Fall is here! It’s the season of pumpkins, cinnamon spice, and all things nice. Which pretty much sums up this High Protein Pumpkin Overnight Oats recipe. It’s a serving of yummy pumpkin and cinnamon goodness with enough protein to qualify as a healthy fitness breakfast or snack.
Pumpkin overnight oats are the perfect breakfast for a chilly autumn morning. Even though it’s eaten cold, you still get that warm cozy feeling from the spice blend. It’s like a big comforting breakfast hug 😀
Make breakfast in under a minute
Because you prepare everything the night before, you literally just have to open your fridge and get the overnight oats in the morning, making this the quickest breakfast ever. If you are really hungry, you may find that you have finished eating your breakfast before your morning coffee is ready!
You don’t even have to spend a lot of time the night before preparing. You just need to combine all the ingredients thoroughly, which should take you less than 5 minutes, especially if you have a good blender.
I stacked all the ingredients before combining them so you can see how pretty it looks, but since you don’t have to worry about pretty pictures for your blog, you don’t have to do that.
Yogurt and protein powder
If you have tried some of my other recipes, you know that I like my meals high in protein and low to medium in carbs. This isn’t a low-carb recipe but with 34 grams of protein and 26 grams of carbs, it has the perfect macronutrients for a healthy breakfast that will give you enough energy to last until lunch or get you through a hard resistance workout.
The trick to getting enough protein in this recipe is the Greek yogurt and, of course, the protein powder.
The yogurt not only adds protein, it also gives the pumpkin overnight oats a nice smooth consistency. The protein powder I use (Met-Rx) has a great vanilla flavor, which is why I use it in so many of my recipes.
More high protein breakfast recipes
I love my breakfasts so I have developed high-protein breakfast recipes for any situation. Everything from grab-and-go breakfasts like these pumpkin overnight oats to delicious cottage cheese pancakes and healthy egg muffins.
You can see some of my favorite high-protein breakfasts here:
- 2 oz. (57 g) fat-free Greek yogurt
- 1 (1.2 oz. / 34 g) scoop Met-Rx vanilla protein powder
- ½ cup (120 ml) unsweetened almond milk
- ¾ oz. (20 g) oats
- 3 oz. (85 g) canned pumpkin puree
- ¼ oz. (7 g) shelled walnuts
- 1 tbsp. Stevia (the powdered version not the extract)
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
- ¼ tsp. ginger
Blend yogurt, protein powder, and almond milk thoroughly together (if you don’t have a blender, this can be done by hand, but requires a little work with a whisk)
Add oats, pumpkin, and spices to the wet ingredients
Mix thoroughly and place in the fridge overnight
Sprinkle walnuts on top and enjoy
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