Pumpkin Overnight Oats are filled with cozy old-fashioned oats, Pumpkin Pie Spice, pumpkin puree and topped with creamy greek yogurt. This healthy fall breakfast requires no cooking and is incredibly satisfying! If you like pumpkin, you will love will love my Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats.
Pumpkin Overnight Oats
I'm officially on the pumpkin bandwagon and I'm kicking things off on the blog with my Pumpkin Overnight Oats. I had my first Pumpkin Spiced Latte of the season the other day and now I can't seem to get enough pumpkin. I needed a healthy fall breakfast option to go along with my PSL and this new overnight oat recipe was born. It's the perfect addition to my list of Dessert Inspired Overnight Oats!
So how about these Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats? They taste surprisingly sinful for being so extra healthy. You'll be surprised at how much this simple combination of simple healthy ingredients will remind you of a sweet Pumpkin Pie on Thanksgiving afternoon.Healthy Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats Click To Tweet
Pumpkin Overnight Oats in a Jar
Like all overnight oat recipes, my Pumpkin Overnight Oats recipe soaks overnight allowing the oatmeal to soften and become perfect to eat the next day. I love to make them in a jar for storing. The oatmeal is really not "cooked" at all. You get a great chewy texture from the oatmeal just by soaking them. It's perfect for folks who don't have any time to prepare breakfast in the morning because you can make them ahead in batches for the week. They are perfect for meal prep!
For this variation, I kept the oats pumpkin-y simple and layered them with yummy vanilla Greek yogurt to add a protein punch and loads of flavor. Just think of it like the whipped cream!
Here's what you will need to make this cozy jar of Pumpkin Overnight Oats.
- Oatmeal: You'll want to get Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats for overnight oats. They hold their texture well and give you the best consistency after soaking.
- Milk: You can use whichever type of milk you have on hand and fits your dietary preferences. I tested the recipe with Unsweetened Almond Milk. You can also use regular milk.
- Pumpkin Puree: Looked for canned pumpkin puree near the baking aisle of your grocery store. Make sure to by the pumpin puree and not the pumpkin pie mix.
- Pumpkin Pie Spice: Pumpkin Pie Spice is a blend of cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg and cloves. You can buy a pre-mixed version of make your own following my Pumpkin Pie Spice recipe.
- Sweetener: This combination of pumpkin and oats needs a bit of a natural sweetener. I used stevia in my recipe but you can use regular sugar, honey, monk fruit or maple syrup. Pick whatever fits your diet.
- Greek Yogurt: I like adding a dollop of vanilla Greek yogurt into my Pumpkin Overnight Oats for flavor and a creamy texture. I think it mimics the whip cream on a pumpkin pie.
How to Make Pumpkin Overnight Oats:
- Measure out your oats, milk, pumpkin pie spice and sweetener.
- Put them all into a jar, bowl or mason jar and stir well.
- Put in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours but up to overnight.
- When you are ready to eat them in the morning stir in your greek yogurt and add any toppings you'd like.
You can leave the Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats as is, or top with fun toppings. Here are some ideas.
- Pumpkin Seeds or Pepitas
- Sliced Banana
- Sliced Apple
It's actually quite amazing how this simple combination of flavors REALLY gives you that pumpkin pie taste for breakfast without all the added sugar of course.
And you can feel really good about eating pumpkin! It's actually impressively good for you. Pumpkin is packed with vitamin A, which helps your eyes. It is also full of fiber, which helps keep you full and it even has cancer fighting antioxidants making it a perfect addition to your breakfast.
Variations & FAQ
Use this Pumpkin Overnight Oats recipe as a template to create more delicious pumpkin oatmeal recipes.
- Make it Vegan: Make this into vegan Pumpkin Overnight Oats by using a non-diary milk and non-dairy yogurt. You can also leave off the yogurt.
- Make it Gluten-Free: Use gluten free oats to make Gluten Free Overnight Oats.
- Make it Protein: Stir in one scoop of your favorite protein powder.
- Make it Chia: Get extra fiber and omega-3 fatty acids from adding chia seeds to the oatmeal mixture before soaking. They will give you more protein and nutrients. They also help fill you up.
- Make it Nutty: Stir in your favorite nuts like walnuts or pecans.
- Make it Peanut Butter: Love nut butter? Stir in some extra peanut butter or drizzle it on top.
Do you have to cook overnight oats?
You do not have to cook the overnight oats. They "cook" by soaking overnight and absorbing the moisture of the liquid. That softens the oatmeal enough to enjoy it.
Can I use quick oats or steel cut oats?
I would not recommend using quick cooking oats of steel cut oats for Overnight Oats because the quick oats will end up too soggy and the steel cut oats will not soften enough.
Can you eat overnight oats warm?
Yes! If you want warm oats just reheat them in them in the microwave in 30 second increments until they are warm enough. Reheat them before you add the yogurt.
How to store pumpkin overnight oats? How long long do overnight oats last?
Store the Pumpkin Overnight Oats in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator for up to five days. That means you can make these on Sunday and enjoy them all week making them a perfect option for meal prep.
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More Pumpkin Oatmeal Recipes to Love:
- Crock Pot Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats
- Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal
- Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups
More Overnight Oats Recipes to Love:
- 8 Dessert Inspired Overnight Oats that are Actually Good For You
- Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats
- Blueberry Pie Overnight Oats
- Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats
- Apple Pie Overnight Oats
- Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats
- Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats
Pumpkin Overnight Oats
- 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
- 1 cup milk of your choice
- ½ cup pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling
- ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 package stevia or sweetener of your choice
- ¼ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- Toppings: cinnamon & walnuts
- Mix the oatmeal, milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and stevia in a container with a lid. Put in fridge and allow to soak for a minimum of 4 hours but up to overnight.
- In the morning add a dollop of vanilla Greek yogurt. Top with cinnamon and walnuts.
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