Are you ready for Fall flavors? These Healthy Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats deliver all the goods, with a little coffee kick to inspire your perfect morning (you can always leave the coffee out if you want to serve these up to kids or non-coffee lovers). Make ahead and enjoy throughout the week to ensure a smooth start to any day. These pumpkin spice overnight oats are gluten-free, and easily made vegan with a quick substitution.
These pumpkin spice overnight oats are heavily influenced by my Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal, but more suited to those few weeks when Fall is just starting to hit, and it's still warm outside...so you want the Fall flavors, but not the warming comfort food just yet.
Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats
Once the canned pumpkin starts showing up in the store it is hard to resist making ALL the pumpkin-flavored dishes.
There is nothing better than having a batch of overnight oats sitting in the fridge, ready for a busy morning.
TIP: divide the overnight oats into little individual serve jars so that everyone can grab their own when they are ready!
What Ingredients Are Needed?
I like to keep things pretty straightforward when it comes to make-ahead breakfasts.
For pumpkin spice overnight oats you are going to need:
- plain whole milk yogurt or a plant-based yogurt of choice if you want these to be dairy-free or vegan;
- pumpkin puree: you can use the store-bought canned pumpin puree, or you can make your own;
- old fashioned oats: if you want this recipe to be gluten-free, be sure to check the packaging notes;
- chia seeds: you can use the black or white chia seeds;
- pumpkin pie spice: this can be purchased from the store, or you can make your own spice blend
- pure maple syrup: be sure to use pure maple syrup and not maple flavored syrup
- pure vanilla essence
- optional: chopped pecans and chocolate chips to serve
Twist: I like to add a couple of tablespoons of cold brew coffee to my oats to give it more of a pumpkin spice latte flavor!
Cold brewing coffee has been a real game changer for me.
You know we love to meal prep around here, but coffee prepping?
I whip up a big jug on a Sunday and then I have smooth coffee ready and waiting in the fridge for the whole week.
Cold brewing not only saves on time, but it is something ridiculous like 67% less bitter than traditionally brewed coffee! Plus it means no kettle noise in the morning (yay quiet cheer)!
If you want to make your own cold brew coffee for adding to your morning oats, or simply having a coffee prepped and ready, then check out my post: How to Make Cold-Brewed Coffee At Home.
How To Make Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
There are a few methods for making overnight oats, and which version you use is going to depend on your preference in relation to texture and extra dishes.
Option 1: Chunky Overnight Oats
- add all of the ingredients together;
- mix until everything is well combined;
- add to individual serving jars and pop into the fridge overnight.
Option 2: Smooth Overnight Oats
- add all of your ingredients to a high speed blender and pulse until everything is well combined;
- add to indivdual serving jars and pop into the fridge overnight.
Obviously, these different preparation methods will not alter the flavor of the oats, it's more just in relation to the texture.
To serve: give the oats a quick stir, top with a sprinkle of chopped pecans and some chocolate chips.
Tips, Tricks and Substitutions
Overnight oats are very versatile and very forgiving.
Try these substitutions to change things up, or make the oats work with your tastes, or what ingredients you have on hand:
Instead of full milk yogurt, you could try plant-based yogurt.
Alternatively, for a less creamy texture, you could sub in some full cream milk or plant-based milk of your choice.
Old Fashioned Oats
I like to use rolled oats in my overnight oats.
Seeing as they are being soaked overnight, this works well, and they give the finished overnight oats a very toothsome texture.
You can always sub in some quick oats if you will be soaking for less time.
Alternatively, you could use some quinoa flakes.
Chia seeds help to thicken up the overnight oats and add an extra hit of protein.
If chia seeds are not something you normally have on hand, you can always leave them out, or sub in some ground flax seeds instead.
Serving Your Pumpkin Oats
Try these options for serving up your pumpkin pie overnight oats:
- some chopped maple glazed pecans
- some chopped walnuts or other nut of choice
- some chocolate chips
- a drizzle of melted chocolate
- a drizzle of maple syrup to sweeten the oats a bit more
- some dried cranberries for a bit of bite and extra sweetness
Use your imagination and make the oats your own.
Storing Your Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
Overnight oats should be stored in the fridge overnight in an airtight container with a lid.
If stored correctly they should last about 3-5 days.
It is better to add any toppings right before serving, otherwise, the nuts may turn soggy and become unappealing.
Overnight oats can also be frozen for up to 3 months if necessary. It is recommended they be frozen in individual serving sizes for an easy grab-n-go breakfast.
Can Overnight Oats Be Heated?
If you prefer a warm breakfast then by all means go on ahead and heat up your oats.
They can be reheated in the microwave or stovetop.
Just be sure to transfer them to a suitable container before reheating.
Need More Breakfast Options?
I love starting the day with a good breakfast, especially something that is prepped and ready to go.
Once you have tried pumpkin pie overnight oats, then be sure to try one of these breakfast options for something different:
- Pumpkin and Fresh Cranberry Bread
- Banana and Peach Butter Bread with a Chia Crunch
- Maple Spiced Chia Overnight Oats
- Overnight Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Oats
Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Overnight Oats
- 1 cup plain whole milk yogurt
- 3 teaspoon cold brew coffee concentrate (see notes)
- 1 ½ cups pumpkin puree
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tablespoon pure maple syrup (more to taste depending on sweetened preferred)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla essence
- pecans and chocolate chips to serve (optional)
- Add all ingredients to a large bowl with a lid. Stir well to combine, pop the lid on and put the whole mixture into the fridge overnight or for at least 8 hours.
- Transfer the mixture to 4 8oz jelly jars with lids and store in the fridge until ready to serve. Top with pecans and chocolate chips (optional)
- Will last 5 days if refrigerated.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.