A Taste of Fall: Skinny Pumpkin Overnight Oats

By Your Bariatric Nutrition Team

Pumpkin OatsIt’s never too soon to start reintroducing pumpkin into our diets!

As fall rolls in and school starts again, our schedules fill up and we neglect our healthy eating! Prepping our meals ahead of time is one of the best ways to avoid buying unhealthy food on fly.

Overnight oats can be made many different ways, but give our Skinny Pumpkin Overnight Oats a try!

Skinny Pumpkin Overnight Oats in a Jar

Ingredients:

1/4 cup quick oats*

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

2 tbsp pumpkin puree (not pie filling)

1 tsp chia seeds

pinch cinnamon

pinch pumpkin pie spice

1/4 sliced banana (freeze the rest for  smoothies

*For gluten-free be sure to use gluten free oats.

Topping:

1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

pinch cinnamon

pinch pumpkin pie spice

Yield: Servings:  1   Serving Size 1 jar

Directions:

Combine the oats and 1/2 cup of the milk in a jar. Stir in the pumpkin butter, chia seeds and spices. Add banana, cover jar, shake and refrigerate overnight.

The next morning remove from the refrigerator and let it sit on the counter 30 minutes to take out the chill (or you can microwave a few seconds if you wish). Stir in the remaining milk, sprinkle with a little cinnamon and pumpkin spice.

Nutrition Information:  Calories 210; Fat 6g; Carbs 30g; Fiber 5g; Protein 7g; Sugar 12g; Sodium 139g

Adapted from SkinnyTaste.com  posted  September 10, 2012  by Gina

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