May 16, 2022

PUMPKIN PIE OATS OVERNIGHT

Did you ever see a recipe that called for only a small amount of pumpkin puree? Then you think, “Well, what do I do with this rest?” I prefer to add some pumpkin puree to my morning oatmeal rather than searching for a recipe that uses the exact amount you have left. A spoonful can be added to a bowl with hot oats, cinnamon and brown sugar, or you can make these Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats. If you live in a still-warm area, these overnight oats can be a great way of getting the fall flavours.

MAKE ONE!

This recipe makes one serving of overnight oatmeal, but you can make four. Overnight oats can be stored in the fridge for 4-5 days. You can make as many as you like or as little as you need. Adjust the quantities in the “servings box” to make more servings. The rest of the ingredients will adjust automatically.

DO YOU EAT HOT OATS OVERNIGHT?

These pumpkin pie overnight oatmeal can be eaten hot or cold. The oats absorb liquid as they soak and soften when cooked the same way they do. After soaking overnight, the overnight oats can be popped in the microwave for a few seconds to warm them up. Both are great!

JOIN THE SWEETNESS

If you have been following my blog for a while, you know that I don’t like sweet things. The brown sugar in the recipe below sweetens the oatmeal just a little. You can add more brown sugar to achieve a dessert-like sweetness. You don’t have to add sugar at the beginning. Instead, you can use the 1/2 cup listed below and add more as you eat to give it the sweetness you want.

AUTOTHER ADD-INS

These overnight oats are fun to make, and you can add more fun ingredients if necessary. A few raisins and some pumpkin seeds would make a great addition. These overnight oats can be made creamier by adding vanilla extract.

MAKE THEM VEGAN / DAIRY-FREE

Overnight oats work equally well with non-dairy dairy milk. You can substitute the milk in the recipe below with your favourite almond, soy or coconut milk.

CAN I USE QUICK OATS / STEEL-CUT OATS

This recipe can be made with quick oats. However, I prefer old-fashioned rolled oatmeal to get the best results. They have a thicker texture and are chewier. After soaking, quick oats will be softer and mushier. Steel-cut oats need more liquid and take longer to soften, so I don’t recommend them in this recipe.

PUMPKIN PIE OATS OVERNIGHT

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats are an excellent way to use leftover pumpkin puree. They are also a delicious breakfast that can be prepared ahead of busy mornings.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Soak Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oatmeal ($0.44)
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice ($0.05
  • 1 Tbsp chopped pecans ($0.13)
  • 1/8 tsp salt ($0.01)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree ($0.12)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar ($0.02)
  • 1/2 cup milk* ($0.18)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Add the uncooked rolled oatmeal, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and chopped nuts to a container or other resealable container. Add the pumpkin puree and brown sugar to the bowl. Top it with milk. Cover the container with plastic wrap and let it cool in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Mix the contents of the jar well before you eat. Serve cold or heat in the microwave until warm.

NOTES

*You can use any milk you like (dairy or not). This recipe uses whole milk for its nutrition stats.

NUTRITION

Serving Size: 1 Bowl Calories: 293.86 Kilocalories Carbohydrates 42.24 G Protein: 9.85 G Fat: 11.88g Sodium 350.34 mg Fiber 6.38 g