If you like overnight oats, you will love this spiced Pumpkin Overnight Oats recipe. It is easy to prepare and makes a nutritious morning treat.
When I had my first baby, I did a lot of research on super foods for nursing moms. Again and again, rolled oats was always at the top of the list. And no wonder! They are high in iron and protein, which a new mom really needs. But, the articles I read said only “long cooking” oats. Ugh, that name! I dreaded using these “long cooking” oats. First of all, I wasn’t a huge fan of oatmeal and had very little experience making it. Second, as a working mom, and I did not have time to make “loooooong cooking” anything in the morning.
On my next trip to the grocery store, I picked up these “long cooking” oats and read the instructions. “Boil for 5 minutes”. FIVE MINUTES!….5…five? Are they sure? I mean, five minutes is not a looooong time! My husband had a good laugh at me about that one.
After getting accustomed to the texture, I actually enjoyed my morning oats. I could add my favorite ingredients (sugar and butter) to make them taste better.
Fast forward several years, when I was introduced to overnight oats. Overnight oats (in case you don’t know) are oats that are mixed with liquid (usually yogurt and milk) and refrigerated overnight until the oats are softer. If you thought five minutes in the morning was too long, you need to try overnight oats! They are such an easy breakfast to prep ahead. Filling and nutritious, you can add any ingredients to them to dress them up. Here’s my recipe for Pumpkin Overnight Oats.
Pumpkin Overnight Oats
3/4 c. Rolled Oats
3/4 c. milk (whole or 2%)
3/4 c. plain or vanilla flavored yogurt
1/2 c. canned pureed pumpkin
3 Tbsp. melted butter
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
Combine all ingredients for oat mixture in a mixing bowl. Then, combine all ingredients for pumpkin mixture in a separate mixing bowl.
Fill jars (or other sealable containers 1/2 way with oat mixture). I use 8 oz. mason jars I got at Target. Layer in about 2 Tbsp of Pumpkin mixture. (I started with 2 Tbsp and then divided any remainder among the jars evenly until I had added all of the pumpkin mixture.)
Layer the remaining oat mixture on top of the pumpkin mixture. Seal container and store overnight.
Serve cold or warm in the microwave for about 45-60 seconds on half power, depending on the size of your jar/container.
- Oat mixture
- ¾ c. Rolled Oats
- ¾ c. milk (whole or 2%)
- ¾ c. plain or vanilla flavored yogurt
- Pumpkin mixture
- ½ c. canned pureed pumpkin
- 3 Tbsp. melted butter
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- Combine all ingredients for oat mixture in a mixing bowl.
- Combine all ingredients for pumpkin mixture in a separate mixing bowl.
- Fill 8 oz jars about ½ way with the oat mixture.
- Layer in 2-3 Tbsp of Pumpkin mixture.
- Layer the remaining oat mixture on top of the pumpkin mixture.
- Seal container and store overnight.
- Serve cold or warm in the microwave for about 45-60 seconds on half power.
Like Pumpkin Recipes? Try my Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Caramel Cream Cheese Icing or my Pumpkin Spice Monkey Bread.
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