Revolutionize your breakfast routine this fall with this coziest make-ahead breakfast, pumpkin overnight oats. A healthy breakfast option that will keep you full until lunch time.
Pumpkin Overnight Oats
This healthy overnight oats recipe is the creamiest and most delicious way to start your day. Breakfast is so important, yet we all seem to be the busiest in the mornings. Funny how that works.
That is why I love to have quick breakfast options. Whether its a warm muffin, cheesy egg bites or a strawberry banana smoothie, I'm always looking for the perfect breakfast to eat quickly or take with me.
Pumpkin overnight oats have become an absolute favorite, especially in fall! I can toss everything into a mason jar right before bedtime and then let it sit in the fridge overnight. The next day, breakfast is ready and I don't even have to lift a finger.
Not only do I love this easy recipe, but it's kid-friendly too. I can make a mason jar full of protein for the whole family and they'll gobble it right up. Creamy overnight oats that taste like pumpkin pie -- who would turn that down!?
Whether you're looking for a way to make mornings easier on busy weekdays, or need inspiration for a healthy breakfast, this recipe will be your bestie. Simple ingredients that come together to make the most flavorful jar of goodness!
Why You'll Love this Recipe
- A tasty jar of oats like these are perfect for meal prep! One less meal to think about and so super easy to make.
- Chia seeds and pumpkin have loads of health benefits. This easy breakfast is the perfect way to start you day off on the right foot.
- Overnight oats with chia seeds are full of protein to keep your full and fueled all morning long. Skip the sugar-filled breakfast treats, and reach for something more hearty instead.
These simple ingredients are all that you need to grab from the grocery store. Make a list and then lets get started on making the perfect pumpkin pie overnight oats:
- chia seeds
- maple syrup
- pumpkin purée
Substitutions and Variations
Are you dairy free? Use coconut milk, almond milk, oat milk, or any other non-dairy milks that you enjoy.
If you want to make this pumpkin oatmeal treat taste more like pumpkin pie, use pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon.
I used rolled oats in the recipe, but you can also use quick oats if you prefer. If you have old-fashioned oats, you can use those as well! Fun fact -- old fashioned oats and rolled oats are the same thing! I do not recommend substituting steel-cut oats for rolled oats.
Pumpkin purée is quite different from pumpkin pie filling. A can of pumpkin pie filling is already sweetened and has spices added. So don't use anything but pumpkin purée for these easy pumpkin overnight oats.
Add extra protein to this healthy breakfast options with a scoop of vanilla protein powder, unflavored protein powder, or collagen.
How to Make Pumpkin Overnight Oats
Follow this step-by-step guide to make the best pumpkin flavor overnight oats:
Place ½ cup of rolled oats into the bottom of a clean, dry mason jar.
Add the chia seeds and almond milk to the jar, on top of the rolled oats.
Then add the cinnamon, vanilla, pure maple syrup and pumpkin puree to the jar.
Mix the dry ingredients and wet ingredients together until thoroughly combined.
Stir together well and then cover the jar. Allow to sit in the refrigerator for at least two hours, up to overnight.
When you are ready to eat it, top this yummy pumpkin oatmeal with extra pecans, a dollop of fresh yogurt, or some additional cinnamon.
How to Store Pumpkin Overnight Oats
This easy recipe can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Keep in mind, the longer you store, the more likely it is for the oats to become kind of soggy.
However, this is a great recipe to use and make extra jars so that you can have breakfast prepared ahead of time for the entire week.
I do not recommend attempting to freeze overnight oats.
What to Serve with Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
This is the ultimate breakfast for pumpkin lovers. But it can be made even better with a variety of different toppings, and even other breakfast pairings.
Add an extra drizzle of maple syrup, extra chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, almond butter, or peanut butter to the top of your completed overnight oats. Even some whipped cream would almost make this seem like a dessert, a great way to satisfy that sweet tooth.
Tips for Success
- When mixing up each jar of oats, make sure you scrape the bottom and sides of the jar to incorporate any ingredients that may have gotten stuck to the sides.
- Feel free to double or triple this recipe and make it in a large bowl. Then you can divide the mixture in between multiple jars. However, you can also just make multiple jars at once!
- Cover each jar well, with either the mason jar lid or a tightly sealed layer of plastic wrap. You want all of the moisture to lock into the oats and seal in the delicious pumpkin flavor!
Overnight oats are full of a wide variety of vital nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. If the correct ingredients are used, they can be a very balanced meal. Avoid using too many sugary ingredients, and overnight oats can be a very healthy breakfast and a great way to start your day.
Any type of milk is best to use in overnight oats. It makes them super creamy! Whole milk is great if you eat dairy, but you can use your favorite dairy free milk of choice too. Coconut milk and almond milk seem to have the best flavor, but feel free to use anything you enjoy.
More Easy Breakfast Recipes
- Breakfast Burrito Bowls
- Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- Mixed Berry Smoothie
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- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- Add all of the dry ingredients to a clean mason jar, then add the wet ingredients.
- Mix everything together until well incorporated.
- Refrigerate for at least two hours, or overnight.
- Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 8 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 544Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 78mgCarbohydrates: 105gFiber: 13gSugar: 60gProtein: 13g