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Overnight oats with persimmon

Jumpstart your day with a bowl filled with superfoods that is easy to prepare, pop in the fridge before bed and enjoy as soon as you wake up…no cooking required! This supercharged oatmeal combination can be eaten raw because the overnight soaking process makes the oatmeal easily digestible and even more nutritious.

~MM healthy tip: Nutrition and overnight soaking

    • Soaking nutsYou should always soak your oatmeal first, especially if you are eating it raw (and I just recently learned it is beneficial to soak oats you intend to cook, too!)
    • Why? Oatmeal, along with other grains, nuts, and seeds, have an outer layer containing phytic acid which binds to vitamins and minerals in our intestines and blocks their absorption. Soaking helps neutralize phytic acid and other enzyme inhibitors and breaks down substances to make them more easily digested.
    • Oats and grains have so many nutritious benefits and vitamins that are maximally gained by soaking in liquid (especially a slightly acidic medium like yogurt)
    • For more information: thenourishinggourmet, nourishedkitchen


Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Overnight Super-Oats


  • ⅓ cup rolled oats (and/or other grains- my favorite is a mix of Bob’s 5 grain rolled whole grain cereal and 10 grain hot cereal, which include oats, rye, barley, oat bran, etc)
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt (I used Fage Total 0% plain)
  • ¼ cup milk of your choice (soy, hemp, almond, coconut, or a combination!)
  • ¼ cup pure pumpkin
  • 2 tsp PB2 powdered peanut butter
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 tsp hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup dried super fruits (goji berries, golden berries, mulberries)
  • Mashed date (I smash up ½ coconut date roll from Whole Foods’ bulk section)
  • (Optional) 1 tbsp blend of super powders (Navitas Naturals Superfood blend of hemp, cacao, and maca)

Makes 2 servings. 

Per serving (using unsweetened soymilk): 210 calories, 4.5 g fat (mono- and poly-unsaturated), 30 g carbs, 12 g protein


Mix ingredients together in a bowl or jar (add milk last), and mix up! The consistency should be a little soupier than desired (but not watery).

Overnight oats before mixing Add milk Overnight oats pre-fridge

Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge.

Overnight oats in the fridge

In the morning, it should be a nice thick  consistency because the chia seeds, oats and whatnot will have absorbed a bunch of liquid. Add more milk if it’s too thick.

Overnight oats topping-less

You can eat your overnight oats cold or warm it up in the microwave and top with whatever additional toppings and fruit you have! I love to add fresh fruit (berries, banana, etc) and soaked nuts (almonds and walnuts are my favorites) and sprinkle with more cinnamon!

A spoonful of overnight oats Overnight oats with persimmon and soaked nuts


Greek yogurt, asian pear, banana, berries, nuts, egg whites, goji berries, hemp seeds, chia seeds, cinnamon

Greek yogurt, asian pear, banana, berries, nuts, egg whites, goji berries, hemp seeds, chia seeds, cinnamon

Persimmon, banana, raspberries, soaked nuts

Persimmon, banana, raspberries, soaked nuts, cinnamon

Blueberries, raspberries, walnuts, almonds, persimmon

Blueberries, raspberries, walnuts, almonds, persimmon


3 thoughts on “Pumpkin Spice Overnight Super-Oats

  1. Those are some seriously gourmet overnight oats! I’ve only ever made mine with pb, mashed banana and chia seeds, but all these topping ideas sound fab! And good to know about the benefits of soaking oats–I’m learning so much from your blog!

    • I make these when I want to go all out (which is most of the time lol) but simpler overnight oats are great as well! I’ve actually never tried adding fruit overnight, I always just add it fresh in the morning, but mashed banana sounds yummy – I’m gonna try that tonight..and I might mash up some raspberries too ooh

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