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Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

pumpkin oats

Hello, all!  Well…should we talk about the whole plaid thing?  Plaid is apparently a thing this year, especially for women’s clothes.  I went shopping the other day, and the tidal-wave of plaid was everywhere.  Seriously, I think every woman in Bath and Body Works was wearing plaid, except me.  And a lot of them were wearing the plaid shirt, puffy vest combo.  They all looked ready for a nature hike standing right next to the sweet cinnamon pumpkin lotion.  🙂

Now, I love plaid.  I’ve liked it for years, so now I feel like I’m finally one of the cool kids.  But at the same time I’ll admit that I’m also a little peeved.  Back when I was wearing my plaid shirts it was just Amanda wearing boring plaid…or “Are you going to paint or something?” Because apparently plaid shirts are the universal signal for ‘about to paint.’  😉

pumpkin oats

OK, I just need to calm down, and maybe buy a few plaid bed sheets before they’re all gone.  This is really my time…my plaid time!  But I know exactly what’s going to happen: we’re all going to buy adorable plaid scarves, leggings, and throw blankets…and next year plaid will be out.  Not only will it be out, it will be SO out that we’ll all look like the Golden Girls for having anything to do with it.  But that’s OK, I used to love that show when I was a kid.

As a side note, I’ve never liked how I look in those puffy vests.  Some women can really pull that look off: a nice thermal shirt and a puffy vest.   Not me.  I look like the marshmallow man about ready to attack the ghostbusters.  🙂

Anyway, what’s better to eat while wearing plaid than a nice bowl of pumpkin overnight oats?  I mean, don’t the two seem to go together somehow?  It makes me feel a little like a lumberjack in a way, and I like it.  Plus these oats are perfect for fall.  A bowl of this, a cup of coffee, and a plaid blanket draped around my shoulders.  🙂

pumpkin oats

(From a pumpkin pie overnight oats recipe on Food Network)

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
  • ⅓ cup old fashioned oats
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin puree
  • ⅓ cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  1. Mix all of the ingredients together and let them sit overnight. Eat in the morning.


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  • Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss October 17, 2016, 7:53 am

    I LOVE overnight oats! They’re my favorite because I almost never feel like cooking in the morning. I also feel like a straight up lumberjack anytime I wear plaid and I have yet to find a puffy vest that doesn’t make me look like I’m struggling to breathe. 🙂 maybe one day!

    • Amanda October 17, 2016, 10:00 am

      Oh my gosh, that is the best. Struggling to breathe is exactly how those vests make me look. I’m glad I’m not the only one. 🙂 Thanks, Jessica!

  • Mary Pisarkiewicz October 17, 2016, 9:51 am

    This is perfect, mason jars are always a great way to pack up grab ‘n’ go snacks. I just had these cupcakes in a mason jar. So bizarre, but wonderful idea. It was perfect especially sending as a present. This recipe reminds me of the cupcakes!

    • Amanda October 17, 2016, 10:01 am

      Thanks, Mary! Cupcakes in a mason jar sound really cool. I have to try that!

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