I have been dreaming of pumpkin everything for months, glad I can officially start posting! Fall food is my absolute favorite.
Give me a pie and I’ll turn into some sort of oats, it’s what I do. Pumpkin pie being my all time favorite. I don’t love all pie but I live for a slice of homemade pumpkin pie with a dollop of whipped cream after a rich Thanksgiving dinner.
Overnight oats completely satisfy my need for a treat. Not only are they delicious, but they are full of healthy, hearty, protein packed ingredients you can feel good about eating! They have become a staple in our fridge and are perfect for grabbing on the go during the morning rush.
For those of you unfamiliar with overnight oats, they’re beyond easy to make. Just mix together the ingredients in a mason jar or small bowl, place in the fridge, and allow to set overnight. Simple as that.
While you’re sleeping, the oats soak up the moisture in the wet ingredients, this softens the oats as much as if you had cooked them on the stove top or in the microwave. Since the oats are meant to be served cold straight from the fridge, breakfast is ready the minute you wake up! So feel free to hit the snooze button!
I love the addition off chia seeds in this recipe. Not only do they add an abundance of nutritional benefits, but as a result they make the texture extra creamy.
I added a scoop iFit Nourish protein powder to my recipe to sneak in a little extra protein and daily vitamins and minerals. Not only is it delicious, but I was able to customize it to my exact needs. Game changer. I went with their plant-based blend and it is smooth and tasty with no chalky aftertaste. Click HERE to save 25% off!
If you are dairy-free feel free to swap out the greek yogurt for a soy or almond based option. I love the added protein greek yogurt gives, but swapping it out won’t alter the texture or flavor at all.
Be sure to use canned pumpkin puree NOT pie filling. We don’t need the added sugar from the latter. Pure maple syrup sweetens this recipe perfectly.
This beyond simple recipe tastes exactly like a slice of Grandmas pumpkin pie! It is easily doubled, tripled or quadrupled, so feel free to stock the fridge. They are perfect for meal prep and will last up to 4 days in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
Yield 1 serving
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup toasted coconut almond milk or milk of choice
- 1/8 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1/8 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp vanilla protein powder (I used iFit Nourish)
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tbsp chopped pecans
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
- Combine all ingredients in a mason jar or plastic container with a tight fitting lid.
- Stir well, cover and refrigerate up to 8 hours or overnight.
- Add a splash of milk before serving and enjoy!