Pumpkin Overnight Oats are an easy, yummy pumpkin breakfast treat. Prepping ahead makes mornings run so smoothly!
Grab and go! This overnight oatmeal recipe is perfect for an on-the-go breakfast along with Pumpkin Energy Balls or even Peanut Butter Energy Balls. The kids will howl for pumpkin pie overnight oats until next Halloween and all year round!
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If you’re wondering what to do with all the leftover pumpkin, and don’t want to make pumpkin pie, try pumpkin pie overnight oats. I whip up a batch any time of year, even cracking open a new can of pumpkin, just because we love them! We also love overnight oatmeal made with frozen fruit, but I have to say that the kids gobble these overnight pumpkin oats the fastest!
Overnight and premade breakfast dishes can be a real life saver. French Toast Casserole With Apples, Breakfast Bake Recipe, and overnight oats make mornings much less stressful, especially with kids, or company.
I like to prepare plenty of jars of this breakfast meal. Leave the pumpkin oats overnight in the fridge until you’re ready to eat, and they’re so easy to serve on a dark and stormy morning. I use my favorite jar lids, meaning no fussy rings and lids to tinker with. You should definitely try them. Some people call them mason jar caps and you can find them right on Amazon. Can you make overnight oats in a plastic container? You sure can. When I want to send the overnight oats off with the kids, I prefer to use a non-breakable container.
Every fall season, the bountiful harvest brings an abundance of pumpkins to make the perfect healthy breakfast meal all the ghouls and goblins will love.
I love pumpkin, I LOVE pumpkin, and so does my family! It makes the perfect breakfast food, like Pumpkin Cranberry Bread. We love all the pumpkin things. Bring on the pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin waffles, pumpkin pancakes, and pumpkin muffins please! Don’t forget about baked pumpkin donuts – YUM!
Can You Warm Overnight Oats?
Yes, if you prefer, but we don’t bother! We think this pumpkin pie overnight oatmeal served directly from the fridge is just perfect. I wasn’t too sure what the kids would think about cold oatmeal, but they love it and call it pumpkin refrigerator oatmeal!
These oats are packed full of pumpkin spice flavor and wholesome goodness including the chia and honey. These pumpkin spice overnight oats are made with Greek yogurt, and it really makes them extra creamy and delightful! Top it off with pecans, walnuts, or your favorite nuts and you’ve got a heavenly harvest breakfast surprise.
In my youth, my mom would make Irish oatmeal, or porridge as she called it, and I wasn’t a big fan mainly because she never added any salt or sugar to make it edible. I’ve become a fan now, especially my Chunky Monkey oatmeal. I love the salty sweet combination with the little bit of chocolate on the top! I’m also a fan of cherry oatmeal with almond milk (intriguing, right?)!
How Do You Make Overnight Oats?
I first saw this recipe for overnight refrigerator oatmeal and I realized how simple it was to make. Mix together yogurt, milk, oats and chia, and add the flavorings. Top with fruit or nuts, let it sit overnight, and you’ve got the perfect to-go breakfast, no cooking required!
For a change up, maybe add a shot of espresso for pumpkin spice latte overnight oats. Or make chocolate pumpkin overnight oats by adding a bit of cocoa to the mix. I love these oats with dried cranberries and even chocolate chips, but my favorite is adding pecans!
If you’d like to make vegan pumpkin pie overnight oats, use a vegan yogurt (such as coconut yogurt) and omit the honey.
What Type of Oats to Use for Overnight Oats
The recipe calls for old fashioned oats, also known as rolled oats, which take less time to cook than steel cut oats. Steel cut oats, or Irish oats, are unprocessed parts of whole oat grains known as oat groats that have been cut into 2 or 3 pieces. Rolled oats have been steamed and rolled so they will cook quicker. While steel cut oats may be a healthy alternative, they may need more liquid, would give a different texture, and a little more “chew” than rolled oats.
We have tried using quick oats for this breakfast dish but find that we prefer the texture of the old fashioned oats. When we want to use the quick ones, we just use the recipe for overnight oats with quick oats!
Pumpkin Overnight Oats
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt or plain regular yogurt
- 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk or other milk of your choice
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups old fashioned oats (rolled oats) (or rolled oats)
- 3 Tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup chopped pecans optional
- In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt, almond milk, pumpkin puree, honey, and vanilla.
- Add oats, chia seeds, and pumpkin pie spice and mix to combine.
- Divide evenly between 6 containers. Top with pecans if using. Refrigerate overnight.
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.
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Adapted from Ambitious Kitchen