Overnight Quinoa Oats with Pumpkin

Prepare breakfast in advance and enjoy this tasty overnight oats recipe packed with Success® Tri-Color Quinoa.

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Overnight Quinoa Oats with Pumpkin

Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings
SERVES 4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 min (+3 hrs of refrigeration)

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Success® Tri-Color Quinoa
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup plain yogurt

Instructions

Grab and Go Breakfast

Hectic mornings are no longer an excuse to skip breakfast, simply prepare your overnight oats the night before! Better yet, these tasty treats can last up to a week in the fridge — just make sure you choose your flavors and toppings strategically. Oats mixed with nut butters or jams can be kept longer. Add any crispy toppings just before serving in order to get that satisfying crunch!

For an oat-free breakfast, these creamy Fruit and Granola Parfaits serve as either a decadent breakfast or a delicious afternoon pick-me-up that you can make in advance and enjoy on the go as well!

Tips: Fruit gradually breaks down once it’s mixed into liquid, particularly banana or softer fruits. In other words, if you don’t want mushy fruit, make sure you eat them the next day or simply wait until right before enjoying to top with fruit! You can replace the almond milk with any other milk alternative such as oat milk, cashew milk or even regular milk if that’s what you prefer. When choosing your banana, the riper the banana the better because it will be sweeter and much easier to mash.

What Exactly is Quinoa?

Often confused with a grain, light and fluffy quinoa is technically a seed that brings nutty flavor to your meals! With loads of protein and fiber, it’s ideal for using in any meal from breakfast to dinner and even dessert. Try a combination of three different quinoa varieties in our Tri-Color Quinoa.

Want more info on this so-called superfood? Read up on What There is to Know about Quinoa to become a quinoa connoisseur and ensure that your dishes are as delicious as possible. In these tempting Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowls, the quinoa itself is infused with apple juice before getting topped with apples, dried and maple syrup, filling the kitchen with those wonderful autumn aromas! If you are looking for a dinner option try our Easy Shrimp Rice Recipes.

Quicker Oats

Don’t worry, you didn’t miss a step in the instructions — there is no need to cook the oats! Whether you use quick, old-fashioned or thick-cut rolled, the oats will absorb the liquid overnight and be flavorful and fluffy by morning! If it’s too thick for your liking, simply add an extra splash of milk!

Other Meal Inspiration

If you’re wondering what to have for lunch or dinner, check out this Spanish rice recipe!

  • This grab and go breakfast is a hearty and filling option!

    Step 1

  • Get 4 lidded jars ready to go. 

    Step 2

  • Prepare quinoa according to package directions. Allow to cool and transfer to a medium mixing bowl. Add the oats and pinch of salt and stir to combine. Set aside. 

    Step 3

  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp ground cinnamon and 2 tbsp pure maple syrup. Set aside. 

    Step 4

  • Into each jar, spoon 1/4 cup of the pumpkin mixture, followed by 1/2 cup, plus 1 tablespoon of the quinoa mixture. Add 1/4 cup of the yogurt to each jar, followed by 2 more tbsp of the pumpkin mixture. Place lids back on jars and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. 

    Step 5

  • Remove jars from the refrigerator, take off the lids and add 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds to each jar. Enjoy!