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!
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 read to eat by morning time!
Ingredients for Pumpkin 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.
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!
One thing I always like to 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!
P.S. If you love pumpkin as much as I do, you have to check out 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.
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 easy pumpkin overnight oats:
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!
WW Freestyle Note: Save 2SP by using sugar free 0SP syrup
Other add-ins: Mini chocolate chips, dried cranberries, nuts, or seeds would all be delicious in these overnight oats
Other healthy oatmeal recipes:
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- Healthy Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blender Muffins
- Whole30 Potato Crust Quiche
- Berry Overnight Oats
- Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal
Pumpkin Overnight Oats
- 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!
- WW Freestyle Note: Save 2SP by using sugar free 0SP syrup