Fall Breakfasts: Ode to Refrigerator Oats.

Because I like to wait until the last possible second to wake up in the morning, I often don’t have a ton of time to eat breakfast or really do anything besides make my coffee. While I was reading some blogs and perusing the internet a few weeks ago, I saw a few recipes for refrigerator oats and I was definitely intrigued. Then I saw that one of them had Pumpkin Pie in the title and I was obviously sold. It’s Fall so that means I can put pumpkin in anything and everything that I eat right? Right. I loosely based the recipe off of this but first of all this would have made 800 servings and I needed two and second of all the liquids seemed super off balance to me but what do I know? Anywho, pumpkin pie refrigerator oats take one:

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats


Modifications: I don’t have cute mason jars lying around my dorm room so we used tupperware, sorry to disappoint. I also didn’t use Chia seeds because again I don’t keep that stuff around my room and I wasn’t about to go out and locate some random seeds. Sorry, friends. I made them in two separate containers, so this recipe is for two small servings which I doubled. Hope that makes sense?

1/2 cup oats (I used Quaker quick cooking)

around 2/3 cup of vanilla almond milk

1/4 cup of Greek yogurt (my favorite is vanilla bean but we just had plain which wasn’t my fave)

I squirted a bunch of honey in but it was probs like 1-2 tablespoons

Also around 1 teaspoon of cinnamon but use as much or as little as you want

Then you shake it all up until it is well combined

Lastly, add 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree and then mix it and stick it in the fridge. Leave it overnight and by morning it will be delicious! It tastes like Fall in a tupperware? Yum!

Then because it’s never fun enough to stop at one, last night I made apple cinnamon overnight oats.

I decided that because a) I needed our other container of Greek yogurt for dinner and b) I don’t like the taste of plain yogurt, I would just add more milk (1 full cup) and then slice up one small apple for each and up the cinnamon. DON’T LEAVE THE YOGURT OUT. It gets super runny and then it just is a weird consistency. However, the apple cinnamon was a super yummy combo so do make this variation as well. This was the before pic, but honestly the after was pretty similar.

Hope you enjoy this take on Fall desserts for breakfast!