Have pumpkin pie for breakfast with this healthy pumpkin pie overnight oats recipe. It’s fast, easy, vegan, gluten-free and delicious!
I know most people enjoy overnight oats during the summer months and start back on warm oats in the fall, but I simply had to make a pumpkin overnight oats recipe. And you know what, it’s actually perfect for those early fall days when it’s still pretty hot outside, but you’re already starting to crave all things pumpkin.
Most of you probably know what overnight oats are, but just in case we have some newbies, here’s a simple explanation — overnight oats are simply plain rolled oats (not instant) that soak up liquid overnight in the fridge. You can use any type and combination of liquid/wet ingredients you like. My favorite is unsweetened vanilla almond milk, coconut milk and/or Greek yogurt.
For this particular batch I’m using almond milk and canned pumpkin for my wet ingredients. After letting the oats soak up the liquid overnight (or a few hours if you’re pressed for time) you’re ready to eat. You take the oats out of the fridge, give them a good stir, top with your favorite toppings and enjoy. There’s no cooking involved!
Pumpkin Overnight Oats
This particular overnight oat combo is one of my absolute favorites! I basically wait all year for it. Pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spices and almond milk give the oats a creamy texture and fall flavor that I love. If I’m craving more protein I’ll add a little protein powder or Greek yogurt to the mix but I don’t always find it necessary — especially if I’m adding pepitas (raw pumpkin seeds) and hemp seeds as a topping. The add ins and toppings are totally customizable so feel free to experiment with what works for you!
Ingredients Needed for Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
old fashioned rolled oats – rolled oats are the best for overnight oats. Instant/quick oats and steel cut oats don’t work the same because they don’t absorb liquid the same way rolled oats do
almond milk – I like using unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but any type of milk will work
maple syrup – pure maple syrup is the perfect natural sweetener to use because it’s liquid so it blends in nicely with the oat mixture and I personally love the flavor. Honey or another natural liquid sweetener will work here. If you want to reduce the sugar in this recipe, feel free to use a sugar alternative like stevia or monk fruit
chia seeds – these little seeds add a bit of fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids and they help absorb some of the liquid which gives the oats a thicker consistency
sea salt – a pinch of sea salt is the perfect flavor enhancer and brings out the nutty flavor of the oats
optional: 1/2 scoop protein powder or 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt for added protein
Eating something that tastes like pumpkin pie for breakfast is an amazing way to start the day. Seriously, you have to try it!