pumpkin pie overnight oats

These quick and easy overnight oats are pumpkin spice and everything nice! Vegan, easily gluten free, and ready when you wake up – what’s not to love?

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Hi there, it’s me in the spoon!

For the past few months I have been on an oat bender. It started when I came home after my summer vacation in the throes of food aversions and was suddenly without the foods that had been working for me. I had the presence of mind once morning to make myself a bowl of oatmeal, and that was that. I was saved.

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Since then I’ve been eating ‘em warm, I’ve been eating ‘em cold, I’ve been eating ‘em raw, I’ve been eating ‘em soaked and I’ve been eating ‘em baked. No matter how you make them, there’s something so comforting about a belly full of oats.

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I have a tried and tested overnight oats recipe that I love, my old faithful that I go back to time and time again and can practically make with my eyes closed. But every once in a while I like to spice things up with a new seasonal twist, and if these pumpkin pie overnight oats isn’t that, I don’t know what is.

This recipe pretty much ticks all the boxes. It’s pumpkin spice and everything nice (yeah, I went there), which is pretty much perfect for this time of year. It’s vegan, and can easily be made gluten free with gluten-free oats. It’s naturally sweetened with dates sliced so whisper thin that they practically melt away with the overnight soak. And you know overnight oats are music to my meal-prepping ears since they’re made ahead of time.

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MM_Know_Icon_FINAL Oats are rich in indigestible carbohydrates called beta-glutens which help to lower blood cholesterol levels. Oats are also host to a number of phenolic compounds which have antioxidant properties. Due to the high levels of those beta-glucans, oats are also helpful in stabilizing blood sugar. In fact, eating oats in the morning may help keep your blood sugar stable throughout the entire day. Oats are also a good source of dietary fiber and protein. Look for gluten-free oats if you’re celiac or have another gluten sensitivity.

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pumpkin pie overnight oats

These quick and easy overnight oats are pumpkin spice and everything nice! Vegan, easily gluten free, and ready when you wake up - what's not to love?
Course Breakfast, quick and easy, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author The Muffin Myth

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup almond milk - or other milk of choice
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 2-3 dates thinly sliced
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp maple syrup plus more to serve

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a glass jar with a lid.
  2. Shake or stir to combine well.
  3. Refrigerate overnight, or for at least 4 hours.
  4. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup and a handful of toasted pumpkin seeds (both optional)

Recipe Notes

They say that overnight oats are best eaten within 12 hours, but I routinely make two at a time and eat the second serving a day or so later. I wouldn't advise making any more than that, however.

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Comments

  1. Hi, this looks delicious – I think I will go get some pumpkin this weekend. Just curious as to how many dates you would use for this recipe, as I can’t see them in the list (or am I just overlooking that part?!). I normally eat frozen dates like toffees straight from the freezer, so don’t really have a concept of how many would be too many!

    Thank you

    • Whoops! Thanks for catching that – I’ve updated the recipe now. It’s 2-3 thinly sliced dates, depending on how sweet you like your oats. Frozen dates sounds like a great snack, I’ll have to try that sometime!

  2. My pumpkin overnight oats are in the fridge ready for the morning. Sounds delicious. I like over night oats warmed up so I will put my now not so giant microwave to work in the morning, but faster than making porridge from scratch at that sleepy time of the day.

    • Yep, they’re great warmed up as well! I usually can’t be bothered, but like to take them out of the fridge a while before I eat them to take the edge off of the chill.

    • I’ve never tried making overnight oats with steel cut oats, so I have no idea how they would turn out. But since steel cut oats take so much longer to cook than rolled oats I would think they might not absorb enough liquid / be soft enough to eat in the morning. If you do try it, please let us know how it turns out!

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