A quick and easy meal prep recipe for Pumpkin Overnight Oats is a wholesome, nourishing and healthy way to start your day.
It’s the best overnight oats recipe that will give you that special fall boost to your morning.
Can I tell you how excited I am that the fall season is finally here?!
Just as the weather starts to get colder, I get excited about sweaters, tea, coffee, pumpkin spice lattes and all things meal prep. Fall always seems to kick-start a routine so that life can seem, in the best way possible, somewhat organized. I’ve always felt like if I had breakfast ready to go in the morning then I would start my day on the right foot, and it holds true with these pumpkin overnight oats.
Well, this Pumpkin Overnight Oats recipe sure takes the cake – or should I say oatmeal??
What are overnight oats?
If you are new to the overnight oat routine, no worries! Overnight oats are simply oats that sit in liquid (milk, water, yogurt) overnight until soft and tender instead of cooking on the stove.
Do you eat overnight oats cold or warm?
Once morning comes, you can enjoy cold from the fridge, which makes them the best grab-and-go breakfast. But if you prefer your oats warm, simply reheat in the microwave in two 30-second increments (just make sure to place them in a microwave-safe jar or container when prepping).
All it takes is 7 ingredients to make pumpkin pie overnight oats for the week. Gather together old fashioned oats, pumpkin puree, almond milk, chia seeds, chopped pecans, pumpkin pie spice and maple syrup.
Oats. Look for old-fashioned rolled oats, not instant (these are too small and will just turn to mush). And make sure to purchase certified gluten-free oats, if needed.
Pumpkin. Canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) is easy to spot in Trader Joe’s and just about any grocery store throughout the fall and winter. Homemade pumpkin puree or even butternut squash or sweet potato puree would be just as divine.
Milk. I love the flavor of almond milk here. It also keeps it plant-based and totally Vegan! As always, go with whatever milk you have on hand. Regular dairy milk, coconut, cashew or even oat milk (double the oats!) would all work wonders.
Chia Seeds. Chia seeds add a special pudding-like consistency to the oats since they gel and soak up some of the moisture. Ground flax seeds are a great alternative if chia seeds are not your thing.
Pumpkin Pie Spice. Feel free to use a store-bought pumpkin pie spice or make your own! I go spice heavy with 2 teaspoons.
How to make pumpkin spice overnight oats
Incredibly delicious and super satisfying to power you through your morning. I like to prep these overnight oats on Sunday night so I have breakfast for the week. Friday is always a free-for-all and the day I treat myself to a fabulous Pumpkin Spice Latte. Simply:
- Mix all ingredients. Add old fashioned oats, pumpkin puree, almond milk, chia seeds, chopped pecans, pumpkin pie spice and maple syrup to a bowl. Mix until well combined.
- Store. Transfer to 3-4 small mason jars, or to a container with a tight-fitting lid. Let sit overnight or for at least 5 hours.
- Enjoy! When ready to enjoy, top with more pecans and maple syrup, if desired.
Healthy, nourishing + meal prep ready
I think the best part about these healthy pumpkin overnight oats is their convenience. It literally takes 5 minutes to mix everything together in a large bowl and I have a nourishing, filling, wholesome breakfast for the week.
I like to separate the mix into individual mason jars. But you can also store the whole recipe in an airtight container and scoop out your desired portion when ready to enjoy!
Serving suggestions – the ultimate toppings
I like to finish these off with more crunchy pecans and maple syrup just before devouring. But depending on my mood or what I have on hand, I change up the final toppings. I also like:
- Dollop of Greek yogurt (for that added boost of protein)
- Sprinkle of pepitas or shredded coconut
- Spritz of whipped coconut cream (a little over-the-top, but totally worth the extra decadence)
Pumpkin overnight oats mix-ins
Feel free to keep the recipe the same, but swap out the pecans and maple syrup with any mix-ins you prefer. Some of my other favorite combos include:
- Chopped Almonds + Honey
- Chocolate Chips + Mashed Banana
- Chopped Walnuts + Agave
- Make sure to get pure pumpkin puree. Pumpkin pie filling has added spices and sugar.
- Store for up to one week. The overnight oats will keep for up to a week. Enjoy on consecutive or alternate days or whatever suits you!
- Finish it to your liking. Easily enjoy these overnight oats as a quick grab-and-go or go more luxurious with extra toppings.
Tender, warming, cozy and filling, it’s one of my favorite ways to start any fall morning. If the weather isn’t too chilly, I spoon these while sipping a hot cup of joe.
More pumpkin breakfast recipes you’ll love!
- Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes
- Pumpkin Spice Dalgona Coffee
- Best Pumpkin Loaf
- Pumpkin Spice French Toast
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones
- Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls
I seriously love seeing what you guys are making and sharing your creations with the College Housewife community!Print
An easy meal prep recipe for Pumpkin Overnight Oats is a wholesome, nourishing and healthy way to start your day for a delicious boost to your morning.
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
3 teaspoons chia seeds
¼ cup chopped pecans + more for topping
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 tablespoons maple syrup (more or less depending on your preference)
- Add old fashioned oats, pumpkin puree, almond milk, chia seeds, chopped pecans, pumpkin pie spice and maple syrup to a bowl. Mix until well combined.
- Transfer to 3-4 small mason jars, or to a container with a tight-fitting lid. Let sit overnight or for at least 5 hours.
- When ready to enjoy, top with more pecans and maple syrup, if desired.
Store in small mason jars or a larger airtight container for up to one week.
Nutrition info is based on 4 servings.
Keywords: rolled oats, fall, pumpkin puree