It's hard enough to get out of bed on time, let alone when the weather begins to cool. These quick and easy fall inspired breakfast recipes come together in a flash and require very little thinking on your part - these are "grab and go" type of meals. These breakfasts celebrate the season by using fall ingredients and spices. Whether you prefer something on the heartier side like Dutch apple overnight oatmeal or a light breakfast such as a pumpkin pie yogurt cups, there is a recipe that suits your taste and lifestyle.
Apple Crisp Refrigerator Oatmeal
Courtesy of Yoplait
1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
1 container (6 oz) Yoplait® Original 99% Fat Free apple crisp yogurt
1 teaspoon chia seed, if desired
Toppings, if desired:
1/4 cup chopped Granny Smith apple
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
In half-pint canning jar (or other resealable container), pour oats and yogurt. Top with chia seed; carefully stir to mix thoroughly. Cover; refrigerate about 8 hours. When ready to serve, sprinkle with toppings.
Note: This recipe is for one serving. Multiply the quantities as needed. Also, feel free to change the flavors based on what's already in your fridge.
Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Cup
Courtesy of Yoplait
1 container (6 oz) Yoplait® Original 99% Fat Free French vanilla yogurt
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin pie mix (not plain pumpkin)
Gingersnap cookies or graham crackers, for dipping if desired
Eat a tablespoon or two of yogurt out of the yogurt cup. Stir pumpkin pie mix into yogurt with a fork until smooth. Serve it with a spoon for a quick snack or with cookies for a seasonal dip.
Note: This recipe is for one serving. Multiply the quantities as needed.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons almond butter
1/4 cup almond milk
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup ice
Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Note: This recipe is for one serving. Multiply the quantities as needed. Feel free to add a scoop of protein powder.