Happy Halloween, my little pumpkindoodles!!!
I already know what y’all are thinkin…I have that ability to read your minds…
Why is she serving up oatmeal on Halloween?! This is a day of candy and candy and more candy. Michelle, you= no fun.
I know, and, to a degree, I actually agree.
Dressing up in fun costumes+getting mountains of free candy= what Halloween is all about…I’m not going to tell you to not allow a single piece of candy to enter your body today.
That’s exactly why I shared my homemade Butterfinger bars with y’all last week along with my homemade candy round-up.
Have some candy. Have a little too much candy. Just stick with candy that’s made with better, cleaner ingredients…you won’t feel nearly as sick.
But, being the planner that I am, I’m already thinking ahead to tomorrow, mainly tomorrow morning, when some of y’all may be waking up from a rough candy coma and in need of some serious nutrition.
Never fear! I’ve got a fiber+protein+vitamin loaded breakfast recipe that you can go ahead and make tonight after you’ve eaten one too many protein peanut butter cups and your own goblins and ghouls have gone to bed. That way, if you’re stumbling through a Hershey’s-induced hangover, you’ll have breakfast ready to devour (with a cup of strong black coffee, I imagine).
Roughly 1 minute.
What have you got to lose?
Do you like oatmeal?
Sometimes, it can get kinda boring. And bland. And mushy.
No argument there.
When left to its own devices, it’s not the most glamorous or sexy item on the breakfast menu.
But, time and time again, it’s leaves my tummy just as satisfied as my soul.
Plus, this recipe allows you to make 4 servings in advance and then savor the bounties of your 2 minutes of prep work for days to come.
Never tried overnight oats? I hadn’t either until a few years ago…
When I was a first year teacher scrambling for as much sleep and rest as possible, I started making large batches of overnight oats in order to shave off a few minutes of my morning routine.
I discovered how mind-blowingly easy it was to have an entire week of breakfasts made, assembled, and awaiting my half-awake self to grab and stammer out the door.
However, once I settled into a paleo lifestyle as of a few years ago, I gravitated away from my beloved bowl of grains since it wasn’t officially approved in the Paleo Rule Book of Rules.
But if you’ve been with me for at least a year, you know that I kinda tossed that book out the window and have adopted what I call a paleoish lifestyle, where I eat some dairy and some gluten-free grains and, egads, even some sugar (yup, that’s alcohol, gang).
Are oats paleo? I don’t know and I don’t care.
Should you eat oats? Well, if you like them and feel good after eating them, then absolutely!
And with a recipe so simple and and budget-friendly healthy and fantastically seasonal, you’ve gotta give it a try!
I just love how creamy the oats get when they hang out with the chia seeds and almond milk overnight. Plus, you get to top them with anything and everything!!!!
Almond butter, figs, pears, coconut chips, and coconut yogurt are just some of my favorite adornments to this breakfast staple.
So, before you delve into that bowl of naughty bits you already have sitting by the front door (cause no one will notice if just 2 Twix bars are gone, right?), do yourself a favor and prep these oats for tomorrow morning.
You may need them.
Pumpkin Overnight Oats
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