I had some other things I was going to write today but man guys, Monday started out with a bang! I have some amazing opportunities coming up and I’m hoping that I can keep up. I ws on another podcast today, so when it releases I will let you know, we talked about some fun topics that I think you’ll enjoy. That being said I am holding strong on this 100-day challenge and I am LOVING getting new content to you daily. I’d love to hear from you guys what you want to hear/see more of. Just comment below 🙂 Please don’t be shy!
Okay, now let’s get on with the show as this Pumpkin Cheesecake Overnight Oat recipe has already been a hot topic on my Instagram stories today, so why wait to share?!
National Oatmeal Day
The cool thing is that today is National Oatmeal Day. You know how much I love the opportunity to celebrate anything related to food. SO that being said I was meal prepping last night and made Overnight Oats 3 ways. I didn’t realize it was National Oatmeal Day today, I was just craving overnight oats.
Why? Because I get food-fatigue and like to try something new. So, I thought let me try 3 different recipes and if any of them are good I’ll share. I have a knack for making a lot of food and then not sharing, so I’m going to share this recipe literally less than 24 hours after making it. Why? BECAUSE IT’S FREAKING DELICIOUS that’s why, and because of good timing.
Oatmeal Health Benefits
I love to eat food that tastes good and makes me feel good, end of story. The fun thing with food is that those healthy foods are different for everyone. Some people may think oatmeal tastes AMAZING, some may hate it, some may feel great after eating oatmeal, others like crap.
Oatmeal or rather, oats, have been studied a lot and they have been shown to those that can digest/absorb them properly to have some awesome health benefits. You may not care, and that’s okay, just skip on down to the recipe and get to cooking.
Here are a few health benefits of oats to consider when eating oats. Oats…
- Are rich in antioxidants known as avenanthramides (try to say that 3x fast) which can help reduce blood pressure and may reduce inflammation
- May reduce LDL cholesterol and also improve blood sugar control
- Increase fullness/satiety levels
- Help make the go easier (aka relieve constipation)
- and much more!
Oat Side Note
One small caveat, if you are someone who has trouble with gluten and/or gut issues, it is possible that oats may not fit into your diet. Please consult a dietitian (or nutrition expert) who can help you determine if oats are right for you or not! Also, not all oats are certified gluten-free, so if you need gluten-free oats, look for the label and feel free to reach out to the company, they’re usually more than willing to answer. If they’re not, they may be hiding something so run far far away (just kidding, but not really).
Pumpkin Cheesecake Overnight Oats
Fun fact: I love cheesecake. Wait, let me rephrase, I LOVE CREAM CHEESE. Ha! I know that’s a funny thing to like but for some reason, I have always loved cream cheese. I would eat those Philadelphia cream cheese packets at the pool as a kid and didn’t even bother eating the bagel. Can I order a bagel with cream cheese, hold the bagel?! That was me.
Anywho, that being said I also love cheesecake which is made with my beloved cream cheese. So, I had recently found pumpkin cream cheese at Trader Joe’s and thought, huh?! What would this taste like in overnight oats?! The answer? Amazing-ness. And so, the Pumpkin Cheesecake Overnight Oats were born, you’re welcome.
Pro Tip: sub in greek yogurt if you don’t have cream cheese and it should do the trick! You can also up the oats to 1/2 a cup if you don’t have/want protein powder/collagen in your oats.Print
- 2/3 cup rolled oats
- 20g protein powder/collagen peptides (can omit but increase oats by 1/3 cup)
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (sub 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon)
- 1/4 cup pumpkin cream cheese (sub:1/4 cup cream cheese + 1 Tbsp pumpkin puree + 1 tsp brown sugar + 1/4 tsp cinnamon)
- 1 cup oat milk (or milk of choice)
- Optional: 1-2 Tbsp peanut butter to thicken
- Mix oats, protein powder, chia seeds & pumpkin pie spice.
- Add in milk & cream cheese until well combined.
- Separate into 2 glass jars (for easy single servings) and refrigerate overnight.
What is your favorite way to eat oats?! Share below, please and thank you!
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