This Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats recipe is brimming with all the flavours of fall. Easy to make and perfect for busy mornings these this healthy breakfast recipe tastes like a slice of pumpkin pie heaven.
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Usher in the fall season or really anytime you want to enjoy the tastes of fall with these tasty Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats. Cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg mixed with creamy greek yogurt, chia and oats. Then add some crunchy pecan pieces and raisins to the top just before eating. Breakfast perfection!
What makes this overnight oats recipe great
- Delicious warmed or straight out of the fridge this recipe is sure to make you feel like you are indulging in a big ole’ piece of pumpkin pie for breakfast
- This recipe keeps you feeling full so you aren’t looking for the actual pumpkin pie hiding in the fridge.
- Make a double or triple batch and have breakfast in a jiffy for the rest of the week.
- A great way to embrace pumpkin season for all those pumpkin spice lovers out there
INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED AND SUBSTITUIONS
- Rolled oats -Otherwise known as old-fashioned oats. You do not want to quick oats as they are highly processed and will breakdown more quickly losing and make the oats mushy.
- Unsweetened vanilla almond milk – You can use any milk you prefer I just like almond milk the best and the additional vanilla flavour just adds a little extra flavour but it is not necessary because the recipe calls for additional vanilla. This is just liquid used to loosen up the oatmeal mixture and help them soften overnight.
- Greek yogurt – Add moisture to the mix as well as added protein. You can use any yogurt you prefer or even skyr. Look for unsweetened varieties so the recipe is not loaded with extra sugar.
- Pumpkin puree – Well they are pumpkin overnight oats after all. Be sure to use pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling.
- Chia seeds – Adds additional fibre but also helps to hold the overnight oat mixture together. When chia seeds are moistened the outside shell forms a gel-like coating that works as a binding agent. These can be substituted with flax seeds.
- Maple syrup – A little added sweetness from a natural source with great flavour.
- Vanilla – Isn’t it in everything amazing!
- Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg – all the things that make a good pumpkin pie spice.
- Pecans – Adds a little crunch and can be swapped out for walnuts or hazelnuts.
- Raisins – Adds a pop of sweetness throughout. Raisins do contain a high amount of sugar so feel free to leave these out if you are watching calories.
how to make pumpkin pie overnight oats
Tricks To Making Perfect Overnight Oats Every Time
- Oats expand when wet. Don’t make the mistake of filling your container to the very top. Leave a little bit of room so that when the oats moisten overnight and expand they don’t go spilling over the top leaving you with a huge mess.
- The ratio of liquid to oats is very important. The amount of liquid used will determine how soft and thick the oatmeal will end up being. Too much liquid and the oats will be runny. Too little liquid and the oats won’t be able to absorb enough liquid to break them down and create a creamy consistency. Instead, you will end up with a brick of oats. Usually, a 2:1 ratio works best. Two wet units like almond milk and yogurt to one unit of oats.
- You can make overnight oats a few days in advance and have breakfast for the work week ready to go. Make sure to store them in the fridge well sealed. Over time the liquid will have had more time to absorb into the oats and the mixture will become thicker. Add a little more liquid and stir well before digging in.
- Don’t add the crunchy toppings or fruit until you are ready to eat. Anything that is put into liquid overnight will absorb the liquid, breakdown and get softer. If you want your nuts and fruit to be crunchier or not mushy only add it last minute.
WHAT KIND OF OATS ARE BEST FOR OVERNIGHT OATS?
Rolled Oats are in my opinion the best because they result in a creamy texture with a little bit of chewiness to them.
Quick Oats are highly processed and already cooked so in overnight oats they result in a very creamy almost porridge like texture.
Steel Cut Oats are just that. Oats that have had very little processing except for being cut with you guessed it a steel blade. These types of oats take a little longer to soften but result in a chewier texture with a little nuttiness.
So there you have it. Healthy overnight oats recipe to satisfy any pumpkin pie craving and I bet it pairs nicely with a good cup of coffee with a dash of pumpkin spice!
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Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
- Small glass resealable jars
- Mesuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- ⅓ cup gluten free rolled oats or regular rolled oats
- ⅓ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or any unsweetened milk
- ¼ cup Unsweetend Greek yogurt
- 1 ½ tsp chia seed
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp ground ginger
- ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tbsp chopped pecans or walnuts
- 1 tbsp raisins
- In a small mason jar or small sealable container add all the ingredients but the nuts and raisns. Mix well.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight or for 8 hours. Serve cold or warm up in the microwave for 30 seconds.
- Top with chopped pecans, walnuts, raisins or seeds as you wish.
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.
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