It’s that time of year, the season of pumpkin everything has arrived! I’m in full-on pumpkin mode right now and have been enjoying pumpkin in dishes from pudding to smoothies and my most favourite, pumpkin pie overnight oats. All you need is 2 minutes in the evening to wake up to these fall-inspired, healthy and super easy pumpkin pie overnight oats!
If you follow me on social media, you know I eat overnight oats a lot: cookie dough overnight oats, brownie batter overnight oats, coconut berry overnight oats, protein overnight oats with loads of fruit…but my most recent oats in a jar obsession is pumpkin pie overnight oats!
Sure enough, every season, I’ll eat pumpkin pie oats for months on end. I’m about 2 weeks in right now with no end in sight. I love them!
Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
Just like any variation of overnight oats, this healthy breakfast dish is super easy to make. All you need to do is throw some stuff in a container and you’re done. Super easy. These are no different, pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spice, sweetener, almond milk and oats go into a container, pop them in the fridge and you’re all set.
Using Canned Pumpkin Puree
I use canned pumpkin in all my pumpkin recipes but you could always use homemade pumpkin purée. If you’re using canned pumpkin purée, first of all make sure it’s not pumpkin pie filling and the only ingredient listed is pumpkin.
Secondly, I would recommend dolling out a few extra dollars for a can of good quality, organic pumpkin. The best one I’ve found is Farmer’s Market Organic Pumpkin Purée. I’ve bought No Name Pumpkin Purée before, as well as E.D. Smith Pumpkin and neither compare in taste or texture.
I use the Farmer’s Market brand for all my pumpkin creations, it’s just so much better that’s it’s definitely worth the extra dollar or so. Every time I find it on sale I grab a few extra cans so I always have pumpkin at the ready!
Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats Topping Ideas
There are so many yummy ingredients you can use as toppings to take your pumpkin oats next level. My favourite toppings are:
- chopped almonds, walnuts or pecans
- raisins or chopped dates
- sliced dried figs
- toasted coconut flakes
- sliced apple or banana
- peanut or almond butter
All of these ingredients make delicous, healthy toppings for your pumpkin oats. Alternatively, try adding them right into the oats overnight for extra flavour, texture and nutriiton. You can also add vanilla protein powder to the mixture to boost the protein in these oats. Get creative, this “recipe” is really more of a guideline for all yoru pumpkin creations.
You can also play around with the amount of liquid used. Sometimes I like making them really thick so they’re almost dough-like, sometimes I add a bit ore liquid for a traditional porridge consistency. Both ways are delicious!Print
- 1/2 cup rolled or old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
- 1/3 cup quality pure pumpkin puree (I’ve used up to 1/2 cup)
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- sweetener of choice: 1-2 packets stevia, 10 stevia drops, 2 tbsp of pure maple syrup or agave or other sweetener or choice
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Add all ingredients to a container such as a mason jar. Stir or shake vigorously to combine.
- Place in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning, enjoy straight from the fridge or heated up stovetop or in the microwave. Add optional toppings and dig in!
a few tbsp of raisins
a few tbsp of unsweetened shredded coconut
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (add an extra 1/3 cup almond milk and omit added sweetener)
Optional topping ideas:
toasted coconut flakes
chopped almonds, pecans or walnuts