These pumpkin pie overnight oats offer the cozy, Autumn flavors of pumpkin pie filling in a healthy breakfast! Plus overnight oats don’t require any cooking, so breakfast is ready in no time!
Overnight oats are a genius breakfast invention. You just add all the ingredients in a jar, give it a shake, then store it in the fridge overnight. When you’re ready for breakfast the following day, creamy, thick, pumpkin pie overnight oats are ready for you! You don’t have to boil water or cook oats on the stove. The liquid softens and thickens the oats overnight. It’s like a healthier version of breakfast cereal!
I love pumpkin as much as the next girl in Fall. My body composition is probably around 45% pumpkin this season. And if you love pumpkin too, try Harry Potter pumpkin pasties, a crowd-pleasing no bake vegan pumpkin pie, a loaf of pumpkin bread with creamy labneh filling, or vegan mac and cheese with hidden pumpkin!
Why You Should Make This Recipe
- This easy breakfast recipe can be doubled, quadrupled, etc. to meal prep the entire week.
- Since overnight oats are made the night prior, it takes all the rush out of the morning to get a healthy breakfast on the table.
- It’s like eating a healthy version pumpkin pie filling for breakfast.
- Rolled oats – You can also use quick-cooking oats, but I like the thicker texture of rolled oats.
- Dairy-free milk – Provides the moisture needed to soften the oats.
- Pumpkin puree – Canned pumpkin puree doesn’t contain added spices or sugar. On the other hand, pumpkin pie filling does, so I recommend using pumpkin puree to be able to control the amount of sugar.
- Peanut butter – Adds a thick, creamy texture. Feel free to use any nut or seed butter.
- Maple syrup – A thick liquid sweetener adds to the creamy texture of the oats.
- Pumpkin pie spice – Make your own by combining cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves.
- Toppings – Adding toppings to your pumpkin pie overnight oats is optional. I recommend Greek yogurt, vegan caramel sauce, chopped nuts, chocolate chips or pumpkin seeds.
How to Make Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
Add the ingredients into containers: Combine all the ingredients in one large container or individual serving containers. I prefer using glass mason jars with lids for easy storage and transportation.
Shake and refrigerate: Close the lid on the containers and give it a good shake for 20 seconds, so all the ingredients are evenly distributed. Refrigerate overnight, or at least 6 hours.
Enjoy: Add any toppings you like and eat with a spoon!
Tips for Recipe Success
- Getting the ratio of liquids to oats is critical. If you add too much milk, it will turn out soupy. If you don’t add enough milk, your overnight oats might be dry and hard to chew. Usually a 1:1 ratio of oats to milk does the trick along with the liquid from the pumpkin puree, peanut butter and maple syrup.
- Make sure you mix the ingredients well. When you shake your containers of ingredients, make sure you shake it long enough to evenly distribute all the ingredients. Otherwise you could end up pockets of unmixed ingredients.
- Chill your overnights oats for at least 6 hours. The chill time in the fridge allows the oats ample time to soften and thicken in the milk. If you try to eat overnight oats right away, the oats will be hard and dry.
Storing your pumpkin pie overnight oats is super easy. Just keep them in airtight containers in the fridge. They’ll last up to five days in the fridge. So you can meal prep your week’s breakfasts in a single night!
Are overnight oats healthy?
These pumpkin pie overnight oats are super healthy! They don’t have any processed sugar, and they are gluten free and vegan. Plus pumpkin puree adds fiber, Vitamin A and antioxidants.
What is the secret to overnight oats?
Adding the right ratio of liquid to oats is the secret to creamy, thick overnight oats.
Does canned pumpkin have to be cooked?
These overnight oats don’t require any baking or cooking, which means pumpkin puree is eaten raw. But technically, canned pumpkin is already cooked, so it’s safe to eat from the can.
Are overnight oats or cooked oats healthier?
Overnight oats retain more fiber and protein than cooked oats. And soaking oats overnight allows the starches to break down, which reduces the amount of phytic acid. Phytic acid reduces the amount of nutrients our bodies are able to absorb. So overnight oats are healthier and easier than cooked oats!
Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup dairy-free milk
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or mix ½ tsp ground cinnamon, ¼ tsp ground nutmeg and ¼ tsp ground cloves or allspice)
- Optional Toppings: dairy-free yogurt, caramel sauce, chopped nuts, chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds
- Combine all the ingredients in one large container or individual serving containers. I prefer using glass mason jars with lids for easy storage and transportation.
- Close the lid on the containers and give it a good shake for 20 seconds, so all the ingredients are evenly distributed. Refrigerate overnight, or at least 6 hours.
- Add any toppings you like and eat with a spoon!