Fall is here, and that means welcoming all kinds of comforting meals into our routine. Start your mornings off right with tasty, filling fall overnight recipes.
Fall is the perfect time to reconnect with seasonal flavors. From earthy pumpkins to crisp apples and zingy cranberries, there are dozens of ingredients and combinations to enjoy. Why not bring this seasonal bounty into your day first thing in the morning? These 5 overnight oats recipes with a fall twist make for a nutritious, tasty, and quick breakfast.
All overnight oats recipes build on a very simple base:
In the morning, your breakfast will be ready to serve. Adding flavors and a fall twist is as easy as adding a few extra ingredients to the jar.
The star of this recipe is apples. Feel free to stir in diced fresh apples, apple sauce, apple butter, or even canned apple pie filling. A drizzle of caramel when you're ready to eat makes this breakfast even more of a treat. You can even add warming spices (such as cinnamon and cardamom) for an extra touch.
For a creamier protein-rich breakfast, make your overnight oats with yogurt (use 1/4 cup of milk and 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt). Then, sweeten your meal with a generous amount of maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
If you don't like the flavor of oats but want to get the benefits of eating more whole grains, this one is for you. Pumpkin puree and spices (allspice, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg) deliver a kick of flavor, and you can always sweeten it with honey or maple syrup.
Cranberries and pears are both in season during fall. Add them fresh to the jar, if you can; or use cranberry sauce and pear jelly instead. The result is a sweet and tart breakfast that will keep you full.
This is a slightly less conventional overnight oats recipe, but so worth trying. Combine 1tbsp of sweet miso to the oats and chill them overnight. Then, in the morning, add a generous drizzle of honey and top with chopped nuts. The savory notes of the miso pair oh-so-well with the sweetness of the honey. For an even sweeter zero-waste variation, add in a mashed overripe banana.
Overnight oats are easy to make and of the most filling budget-friendly breakfasts. You can skip the drive-through and save money, while not compromising on flavor. What's not to love? You can save even more when you find a Save coupon book near you. Use those deals and discounts for a fun (and delicious!) fall season.