Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
It’s no secret that I am a big fan of overnight oats. I love being able to prepare breakfast for the next morning in 5 minutes or less and not having to worry about it in the morning. I know some people don’t like the idea of eating cold oats, but it totally works for me and there are so many flavor possibilities!
I think this is even my favorite time of year to enjoy them because while my brain is totally ready to transition to fall flavors, it’s still so hot outside so overnight oats provide the perfect balance! These Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats are the best way to get that beginning hint of Fall!
Like all overnight oat recipes, this one is ridiculously easy. Start with adding a bit of your preferred milk (I use unsweetened almond, but it really doesn’t matter what you use), some spices like cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg and cloves, and stir in the oats! Cover and chill overnight and in the morning, dice up a small apple of your choice (I’m partial to honeycrisp apples), another sprinkle of cinnamon and breakfast is ready! You can add a drizzle of maple syrup on top and other toppings like chopped nuts!
I like to just dice the apple up really quickly in the morning, but I did make a larger batch of this last week and threw some leftover apple in and it was totally fine overnight mixed in with the oats in the fridge, not browned and still had that nice fresh crisp so you could try adding it the night before and see how it is in the morning. And if you really want to fancy these up, you could also saute the apples with a pat of butter or coconut oil and some cinnamon if you’d prefer they be soft like in apple pie! Gahhh, I’m trying that next time for sure!
- 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch nutmeg
- pinch ground cloves
- pinch salt
- 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup raw old fashioned oats
- 1 small apple, diced (I like honeycrisp)
- maple syrup (for drizzling on top; optional)
- In a bowl, add the milk, vanilla, spices and salt, and the brown sugar and stir. Then stir in the oats. Cover the bowl or transfer to a container. Chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Dice a small apple. Serve on top of the oats with more sprinkled cinnamon and a drizzle of maple syrup if desired.
I have also tried dicing up the apple and throwing in to sit with the oats overnight and the apples did not brown and were still fresh tasting. You could prepare these that way for even less morning prep!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 140mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 9gSugar: 23gProtein: 7g