Last Updated on March 12, 2020 by Ellen Christian
You are going to love this pumpkin overnight steel cut oats recipe! 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! And, you won’t believe how simple and delicious this recipe is.
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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.
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!
Can you heat up overnight steel cut oats?
If you make a large batch of these pumpkin overnight steel cut oats and want to reheat it the next day, you certainly can. Just add a little bit of milk (dairy or soy) to the pan along with the oats and heat it on low heat. Or, you can heat it in the microwave if you prefer. Then, top it with your favorite Greek yogurt.
Are steel cut oats better for you?
Oats are great for you no matter what, but steel-cut oats are definitely the best option. They are less processed than whole oats or quick-cooking oats. So, they have more of the nutrition and fiber left in them when you eat them. Just be sure to watch how much sugar you add to your breakfast.
Are steel cut oats good for weight loss?
Oats are generally a great choice for weight loss provided you aren’t adding a lot of sugar to your breakfast. But, because steel cut oats are higher in fiber than traditional oats, they are an even better choice. High fiber breakfasts help you stay full longer which can discourage snacking.
What do you eat steel cut oats with?
For this recipe, we have added pumpkin which is an amazing choice for a warm winter breakfast. But, if you want to try something a little bit different, you can try adding peanut butter (or another nut butter), applesauce, sliced bananas or fresh berries. Or, why not try chopped up apples?
Overnight steel cut oats in a Mason Jar
This recipe is made in the slow cooker so there is no need to put it in a Mason Jar overnight. But, if you want a recipe to make steel cut oats in a Mason Jar, you can try this recipe. There are lots of different ways to make overnight steel cut oats. If you want a recipe that uses almond milk instead of traditional milk, you can use this one. Or, try this overnight steel cut oats with peanut butter. I love that combination!
How long can I store this?
If you want to make a batch of this up on the weekends and then have it for breakfast during the week, that’s not a problem. You should use leftovers within 3 days of making this recipe. Be sure to store it in the refrigerator in a tightly covered container. Then, reheat individual portions as you want them. I’ve never tried to freeze it before. But, if you do, please let me know so I can update the directions.
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- 1 cup of steel cut oats
- 1 cup of milk (soy, almond, regular, etc.)
- 2 1/2 cups of water
- 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
- Place all of the ingredients in a slow cooker.
- Cook for 8 hours on low.
- Stir and serve!
You can use dairy milk or a non-dairy alternative.
To reheat, add milk and heat in the microwave.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 58mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 8gSugar: 3gProtein: 11g
Ellen is a busy mom of a 24-year-old son and 29-year-old daughter. She owns six blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.