Comforting Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats + 2 BONUS Flavors!
Don’t let breakfast get boring—shake up your morning routine with this comforting pumpkin pie overnight oats recipe! Personally, I wish it were fall time all year round. So, I’ll take any opportunity to add some sweet, creamy pumpkin and crunchy pecans into my mornings!
For a breakfast that’s nutritious, filling, AND easy to take on-the-go, you just can’t beat overnight oats. Seriously, it’s the ULTIMATE easy meal prep breakfast. With different flavorings and mix-ins, you can enjoy your overnight oats in a new way, every day—for minimal cost and minimal effort!
Really, this pumpkin pie overnight oats recipe is just ONE of infinite possibilities. I’ve also included two additional oats flavoring ideas: coconut vanilla and peanut butter & jelly! Feel free to adjust my recipes, and start exploring different flavorings and mix-ins that you enjoy.
Turn Dessert into Breakfast—with Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats!
Unfortunately, these pumpkin pie overnight oats aren’t served in a buttery, flaky pie crust. (I wish.) But, with just a few simple seasonings and mix-ins, you can create the indulgent flavor and feel of pumpkin pie—in a wholesome breakfast!
I love a good pie crust, but those nutrient-lacking refined grains aren’t offering my body any FUEL. Oats are a fiber-filled, mineral-rich whole grain, with loads of complex carbs to keep you full and fueled through the morning!
Plus, YOU get to control the kind and amount of sweetener that you use in your pumpkin pie overnight oats. By using natural no-calorie sweeteners like stevia (or, natural sources of sweetness like mashed banana), you can keep breakfast low-sugar and nutrient-rich!
Pump Up the Pumpkin !
For flavor, I like to use cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice in my oats because their comforting, sweet aromas remind me of Thanksgiving and Fall time. And, of course, these wouldn’t be pumpkin pie overnight oats without some real pumpkin!
Canned pumpkin purée is a convenient, budget-friendly option (and what I prefer to use!), but you could also steam fresh pumpkin and create your own pumpkin purée. (Or, try sweet potato purée, mashed banana—whatever you like!)
Finally, the perfect pumpkin pie for me needs to have some pecans! Their buttery, nutty goodness makes this breakfast ultra-comforting, and they’re a quality source of wholesome dietary fats. Plus, they add a fun crunch to your pumpkin pie overnight oats!
Feel free to use whichever nuts you prefer, or omit for a nut-free meal prep breakfast.
Bonus Overnight Oats Flavor Ideas
If you’re a pumpkin spice lover like me, this pumpkin pie overnight oats recipe is right up your alley! And, if you’re looking for more flavor inspiration, I’ve got two bonus ideas for you below the recipe. But, the best flavors will be whichever that YOU enjoy!
½ cup rolled or quick-cooking oats
1 tsp sweetener of choice
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp pumpkin spice
pinch of salt
3 Tbsp chopped pecans
2 Tbsp canned pumpkin
½ cup milk of choice
Add dry ingredients to a jar. Mix to combine.
The night before you want to enjoy your oats, add canned pumpkin and pour in milk of choice. Stir to combine. (If you’re not meal prepping, simply add everything to the jar at once and stir to combine).
In the morning, stir, serve, and enjoy! Use milk to adjust the consistency and texture when eating.