Healthy Butterscotch Pumpkin Overnight Dessert Oats - Desserts with Benefits

I can’t believe this is healthy.  It tastes like pure sin.

Healthy Butterscotch Pumpkin Overnight Dessert Oats - Desserts with Benefits

One bite and you’ll be hooked.  It’ll feel like you’re “cheating” on your diet, even though you’re not straying one bit.

“This has got to be bad for me,” you say.  But the little angel on your shoulder tells you otherwise…

Healthy Butterscotch Pumpkin Overnight Dessert Oats - Desserts with Benefits

…  wait, that’s not an angel, that’s just the ingredient list!

Healthy Butterscotch Pumpkin Overnight Dessert Oats (refined sugar free, low fat, high protein, gluten free)

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: one serving

Healthy Butterscotch Pumpkin Overnight Dessert Oats (refined sugar free, low fat, high protein, gluten free)



  1. In your serving bowl (I would say medium/large), mix together the pumpkin and protein powder (it's okay if there are clumps). Add in the sweetener and spices and stir again.
  2. Add the Step 2 ingredients and stir again (you can add the cranberries and pecans later if you want). Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in the fridge overnight. Enjoy first thing the next morning!


*I used five stevia packets, and lemme tell ya, this was one sweet bowl of oats! I definitely adore this breakfast/dessert, but if you're the type who likes mildly sweet foods, give it a taste in the morning and sweeten it from there. Erythritol, sucanat or even maple sugar would be incredibly delicious here!

This recipe is: low fat, low sugar, high fiber, high protein and gluten free!

Healthy Butterscotch Pumpkin Overnight Dessert Oats - Desserts with Benefits

This breakfast bowl is pretty big, so look forward to a whole bunch of spoonfuls that look like this!

Healthy Butterscotch Pumpkin Overnight Dessert Oats - Desserts with Benefits

I know what I’m making for breakfast all next week tomorrow  ;)

Labels: Breakfast, Butterscotch, Cranberries, Gluten-Free, High-Fiber, High-Protein, Low-Fat, Low-Sugar, Molasses, Oats, Pecans, Protein-Powder, Pumpkin

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Comments (16)

  1. PB&Jenny: April 25, 2012

    You are on a roll lately, girl! (speaking of which… I bet a cinnamon roll cookie dough recipe would be awesome. Just saying ;)!!) Quick question: Where do you find butterscotch extract? Me want!

  2. Jessica: April 25, 2012

    So sorry, I forgot to give the link! This is the brand I absolutely love:

    Amazon also sells other amazing brands (and other extracts/flavorings) and it’s usually cheaper online, as extracts can get expensive.

    PS: GREAT COOKIE DOUGH IDEA!! That sounds amazing, actually, MORE than amazing. I’ll have to try that like, ASAP ;)

  3. TastefullyJulie: April 25, 2012

    This looks amazing! I keep seeing overnight oats everywhere but I’ve never tried it (unless you count Muesli). I may have to try this one!

  4. Jessica: April 25, 2012

    Thanks, it’s surprisingly fun to make. You get to smell all the wonderful scents and flavors so you get excited to wake up the next morning. When I make overnight oats I NEVER press the snooze button ;)
    Hope you like it!

  5. Melinda (cookingalamel): April 26, 2012

    This looks wonderful. I’ve been wanting to make some overnight oats for a while, but it’s been so dreary and cold where I live that I’ve been sticking to warm. This will definitely be one of the first things I try when I finally take the plunge! Yummm.

  6. Jessica: April 26, 2012

    I guess it’s easy for me to make overnight oats because it’s in the 90s here in AZ!
    Hmmm… maybe wrap yourself in a cozy blanket and fuzzy slippers? (I think every morning should start like that)
    Hope you like it when you try it :)

  7. Javelin Warrior: April 27, 2012

    I’m SO impressed with this oatmeal – the color is phenomenal and the texture is just so creamy. The topping offers the perfect contrast for the pudding. So awesome… I am featuring this post in today’s Friday Food Fetish roundup (with a link-back and attribution), but please let me know if you have any objections. It’s a pleasure to be following your creations…

  8. Jessica: April 27, 2012

    Thanks so much! I think this is the first dish where molasses tasted GOOD as a straight-up drizzle. I really appreciate the feature :)

  9. Meg: April 28, 2012

    yep. making this. my boyfriend will swoon!

  10. Ppprmint: October 1, 2012

    This is nothing short of….AMAZING! It really rang in the fall for me! Thank you so much for sharing a healthy comfort food….within moments of eating it this morning, I had shot your link off to 5 friends!!! :)

  11. Jessica: October 3, 2012

    Aw thanks so much! Glad you liked it, I’m definitely making this for tomorrow now :)

  12. Kayte Barnard: January 18, 2014

    I have just discovered your website, Absolutely love love love all your recipes! Thanks for so many good quality, healthy foods. Only problem for me is that we dont get canned pumpkin in Australia, im just using mashed instead

  13. Mackenzie: January 30, 2014

    Hey! I tried this out and it was great! But will putting in a little more almond milk than needed affect the dessert?

  14. dessertswithbenefits: January 31, 2014

    Yay I’m so glad you liked it! A little more almond milk won’t hurt, it will just thin out the oatmeal a bit :)

  15. Michelle: February 21, 2014

    This looks amazing and not too bad for you! Any chance the nutritional/calorie info for this is available??

  16. dessertswithbenefits: February 23, 2014

    I didn’t calculate the nutrition facts for this recipe but you can just check your products’ nutrition labels to find out. Every product is a little different so the labels vary depending on the company, serving size, etc :)

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