0.5cupoatsrolled oats for Overnight and Stovetop but can be instant oats for Microwave option
¾cupmilk of your choiceregular milk, almond milk or oatmilk
1tspmaple syrupadd more for sweeter breakfast
¼cupGreek yogurtonly for overnight version, not stovetop or microwave
1cupwaternot for overnight
Overnight Pumpkin Chia Oatmeal
Mix 0.5 cups rolled oats, 1 tbsp chia seeds, ¾ cup milk of your choice, ¼ cup Greek yogurt, pinch salt, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp maple syrup, 0.5 tsp pumpkin spice, and ¼ cup pumpkin puree. Add to a mason jar or cup you'll use for serving. Mix to incorporate well!
Place in refrigerator overnight. Next morning top with hemp seeds and dark chocolate, enjoy:))
Stovetop Pumpkin Chia Oatmeal
Add 1 cup of water and pinch of salt to a small pot. Set to boil. Add 0.5 cup of rolled oats once water boils. Reduce heat to medium-low at this point and stir occasionally. Add 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp maple syrup, 0.5 tsp pumpkin spice and ¼ cup of pumpkin puree. Cook slowly for 10 minutes and lastly add some milk to make the oatmeal creamy. Pour pumpkin oatmeal to a bowl then add chia seeds, incorporate well and let oatmeal cool down.
You can add more milk to taste and achieve desired consistency. Don't add yogurt to this method! Once ready to eat, top off with hemp seeds and dark chocolate.
Microwave Pumpkin Chia Oatmeal
The microwave method is different for everyone but usually I follow package instructions then add the extras. So I add 1 cup of water, 0.5 cup of oats and a pinch of salt on a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes (if using rolled oats) and 1 minute (for instant oats). Once you get the bowl out of the microwave, give it a good stir with a spoon. If needed microwave for few more seconds. Then add pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, chia seeds, some milk, vanilla extract and maple syrup.
Mix everything slowly until you get desired consistency. Top off with hemp seeds and dark chocolate! Enjoy:)
I use rolled oats for Overnight and Stovetop versions and instant for Microwave.
I only use yogurt on the Overnight oats but not on Stovetop and Microwave ones.
I don't add water to Overnight oats, but I do on Microwave and Stovetop ways of cooking this breakfast recipe.
The bar of dark chocolate I use is a little less than 1 oz and it is 85% cocoa, so a bit bitter. You can use the chocolate of your choice as topping!