If you like pumpkin, you will love this overnight oats recipe. It’s really a great breakfast for Fall. Oats are combined with a mixture of pumpkin puree, almond milk and pumpkin pie spice. It’s truly delicious. And to add a touch of crunchiness, chopped walnuts and pumpkin seeds, which pairs perfectly with pumpkin flavours, are added to the mixture. It’s a very nutritious, complete breakfast and it’s, of course, delicious served with a cup of organic coffee, or black or chai tea. Yummy.
What is Pumpkin Pie Spice and How to Make it?
It’s an aromatic blend of spices that include cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. You can buy the mix, which is what I usually do. My favorite brand is from Frontier. It’s organic and tastes amazing.
Otherwise, you can easily make your own. You can make a large batch or just enough to cover the recipe. This would be a good, easy substitute:
For 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice, use:
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
Difference Between Allspice and Pumpkin Pie Spice
Pumpkin spice is a mixture of spices that are combined together.
Allspice is an actual spice. It’s native to Jamaica and is made from the dried berries of a plant called Pimenta silica, a member of the myrtle family. Allspice tastes like a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. It has a similar taste to pumpkin pie spice but is different.
This is what allspice looks like.
Other Pumpkin Recipes on the Blog:
- Healthy Pumpkin Bread
- Buckwheat Pumpkin Pancakes
- Pumpkin Chestnut Soup with Apples
- Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl
Ok guys now let’s jump to the recipe!
Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup almond milk
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
- ¼ cup chopped dates
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin spice
- In a bowl, combine all ingredients together, cover and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, remove from fridge, let sit for a while if you want it room temperature, otherwise simply pour into a bowl and enjoy.