steel cut oats

Recipe: Steel Cut Overnight Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Having a hard time getting out of bed on these chilly mornings? Try whipping up some of this delicious oatmeal the night before, and wake up to the irresistible smell of pumpkin! Steel cut oats are a good source of B vitamins and iron, and also provide a good amount of protein, making this a fantastic way to start your morning. Adding even more nutritional oomph to your morning meal, one serving of pumpkin contains a heaping helping of vitamin A, which is essential to good vision and a healthy immune system. Even better? You can make a big batch of it to keep on hand for a few days. Just heat it up and top with your favorite toppings!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin spice
  • Optional toppings: Maple syrup, honey, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, a splash of milk

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours. Wake up, add whatever toppings you wish, and enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Servings: 3

Calories: 241; Carbs: 44g; Fat: 4g; Protein: 7g; Sodium: 194mg; Sugar: 4g; Fiber: 13g

This overnight pumpkin oatmeal recipe is a tasty way to begin your day and provides a good deal of your daily nutritional requirements in one serving. To add even more fiber to this recipe, sprinkle some ground flax seed meal on your oatmeal. Or add a tangy touch with dried cranberries.