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!
We love easy breakfasts – anything with minimal prep and ingredients (like Sheet Pan Breakfast or this Whole30 Potato Crust Quiche)
What are overnight oats?
If you’ve never tried them – overnight oats are basically just old fashioned oats that you soak overnight with milk/toppings in the refrigerator.
They absorb the liquid, making them ready to eat by morning time! A super simple and nutritious breakfast option!
We also love our Apple Pie Overnight Oats and Banana Overnight Oats!
Why we love overnight oats:
- Easy to make – Overnight oats are so easy to make. Mix, put in the fridge overnight, and enjoy in the morning for breakfast!
- Customizable – There are hundreds of ways to customize overnight oats from milk, to mix ins to protein + more!
- Portable & Meal Prep Friendly- If you are someone who is busy/on the go- overnight oats are perfect for you! They’re meal prep friendly and easy to eat on the go.
- Delicious– Overnight oats are just really tasty! If you love oatmeal, you have to try them!
Ingredients for Pumpkin Overnight Oats:
To make healthy pumpkin overnight oats you’ll need:
- old fashioned rolled oats
- pumpkin puree
- almond milk
- maple syrup
- cinnamon, ground ginger, and nutmeg
You can find substitutions for all of these ingredients below in the green shaded substitutions box.
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
- 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 pumpkin puree and spices for flavor. You can add in any of your favorite toppings!
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 them in a bowl or straight out of the jar!
P.S. If you love pumpkin as much as I do, you have to check out healthy pumpkin bread or these 30+ Healthy Pumpkin Recipes
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!
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.
How do you eat overnight oats?
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 easy pumpkin overnight oats:
Sweetener: If you’d like to substitute honey for maple syrup or agave you can.
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!
Pumpkin: If you don’t have pumpkin puree, you can use mashed bananas in place of it. Make sure you’re buying pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling. They’re very different 🙂 If you have leftover pumpkin, make our Healthy Pumpkin Muffins!
Other add-ins: Mini chocolate chips, dried cranberries, nuts, or seeds would all be delicious in these overnight oats
Storing Overnight Oats:
We recommend prepping/storing these overnight oats for no more than 5 days in the fridge.
As the days go on, the oats will get softer. For best results, prep 24 hours in advance!
Other healthy breakfast recipes:
Love oats? Check out these 30+ Oatmeal Breakfast Recipes!
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 ground 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!
- For the recipe you’ll need to use old fashioned rolled oats. These are the only oats that will work for making overnight oats!
- 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.
- Sweetener-If you’d like to substitute honey for maple syrup you can.
- 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!
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