This pumpkin overnight oats recipe has all of the classic flavors of pumpkin pie packed into a healthy breakfast. It's made with rich pumpkin puree, rolled oats, creamy milk, and some earthy chia seeds to make the easiest, most delicious overnight oats recipes around. I swear, it's just like eating pumpkin pie for breakfast.
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Why You'll Love This Recipe
There's no cooking required. Any recipe that lets me skip the oven is a winner in my book. Simply combine the ingredients in a large bowl and refrigerate overnight. Seriously, it's that easy!
It's a one pot meal. Or shall I say one bowl, making clean up an absolute breeze.
No reheating is needed. There's a reason why overnight oats are one of my favorite breakfast options - all you have to do is add your preferred toppings and you have a delicious, healthy breakfast ready to go for those busy mornings.
It's a healthy option. This pumpkin oatmeal includes chia seeds, which are incredibly rich in nutrients. Plus, they're made with low calorie maple syrup for some added sweetness minus the calories.
You can make it ahead of time. By definition, these overnight oats are made the night before so you can prepare a big batch and have a few healthy breakfasts ready to enjoy as you're running out the door.
It's incredibly versatile. Whether you prefer your oats hot or cold, sweet or savory, nutty or fruity, this recipe can be prepared however you see fit.
Ingredients You'll Need
- Chia seeds - a superfood packed with fiber and other health benefits
- Oats - old fashioned works best
- Pumpkin puree - to add richness and flavor
- Pumpkin pie spice - for that famous fall spice
- Milk - to soak up the oats
- Low calorie maple syrup - the ultimate source of sweetness
How to Make Pumpkin Overnight Oats
1. Combine dry ingredients. In a large bowl, combine the chia seeds, oats, and pumpkin pie spice.
2. Stir in your wet ingredients. Pour in the milk, pumpkin puree, and low calorie maple syrup and combine well.
3. Cover and refrigerate. Cover the bowl with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight.
4. Stir and Enjoy. In the morning, remove the foil from the bowl and serve.
My Pro Tips For Making This Recipe
- Customize these pumpkin overnight oats by experimenting with toppings. Try sprinkling some pumpkin seeds, toasted pecans, chopped walnuts, or brown sugar for added sweetness. I personally love adding a touch of vanilla extract before refrigerating the oats to add a deeper flavor to 'em.
- Any kind of milk will work to make these overnight oats. So, feel free to use your favorite kind. With that said, a lot of times I use Fairlife milk to add even more protein to the recipe.
- To make meal prep even easier, I recommend portioning out the overnight oats in small mason jars before refrigerating them. Just make sure to seal each jar with a lid before sticking 'em in the fridge.
- You can add some extra creaminess to the recipe by using plain greek yogurt or your choice of nut butter to the oats before letting them soak overnight.
Storing These Pumpkin Overnight Oats
In the fridge: These overnight pumpkin oats will last for up to 5 days in an airtight container. I recommend mason jars for quick and easy storage.
In the freezer: If you are making a larger batch and would like to store these oats for a longer period of time, use a freezer-safe container and freeze the oats. They'll stay good for up to 3 months stored like this.
More Overnight Oat Recipes
- 1 tablespoon (13g) chia seeds
- ¼ Cup (20g) oats
- ¼ Cup (60g) pure pumpkin
- ½ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
- ½ Cup (120mL) Milk of choice
- 2 tablespoon (30mL) Low Calorie Maple Syrup (I used Walden Farms)
- Add all ingredients to a sealable jar
- Mix extremely well
- Seal the jar and refrigerate 6-8 hours
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 Jar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 10gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g