Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats and Chia

2 servings.
4 hr 10 min
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If you love fall and all things pumpkin, then you are going to love this creamy and delicious pumpkin spice overnight oats and chia recipe. It’s simple to make with just a few ingredients and can be your go-to breakfast for the week, or better yet, have it as a snack or dessert. Not only is this a healthy breakfast, but it’s also Mediterranean diet-friendly packed with healthy fats, fiber, protein, and naturally sweetened.

Pumkpin Health Benefits

Pumpkin is full of health benefits and is a nutritious food to be consumed. Here are a few reasons why you should include pumpkin in your diet.

  1. Excellent source of Vitamin A in the form of beta-caratene, Vitamin C and potassium. Beta carotene gives pumpkin its orange color and has benefits like maintaining skin health and appearance.
  2. Nutrient dense abd low in calories.
  3. Naturally sweet with a low glycemix index.
  4. High in fiber with about 7 grams per cup.

You can read more here and learn the nine impressive health benefits of pumpkin.

Ingredients in Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats and Chia

Here is what you will need to make this healthy fall breakfast:

Chia Seeds: I add chia seeds to just about everything for their healthy fats and are high in fiber plus they thicken up any recipe.

Rolled Oats: Gluten-free rolled oats are used. I would suggest not to use steel-cut oats unless you like a chewy texture.

Pumpkin Puree: Make sure to get pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie mix in a can. The pumpkin mix is pre-sweetened with sugar and spices. It’s best to control the amount of sweetener.

Pumpkin Spice: I use the one from Trader Joe’s. You can also make your own by mixing together cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and ginger.

Milk: Any milk or non-dairy plant-based milk will do for this recipe. I used cashew milk for its nice creamy texture and a good amount of healthy fats and protein.

Honey: Adding honey to sweeten it up; maple syrup or monk fruit can also be used.

Toppings: So many options!! Plain greek yogurt, chopped pecans, cinnamon, and a dollop of pumpkin puree.

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats and Chia
  1. Combine: In a medium-size bowl combine the chia seeds, rolled oats, pumpkin puree, honey, pumpkin pie spice, and milk of choice. Mix well and let sit for 5 minutes to thicken.

2. Divide and pour the mixture into two mason jars and cover with a lid. Or you can leave it in the bowl and seal it up with a lid or plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours overnight to set.

3. Add toppings of choice including chopped pecans, greek yogurt, pumpkin puree, and cinnamon. The options are endless.

FAQS About This RecipeHow to Store?

You can store up to 4 days in the fridge in an air-tight container whether that be a bowl or several mason jars. You can double the recipe and make a large batch on Sunday night to have breakfast ready for the week.

What to Add or Swap?

Naturally sweetened with honey and can be swapped with maple syrup, date syrup, or monk fruit.
Cashew milk was used and any plant-based milk will do along with dairy milk.
Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder to boost the protein content.

Can you heat up overnight oats and chia?

Yes, typically overnight oats and chia are served cold but you can warm up in the microwave for 45 seconds to reduce the chill.

Here are a few other Breakfast Favorites:
Carrot Cake Oats Bowl
Overnight Vanilla Chia Pudding
Chocolate Tahini Oats

– Melissa

Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats and Chia

Recipe details

  • 2  servings.
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 4 Hours Total time: 4 hr 10 min
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Ingredients


  • 4 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1.5 tablespoon honey (or swap with maple syrup or monk fruit)
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1.5 cup unsweetened cashew milk (or swap with any milk of choice)
  • Toppings (optional): pecans, cinnamon, greek yogurt, pumpkin puree

Instructions


Combine: In a medium-size bowl combine the chia seeds, rolled oats, pumpkin puree, honey, pumpkin pie spice, and milk of choice.
Mix well and let sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
Divide and pour the mixture into two mason jars and cover with a lid. Or you can leave it in the bowl and seal it up with a lid or plastic wrap.
Chill: Place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight to set.
Toppings: Add toppings of choice and serve.

Tips

  • You can heat the pumpkin spice overnight oats and chia mixture in the microwave for about 45 seconds or warm up in a saucepan.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • If you don’t have mason jars, you can store the mixture in an air-tight container and serve in a bowl.

Melissa
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Comments

  • Shirley Sorrell Shirley Sorrell on Oct 26, 2021

    Sounds delicious!! Like the addition of pumpkin.

    • Melissa Melissa on Oct 27, 2021

      Thank you so much. It’s super festive and tasty all year round.

  • Kin6886702 Kin6886702 on Oct 27, 2021

    This sounds so good.but I can’t eat pumpkin. Any other suggestions

    • Melissa Melissa on Oct 27, 2021

      Yeah, smashed sweet potatoes or butternut squash would work. And smashed bananas are also a great goto for natural sweetness, a little added fiber and thickness. Let me know how it goes if you give it a try.

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