Pumpkin Overnight Steel Cut Oats for a Hearty Breakfast

One of the reasons that I love Halloween is because it means we have pumpkins again. I love pumpkin everything: pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin lattes. If it has pumpkin in it, I want some!

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Pumpkin Overnight Steel Cut Oats

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Pumpkin Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Sometimes, it can be really tempting with all of the Halloween sweets that are available and loading up on pumpkin pie and pumpkin cheesecake won’t do me or my hips any good at all. Thankfully, I can enjoy the yummy pumpkin taste in these Pumpkin Overnight Steel Cut Oats without loading up on sugary Halloween treats.

Yields 3

Pumpkin Overnight Steel Cut Oats

This makes enough for 3 to 4 people or 2 super hungry teenagers.

10 minPrep Time

8 hrCook Time

8 hr, 10 Total Time

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  • 1 cup of steel cut oats
  • 2 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of milk (soy, almond, regular, etc.)
  • 1 cup of canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp ginger


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a slow cooker.
  2. Stir.
  3. Cook for 8 hours on low.
  4. Stir and serve!



749 cal


15 g


139 g


21 g
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These Pumpkin Overnight Steel Cut Oats are an easy way to have a healthy Halloween breakfast that doesn’t include lots of sugar and food coloring. All you need to do is start it the night before and it will be ready when you wake up.

Keep in mind that this contains no sweetener. You can leave it out if you like which is what I do. You can also add stevia, maple, honey or agave nectar. Try to stay away from sugar and artificial sweeteners to keep it healthy. Top with Greek yogurt and enjoy!

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Pumpkin Overnight Steel Cut Oats


  1. I will have to try those. I love pumpkin and this looks delicious!
  2. I am the same way, I love anything with pumpkin in it! So I will definitely be making some of these! Yum! 
  3. I love food that contains pumpkin. I haven't tried making steel cut oats in a slow cooker but this sounds like the perfect recipe to give it a try. 
  4. This sounds delicious! I love oatmeal and pumpkin this time of year. 
  5. Looks yummy and healthy.
  6. Anne-Marie says
    Aloha -- Your recipe sounds both yummy and healthy.  Cant wait to try it --- especially as I want to increase use of ginger and cinnamon which are both good for circulation and inflammation.  Hmmmm just curious:  Where do you get the pumpkin.  LOL  Out of a can (if so any favourite brands), or do you have to buy the real McCoy?   MAHALO
    • I used a pumpkin from the farmer's market but you could certainly use pumpkin from a can if you wanted to. Just be certain it was pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling. Thanks!
  7. Can you freeze this after you make it?
  8. Tracy DeLoach says
    This is one I'm definitely going to try. One of the first things I learned when changing my husbands diet to accommodate his diabetes, was to use steel cut oats. I can't wait to make this for my family that will be visiting for the Thanksgiving holiday.
  9. Yum! I actually have steel cut oats in the slow cooker right now. Apple cinnamon and used some apple cider for some of the liquid.

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