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Pumpkin Overnight Oats

Pumpkin Overnight Oats

Ready for a fantastic, fall themed, belly fiilling breakfast recipe? This Pumpkin Overnight Oats recipe is a perfect mixture of pumpkin creaminess from the pumpkin puree and almond milk and a fantastic oats texture.

Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats are a healthy, easy breakfast to enjoy. You will love this pumpkin pie in a jar breakfast recipe.

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Jar of Overnight Oats with Pumpkin.

We’ll tell you a little secret, this oats recipe in a jar isn’t just for breakfast. If you make it just right, you can enjoy it any time of the day. It’s especially delicious if you add a scoop of pumpkin ice cream with it and have a semi-healthy dessert treat.

Why You’ll Love It

  • Great for Meal Prep – double or triple this recipe to have an easy, ready to go breakfast for all week.
  • Perfect for Busy Morning– super easy grab n go breakfast recipe that’s the best time saver.
  • Post Workout Snack– this healthy, protein and fiber packed recipe is great to keep refuel you after your workout.
  • Easy to Double or Triple– great for sharing with the kids or company.
  • Portable On the Go Meal– this recipe is made right in your Mason Jar, making it easy to take with you on the go when needed.
Pumpkin Overnight Oats Ingredients.

Overnight Oats with Pumpkin Ingredients

A healthy breakfast with no required cooking is our kind of breakfast. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • pumpkin puree – use fresh or canned.
  • almond milk – we love unsweetened vanilla, but you can use whatever you have
  • oats – well, pick your favorite and use it on up
  • walnuts – fun crunch to your dish
  • honey – great natural sweetener, see other options below.
  • pumpkin pie spice– you can make your own with our spice recipe or you can buy it at the store. In our opinion, homemade is better.

Tools To Make The Best Overnight Pumpkin Spice Oats

Measuring Cups and Spoons

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Mason Jar for Storing and Serving

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Spoon for Stirring

Start of mixing oats.

How To Make Pumpkin Overnight Oats

  1. Add all ingredients to your Mason Jars and stir everything together. Put on your lid and screw it on tight. Alternatively, you can mix everything in a jar and then spoon into storage jars if you prefer.
  2. Store in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. Garnish with more toppings in the morning if desired.

All About Oats

Oats are one of the healthiest grains on the planet. You can read more about the benefits of oats and overnight oats below. They’re also known as Avena Sativa.

There are multiple kinds of oats to choose from. The whole form of oats take much longer than other forms to cook. This is one reason, many people prefer the other oat forms, like steel-cut, crushed or rolled.

The most highly processed oats are the instant or quick oats that you’ll find in many vairities of oatmeals in grocery stores.

Oats are a great source of healthy carbs and fiber. They’re also packed with minerals, vitamins and antioxidant properties.

Bowl with oats and other ingredients being mixed.

What Are Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats are oats that have soaked overnight and are usually prepared and served cold. Instead of cooking oats overheat, these types of oats are made by soaking them in liquid for a long period of time.

Benefits of Overnight Oats

Some of the most popular health benefits of oats include:

  • aiding in weight loss
  • promotion of lowering blood sugar
  • helping to reduce the risk of heart disease
  • great source of fiber
  • can help lower cholesterol levels
  • can help relieve constipation, mainly due to their healthy fiber content
  • soaked oats absorb more nutrients from the surrounding foods making the meal even more nutritious
  • oats that have soaked overnight have released enzymes that help with digestion
Top view of breakfast soaking oats.

