Satisfy your pumpkin pie cravings during the Fall season with a jar of healthy pumpkin pie overnight oats. This healthy recipe is easy to whip up in just a few minutes, and makes a great make ahead breakfast option!
I’m not one of those moms who can serve up a continental breakfast every morning. Its either we eat a hot breakfast, or we get out the door by 8:00 AM. Simple, make ahead breakfasts are my go to to save time on busy mornings!
Overnight oats have to my kids’ favorite quick breakfast. They can pull a jar out of the fridge, add their favorite toppings and gobble them up!
While my kids prefer chocolate overnight oats, my husband is definitely a huge fan of this pumpkin version. He likes to pack a jar to eat on the go or when he’s busy at work.
If you haven’t had overnight oats yet, you are in for a treat! This recipe is creamy, smooth and absolutely loaded with spiced pumpkin flavor.
Pumpkin pie for breakfast? Yes please!
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why you’ll like this recipe for pumpkin pie over night oats:
alternative to regular oatmeal
If you’re tired of simple everyday oatmeal, you might find you enjoy overnight oats more! The texture is very different (more like a pudding) and they taste wonderful chilled.
Overnight oats are actually easier on your stomach than regular oatmeal because the oats are able to soak and break down overnight, leaving them more easy to digest in the morning.
This recipe is spiced with all of the amazing flavors of the Fall season: cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice and nutmeg. The perfect breakfast to add to your recipe rotation this time of year!
Healthy breakfast option
Pumpkin overnight oats are made with healthy, nutritious ingredients like oats, pure pumpkin puree and Greek yogurt and naturally sweetened with honey and maple syrup.
Just like typical oatmeal, overnight oats are high in fiber and antioxidants. And because this recipe calls for Greek yogurt, it’s also a great source of proteins and probiotics.
a great make ahead breakfast option
Overnight oats are such an easy breakfast that can be made in advance the night before. The best way to make busy mornings less hectic!
what you need to make pumpkin pie overnight oats:
oats – Rolled old-fashioned oats or quick oats can be used in overnight oats. Use gluten free oats if you prefer.
honey – For natural sweetness and flavor.
maple syrup – Pure maple syrup adds an extra Fall time flavor to these pumpkin pie overnight oats.
Greek yogurt – Plain is what I recommend, but vanilla or honey would work just fine! I like to use homemade greek yogurt.
milk – Any kind of milk works in this recipe: regular milk, cashew milk, almond milk, coconut milk…
vanilla extract – Because everything is better with vanilla! I use my homemade vanilla extract.
pure pumpkin puree – Not to be confused with “canned pumpkin pie filling”. Homemade pumpkin puree works as well as the kind you get at the grocery store.
pumpkin pie spice – Nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, all spice…yum! If you don’t have premade pumpkin pie spice on hand, there’s an easy way to make your own included in the recipe below.
how to make pumpkin pie overnight oats:
Combine – Add all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir until well combined and the consistency is smooth.
Divide – Pour or scoop the mixture into individual single serving containers pumpkin pie overnight oats recipe (such as mason jars).
Refrigerate – Refrigerate the overnight oats for at least 4 hours to let the oats soak and thicken before eating.
Tips for success:
Pumpkin – Use a good quality canned pumpkin puree. Canned pumpkin varies a lot by brand. I like to use Libby’s brand since it has the best flavor of any kinds that I have tried.
To Serve – Serve overnight oats the next morning or at least 4 hours after making them. Enjoy them as is or with your favorite pumpkin pie toppings such as fruit, whipped cream or nuts along with a dash of pumpkin pie spice.
Overnight oats are usually served chilled, but they can be warmed up in the microwave if you prefer.
Store – Store leftover overnight oats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days..
Substitutions – Non-dairy milk can be used in this recipe.
FAQ about pumpkin pie overnight oats:
are pumpkin overnight oats healthy?
Just like regular oatmeal, this overnight version is a good source of protein and fiber. Also high in antioxidants! Using Greek yogurt there is the added benefit of live probiotics that support a gut health.
Pumpkin pie overnight oats may taste like a treat but they are a great healthy breakfast to start the day with!
what type of oats is best for overnight oats?
Rolled old-fashioned oats are the most commonly used oats in overnight oats recipes, but quick oats can be used with good results.
It’s not a good idea to use steel cut oats in this recipe because they take more and require more liquid to soften than regular oats.
can I use canned pumpkin in overnight oats?
Yes! Use 100% pure pumpkin puree either from the grocery store or homemade.
Can Overnight Oats Be Gluten Free?
Yes! Just use gluten-free oats in place of the rolled oats in this recipe.
how long do pumpkin overnight oats last in the fridge?
Overnight oats can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Do pumpkin overnight oats need to be heated before eating?
Overnight oats are usually served chilled, but you can heat them up in the microwave if you prefer warmed oatmeal.
topping ideas for pumpkin pie overnight oats:
- a dollop of homemade whipped cream
- a sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice
- chopped walnuts or pecans
- a drizzle of maple syrup or honey
- a sprinkling of raisins or dates
More oatmeal recipes on the blog:
If you liked this breakfast idea, I think you’ll really enjoy these other healthy recipes on the blog!
- Banana Baked Oatmeal
- Chunky Date and Pecan Granola
- Chocolate Overnight Oats
- Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal
- Crunchy Baked Granola Bars
I hope you love this pumpkin pie overnight oats recipe! If you make them, I’d love for you to come back and leave a comment and rating so that I know how you like them!
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