Are you a fan of pumpkin pie? Do you want to enjoy its delicious flavors in a healthy and filling breakfast? Look no further! Pumpkin pie overnight oats are the perfect way to start your day.
It was a crisp autumn morning and I was craving something warm and cozy for breakfast. But who has time to whip up a pumpkin pie from scratch? That's when I remembered the magic of overnight oats. I grabbed a mason jar and started layering oats, pumpkin puree, almond milk, and all the warm spices of fall. As I stirred everything together, the aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg filled my kitchen, transporting me straight to a cozy cabin in the woods. I popped the jar in the fridge and went to bed dreaming of my morning meal.
The next morning, I eagerly grabbed my jar of pumpkin pie overnight oats and dug in. Each spoonful was creamy, perfectly spiced, and tasted just like a slice of pie. And the best part? I didn't have to lift a finger that morning. Now, every time I make pumpkin pie overnight oats, I'm reminded of that crisp autumn morning and the warm, cozy feeling of fall. It's the perfect breakfast for busy mornings or lazy weekends, and it always hits the spot.
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
- ¼ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
How to make pumpkin overnight oats:
In a mason jar, combine the rolled oats, pumpkin puree, almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt.
- Stir everything together until well combined.
- Cover the jar with a lid and place it in the fridge overnight (or for at least 4 hours).
- In the morning, give the oats a stir and top with your favorite toppings, such as chopped nuts, dried fruit, or a dollop of Greek yogurt.
- Enjoy your delicious and nutritious pumpkin pie overnight oats!
Note: You can adjust the sweetness and spice level to your liking. If you prefer sweeter oatmeal, add more maple syrup or honey. If you like more spice, add more cinnamon, ginger, or nutmeg.
Additional add-ins and toppings:
Here are some additional add-ins and toppings you can use to customize your pumpkin pie overnight oats:
- Chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds)
- Dried cranberries or raisins
- Chia seeds
- Greek yogurt
- Whipped cream
- Feel free to experiment with different combinations and find your perfect flavor profile!
How to store?
Storing pumpkin pie overnight oats is quite easy. Here are the steps:
Once you've made your oats, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
They can last in the fridge for up to 3 days.
When you're ready to eat, give them a stir and add any additional toppings you like.
How to freeze?
If you want to freeze your pumpkin pie overnight oats, here's what you can do:
- Portion the oats into individual containers or freezer bags.
- Freeze the oats for up to 2 months.
- When you're ready to eat them, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight and give them a stir before
- enjoying them. You may need to add a little extra milk to loosen them up.
Can I use steel-cut oats instead of rolled oats?
Unfortunately, steel-cut oats won't work in this recipe as they require a longer cooking time and won't soften properly overnight.
Can I use sweetened almond milk?
Yes, you can use sweetened almond milk, but you may want to reduce the amount of maple syrup in the recipe to avoid it being too sweet.
Can I make a larger batch of this recipe?
Yes, you can easily double or triple the recipe to make a larger batch. Just make sure to use a large enough bowl or container to hold everything.
In conclusion, pumpkin pie overnight oats are a delicious and easy breakfast option that's perfect for fall. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a creamy and flavorful oatmeal that tastes just like a slice of pumpkin pie. Plus, it's a great way to start your day with a nutritious and filling meal that will keep you satisfied until lunchtime. So, the next time you're in the mood for something warm and cozy, give this recipe a try and enjoy the taste of fall in every bite!