These healthy orange and pumpkin overnight oats make for the perfect quick breakfast. Just mix everything together the night before to get a creamy mixture of tasty and zesty oats ready to go in the morning.
Being in a hurry in the morning does not mean you have to skip on delicious breakfasts! Overnight oatmeals are great to get your dose of nutrients to start the day right while making your busy mornings easier and tastier. Get into the habit of making them regularly and you won’t go back!
I’m currently looking for more recipes to put myself into an autumn mood. I feel like cuddling on the couch with a warm cup of coffee and this delicious and slightly sweet raw oats breakfast. Maybe while reading a book in front of our fireplace. WELL, THAT SOUNDS LIKE A NICE DREAM. I also live with a 3.5 and a 2 year old, so this won’t actually happen. Like, never for 10 more years. But, it is always nice to dream, I suppose.
I have to say though that in my tornado-like intense morning routine with my two high energy children, this breakfast brings me huge comfort and satisfaction. I get my pumpkin fix and really feel like I’m treating myself. And I make a special jar just for me. My kids have their own that they devour in 10 seconds and they still beg to get mine, of course. But no no kiddos, this one is mama’s special treat.
What you will need to make these orange and pumpkin overnight oats?
These raw oats are so easy to make and definitely don’t miss on taste. The pieces of orange are bursting with sweet flavorful juice and mixed in with the spiced and creamy pumpkin oats, its a perfect match. This breakfast is almost like eating a slice of rich and creamy pumpkin pie, but in a much healthier way.
You will need old fashioned oats for this recipe. Quick cooking oats get very mushy after soaking in the liquid, so don’t pass on this tip.
For the creamy base, the oats are mixed with canned pumpkin purée, non dairy milk (I love using almond milk), maple syrup, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin pie spices mix and a hint of turmeric. The spices add a delicious fall vibe to this breakfast and combines perfectly with the sweet orange flavors.
If you don’t have pumpkin pie spices mix, then you can swap for cinnamon with a dash of nutmeg. Also, check out this easy homemade pumpkin pie spice mix recipe if you want to make your own.
I hope you will love this overnight oatmeal as much as I do! If you try it, please leave a comment below to let me know how it was.
Also, don’t forget to check out this Overnight oats complete guide to know more about how to make easy raw oat breakfasts and personalize them to your taste.
Pumpkin overnight oats with orange
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup canned pumpkin purée unsweetened and unflavored
- 1/2 navel orange diced
- 2 tbsp maple syrup or to taste
- 3/4 tsp pumpkin spice mix
- 1 1/2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 1/8 tsp turmeric optional
- In a jar or a medium size bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well. Cover and store in the fridge ideally overnight or at least for 2 hours. During that time, the oats will soften.
- Once the oats are ready, eat straight from the fridge! Top with more diced orange and pumpkin seeds if desired.