Grab & Go Breakfast: Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats are a great grab-and-go option for breakfast.

Have you ever tried overnight oats a/k/a overnight oatmeal?  If not, put this recipe on your to-do list.

You can probably tell that I love oats and oatmeal, and I also am always on the hunt for weekday breakfast ideas that don’t require much of me in the morning.

This recipe takes no more than 5 minutes to prepare.  You do need to prep it at least 8 hours before you eat it, however.  I like to throw mine together the night before and then I can go to bed knowing that I have a quick, delicious and healthy breakfast waiting for me in the morning.  You can even double or triple the recipe into individual mason jars.  Then in the morning, grab it out of the refrigerator, give it a quick stir, add some crunchy nuts and enjoy.



Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats


  • 1/2 c old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 c milk or milk substitute (I use almond milk)
  • 3 tbsp. pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup (I prefer amber syrup for a richer flavor)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tbsp. chopped pecans, optional


  1. Place all ingredients except for pecans into a tall glass, mason jar, or jam jar.
  2. Stir ingredients to mix well.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours, or up to 3 days.
  4. When ready to eat, remove from refrigerator and add chopped pecans, if desired. Enjoy!