overnight pumpkin breakfast smoothie with brown butter granola + honey
One of my favorite meals of the day.
Sometimes dinner and breakfast duke it out for “best in class.” They can be so childish sometimes. I won’t say who is currently winning. Although, if I could find a way to have a mimosa at 10am and still be appropriate for work things, breakfast may become the ultimate champion.
Oh, what about lunch you ask? I think Gorden Gecko from the most epic move ever, Wall Street, summed it up perfectly, “Lunch is for wimps.” I realize there are lunch lovers in the world and God bless you. You keep things moving and grooving. I on the other hand hate the ceremony of stopping my day to sit and eat a full meal. I feel like I lose momentum, my mojo if you will. I’d rather just nibble on a few pieces of a little somethin’-somethin’ and keep on truckin’.
Now that we are well versed in my disliking of lunch, let’s talk breakfast. It’s Monday. Mondays are hard sometimes. Even though I would love to whip up a chicken chorizo and sweet potato skillet with two sunny side-up eggs (or eyeball eggs as I would say as a kid), I don’t have the muscle nor brain at 6:30 a.m. to make this recipe come to fruition.
This is why I have resorted to blending a good ol’ fashioned oat smoothie. If you haven’t experienced an oat smoothie, you are missing out, friend! My love affair with the oat smoothie is not only with the simplicity of the ingredients, but it’s all made the night before. I KNOW! All you do is blend your oat concoction the next morning, and BAM! Breakfast is ready in 2.2 nano seconds.
Not only is it super easy to make, you can switch out the ingredients. WHOA! I decided since fall is basically here to add a little pumpkin to the mix. It tastes like pumpkin pie which is a sure way to perk you up on a dreary Monday morning.
So, what do you say? Dare to take the smoothie plunge.
Trust me. These smoothies are Gordon Gecko approved.
Overnight Pumpkin Breakfast Smoothies with Brown Butter Granola + Honey
for the smoothie:
1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 large ripe banana
1 tablespoon chia seeds
Dash of cinnamon
for the brown butter granola
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups plain granola
for the smoothie:
In a small food processor (I use a small Cuisinart one or you can place everything in a jar with a lid and add it a food processor later), place all ingredients. Place in fridge overnight. Morning of, blend the ingredients until slightly smooth. Pour into a breakfast bowl and garnish with brown butter and a drizzle of honey. Omit brown butter granola if you wan to keep it healthier.
for the brown butter granola:
In a small sauce pan preheated to medium-low heat, add butter. Let it melt slowly, stirring occasionally to keep it from burning. It will take about 5 minutes for the butter to turn nice and brown. Your nose will know when it's done, it will smell nice and nutty. Remove from heat and pour the butter over the granola. Let it cool slightly before eating.
You said the magic word. Overnight. And okay pumpkin.
Ha! Thanks, Paula. There really needs to be more overnight options —including dinner!
“I realize there are lunch lovers in the world and God bless you. ” <— LMAO!!!!!
Ha! I heart you, Liz! Mwah!
Is it weird that I saw the photo of your hunk of butter and thought, “I’ll have my breakfast now….okay, thanks”? Buuuuuutteeeeerr. Okay, focus. I’ve had a couple of oat smoothies and they were so good I have no clue why I haven’t made more! I’m thrilled I get to marinate this gorgeous treat overnight! ON IT!
Bahahahaa! If butter and coffee doesn’t get us going in the morning, I don’t know what will! And yes, more overnight options, pa-lease!
I am breakfast girl through and through – lunch is the obligatory meal that ensures you don’t pass out mid wya through the day and dinner is just never as great as breakfast slathered in syrup and awesome. You win girlfriend. You win at breakfast.
See, this is why we are friends! Team Breakfast wins again!
oh my gosh!! this would totally make my morning!!!
Thanks, Steph! It’s a fun breakfast treat to eat when you have a case of the Mondays:)
Oats and pumpkin in smoothie form? YES PLEASE. I’m excited to see something pumpkin in a cold drink, because it is definitely not anything but summer yet here in CA–but man, I could really use some pumpkin in my diet anyway! 🙂
Eileen, you will love this smoothie! I am willing fall as we speak because it’s hot in Denver too:(
Team breakfast all the way! I’ve never been much of a smoothie person, but those gorgeous pictures are seriously changing my mind.
Thanks, Anna! Go team breakfast!
Mmm so easy and delish!! So flipping excited for Fall! 🙂
Me too! Bring it on:)
Sooooooo many amazing flavors here girl ~ want now!
Thanks, Marla! I am smitten with fall flavors!
Pumpkin pie for brekkie? Sounds like a WINNER.
Heck yes! Who doesn’t want to slurp some pumpkin pie in the mornin’?
Total brillance. Although I am a breakfast lover, I’d eat this all day long. I’m thinking it’s the perfect 3pm snack.
I like the way you think! Thanks, Jackie!
What a perfect fall breakfast! Love the idea of a brown butter granola topping!
It’s sugary perfection! You totally need it in your life:)
What a great way to start the day, especially on Mondays!!
Fo’ sure! Mondays require a little brown butter:)
I hear ya! Lunch… I could take it or leave it. But breakfast… that, I LOVE! This breakfast smoothie IS epic!
Thanks, Laurie! Let’s get together soon and make some epic smoothies!
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, hands down. And the best part is…you can also eat it for dinner. WINNING. I kind of want to drink this smoothie at EVERY.MEAL.
Yessss! Brinner is a total thing in our household too! Cheers for Team Breakfast!
Breakfast lover over here!! I will and do eat breakfast at all hours of the day. It is truly the best meal! I love the flavor going on here and ease of the overnight “cooking”! So awesome, Lauren!
Thanks, Tieghan! Breakfast is fo’ sure the best meal of the day!
Oooooo! Love “frig oats”. And this sounds devine!
Thanks, Jill! It’s quite the morning treat!
I really need to try this!!!
YES. YOU. DEWWWW!
I’m with you – I’m a total breakfast person. And this looks like an amazing breakfast!!
Thanks, Deborah! Go Team Breakfast!
I’ll take jars and jars and jars..
I have a crate full for you coming right up!
Oh mah gosh YES! This is one dreamy breakfast, mama! xo
I love anything pumpkin–this will perfect for the fall (once our 96 degrees temps go away!). 🙂
I just stumbled into reading your blog via pinterest some weeks ago and I have loved it ever since but now you definetly got me hooked on it. Pumpkin, granola, butter … finally: I am in heaven! 🙂
Yay! I am so glad you enjoy the blog!! Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!
I’m in love! Need this soon!
Thanks, Meredith! I hope you are well:)
I’m all about breakfast. And “cooking” that involves putting something in the refrigerator while I sleep. Magic. Thanks for the recipe!
I hate lunch too…ain’t nobody got time for that..I like snackin. I’m a huuuuuge snacker..all day! I love this smoothie! So festive & perfect! Totally need to do this up soon!
I realize you would like people to pin your recipe, BUT blocking the print icon with the “pin it” button is just annoying.