Pumpkin Spice Latte Protein Overnight Oats
Yields: 1 jar
 
This healthy breakfast tastes just like the iconic Starbucks drink! The oats will keep for at least 5 days if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The recipe is easily doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled to make more servings, too!
  1. Add the Greek yogurt and instant coffee to a glass jar or tupperware container with a tight-fitting lid. Stir until the instant coffee is fully dissolved. (It will take a few minutes—be patient!) Add the remaining ingredients, and stir until completely combined. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
Notes: Overnight oats are meant to be eaten cold, straight from the refrigerator! No need to heat them up.

I highly recommend instant coffee rather than regular coffee brewed from grounds because the latter will make your overnight oats watery, rather than thick and creamy. As written, the oats have a more prominent pumpkin flavor than coffee. For a stronger coffee flavor, add an additional ¼ to ½ teaspoon of instant coffee.

Instant oats (aka quick-cooking or one-minute oats) may be substituted for the old-fashioned oats. Do not substitute steel-cut oats; they do not soften enough.

Be careful when adding the nutmeg and ginger! It’s easy to add too much, especially of the nutmeg. If you prefer, ¼ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice may be substituted for the cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.

Any sweetener may be substituted for the stevia. You’ll want the equivalent of about 3-4 teaspoons of granulated sugar.

{gluten-free, clean eating, low fat, low sugar, high protein}
Recipe by Amy's Healthy Baking at https://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2016/09/04/pumpkin-spice-latte-protein-overnight-oats/