Recipe Variations

  • Pumpkin Peanut Butter Overnight Oats– this sounds like a fantastic combination that any pumpkin lover and peanut butter lover would adore. You can grab a scoop of your favorite peanut butter in the morning and swirl it on in before you start to enjoy your oat breakfast meal. You can use creamy peanut butter and even crunchy peanut butter would bring another element of texture to this amazing breakfast recipe.
  • Pumpkin Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds – add some chia seeds to your breakfast for an extra texture pairing and a great health benefit, healthy fats boost.
  • Swap almond milk– trade out your almond milk for any other milk you have, like cow’s milk,soy millk, coconut milk, etc. Using milk gets it to the perfect consistency. You can even try some sugar free homemade pumpkin creamer for a real treat.
  • Add greek yogurt– for an extra protein boost, add a scoop of greek yogurt to your oats. This almost makes it like a Pumpkin Pie Parfait.
  • Swap honey– you can also use maple syrup, agave, stevia, monkfruit, brown sugar and even white sugar if needed.
  • Add a dash of cinnamon– for some extra flavor, add a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  • Swap the walnuts – feel free to omit or swap out the walnuts with almonds or other nuts
  • Add toppings– try cranberries, granola or other favorites, like whipped cream.
  • Add pumpkin syrup– for an extra pumpkin splash, add a dash of homemade pumpkin syrup.
  • Add apple brown sugar simple syrup – for a delicious apple pumpkin pie overnight oats combo, try our new Apple Crisp Syrup drizzled on top of this oat recipe.
Jar of breakfast overnight oats with a wooden spoon.

Tips & Tricks For Amazing Breakfast Oats

If you like thicker oats for breakfast, you can use less milk.

Always check your spices and other ingredients to ensure that everything is allergen-friendly if you need it to be.

What Kind of Oats Do You Use?

You can use pretty much any of the “fast oats”. Try quick oats, instant oats, rolled oats, steel-cut oats, etc.

Do You Have To Cook Overnight Oats?

No way y’all. That’s one of the reasons this recipe is so easy and loveable.

Do You Serve Overnight Oats Hot Or Cold?

Usually, these oats are served chilled. But if you prefer to enjoy your oats warmed, you can microwave them for a minute or two to get to the desired temperature.

Jar of finished Pumpkin Breakfast.

How Long Do Overnight Oats Take In The Fridge?

We recommend soaking them and chilling them in the fridge for a minimum of 4-6 hours, best overnight.

How Can You Tell If Overnight Oats Are Bad?

If you’re looking to make sure you’re oats are still good and haven’t gone bad, the things you need to check for BEFORE consuming are: mold, any bad smells and any odd discoloration.

If you see any mold growing on the surface, chuck the whole thing. Always give your food a sniff test- if it smells odd, don’t chance it and if you see any odd or unusual discoloration then always discard it and start fresh with a new batch.

How Do You Store Overnight Oats?

Store your overnight oats in a sealed, air tight container. We recommend using a Mason Jar (go figure lol) for best quality.

How Long Are Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats Good For?

Once you make your start soaking your overnight oats, they’re good for about 5 days or so if stored properly in a Mason Jar and in the refrigerator.

Mixed Pumpkin Oats on wooden spoon.

Can You Prep Overnight Oats For The Week?

This recipe is perfect for Meal Prepping. You can easily make overnight oats for the week and let them soak and be ready in the refrigerator for the whole work week.

Can You Freeze Oats?

Yes, you can freeze raw, uncooked or unsoaked oats. For long term storage see below.

How Do You Store Oats Long Term?

If you’re buying your oats or stocking up on oats, you can freeze them in a sealed bag in the freezer for up to a year.

You can also store them in a dry, moisture free dark place, like in a food grade large bucket with a gamma lid. You can store them in a dark place for 25-30 years!!!

Once you’ve opened your oats and started using them, they’re good in storage for 6-9 months.

Make sure to label them so you know when to use them by and add them to your freezer inventory list!

Other Recipes

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overnight oats in jar top view.

Pumpkin Overnight Oats

Mason Jar Recipe
Enjoy this easy, healthy Pumpkin Overnight Oats recipe. It's the perfect breakfast on the go, great for meal planning and so delish!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 3 servings

Ingredients
  

  • cup pumpkin puree
  • cup almond milk
  • ¾ cup oats
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to your Mason Jars and stir everything together. Put on your lid and screw it on tight. Alternatively, you can mix everything in a jar and then spoon into storage jars if you prefer.
  • Store in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Garnish with more toppings in the morning if desired.

Notes

If you like thicker oats for breakfast, you can use less milk.
Always check your spices and other ingredients to ensure that everything is allergen friendly if you need it to be.
Keyword Pumpkin Overnight Oats
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