Enjoy the flavors of pumpkin pie for breakfast with these creamy, delicious Pumpkin Overnight Oats!  They’re made with 6 simple ingredients and take only 5 minutes of prep!

Pumpkin overnight oats in jars

*This recipe was originally published in September 2015.  The text, photos and recipe have been updated.

I’m not a morning person as I’m sure you’ve heard me say before.  There’s nothing better than waking up with healthy peanut butter banana muffins, spinach feta frittata or oat flour waffles at the ready.

These Pumpkin Overnight Oats are one of my favorite fall meal prep breakfasts. It truly doesn’t get any easier than these and you can’t beat pumpkin pie flavors for breakfast!

Pumpkin pie overnight oats in a jar with chocolate chips and pecans on top

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • Pumpkin pie overnight oats are soft and creamy with real pumpkin and warm pumpkin spice flavor. They taste like pumpkin pie!
  • There are only 6 ingredients in this recipe and they take only 5 minutes of prep time.
  • This recipe is gluten free and vegan, and it’s customizable with your favorite milk, sweetener and toppings.
  • This is a perfect meal prep breakfast recipe. Simply prep the night before and portion into jars or containers to eat during the week.

Recipe ingredients

These pumpkin overnight oats include only 6 basic ingredients, which are highly customizable.

Pumpkin overnight oats ingredients

Ingredient notes

  • Rolled oats. I used old fashioned rolled oats for this recipe as they provide more texture than quick oats. If you prefer using steel cut, see my Banana Cream Pie Overnight Steel Cut Oats recipe.
  • Chia seeds. I always add chia seeds to my overnight oats as they make them thick and creamy, and add a boost of nutrition. If you don’t have any on hand, simply omit them and decrease the amount of milk by 1/2 cup.
  • Maple syrup. The maple syrup may be substituted with your favorite sweetener.
  • Almond milk. The almond milk may be substituted with your favorite milk.
  • Pumpkin. Use canned or homemade pumpkin puree that’s been strained of excess liquid.

How to make this recipe

Pumpkin overnight oats process collage
  • Place the almond milk, pumpkin and maple syrup in a medium bowl and whisk well to combine.
  • Add the oats, chia seeds and pumpkin pie spice and stir.
  • Allow the mixture to stand at room temperature for 10 minutes until the chia seeds begin to thicken. Stir again, then cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight.

FAQs

What does soaking oats overnight do?

Soaking oats in liquid overnight breaks down the starches in the oats and softens them so they’re ready to eat in the morning.

Why add chia seeds to overnight oats?

Chia seeds help thicken overnight oats, and give them a nice, creamy texture.

How many days in advance can you make overnight oats?

Prepare the overnight oats the day before you plan to eat them. They stay fresh for 2-5 days, depending on the ingredients that are added to them.

Do you eat overnight oats cold or hot?

Overnight oats may be eaten either cold or hot. To warm, place in a heatproof container and microwave for 40-60 seconds.

Recipe notes

  • Recipe total time includes a minimum soaking time of 4 hours for the oats.  For best results, chill overnight.
  • These pumpkin overnight oats are great for meal prep!  Once thickened, divide into jars or any air tight containers and store in the fridge for 4-5 days.
  • To warm overnight oats, place in a heatproof container and microwave for about 1 minute.  
  • Customize your oats with your favorite toppings such as chocolate chips, nuts, coconut or your favorite fruit.
Pumpkin overnight oats in a jar with spoon buried in the middle

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Pumpkin overnight oats in jars

Pumpkin Overnight Oats

Pumpkin Overnight Oats taste like pumpkin pie! They're an easy gluten free, vegan breakfast that takes only 5 minutes of prep and 6 ingredients!
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Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1.5 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • Optional toppings: pecans, pepitas, chocolate chips or fruit toppings are not included in nutrition information

Instructions 

  • Place the almond milk, pumpkin and maple syrup in a medium bowl and whisk well to combine.
  • Add the oats, chia seeds and pumpkin pie spice and stir well.
  • Let stand 10 minutes to allow the chia seeds to bloom, then stir once more. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight.
    Pumpkin overnight oats process collage
  • Serve cold or warmed with optional toppings if desired. Enjoy!

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Notes

  • Total time above includes a minimum soaking time of 4 hours for the oats.  For best results, chill overnight.
  • Chia seeds make the oats thicker, creamier and add a nutrition boost. If you don’t have any on hand, simply omit them and decrease the amount of milk by 1/2 cup.
  • These pumpkin overnight oats are great for meal prep!  Once thickened, divide into  jars or any air tight containers and store in the fridge for 4-5 days.
  • Overnight oats may be eaten cold or warm.  To warm, place oats in a heatproof container and microwave for 40-60 seconds.  Stir and enjoy!
  • Customize your oats with your favorite toppings such as chocolate chips, nuts, coconut or your favorite fruit.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 258kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 210mg, Potassium: 268mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 4766IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 276mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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