Pumpkin Maple Overnight Oatmeal Parfait

I’m growing pretty tired of the term basic and its association with pumpkin. I could rant about the word basic as a yet another derogatory label for women, but I don’t think that has a place on my blog, so I’ll just stick to the pumpkin part.

Pumpkin Maple Overnight Oatmeal Parfait

Guess what? I like the taste of pumpkin. Many people like the taste of pumpkin. Many men like the taste of pumpkin. Pumpkin tastes great with coffee (as do many things). I’ll stop complaining about the word basic once people come up with a rude label for people who never STFU about bacon.

Pumpkin Maple Overnight Oatmeal Parfait

I know that basic involves more than just a love for a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (blegh), but that seems to be the bullies’ major focus during these months. In a way, it delegitimizes anyone’s appreciation for a food that is genuinely delicious.

Bonjour, pumpkin. I eat you! You are a much healthier trend than stupid bacon.

Pumpkin Maple Overnight Oatmeal Parfait

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 2

What you'll need:

    Pumpkin Layer
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1-2 chopped dates (or 2 tsp maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • pinch of salt
  • Maple-Pecan Layer
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt of choice (I used So Delicious coconut)
  • 2 tsp maple syrup (or maple extract, but I don't know how much)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • pinch of salt
  • handful of chopped pecans

How to make it:

  1. Combine all ingredients for pumpkin layer in a mason jar or container with a lid.
  2. Cover with lid and shake, shake, shake until combined.
  3. Combine all ingredients for maple-pecan layer except the pecans in a mason jar or container with a lid.
  4. Cover with lid and shake, shake, shake until combined.
  5. Store in the refrigerator overnight (or for several hours).
  6. When ready to serve, mix pecans into the maple-flavored oatmeal.
  7. In two parfait dishes, mason jars, or tall glasses, add a layer of the pumpkin oatmeal. Then add a layer of the maple-pecan oatmeal to each. Continue alternating until you run out of both oatmeal mixtures.
  8. Due to the yogurt, this is best eaten cold. Top with more pecans and more maple syrup.
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About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

4 Responses to Pumpkin Maple Overnight Oatmeal Parfait

  1. Oooh, this looks fantastic! I’m with you 100% on the ‘basic’ thing – I eat pumpkin all year round and often just by itself because to me it tastes like heaven.
    Also totally agree with your comments about bacon! If I had a penny for every time some asked me “Don’t you miss bacon?”…

  2. Sarah Kelly says:

    Loved this! So delicious, I needed to use up some left over pumpkin and this was perfect! Will be making it again soon (:

  3. As someone who never has enough time in the morning for breakfast these overnight oats are obviously perfect for me. Great recipe, I definitely have to create it!

  4. Lyndsey B says:

    I love pumpkin, and actually dislike PSL’s from Starbucks. I agree that the pumpkin craze is a little excessive (are pumpkin pie rice krispie treats necessary? http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2012/10/12/pumpkin-pie-rice-krispie-treats/) but it’s rude to call someone basic for legitimately enjoying the nutitious and tasty flavors of pumpkin. This oatmeal recipe is super creative, and not basic at all! Yum!

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