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Elevate your Fall mornings with Pumpkin Overnight Oats. Enjoy the warm flavors of pumpkin spice in a nourishing make-ahead breakfast.
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If you are searching for a way to incorporate the flavors of fall into a delicious and convenient breakfast, then look no further than this Pumpkin Overnight Oats recipe. I am not kidding when I say it seriously tastes like eating pumpkin pie for breakfast – especially when you add a squirt of whipped cream and a sprinkle of nuts. You can whip these up the night before and then store them in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Ingredients in Pumpkin Overnight Oats
- Oats – For this recipe, rolled oats or old-fashioned oats work best. Rolled oats are oats that have been separated from the husk, steamed, and flattened. Rolled oats work well for overnight oats because they soften more and quicker than other types of oats. For example, steel cut oats are not steamed or rolled, they are just cut into thin slices. They don’t work well in baking because they won’t soften. Rolled oats will give you the creamy, smooth texture you want.
- Milk – The most common liquid to use for overnight oats is regular milk. You can also use dairy-free milks like almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, and soy milk. I used vanilla almond milk in this recipe because I liked the flavor the best.
- Sweetener – You do not have to add sweeteners, but I like to. You can use dates, maple syrup, honey, agave, brown sugar, vanilla extract, or Stevia.
- Greek Yogurt – Greek yogurt adds a creaminess to the texture as well as a bit of a tangy flavor. It is perfect for these pumpkin pie overnight oats. For a vegan option use coconut yogurt.
- Vanilla Extract – this will deepen the flavor and make it taste just like pumpkin pie!
- Pumpkin Puree – make sure to use pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling
- Pumpkin Pie Spice – this spice blend includes cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ground ginger, and allspice. This is what gives the oats that pumpkin spice flavor.
- Chia Seeds – for a little added fiber!
- Salt – balance out the sweetness with a pinch of salt
- Optional Toppings – once I am ready to eat my overnight oats, I like to add some chopped pecans and a little bit of whipped cream
- Mason Jars – I like to use the pint sized mason jars because there is plenty of room to stir things together and add toppings. You can use any airtight container. Eat it right out of the jar or empty the jar into a bowl.
More Delicious Overnight Oats Combinations
While these pumpkin overnight oats are sure to impress – try some of our other favorite combinations!
- Banana Bread – bananas, walnuts, cinnamon
- PB&J – jam, peanut butter, peanuts, berries
- Blueberry Muffin – vanilla, brown sugar, blueberries
- Pina Colada – pineapple chunks, coconut flakes, use coconut milk
- Banana Berry – bananas, strawberries, raspberries
- Reese’s – peanut butter, chocolate chips
- Chunky Monkey – bananas, peanut butter, chocolate chips
- Peaches & Cream – peach slices, whipped cream
- Protein – greek yogurt, chia seeds, protein powder
To prevent the chia seeds clumping, give the contents of each jar a little stir after they’ve been in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions about Pumpkin Overnight Oats
Yes! These are great for meal prep because they last up to 5 days in the fridge.
We recommend at least 5 hours before eating. This allows the oats and chia seeds time to soften.
Oats are whole grains which mean they have a high fiber content which keeps you full longer!
Yes! Just make sure you are using certified gluten free oats.
Unlike traditional oatmeal, overnight oats are meant to be eaten cold. However, you can pop them in the microwave for a minute or so to enjoy them warm.
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How to Make Pumpkin Overnight Oats
Pumpkin Overnight Oats
- pint jars
- Clean and dry the jar. Place oats, chia seeds, salt, and pumpkin pie spice in the jar.
- Add milk, pumpkin puree, greek yogurt, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.
- Stir. Place in the fridge for at least 5 hours, or overnight. Remove from fridge. Stir again.
- Top with desired toppings and enjoy. Overnight oats without toppings will stay good in the fridge for about 5 days.
- Nutrition Facts do not include whipped cream or pecans.
- To prevent chia seeds from clumping, give the mixture an additional stir after 30 minutes of refrigeration.
- Make sure to use pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling.
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