Pumpkin Overnight Oats – Two Peas & Their Pod


Quick Summary

Pumpkin Overnight Oats- creamy overnight oats that will remind you of pumpkin pie. The oats only take a few minutes to make and will be waiting for you in the fridge in the morning! A great meal prep breakfast that is healthy and delicious.

pumpkin overnight oats in jar with whipped cream, pecans, cinnamon, and spoon.

I love making Overnight Oats because they are SO easy and SO delicious. All you have to do is stir the ingredients together in a jar, let sit overnight, and enjoy the next morning! There is no cooking involved, talk about SIMPLE! They are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast!

During the fall months, I love making Pumpkin Overnight Oats. A healthy breakfast that tastes like pumpkin pie? YES! You are going to LOVE these!

The oats are creamy and have the perfect amount of pumpkin spice. In the morning, you can customize your oats with fun and delicious toppings, making them extra special.

pumpkin overnight oats ingredients in bowls.

Ingredients

The ingredients are simple and you probably have them all in your kitchen!

  • Oats– use old-fashioned oats, not quick oats.
  • Milk– I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but you can use any milk.
  • Yogurt– I use plain Greek yogurt for a boost of protein and the yogurt makes the oats super creamy.
  • Pumpkin puree– make sure you use pure pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling. Look for it in the baking aisle.
  • Pure maple syrup– to sweeten the oats a little.
  • Chia seeds to thicken the oats and add healthy fats and protein.
  • Vanilla extract– vanilla and pumpkin are a match made in heaven.
  • Pumpkin pie spice– to give the oats the perfect pumpkin
  • Sea salt– just a pinch!
pumpkin overnight oats ingredients in bowl.

How to Make Pumpkin Overnight Oats

  • In a jar or bowl, all of the ingredients. If you are making a single serving, you can make it right in the jar. If you want to double, triple, or quadruple the recipe, make the oats in a large bowl and then divide into individual jars or containers.
  • Stir well to make sure all the ingredients are combined.
  • Cover with a lid and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  • In the morning, remove from the refrigerator and stir.
  • Top with desired toppings and enjoy!

Substitutions

Overnight oats are customizable! You can easily make swaps to suit your dietary needs.

  • Vegan and Dairy-Free: Use plant-based milk and plant-based yogurt. If you don’t care for plant-based yogurt, you can use all milk instead. The oats won’t be quite as creamy, but still delicious.
  • Gluten-free: Make sure you use gluten-free oats.

Topping Ideas

The toppings are the FUN part! Use whatever toppings you like. Here are some ideas!

  • Whipped cream or a dollop of yogurt
  • Chopped candied pecans, pecans, or walnuts
  • Pepitas
  • Chocolate chips
  • Dried cranberries
  • Granola
  • Toasted coconut
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Drizzle of maple syrup or sprinkle of brown sugar
pumpkin overnight oats with whipped cream and pecans in jars.

How to Store

Store overnight oats in an an airtight jar or container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator. The oats will soften the longer they sit in the fridge. Make sure you stir them well before serving.

You can double, triple, or quadruple the recipe if you want to make the oats to eat during the week. I like to make a big batch on Sunday. Just portion out the oats in individual jars or containers and breakfast will be waiting for you in the fridge.

FAQ

Do you eat overnight oats cold?

Yes, the oats are delicious eaten right from the fridge, just give them a good stir and top with desired toppings. If you don’t like cold oatmeal, you can warm the oats up in the microwave for 30-60 seconds, stirring frequently.

Can I use steel cut oats or quick oats?

I recommend using old fashioned oats. Steel cut oats don’t soften enough and quick oats soften too much and get mushy after sitting in the fridge.

pumpkin overnight oats in jars with whipped cream and chocolate chips.

More Oatmeal Recipes

Pumpkin Overnight Oats

Creamy overnight oats that will remind you of pumpkin pie. The oats only take a few minutes to make and will be waiting for you in the fridge in the morning! A great meal prep breakfast that is healthy and delicious.

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, can use gluten-free oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, or milk of your choice
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, can use vegan yogurt
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Topping Ideas: whipped cream, chopped candied pecans or pecans, pepitas, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, or granola
  • In a jar or bowl, combine the oats, milk, yogurt, pumpkin, maple syrup, chia seeds, vanilla pumpkin pie spice, and sea salt.

  • Stir well to make sure all the ingredients are combined. Cover with a lid and place in the refrigerator overnight.

  • In the morning, remove from the refrigerator and stir. Top with desired toppings and enjoy!

You can easily double, triple, or quadruple this recipe!

Calories: 324kcal, Carbohydrates: 52g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 190mg, Potassium: 430mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 9541IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 322mg, Iron: 3mg

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