Pumpkin Overnight Oats are a delicious, healthy breakfast that require only 5 minutes to make! These easy overnight oats taste just like pumpkin pie! Naturally gluten free and dairy free, you will love meal prepping this breakfast! This post is sponsored by my friends at Vital Proteins.
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These Pumpkin Overnight Oats are the perfect fall breakfast! Made with only 8 simple ingredients and requiring only 5 minutes of prep time – you’ll want to make these for breakfast again and again! These oats are packed with warm fall flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg while being loaded with protein and whole grains. Basically.. you need them in your life!
Overnight oats have always been one of my absolutely favorite breakfasts to make. They’re extremely simple to put together, requiring minimal effort and prep work. Overnight oats are perfect for taking on the go and meal prepping. If you’ve never made them before.. you might be wondering how to make overnight oats.
How do you make overnight oats?
It is SO easy to make overnight oats. All you need to do is combine your ingredients, shake or stir to combine them, and store in the refrigerator overnight so they thicken up/absorb the liquid. In this recipe I used rolled oats and almond milk as my base, and then added in pumpkin puree and spices for flavor. You can add in any of your favorite toppings!
One thing I always add to my overnight oats are Vital Protein Collagen Peptides. I love adding collagen to my oats because it adds a ton of protein (18g of protein to be exact!!). In order for your breakfast to really keep you full you need a balance of protein, carbs and fat, which these overnight oats totally give you. I try to add collagen wherever I can, whether it be in a latte, soup or in a snack!
In my opinion, Vital Proteins makes the best collagen. You can read all about Why I Use Collagen in this blog post. Truthfully, I love the results it gives me, and love that it adds protein to basically everything I add it into! It can be really tough to get enough protein in throughout the day!
Once your overnight oats have sat in the refrigerator for at least 6-8 hours, they’re ready to be eaten! I like to heat them up and enjoy in a bowl or straight out of the jar!
What kind of oats should I use?
For the recipe you’ll need to use old fashioned rolled oats. These are the only oats that will work for making overnight oats!
Can you use quick cook or steel cut oats?
No, unfortunately you can’t use quick cook or steel cut oats to make overnight oats. With quick cook oats they can get too mushy when soaking overnight. With steel cut oats, they can’t soak up the moisture overnight. They need to be cooked with heat to make them edible. You’ll wind up with a big mess unless you use old fashioned overnight oats.
Do you eat overnight oats cold or warm?
You can eat overnight oats cold or warm! It’s up to you and your taste. I prefer to pop my overnight oats in the microwave for 20-30 seconds before eating, but if you enjoy them cold you can eat them cold!
How long do the overnight oats need to soak?
Overnight oats typically need at least 6 hours to soak overnight.
Substitutions for this recipe:
-If you’d like to substitute honey for maple syrup you can.
-If you want to make this recipe vegan you can leave out collagen. If you don’t have collagen on hand we recommend trying it. It’s awesome for adding to basically anything for additional nutrients! We always put it in our overnight oats!
Things we used for this recipe:
Pumpkin Overnight Oats
- 2 tablespoons Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
- ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
In a mason jar or container, combine all ingredients, cover + shake vigorously to combine. You may need to stir after shaking to evenly distribute ingredients.
Store in refrigerator for a minimum of 6-8 hours.
When ready to eat, serve cold or heat in microwave until warmed. Enjoy!
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