Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats | These pumpkin oats are the perfect make-ahead breakfast for those busy mornings when you only have time to grab and go. 5 minutes of prep time the night before and you'll have a delicious breakfast waiting for you the next morning. Vegetarian and vegan.
Overnight oats are an easy breakfast, and perfect for meal prepping. This recipe uses my simple ratio of oats to liquid to create a cozy overnight oats recipe, made with real pumpkin puree, chia seeds, and my homemade pumpkin pie spice mix. Plus, this recipe is both vegetarian and vegan.
If you're a fan of oatmeal, pumpkin season, and warm fall flavors, then you'll love these pumpkin pie overnight oats.
If you've never had overnight oats you might be wondering what they are - read below about the difference between overnight oats and cooked oats.
Overnight Oats vs Cooked Oats
What is the difference between overnight oats vs cooked oats and why would you want to make cooked oats? Overnight oats are delicious, creamy oats made by soaking the oats overnight in liquid - a no-cook method for making oats. This allows the oats to slowly soften over time and may make them easier to digest while giving them a creamy texture - all with no hands-on time.
About the ingredients for this recipe. See the recipe card below for exact amounts.
How to Store Overnight Oats
When preparing overnight oats you usually make 2-4 servings at a time - the perfect meal prep recipe! When mixing the oats, you have two options for storage in the fridge:
- One large container: you can make all of the servings of oats in one bowl, mix everything together, and refrigerate them in a large airtight container. When you're ready to eat them, just scoop out the number of portions you need. This makes mixing easier and eliminates the need for small jars with lids. You can use any bowl with a lid or cover it with plastic wrap.
- Individual containers: if you want grab-and-go containers, you can mix the oats mixture up in a large bowl and then portion it into jars and then refrigerate them. When you're ready to eat the oats, just grab one portion and it's ready to eat or toss it in your bag to take on the go.
How to Make Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
- Make the pumpkin pie spice mix, if using.
- Pour the can of coconut milk into a bowl or a 4-cup glass measuring cup. Fill the cup up to the 2-cup mark with cold water. Add the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.
- Add the oats, chia seeds, pumpkin pie spice mix, and a pinch of salt. Mix well.
- Let sit for 5 minutes and then mix again.
- The oats have already begun to soak up the liquid and the chia seeds will be more evenly mixed in now. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours.
If you're portioning the oats into smaller containers you can do this now, making sure to divide the mix equally. Stir before serving.
- Make the syrup by combining the ingredients for it and simmering for 5 minutes. Let it cool.
- Toast the pumpkin seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat for 5-6 minutes.
- To serve, portion out the oats and then add the syrup, is using. You could also use maple syrup.
- Add the toasted pumpkin seeds and grate fresh nutmeg over top (optional).
How to Serve Overnight Oatmeal
You have a couple of options when serving overnight oats.
- To serve overnight oats cold: If you made them in a large container just portion out the amount you want into a bowl and eat it like that. Or if you made it in the individual jars just eat it out of the jar, or take it with you if you're going out and bring a spoon with you.
- To serve overnight oats warm: If you made the oats in the large container then portion some out into a bowl to microwave it. You can also put some in a non-stick pot to warm it. If it starts to get drier you can add more liquid, like milk. Serve warm.
- Serve the oats garnished: You can garnish your overnight oats when you serve them with whatever goes with the flavor of your oats. Use garnishes like fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, nut butter, jam or spreads, coconut, chocolate, whipped cream or coconut cream, spices, granola, or a drizzle of maple syrup.
RECIPE TIP: If you're taking your oats to go and want to garnish them, don't forget to pack the garnish separately so that you can add it when you're ready to eat.
Tips for Making Overnight Oats
Store the overnight oats in the fridge until serving. Overnight oats last in the fridge for about 5 days or so, making them a great meal prep recipe.
What to Serve with Overnight Oats
My overnight oats servings are small on purpose. This leaves you with room to double the serving for a filling breakfast, or have something else on the side like fruit or Avocado Toast. You can also add this Easy Skillet Granola recipe from our sister site My Plant Based Bowl.
For more overnight oats flavor ideas, check out the rest of my overnight oats category.
Overnight oats are oats made with a no-cook method of soaking the oats overnight in a specific ratio of oats to liquid. The soaked oats turn soft and creamy and easy to eat, all without cooking them.
Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
For the Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
- 200 ml canned coconut milk (mixed with water to make 2 cups liquid)
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar (packed)
- ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup large flake oats
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice mix
- 1 pinch kosher salt
- pumpkin seeds (to garnish, optional)
For the Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
- In a 4-cup measuring cup, pour in the coconut milk and then add enough water to make 2 cups of liquid. Add the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, and vanilla extract and whisk together.
- Add the oats, chia seeds, spice mix, and salt. Mix well. Let sit 5 minutes and then mix again.
- Place on lid and set in the fridge overnight.
For the Pumpkin Pie Simple Syrup
- In a small pot, mix together the water, sugar, and spice mix and bring to a boil.
- Turn the heat down and keep at a simmer for 5 minutes until thickened and the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract.
- Let cool and then store in the fridge or use.
To Toast the seeds
- Add the seeds to a dry skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring often, for about 5-6 minutes until the seeds are lightly browned and toasted. Set aside to cool.
- Portion the oats into a bowl or cup.
- Optional: Add syrup and pumpkin seeds.
Nutritional information is an estimate. Values vary based on products used.
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Originally posted on November 2, 2018, and updated on October 23, 2022, for clearer recipe and nutritional information, new photos and a video.
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