Pumpkin Pie Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Steel Cut Oats

This recipe is perfect for when there is a chill in the air, and you just want to shuffle to the kitchen in your bathrobe and eat something hot & steamy in the morning! So easy, no added sugar, clean eating and 21 day fix approved!

Ingredients:
1 c steel cut oats
3 1/2 c water or milk (I used 2 c water and 1 1/2 c cashew milk)
1 c canned pumpkin puree
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Optional toppings in the am: maple syrup, greek yogurt, nuts, more cinnamon.  You can never have too much cinnamon!

Spray slow cooker with non stick spray or use liner. Combine all ingredients (except the optional toppings) in crock pot and cook on LOW overnight for 7 hours.  I don’t recommend overcooking!  My crockpot is soaking in my sink right now with a pretty firm oatmeal ridge around the perimeter because I cooked it for 8 hours last night, and forgot to spray before hand.  Whoops! It still tastes great, but it’s going to need to soak for quite a while.

Top with non fat low greek yogurt (oy the sugar content of most yogurts! Stick with plain; but if you don’t like plain try either Chobani Simply 100 or Oikos Triple Zero. Both use stevia as the sweetener, which is not artificial), nuts or syrup.  I added a smidgen of syrup to this for my 2 year old and she loved it. I topped mine with the Oikos Triple Zero, walnuts and cinnamon and it was perfect!

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21 day fix: Measure out 1 yellow, if topping with greek yogurt, 1 red.

 

 

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Chewy overnight oats

Chewy overnight oats

Goodbye for good, Frosted Mini-Wheats and Bran flakes + granola!  Although I haven’t eaten much of these the past few months, I still occasionally have a bowl in between rounds of 21 day fix.  I miss the ease of just pouring out my breakfast vs preparing something.

These overnight steel cut oats fill the gap.  Pour everything in a bowl the night before and you’re set in the morning!  You can use frozen fruit too, super easy.

Mix together:
1/4 c steel cut oats
1/4 c unsweetened almond milk (I use almond/coconut milk blend)
3/4 c non fat greek yogurt (plain or oikos triple zero vanilla)
1 c fruit, frozen or fresh
1 tsp vanilla or dash cinnamon (optional)

Put in fridge overnight, enjoy!
21 day fix:  1 yellow, 1 red, 1 purple

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