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Pumpkin Flax Overnight Oats [gluten & dairy free]

Start every fall day with these delicious pumpkin flax overnight oats. Mix the ingredients in a jar the night before, refrigerate and enjoy!

When it’s still hot out but you’re starting to crave the delicious goodness of pumpkin, it’s time to make these pumpkin flax overnight oats! Overnight oats are essentially the same thing as regular or hot oatmeal, just that they’re cold!

These oats are packed with nutrition from pumpkin, the oats themselves, flax seeds, and pumpkin seeds. Fiber from each of those ingredients will get your morning off to a good start and fill you up for the day!

creamy pumpkin overnight oats

For starters, let’s talk about overnight oats!

What are overnight oats?

Overnight oats are regular oats (old fashioned) that have been soaked in liquid overnight, absorbing it, and getting nice and spongy in the refrigerator overnight. Some people call this “mush”, I call this breakfast!

When the oats soak up the liquid (any non dairy milk of your choice in this case) their texture becomes creamy and spongy. The added pumpkin puree also soaks into the oats, giving them a hearty texture and that pumpkin flavor we all know and love!

Pumpkin overnight oats are a great on-the-go breakfast that you can easily make in a jar or throw into a container and top with different fruit, nuts, seeds, and nut butters.

I try to get creative with different flavors and in season fruit when I’m on an overnight oat kick to keep it fun. In the fall though, it’s all about how many different pumpkin combinations I can come up with!

Did you hear RXBAR came out with a pumpkin spice peanut butter for fall 2019?! Yes, it’s true and it’s absolutely perfect for topping oats, apple slices, or eating straight from the pouch all fall long! Grab a box here!

how to make pumpkin overnight oatmeal
cinnamon pumpkin overnight oats

Benefits of Adding Pumpkin Puree to Overnight Oats

Pumpkin puree enhances the texture and flavor of these overnight oats and adds nutrition to every bite! Pumpkin is a good source of vitamin A, C, E potassium and fiber.

I mixed flax seeds in with the oats, pumpkin puree and almond milk because they add to the nice texture of these oats and are a good source of healthy fat, fiber and magnesium.

Sure it’s awesome in sweet treats and pumpkin spice lattes, but pumpkin puree can also be delicious in savory dishes like soups, chilis, and pastas. If you don’t believe me, you’ll have to check out my pumpkin cookbook packed with over 50 pumpkin recipes! Gluten free, dairy free and paleo pumpkin recipes included too!

How to make pumpkin spice overnight oats

Pumpkin Flax Overnight Oats

  • Author: Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: overnight
  • Total Time: -26229010.766667 minute
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: breakfast


Wake up with these hearty and delicious pumpkin overnight oats! They are packed with pumpkin and pumpkin spice and every bite tastes more like fall than the last! 



  • 1 cup gluten-free old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any non-dairy milk of your choice) 
  • 1/4 cup 100% pumpkin puree 
  • 1 tbsp. ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

optional toppings: banana slices, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, pumpkin seeds, pecans, walnuts, slivered almonds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, dried cranberries, mini chocolate chips, peanut butter, almond butter 


1. In a medium bowl, mix the oats, almond milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and flax seeds together until well combined.  (add a little more almond milk if you feel like the oats are not coated in enough milk at that point) 

2. Separate into two jars or small bowls, cover and refrigerate overnight. 

3. In the morning top with your choices of toppings–I highly recommend banana slices, pumpkin seeds, pecans and a little drizzle of peanut or almond butter! 

More Pumpkin Recipes To Fall In Love With

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chickpea Blondies

Better Than Starbucks Pumpkin Bread (low sugar)

Gluten and Dairy Free Pumpkin Cookie Dough Balls (no bake)

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