These Pumpkin Overnight Oats are so filling and packed with protein. They make for an awesome on the go breakfast. You can prep them for the entire week and grab one from the fridge on your way to work.
With San Diego being warm still, I’m in need of a cold breakfast with an iced coffee. Just the other day it was about 90 degrees, we had a storm and then our power went out. Make it make sense. All I know is that I’m ready for the “fall” time. I say “fall” because if you live in San Diego, you know we don’t get to really experience the beautiful season like those East of us. While I love living here, sometimes I want to put on a big chunky sweater, boots and eat all things pumpkin. At this point, I just have to pretend and that’s why I bust out the pumpkin flavored stuff come September.
WHAT ARE OVERNIGHT OATS?
If you’re not familiar with overnight oats, they’re so easy to make. That’s what I love about them. I think you all know me by now – a busy, working mom of 2 who loves all things quick, easy and on the go. You pop them in a mason jar, shake, store in the fridge and get your beauty sleep. Yep, it takes less than 10 minutes to prep these for an entire week.
Overnight oats is basically cold oatmeal but at the same time, it’s so much more than that. They’re so customizable and that’s also what I love about them. You basically just need some oatmeal and your choice of milk. I prefer almond milk but anything works. The milk soaks into the oats perfectly and creates a comfort feeling in every bite. You can use flavored oatmeal or you could use plain and add your own flavors like I do.
I always love to add a scoop of protein powder and chia seeds to make it more filling. Also, chia seeds are one of the most nutrient foods on the planet. They’re loaded with fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. They are also high in calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. All of these are essential nutrients for bone health.
I have to warn you though. They do have an interesting texture (which I love) but if you’re not a fan, you need to try my keto pumpkin chaffles. They’re to die for.
PUMPKIN OVERNIGHT OATS
Here’s what you need:
- Rolled Oats
- Chia Seeds
- Vanilla Protein Powder
- Pumpkin pureé
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Unsweetened almond milk
- A mason jar or an air tight jar
Pumpkin Overnight Oats
Add all in ingredients into a jar. I use a mason jar, shake and put into the fridge.
After 15 minutes in the fridge, stir or shake again. Sometimes the chia seeds will settle onto the bottom and I find that stirring after 15 minutes prevents this.
I'll leave them overnight but it will be good to go after 3 to 4 hours.
Serving Size 1
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 235
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 6g10%
- Total Carbohydrate 20g7%
- Protein 18g36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
PLEASE NOTE: Carbs are net carbs.