Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Bees Knees Overnight Pumpkin Oats (refrigerator oats)

I was asked to add some more pumpkin recipes this week and incorporate the flavors of the season. My last post for overnight oats was a big success. If you didn't see it, you can find it here. I got to thinking about it and realized that some people may not have a crockpot and other people may not want to pull it out just to make a little bowl of oatmeal. There is a super secret way to make oatmeal in the refrigerator overnight that is all the rage right now; I'm about to bring you into this underground oatmeal society. Are you ready?

The Bees Knees Overnight Pumpkin Oats

This recipe will make one serving. If you are making breakfast for more than just yourself you will need to do this for each bowl of oatmeal.

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or your regular milk if you prefer)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 banana mashed
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon "the bees knees" peanut butter (or your regular peanut butter)

First things first, I must address "the bees knees". The Bee's Knees is a peanut butter that is sold in the grocery store that is a combination of peanut butter and honey. It is *really* good!! If you haven't tried this, I highly recommend it.

It looks like this

Start by scooping your oats into the bottom of the bowl. Then add the milk and mashed banana.

Next add the pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar and pumpkin puree. It should look something like this. Stir it all together.

In a small bowl combine the peanut butter and maple syrup. Stir until it is mixed together well. You can even warm it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds to thin it out a little if you want to. Scoop it on top of the oatmeal and add a little chopped pecans (optional).

Put a cover on the bowl and stick it in the refrigerator. In the morning you have a yummy bowl of oatmeal that can either be eaten cold (which isn't as gross as it sounds) or you can pop it right into the microwave and warm it up.


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