Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

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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.

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!

Pumpkin pie overnight oats in two glass jars, topped with pumpkin seeds and dried berries. Spoon is in the background.

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.
  • canned pumpkin – not pumpkin pie filling!
  • pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon – these are a must for the pumpkin pie flavor!
  • 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.
  • hemp seeds and pepitas – for some crunchy toppings, but these are totally customizable feel free to get creative!

Pumpkin pie overnight oats in two glass jars, topped with pumpkin seeds and dried berries. Spoon is in the background.

How Long Do Overnight Oats Need to Soak?

Given the name, you’d assume overnight oats need to soak overnight, but you can actually make them in 2-4 hours if you’re in a rush. While it does take some time for the oats to absorb the liquid, they don’t necessarily have to be soaked overnight.

I recommend at least 8 hours for true overnight oats, but there have been mornings where I decide I want overnight oats for breakfast even though I didn’t prep them the night before. When this happens I’ll make them the morning of and let the oats soak for just 2-4 hours. With this quick soak, they’re not as soft as overnight oats that have soaked longer and they’re a bit more liquidy, but they’re still delicious.

How Long Do Overnight Oats Last?

When stored in an airtight container in the fridge overnight oats should last for up to 5 days. They will soften more the longer they sit so I find they’re best on days 1-3, but they’re still safe to eat on days 4 and 5. With this said, overnight oats are great for meal prep. Feel free to make a whole batch for the week on Sunday. I like prepping them in wide mouth 16 oz mason jars.

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Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

5 from 15 votes
Have pumpkin pie for breakfast with this healthy pumpkin pie overnight oats recipe. It's fast, easy, vegan, gluten-free and delicious! 
Prep Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons hemp seeds, optional
  • 2 teaspoons pepitas, optional
  • optional: 1/2 scoop protein powder or 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt for added protein
  • toppings: dried cranberries, granola and nut butter for topping

Instructions
 

  • Mix ingredients: Combine all ingredients in a bowl except the hemp seeds and pepitas. If you're using Greek yogurt or protein powder, add that in now.
  • Refrigerate: Stir everything together, cover, and let sit in the fridge overnight. That’s it!
  • Serve: Take the mixture out of the fridge, stir and sprinkle on hemps seeds and pepitas. Feel free to add a scoop of almond butter or an extra drizzle of maple syrup before serving if you’d like.

Notes

  • Maple syrup: Honey or another natural liquid sweetener will work here as well. If you want to reduce the sugar in this recipe, feel free to use a sugar alternative like stevia or monk fruit.
  • Hemp seeds and pepitas: These are optional and customizable, feel free to get creative!
  • Protein powder: If you want to add some extra protein you can add 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt or 1/2 scoop of protein powder.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl Calories: 336kcal Carbohydrates: 53g Protein: 11g Fat: 10g Fiber: 10g Sugar: 15g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin pie overnight oats

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    43 comments
    1. Leanne JB
      January 24, 2021 AT 1:24 am

      5 stars
      All of these overnight oatmeals are amazing! They are creative and healthy and keep me on track. I just add protein powder to all of them and they are perfect! One site has it all, so many flavours to choose from.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 24, 2021 AT 8:15 pm

        I’m so glad you’re loving these overnight oats recipes, Leanne. Thanks for coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

    2. Kacee
      November 14, 2020 AT 9:44 am

      5 stars
      Delicious! Love making this for breakfast!

    3. Nina
      November 10, 2020 AT 11:22 am

      5 stars
      I am pumpkin obssessed, and this recipe is seriously addicting. I think I will be having this for breakfast for the foreseeable future. Thank you so much for creating/sharing it!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 10, 2020 AT 5:13 pm

        Woo!! So glad you loved this recipe, Nina. Thanks for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    4. Alanna
      October 27, 2020 AT 7:14 am

      5 stars
      This is my favorite overnight oats recipe. Seriously delicious! 🍁💕😋

    5. Katy Underdown
      October 9, 2020 AT 6:45 pm

      5 stars
      OMG! First time making overnight oats and tried this recipe. Tasted just like eating a pumpkin pie for breakfast! Will absolutely be making this again.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 10, 2020 AT 7:28 pm

        Woo!! So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Katy. Thanks so much for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it. <3

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