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Vegan Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Shake

Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Shake

Pumpkin Spice Breakfast ShakeThis overnight Vegan Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Shake recipe has oatmeal added to it so this shake will keep you full all morning long.

Early Fall and Pumpkin Spice

Even though fall doesn’t start until the end of September, somehow as soon as August ends, it feels like fall to me. Maybe it’s wishful thinking? Being ready for cooler weather and apple picking? Of course, it doesn’t help that as soon as Labor Day ends, stores are full of pumpkin-flavored everything.

So I figured that even if it isn’t fall yet, I could do a Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Shake. I was going to post this later in the month, but deliciousness of this magnitude cannot wait. It cannot!

Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Shake [with spoon]About the Recipe

Like my Mexican Chocolate and Banana Chai overnight breakfast shakes, this one has three main components: oats, banana, and milk. Adding oats to a smoothie makes it thicker and more filling; allowing them to soak in the milk overnight makes the resulting shake smoother and less gritty, although you can definitely make this without the overnight part if you’re in a time crunch. This shake is a complete breakfast in handy drink form!

Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Shake [top]
The first time I tested this recipe, I used a whole banana, but the shake was too banana-y. When I took it out altogether, the shake wasn’t creamy enough. A half banana was the perfect balance. There’s still a little banana flavor in this shake, but the creamy consistency it adds is definitely worth it!

Cinnamon Sticks
What really makes this pumpkin-y is the addition of pumpkin pie spice. The flavor we often associate with pumpkin isn’t pumpkin at all; it’s that homey combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice that makes pumpkin pies and lattes so irresistible.

This is officially my favorite fall breakfast. (Even if it’s still summer.)

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Vegan Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Shake

Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Shake Recipe

With the addition of oatmeal, this Vegan Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Shake will keep you full all morning long.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or sweetener of choice (optional)
  • 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 cup plain or vanilla almond milk (any milk is fine though!)
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 small banana, frozen
  • sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)

Instructions

  1. Whisk together pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and almond milk in a resealable container. Stir in oats, seal, and refrigerate overnight.
  2. In the morning, combine frozen banana and pumpkin mixture in blender or food processor. Process until smooth; add more milk for a thinner consistency if desired.
  3. Pour into glass and sprinkle with cinnamon.

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This post was originally published on 6 September 2012.

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108 Comments

  • Reply
    Anele @ Success Along the Weigh
    September 6, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Uh yes please. It’s Fall h*ll in this house so this little baby fits right in!

  • Reply
    Brian @ A Thought For Food
    September 6, 2012 at 9:36 am

    NO NO NO! I’M NOT READY! Ok, fine… pass me one of these shakes. They look rockin!

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    Kattie @ First Floor Side Door
    September 6, 2012 at 9:40 am

    This sounds amazing. On occasion I want that fall pumpkiny beverage treat but the ever popular pumpkin spice latte is usually too much sugar for my liking. I can’t wait to try this!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      September 6, 2012 at 11:46 am

      I don’t do the latte, but I’m a total sucker for the frap. I actually made this with that in mind–I was trying to find a healthy substitute!

  • Reply
    Kim @ Raising The Barre
    September 6, 2012 at 10:43 am

    This sounds DIVINE. Can’t wait to try!

  • Reply
    shelly (cookies and cups)
    September 6, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Oh yum! I think I need this. Like now.

  • Reply
    Dee @ Cocktials with Mom
    September 6, 2012 at 11:17 am

    This looks and sounds really good. Seems perfect for the fall.

  • Reply
    Morgan
    September 6, 2012 at 11:17 am

    This sounds so delicious and I would love to try it! Any suggestions for a banana substitution? I am allergic.

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      September 6, 2012 at 11:44 am

      I’ve made it without the banana–the texture is definitely thinner, but it’s still good. Although I didn’t try this, I had the idea to try freezing the pumpkin into an ice cube tray and then add it frozen to the blender/food processor. I think that would help with the texture and you’d still get the whole frosty shake effect. Let me know how it works out if you try it!

  • Reply
    Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom
    September 6, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Yay the beginning of fall and pumpkin season! I can’t wait to try this out. I love easy breakfast ideas and anything with pumpkin in it!

