More overnight oats!?! Yup, I’m hooked

First off, I want to say Happy Birthday to a very special lady upstairs who I miss so much – my Grandma. She left us over two years ago and I just wanted to wish her a wonderful day; I know she’s up there having a drink and smiling down on us. The sun is shining today because of you. I love you and miss you!!

How's that for the early 80s?!? Me with my Grandma, brother, Mom and Grandpa

How’s that for the early 80s?!? Me with my Grandma, brother, Mom and Grandpa

Onto today’s post…OK so two things happened…

1. I am obsessed with overnight oats.

2. I have yet another craving for pumpkin!

I’m sorry to hit you with another pumpkin post but for some reason I am craving this stuff like a madman–madwoman–you get me, right?!

I know you’ve all seen a billion recipes for overnight oats on Pinterest, so I thought I’d give you another one to pin to those boards. I just love the convenience of overnight oats, make it before bed, wake up to breakfast – boom. Can it get any easier than that?? Nope, didn’t think so.

I heated up some diced apple to top this one…pretty tasty on this beautiful spring morning 🙂

pumpkin overnight oats

Pumpkin and Apple Overnight Oats

1/4 cup dry gluten-free oats
1/4 almond milk
1/4 cup soy yogurt
1/2 cup 100% pumpkin puree (no sugar added!)
1/2 Tbsp of maple syrup or agave or honey
1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice

Topping (optional):
1/2 apple, diced, sprinkle with cinnamon

Mix everything but the apple in a bowl and refrigerate over night. In the morning, dice up half an apple, sprinkle with cinnamon and heat up for 30-45 seconds, then add to the refrigerated oats as a topping.

Nutritional Info:
262 Calories, 51g Carbs,  5g Fat, 8g Protein, 26g Sugar, 56mg Sodium

*I realize this is a bit high in sugar for some people, that is mostly due to the apple and maple syrup. You can substitute another form of sweetener and swap the apple for half a banana or berries.


  • Dad March 28, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Ha ha you guys grew up in jogging suits 🙂 Dad

  • Miss Chris Creations March 29, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I am so intrigued my overnight oats but have never tried! What is the difference between them and just making oatmeal in the morning with fruit?

    • thehappyhealthfreak March 29, 2013 at 9:04 am

      I prefer them this way and I’ve had my fair share of hot oatmeal! The oats are softened by the milk and/or yogurt so they are not crunchy or dry. Apparently it keeps all the nutrients in too because when boiled it loses a lot of nutrients (not sure how true this is!) Some people can’t get over the fact that they are cold, but you can always heat them up too! Try it out; if you love oatmeal you’ll love overnight oats 🙂

      • Miss Chris Creations March 29, 2013 at 9:05 am

        I definitely want to! That’s why I was confused when I saw you heated them up for like 30-45 seconds, I figured it was very similar anyways.

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