Apple Pie Overnight Oats | Take five minutes the night before and whip up this healthy overnight oatmeal recipe for a fall inspired breakfast with the flavors of apple pie. Use my apple pie spice recipe to make your spice blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and cardamom for a warm and cozy start to your day or a spiced grab and go breakfast right from the fridge.
It's here. Fall. Autumn. Whichever word you call it, this is the season of, in my opinion, the best, the coziest, the most taste bud pleasing dishes.
Start your day off with a delicious spiced breakfast like these Apple Pie Overnight Oats or my Cinnamon Bun Overnight Oats. Warm up the middle of the day with a bowl of hot nourishing soup like my Curried Butternut Squash + Carrot Soup or my easy + flavorful Chicken Noodle Soup.
Fall recipes are just the best. I love these apple pie overnight oats because they are easy to prep, big on flavor and benefit from the nutritional profile of oats. Plus they use only a handful of great simple ingredients, like a homemade apple pie spice blend.
About the ingredients for this recipe.
See the recipe card below for exact amounts.
- Greek Yogurt - I like a high protein yogurt for this recipe. The yogurt contributes to the consistency (creamy), the flavor (a slight tang) and the nutrition in this recipe (protein).
- Cashew Milk - Use dairy milk or your preference of non-dairy milk. I like cashew, almond and oat milk.
- Vanilla Extract - For flavor
- Brown Sugar - You could also use white sugar or maple syrup if you prefer. I think coconut sugar would be good as well.
- Chia Seeds - The chia seeds will soak up the moisture and grow in size. Leave them out if you want but you may need to cut back on the liquid just a little bit.
- Rolled Oats - I like using half large flaked oats and half rolled oats in my overnight oats recipes, for a more chewy than creamy texture. You can use all rolled oats.
- Apples - I used Envy apples when testing this recipe and really love how sweet they are. Use your favorite apple.
- Apple Pie Spice - I make my own because it's cheaper and easy to customize and I like to add cardamom to my apple pie spice recipe.
Before you mix anything, decided how you want to store these overnight oats in the fridge. You can make the whole recipe in one container if you're not planning on taking them on the go. Then you can just serve from that container whenever you want oats.
If you're doing more of a meal prep thing, or maybe portioning out on the go breakfasts, or easy breakfast cups that children can just grab from the fridge and eat, then portion this recipe into 4 servings. You can either mix it all in one bowl and then portion it into smaller jars or containers with lids (easiest method) or you can divide the ingredients between four jars as you go. It's up to you.
I usually make mine in one container, the rectangle one that you can see in the step by step photos and the video. The recipe makes 4 servings but if you prefer two or three larger portions, go for it. Check the estimated nutrition below to see the amounts per serving for this recipe.
How to mix the oats
To make the overnights oats, first mix the wet ingredients together. Add the yogurt, cashew milk (or milk of your choice), vanilla extract, brown sugar, chia seeds, and apple pie spice together and whisk until well combined. It takes a minute or two to fully incorporate the yogurt and make the mixture smooth.
Next add the oats. Mix well and then add the chopped apples. Mix once more and then it's ready to refrigerate.
How to store Overnight Oats
Keep the oats refrigerated for at least 4 hours so that the chia seeds and oats have time to soak in the moisture from the yogurt and milk. Overnight is best for creamier oats.
I keep this recipe around for 4-5 days in the fridge.
I store mine in a large container with a lid. I bought my containers at Ikea but these containers on Amazon look similar. I also use mason jars to store the oats.
Substitutions & Variations
> To make this recipe dairy-free and vegan: Use dairy free milk and yogurt.
> To make this recipe gluten-free, use certified gluten-free oats.
✔ This recipe is vegetarian.
This recipe keeps in the fridge for 4-5 days, making it a perfect meal prep recipe.
EXPERT TIP: Top with extra apples and nuts or seeds for a crunch and a more filling breakfast.
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Apple Pie Overnight Oats
- ⅔ cups plain Greek yogurt
- 1 ⅓ cup cashew milk (or your favorite milk)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar (or maple syrup)
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon apple pie spice
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 cup rolled oats (I like using half large flake oats)
- 2 medium apples (chopped ( I used Envy apples))
- In a bowl or container that has a lid, combine the yogurt, milk, vanilla, brown sugar, chia seeds, apple pie spice, and a pinch of salt. Whisk together well.
- Add oats and apples. Stir together.
- Cover with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
- Optionally, you can divide all ingredients into 4 individual bowls or jars and refrigerate that way for a grab and go breakfast.
- Serve hot or cold.
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Overnight oats are made by mixing oats with liquids and letting them sit refrigerated overnight while the oats absorb the liquid as an alternative to cooking the oats.
I haven't had that problem since the apples are covered by liquid.
Chia seeds are a tiny healthy seed, native to Mexico that plump up 12 times their size when submerged in liquid. Chia seeds are high in Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, and calcium. Chia seeds are a complete protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids that cannot be made by the human body.
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