Start your healthy breakfast the night before and wake up to Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats Yogurt Parfait.
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Ding, ding, ding. “There is no way it is morning already.” Those are the first words I think after hearing the morning alarm go off. I’m reaching to figure out where my phone is to turn it off. Oh make it stop now! Morning is not my cup of tea. In fact morning doesn’t even begin until I’ve had a cup of coffee. My brain does not function, and the thought of breakfast seems totally overwhelming. I need to be able to grab something right away. Otherwise, I stand in front of the refrigerator looking aimlessly, because I forgot what I was doing in the first place. Oh, right breakfast! Good thing I thought about it the night before. I’ve got Pumpkin Overnight Oats in there.
With one eye open, I can grab the bowl and mix the fixings for the yogurt mixture. If I’m feeling particularly lazy, I won’t even layer the parfait. I’ll just scoop the yogurt mixture and pecans on top. If I’m feeling like a little treat, I’ll layer this deliciously, healthy breakfast in a pretty bowl. Then I feel rather like a queen eating a gorgeous breakfast, which I made with one eye open and in less than 5 minutes.
Luckily for me, since this breakfast isn’t portable, my husband won’t touch it. It is all for me. If it was something he could grab and go, he would abscond with it for his breakfast leaving me so sad and blue. What better way is there to wake up, and start your day, then with all the flavors of pumpkin pie and a cup of coffee, of course? With a touch of two of my favorite pumpkin pie spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, the pumpkin puree and oats are transformed. The nuts provide a little crunch which is oh so satisfying.
Start your breakfast the night before and be rewarded with a healthy and scrumptious start to your day. Be sure to come back on Sunday for a new recipe and an awesome giveaway. You aren’t going to want to miss this one!
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Healthy Breakfast – Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats Yogurt Parfait
- ½ cup rolled oats not quick cooking
- ½ cup non-fat milk
- ¼ cup pumpkin puree divided
- 2 tsp . honey divided
- ½ tsp . ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp . ground nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
- ½ cup 2% fat Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp . chopped pecans
In a small bowl, mix together oats, milk, 3 tbsp. pumpkin puree, 1 tsp. honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.
In another small bowl, mix together yogurt, 1 tsp, honey and 1 tbsp. pumpkin.
Place half the yogurt into a tall glass.
Top with half of the pumpkin oats.
Repeat with remaining oatmeal and yogurt.
Sprinkle pecans on top. Drizzle with additional honey and cinnamon, if wanted.
If you don't like your oats cold, warm them in the microwave.
Happy Healthy Eating,
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