Spiced Pumpkin Oats, Coconutty Toasted Nuts, and Cinnamon Crunchy Almond Butter
If you have not jump in the “overnight oats in a jar” wagon you are missing hundreds of delicious and the easiest ways to eat oats!
Today I was reading the Magnolia Journal Magazine and they published 4 ways to make overnight oats: Honey Orange Chia, Cranberry Gingerbread, Maple Apple Crunch and Fruity Peanut Butter - this is NOT one of their recipes. They all look delicious but I did not have those ingredients so...
As usually happens when I am seeing food in TV or online - I immediately wanted an overnight oats without having to wait until tomorrow and with the ingredients I have at hand...
And here you have what I have created...
Spiced Pumpkin Oats
and I couldnt wait to eat them, hence I am not calling them “overnight oats”! 😁👏🥳
This oats in a jar came out creamy and delicious, with the flavors of a pumpkin pie and the fall! Even my boyfriend liked it and he is not easy to please.
- Is not even fair to call this a recipe cause I just mixed some ingredients in a jar, seasoned it with spices and a bit of sweetness, waited 15 minutes to allow to marinate and thickened, topped with crunchy and more flavorful mixtures and called it a “healthy snack”... you can call it whatever you want! -
👉Instructions and what you will need...
Feel free to change ingredients with what you have at home...
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (canned or homemade - NOT pumpkin pie filling)
1 cup plant milk (I used a combo of coconut, almond and oat milk cause I have them)
1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
1 tablespoon real maple syrup
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 heaping teaspoon of pumpkin spice store brought (to taste)
A pinch of salt
all of these ingredients above in a jar and shake to mix well. TASTE and adjust to your taste (more maple or spices)
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup old fashion rolled oats whole grains (GF) and mix to soak the oats well.
👉Let it sit
outside of the fridge for 15 minutes, add toppings and ENJOY IMMEDIATELY
👉Close the jar, leave overnight and before eating add toppings listed below or any other toasted nuts or nut butter you have...
👉1/4 cup cinammon spiced crunchy or smooth almond butter (homemade by mixing crunchy almond butter with ground cinnamon, ground ginger and maple syrup to taste in a food processor)
👉1/2 cup plain raw walnuts and pecans chopped and slightly toasted with coconut sugar, coconut powder, maple syrup and a pinch of salt)
Let me know if you make it and If you post the photo in instagram, I want to see it! tag me at chefd.jimenez
Happy Cooking and eating for Good Health, Chef Dulce
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