙂
You too, Gretchen! Eating ALL the pumpkin until it’s not available on the shelves anymore. heheheh
With the cooler temps, my go-to breakfast is hot oatmeal with egg whites mixed in topped with a banana, granola and pb.
I love trying new recipes!! Most recently I’ve been using a lot of new slow cooker recipes. I think this is going to be a new favorite in our house – http://kneadtocook.com/black-bean-and-sweet-potato-bake-in-the-crock-pot/. It’s so yummy served over quinoa.
I never seem to use my slow cooker, but thanks for the reminder. I’ll check this recipe out. And your breakfast mixture sounds perfect, Catherine! 🙂 Happy Wednesday! Keep up the good work trying out new things.
I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen pumpkin flavoured yogurt up in these parts. We’re usually way late in hopping on the bandwagon, though, so maybe we’ll get it next year 😆 And my go-to breakfast lately has been either oatmeal or an oatmeal smoothie. Basically oats in some form 😆
Hi Amanda! You are an OATS lover, that’s for sure. And we’ve got pumpkin everything in the stores still! 🙂 Hope you have a fabulous day, lady!
looks yummy! I love the special edition greek yogurt flavors that come out 🙂 I have hot oats every morning, it’s like a warm hug when you get out of bed. I load mine up with some ground flax mix, honey, peanut butter, and a dash of cocoa powder.
I tried this 12 minute chicken the other day, and it was yummy (even without rice) http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/chicken-broccoli-recipe/.
Ahhh great suggestion, Jessie. Thanks for sharing that! And yes, sometimes you want your oats HOT. Sounds like you’ve got a great breakfast routine. 🙂
Have yet to see pumpkin flavored Greek yogurt but I’ve been adding canned pumpkin puree in my protein shakes in the morning. I’m stocking up on all things pumpkin while they are still in stores. Something about “limited edition” or “for a limited time” sucks me in every time.
I feel ya, Gen! I’ve never tried pumpkin in my protein shake, but I have a feeling I’d like it! 🙂 Keep stocking up!
I seriously love purple sweet potatoes. I went through a phase of having that exact lunch combination almost every day (plus ketchup for dipping). Need to bring that back!!
Purple sweet potatoes are not easy to find – that’s for sure! But SOO good! Hope you’re feeling better, lady!
Yummin – looks fantastic! I’m totally on my sweet, holiday kick by now, but your recipe looks divine. Can’t wait to try it out! 🙂
My go-to recipes typically involve veggies. They’re difficult to mess up, ha. And I love trying a new recipe at least once/week (typically posted on the blog… if it’s successful, ha.)
Thanks for sharing!
Good work on trying new recipes weekly, Jessica! I LOVE your recipes. Healthy and not too complicated. And me and sweets have been spending a lot of time together lately as well! 🙂
Every time I see your blue and white plate I have plate envy. Those oats look amazing!
Pier One!! Get one!! 🙂
everything you ate looks and sounds delicious ! I just recently tried that pumpkin pie flavored yogurt and loved it! I’m always in need of inspiration for when I cook dinner for my boyfriend and I, since we tend to stick with easy chicken, rice, and veggie stirfrys, so your taco dinner sounds like a winner! 🙂
It’s good to switch it up every once in a while, Alyssa. Hope you’re having a fabulous day! 🙂
I love having oatmeal with my smoothies for breakfast. Overnight Oats changed the game for me though! I like it waaaaay better than regular cooked oats. I usually make the same peanut butter or almond butter overnight oats, so it’s time for a change. I’m excited to try this pumpkin recipe. 🙂
Hi there! I tend to like overnight oats more than cooked oats as well! Have a fabulous day! 🙂
Yum! It all sounds fantastic!! Can’t wait to try that pumpkin-pie spiced overnight oats. Yummy.
Hi Rachel! I hope you give it a try, it’s quite tasty! Have a great day, lady! 🙂
Ooh your oats made me want bananas. 🙂 And overnight oats are the best if I remember to make them. <3
I truly cannot start my day without a banana at breakfast! 🙂 Have a great one, Emily.
My go-to breakfast is typically greek yogurt and banana and nut butter with a little granola… but lately it’s been overnight oats and I’ve been loving it!
Cassie on the overnight oats bandwagon? I do like to hear this! 🙂
Yum pumpkin overnight oats sound delicious! I had a few of the pumpkin flavored greek yogurts and they were so good. My typical breakfast is a green smoothie after my morning workout. Then when I get to work I warm up some oatmeal with almond milk, egg whites, cinnamon, and almond butter. Kinda boring but I really like it. On the weekends I always make pancakes =)
Hi Patricia! That doesn’t sound boring at all. And yes, pancakes are good for those mornings when you have more time for sure!
Love overnight oats. Helps me have a filling breakfast before the others wake up and the craziness of the day begins.
Agreed, Jenn! I love that they can be made ahead. 🙂