It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing, cool winds are blowing in, and I’ve got cravings for earthy autumn flavors. This means my morning smoothie is giving way to satisfying bowls of oats. I’ve actually been experimenting with several flavor variations, but this maple pecan overnight oatmeal is currently top on my list.
Warm & Quick Maple Pecan Oatmeal Options
You can enjoy this maple pecan overnight oatmeal straight from the refrigerator or heat them briefly for a quick bowl of nourishing hot cereal. And of course, you can make them on the fly, too!
First, prepare the maple pecans, which take just minutes to make. Then, once you remove them from the pan, add all of the oatmeal ingredients. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often, or until the liquid is absorbed. Serve topped with those freshly toasted maple pecans, and some additional So Delicious Dairy Free Milk Beverage, if desired.
If I’m in an extra-sweet mood, I top the warm bowl with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a very light drizzle of maple syrup. Because we all deserve a little treat now and then!
This post is sponsored by So Delicious Dairy Free, but the opinions, recipe, photos and bowl of maple pecan overnight oatmeal you see here are mine (all mine!).
Special Diet Notes: Maple Pecan Overnight Oatmeal
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.
- 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
- 2½ tablespoons maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Generous pinch salt
- Heat a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add the pecan pieces, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt. Cook while stirring constantly until the pecans are coated in maple and nicely toasted, about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Remove to a flat surface and let cool a few minutes.
- Break up any clumps and store in an airtight container on the counter until ready to use.
- Place the oats, milk beverage, maple syrup, chia seeds, and salt in a bowl, and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, give the oatmeal a quick stir, and divide it between 4 bowls. Enjoy cold, or heat for 1 minute, if desired. Top each bowl with the maple pecan pieces, to serve.
- If serving 1 person, divide the oats between 4 jars and top each with the maple pecan pieces. Seal and refrigerate for up to 3 days. The jars can also be frozen. To defrost, take one out the night before and place in the refrigerator.