Overnight pumpkin oatmeal recipe that’s perfect for busy mornings

This quick, hearty and healthy oatmeal breakfast requires only five minutes of preparation, plus it's delicious and filling

Pumpkin Oatmeal, breakfast

Oatmeal is a great breakfast option as it’s rich in fibre and does not cause sugar levels to spike. It also helps to increase good cholesterol [HDL]. Use steel cut oats as they are rich in fibre and nutrients and are less processed as compared to the quick cooking version.


  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Pinch of cinnamon powder
  • Chopped fruit of your choice
  • Chopped almonds for garnishing

Preparation method

  1. In a bowl, mix together oats, milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, honey and cinnamon powder.
  2. Cover with a lid and store it overnight in the refrigerator.
  3. Garnish with your choice of fruit and sprinkle lots of chopped almonds before serving.
  4. Enjoy this oatmeal the way it is or heat it for a few minutes before garnishing.

This recipe was first published in the October 2015 issue of Complete Wellbeing.

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