You all are OBSESSED with my pumpkin spice overnight oats recipe, so here she is! This might be my shortest blog post (ever?) because I’m just pulling it together based on popular demand. Enjoy!
A little POV on overnight oatmeal recipes
I don’t usually make oatmeal recipes for overnight oats, because unless the recipe is super unique, I don’t want to mandate to anyone how to make them! We are all different people with different tastes, and I am a FIRM believer that oats are the purest form of self expression. Well that and toasts. I love toasts.
So with this recipe, I would recommend following the amounts for oats, liquid and pumpkin, but after that TRULY feel free to make it your own and riff on it. Want a little protein? Add some protein powder (Garden of Life is my fav) or some PB2, which I also love because it’s a three-ingredient, super digestible way to get protein.
Want some fruit? I love adding diced apple, raisins or craisins to this. Plus you can’t go wrong with throwing in any nuts, seeds or nut butters. It might be pumpkin spiced, but I still think of it as a blank canvas for overnight oats
Tips on how to make pumpkin spice overnight oats
But don’t get me wrong, I totally understand that people have questions about overnight oatmeal recipes. So here are a few tips/tricks I’ve learned along the way, especially when it comes to pumpkin spice overnight oats:
- Tip #1 – You don’t have to soak for 12 hours. About 2 will work just fine, or if you’re in a pinch, cut down the liquid to be equal to the oats, and then they’ll be thick in less than 30 minutes. Of course, my POV is that the longer the oats sit (up to 4 days, after that…pass haha) the better they get, but that’s just because I like thicc bois.
- Tip #2 – Make sure all your spices, seeds and dried fruit is saturated in the oats before storing them. This makes SUCH a difference. It’s so easy to just let the spices and seeds kind of chill on top of the oats, especially since they aren’t the easiest to mix quickly. But I promise, taking that extra 30 seconds to make sure everything is equally combined will change the game. The chia will absorb moisture and thicken the oats, the spices will distribute evenly and any dried fruit will get plump and delicious. Definitely not worth skipping!
- Tip #3 – If you are using powders, add those in with the oats first and no liquid, and stir. This will help distribute the powder evenly and make it easier to mix!
- Tip #4 – These WILL last longer than you think. I fully endorse prepping on Sunday and eating up until Thursday. Overnight oats are a relatively stable food, so unless they start to smell/taste funky, you can store them in the fridge for a decent amount of time.
- Tip #5* – *This is just specific to pumpkin spice overnight oats* The more pumpkin you add, the thicker the oats will be. So adjust to your preference!
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Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats
- 2/3 cup rolled oats old fashioned are preferred, but quick works too!
- 1 cup plant-based milk of choice
- 1/4 cup pumpkin purée
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/16 tsp each of all spice, clove and nutmeg Or use a little more than 1/8 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tbsp flax meal
- pinch of salt optional
- 2 tbsp dried cranberries
- 1 tbsp nut butter of choice
- 1 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup flax and pumpkin seed granola
- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
- In a jar or bowl, combine the oats, milk and pumpkin and stir until combined.
- Add in the maple syrup, spices, chia and flax seeds and mix again. You want to make sure that the chia and flax are fully saturated to help thicken the oats!
- To bring out the sweetness, add a pinch of salt.
- Refrigerate the oats for 12-24 hours and then eat! You can also only fridge these for 2-6 hours, but they won't get as thick. They'll still be delicious though 🙂
- *Note: You can add optional ingredients either before or after refrigeration, it's really up to how you like your oats and your cravings and nutritional needs for that day! I've included some of my favorite add-ins above, and you can mix and match as you like.