Overnight Pumpkin Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

Overnight Pumpkin Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal is an easy, make ahead baked steel cut oats recipe with plenty of cozy fall flavor!  It’s a healthy, gluten free and vegan breakfast option.

overnight pumpkin baked steel cut oatmeal on a white plate with a fork

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week!  I’m very excited because it’s my favorite holiday, and frankly I’ll be sad when it’s over.

I’m not ready to embrace Christmas yet…are you??

I’ve really been enjoying pumpkin this year as you can tell.  Pumpkin season is so short, and I’ve had a lot that I wanted to share.

I have one more pumpkin recipe coming your way after this pumpkin baked steel cut oats recipe, then that will be it until next year.  

Christmas is coming, and I promise I’ll be on board. šŸ™‚

overnight pumpkin baked steel cut oatmeal in baking dish on cooling rack

Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

I’ve got several baked oatmeal recipes on this blog, but this is the first time I’ve used steel cut oats.

I’m so glad that I finally tried it!

Reasons you’ll love pumpkin steel cut baked oatmeal:

  1.  They’re nice and fluffy, with a slightly chewy texture
  2.  They’re packed with pumpkin and warm pumpkin spice flavor.
  3.  They’re gluten free, dairy free and vegan, with no refined sugar.
  4.  They’re a good source of fiber and heart healthy fats and carbohydrates.
  5.  You can make them ahead for the perfect meal prep breakfast!

What are steel cut oats?

Steel cut oats are also known as Irish oats.  They’re oat groats that are cut into 2-3 pieces using a steel blade, and are the most minimally processed oats produced.  

Quick cooking steel cut oats are simply steel cut oats cut into smaller pieces, and are not recommended for this recipe.

The texture of steel cut oats is chewier than rolled oats.  They cook up nice and creamy, and are very hearty.

Are steel cut oats healthy?

Steel cut oats are a very healthy breakfast option.  They’re almost equal to rolled oats as far as nutritional value, but steel cut oats contain more fiber and density, which means they’ll keep you full and satisfied longer.

They’re also a good source of complex carbohydrates, protein and iron, and are lower on the glycemic index.

How long do steel cut oats take to cook?

These overnight baked steel cut oats take a total of 50-60 minute to cook.  

overhead shot overnight pumpkin baked steel cut oatmeal on white plate with fork

How to make overnight pumpkin baked steel cut oats

This baked oatmeal recipe is a two step process as follows:

  1. Chill the overnight oats in the refrigerator overnight
  2. Bake the overnight oats in the oven

Why chill the oats overnight?  Because the oats are softer, fluffier and less chewy. 

overnight pumpkin baked steel cut oatmeal process collage 1 

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Prepare the baked steel cut oats as follows:

  • Combine the oats, chia seeds, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and almond milk in a medium bowl.  
  • Cover with plastic wrap, and chill overnight.
  • In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8×8″ baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Pour the oats into the prepared baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.  Stir the oats well and top with the pecans, then bake for another 20-25 minutes until set.

Recipe notes and substitutions

  • Do not use quick steel cut oats for this recipe.
  • If gluten intolerant, be sure to use steel cut oats that are certified gluten free.
  • The almond milk may be substituted with your favorite.

front shot of overnight pumpkin baked steel cut oatmeal with bite out of it

Need more breakfast inspiration?  See all of my Breakfast recipes.

More healthy make ahead breakfast ideas:

Baked egg cups by Life Made Sweeter

Blueberry overnight oats

Breakfast casserole

Ham frittata

Peanut butter granola

Steel cut overnight oats

Overnight Pumpkin Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Overnight Pumpkin Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal is an easy, make ahead baked steel cut oats recipe with plenty of cozy fall flavor!Ā  It's a healthy, gluten free and vegan breakfast option.

Overnight Pumpkin Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place the oats, chia seeds, maple syrup, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and almond milk into a medium bowl and stir until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight.
  2. The next morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8x8" baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Stir the oats well and pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes, then stir the oats well and top with the pecans. Bake another 20-30 minutes or until the oats are set. Remove from heat and cool slightly on a wire rack. Serve warm and enjoy!

Notes

  • Do not use quick steel cut oats for this recipe.
  • If gluten intolerant, be sure to use steel cut oats that are certified gluten free.
  • The almond milk may be substituted with your favorite.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 237 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 9mg Carbohydrates: 33g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 11g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 6g
Nutrition information is mean to be an estimate only. The numbers will vary based on the quantity consumed, brands used and substitutions that are made.

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