Oats, chia seeds and pumpkin puree soak overnight in cinnamon-spiced milk to create these creamy Vegan Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats!
Overnight oats are a staple breakfast in our household.
What's not to love?!
In the warmer months we love these Key Lime Pie Overnight Oats.
When I need a protein-packed breakfast, I opt for these Vegan Protein Overnight Oats.
For something decadent, I love my Cookie Dough Overnight Oats.
Even in the colder fall months, I love enjoying these creamy Vegan Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats!
Let me show you how to make them!
Ingredients You'll Need for Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
No matter what flavor of overnight oats you're making, the base is usually the same: rolled oats, chia seeds and some kind of liquid.
For today's recipe for pumpkin pie flavored overnight oats, you'll need a few special ingredients to get that cozy, fall flavor.
I'll list out everything you'll need below:
- Rolled oats
- Chia Seeds
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Non-dairy milk
- Pumpkin puree
- Maple syrup
If you don't have pumpkin pie spice, you can always just use ground cinnamon and then add in a dash of ground ginger, cloves or allspice if you have one of those on hand!
As for the maple syrup, I like to use about a tablespoon per serving, but feel free to add more or less to taste!
How to Make Overnight Oats
The thing I love most about overnight oats is that they take about 5 minutes to prepare.
Then, they just need to sit overnight in the fridge and the next morning my breakfast is already prepared and ready to enjoy!
To make overnight oats:
- Start by combining the dry ingredients together in a mason jar.
- Next, stir in the liquid ingredients, which in this case are the non-dairy milk, pumpkin puree and maple syrup.
- Once everything is well combined, seal the jar and place the oats in the fridge overnight to soak.
The next morning the oats will have soaked up all the liquid, leaving you with thick and creamy overnight oats!
How Long Do You Have to Soak Overnight Oats?
Ideally, whenever you're making overnight oats, you want to soak the oats in the fridge for about 8 hours...or overnight!
If you need them to be ready sooner, you can always use a little bit less liquid and let them soak for 2-4 hours.
Obviously the longer you let the oats soak, the creamier, softer and thicker they will be!
How Long Do Overnight Oats Last?
I've found that I can prep 5 jars of overnight oats at the start of the week and they keep well until the end of the week.
However, I don't let my overnight oats sit longer in the fridge than 5 days.
The trick to having your oats last for up to 5 days is to only prepare the base of the overnight oats. Right before you eat them is when you can add toppings such as fresh fruit.
If you add fresh fruit, especially bananas, right away, the fruit will go bad or start oxidizing and the overnight oats won't keep very long.
So in summary, basic/plain overnight oats should last up to 5 days in a sealed jar in the fridge!
Can You Freeze Overnight Oats?
You can freeze basic overnight oats!
Again, don't add any fresh fruit, nuts or other toppings to your overnight oats if you are going to freeze them.
Simply make plain overnight oats, place them in freezer-safe jars and freeze them for up to 2 months.
To thaw the oats, remove them from the freezer the night before you want to enjoy them and allow them to thaw in the fridge overnight.
Right before you enjoy them is when you can add on whatever fresh fruit and toppings you desire!
The Best Toppings for Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are delicious on their own, but I personally LOVE to add lots of toppings to mine.
Some of my favorite toppings for overnight oats are:
- Fresh, frozen or dried fruit
- Nut and/or seed butter (such as my homemade peanut butter or pecan butter!)
- Chopped nuts
- Homemade granola
- A drizzle of maple syrup
- Coconut whipped cream
- Cacao nibs or dairy-free chocolate chips
Anything that you like to top classic hot oatmeal with works with overnight oats too!
More Pumpkin Pie Flavored Vegan Breakfasts
I have a plethora of pumpkin pie/pumpkin spice flavored vegan breakfast recipes on the blog, so be sure to check out some of my favorites which are listed out below!
- Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
- Vegan Pumpkin Granola
- Vegan Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
- Glazed Vegan Pumpkin Donuts
- Vegan Pumpkin Scones
- The Fluffiest Pumpkin Sheet Pan Pancakes
I hope you can slowly work your way through all these amazing vegan pumpkin breakfast recipes!
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
- ½ cup quick or rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice*
- Pinch salt
- ¾ cup non-dairy milk
- ⅓ cup pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling!
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or to taste
- In a mason jar or sealable container, stir together the oats, chia seeds, spices and salt.
- Add in the non-dairy milk, pumpkin puree and maple syrup and stir well until everything is combined and there are no clumps of chia seeds.
- Seal the jar and store it in the fridge overnight or at least for 4 hours.
- Once the oats have soaked you can enjoy them straight out of the jar or transfer them to a bowl and add your favorite toppings!