Don’t know what to make for breakfast? Try this no-fuss Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats recipe. It’s a perfect recipe to make ahead and grab as your on the way to out the door in the morning.
Imagine waking up to a bowl of creamy, decadent pumpkin goodness without lifting a finger in the morning. Yes, it’s possible with my unbelievably easy pumpkin pie overnight oats recipe. I created this recipe to prove to my supervisor that he doesn’t have to shell out for good pumpkin pie overnight oats. You see, he spends the big bucks getting the tiny jar from the vending machine at work. I keep trying to convince him that he can make them at home on the cheap!
What are overnight oats?
I didn’t know anything about them until maybe a year or two ago. Then last year I decided to try making some steel cut overnight oats. Which I loved, but most would not. It’s a work in progress. But these overnight oats were easy to whip up and turned out almost perfectly the first time I made them. I just needed a little tweak to make them perfectly decadent.
Overnight oats involve combining rolled oats with your choice of liquid and leaving them to soak in the refrigerator overnight. The oats absorb the liquid and soften, resulting in a creamy and chewy texture that is both satisfying and delicious. Most overnight oat recipes involve spices, some type of sweetener, and maybe some fruit for flavor and added fiber.
They originated around the 1900s with the creation of Bircher Muesli. Muesli being a Swiss breakfast made primarily with rolled oats set to soak overnight. Those older recipes called for more fruits and nuts and sometimes fermenting the mixture for those gut healthy pro-biotics. They also called for not just dairy but also fruit juice and sometimes just water to soak the grains in.
In the case of these pumpkin pie overnight oats, they are incredibly easy to make. With just a few minutes of preparation the night before, you can wake up to a ready-to-eat breakfast that will keep you energized throughout the morning. Plus, these oats pack wholesome ingredients like pumpkin puree, spices, and oats in an on the go great. This makes them a nutritious way to start the day.
They’re also a great on the go start to your day. I mean mornings can often be rushed and chaotic, but with these oats, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast without any stress or hassle. With just a little bit of prep work the night before you can grab a jar of these delicious overnight oats on your way out the door. By soaking the oats overnight, you eliminate the need for morning cooking and allow yourself more time to tackle your to-do list or simply savor a few extra minutes of relaxation.
What ingredients are in pumpkin pie overnight oats?
These overnight oats are also a tasty way to start the day! With pumpkin pie flavors it’s like having dessert for breakfast. These pumpkin pie overnight oats have all the flavors of pumpkin pie in there. There’s pumpkin puree, of course. There are delicious spices like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg all from my gingerbread spice mix. If you don’t have gingerbread spice mix, you can use an apple pie or even a pumpkin pie spice mix. I like the added heat my gingerbread spice brings. It has a few interesting additions that make it absolutely delicious.
There’s a little sugar in there, but not too much. I added honey, but you can use maple syrup or even fruit sugar if you want. For a richer overnight oat, try a little molasses or sorghum. I used to drizzle it on my biscuits. It’s so delicious, but also a very rich flavor. Use it sparingly if you try it in this recipe. I also added some pistachios for a little delicious crunch.
My pumpkin pie overnight oats are super creamy. That comes from a combination of not just milk and oats but some yogurt in there, too. Yogurt not only helps make the oats creamy, but also provides some probiotics for gut health. It also brings some protein to the party making these oats last longer and provide more energy for your morning.
How can you customize your pumpkin pie overnight oats?
With this pretty basic recipe, you can alter the oats, milk, spices, and sweeteners to really make this a recipe you will truly love. I think the first and most customizable ingredient is the sweetener. I used honey in mine, but you could use maple syrup if you want. There’s also agave nectar and fruit sugars or stevia to sweeten these overnights.
There’s plenty of mix-ins you can add to these oats. I would add some chia or flax seeds for additional protein. But you could add some pepitas for crunch or a sweet nut like a pecan to really bring home the pecan pie flavor. You could add hemp hearts. I’ve never had those before. They would add some omega-3 and fatty acids.
Then there’s fruit and nuts you can add. Raisins, currents, dried cranberries are all delicious options to add to these overnight oats. Dates, prunes, or figs would be great, too. They would add sweetness and additional fiber making these oats super healthy to eat. Almonds, pecans, and walnuts would really make these overnight oats heart healthy. And add some texture to these creamy oats
How do you make overnight oats?
Making these pumpkin pie overnight oats, and any overnight oat for that matter, is super easy to make. These took not even 5 minutes to stir together. I think the hardest part was getting it all into the jar. I combined the milk with the yogurt and spices and let them sit for a minute. Then I stirred in the pumpkin. And finally added the oats and the pistachios. I stirred everything together and then put it in the jar. This one recipe makes 2 servings so you can either put them both in one larger jar or use 2 smaller jars.
Then just pop them in the fridge to chill overnight. And wait. The next morning, grab a jar and a spoon and head out the door! It really is as simple as that. And this recipe is easy to double or even triple if you want. If your family is super busy then everyone can grab a jar of oats and head out the door.
With endless possibilities for customizing this recipe, your family will never get bored eating these pumpkin pie overnight oats. Not only do they taste like pumpkin pie, but they’re good for you, too! So, dessert for breakfast is a win for everyone in my book. Especially one that is as healthy and delicious as these oats are.
Indulge your taste buds in the creamy and decadent goodness of pumpkin pie overnight oats and start your day with a delightful twist. Your taste buds and your family will thank you!
Don't know what to make for breakfast? Try this no-fuss pumpkin pie overnight oats recipe - perfect for a weekend treat
- 1/4 cup yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon gingerbread spice
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 3 tablespoons chopped pistachios
- Combine the yogurt with the milk, honey, vanilla, and spices and stir with a whisk. Add the pumpkin puree and stir well to combine.
- Stir in the oats and pistachios and spoon into 1 large jar or 2 smaller jars.
- Refrigerate overnight. Stir before serving.
Amount Per Serving Calories 367Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 7mgSodium 110mgCarbohydrates 59gFiber 8gSugar 26gProtein 12g