  • Reply
    Jackie @ The Beeroness
    September 6, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    I guess it’s pretty easy for me to say I’m ready for fall, because it isn’t much different, lets be honest. But I have a huge list in my phone of pumpkin related baking that needs to be done. And I love this breakfast milkshake.

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      September 7, 2012 at 11:03 am

      I want to see some pumpkin & beer recipes!

  • Reply
    Daniela @ FoodRecipesHQ
    September 6, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    You’re able to surprise me every time. And make me wish I could cook all day long!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      September 7, 2012 at 11:03 am

      Cooking all day long is over-rated! Before I got laid off, that was how I spent most Sundays–cooking all day for my blog. It was pretty awful and I LOVE cooking!

  • Reply
    nicole @nicky_olea
    September 6, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Oh yum. Those photos are so gorgeous they make me want to dive into that shake!

  • Reply
    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    September 6, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Yes, yes, yes and more yes! Please!

  • Reply
    HilLesha
    September 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Yummy!

  • Reply
    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
    September 6, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    omg love this! Saved for fall!!

  • Reply
    Maria
    September 6, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    I am DEFINITELY going to try this! I made pumpkin crisp this weekend! YUM!!!!!!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      September 7, 2012 at 10:59 am

      I love pumpkin crisp! I’m glad I’m not the only one making pumpkin-y things already.

  • Reply
    Alaine @ My GF & DF Living
    September 6, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I am also pretending it’s fall already! I ready for the cooler temperatures and sweaters. I will have to make this and pretend the heat is gone!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      September 7, 2012 at 10:59 am

      Yes! I’m guessing we have a good month until sweater weather starts here. I have no idea why I get so excited about sweaters?

  • Reply
    Pam @Mommacan
    September 6, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    This looks so refreshing. I have everything on had excluding the pumpkin! lol

    Pam

  • Reply
    Brenda Williams
    September 6, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    WOW this sounds really good. I love pumpkin flavored foods of all kinds, especially pumpkin bread:)

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      September 7, 2012 at 10:57 am

      I need to make pumpkin bread this year! My grandma always makes it in tin cans for Thanksgiving. 🙂

  • Reply
    Meg
    September 6, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Pumpkin Spice is my favorite!!!!! I am going to have to go and pin this now and then make it tomorrow. YUM! Also, love the anthro napkin such great colors. I have a set and feel so special when I get to use a pretty cloth napkin with my meals.

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      September 7, 2012 at 10:57 am

      Yeah, I spent a good 20 minutes sorting through the mess of Anthro’s clearance section to get that napkin. 🙂 I hope you like the shake!

  • Reply
    Lisa | With Style and Grace
    September 6, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    This gets me excited for Fall!! I love that you made this with overnight oats!

  • Reply
    April
    September 7, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Any idea on the nutritional info?

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      September 7, 2012 at 10:51 am

      I don’t post nutritional info for my recipes–it can vary a great deal depending on the exact ingredients you use!

  • Reply
    All Natural Katie
    September 7, 2012 at 3:52 am

    All I’m going to say is YUM!

    I wonder if I could make this with roasted butternut squash or acorn squash, which are both (hopefully) still growing in my garden (I’m out of town this week).

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      September 7, 2012 at 10:49 am

      I think that would work! I’ve substituted butternut squash for pumpkin in other recipes before. The flavor is so similar–actually, I kind of prefer butternut squash.

  • Reply
    Jeanette
    September 7, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Love all the goodness in this breakfast shake! My kids would love this.

  • Reply
    Colleen
    September 7, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Do you happen to know how many calories this is?

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      September 7, 2012 at 10:42 am

      I’m sorry, I don’t publish nutritional information for my recipes. Calorie counts vary depending on the exact ingredients you use–the brand and type of milk, the weight of the banana, what sweetener you use, etc.

  • Reply
    Carolyn
    September 7, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Huh, banana and oats in a smoothie…I am intrigued! Looks delish, though. Love pumpkin season!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      September 7, 2012 at 10:43 am

      I put oats in all of my breakfast smoothies. If I don’t, I’m hungry by 10am!

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