This Cinnamon Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal recipe is an easy and healthy make-ahead breakfast. It’s like having dessert for breakfast! Gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free.
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. You can usually find me starting the day with a green smoothie or a smoothie bowl and then after my workout I’ll have a plain bowl of oatmeal.
Luckily for me, my kiddos love oatmeal too. To keep things interesting, I usually try to switch it up with steel cut, baked and overnight oats.
If you’ve never tried overnight oats, they are one of the easiest breakfasts that you can make-ahead. The best part about it is, you can whip up a batch and they will last in the fridge for up to 4 days.
I make them almost daily during the summer and shared this strawberries and bananas version as well as this chocolate version and this time I decided to add all those same cozy flavors the same day I made my stove top Cinnamon Apple Pie Oatmeal.
Simply layer the ingredients in a few mason jars and let them sit in the refrigerator for at least 4-5 hours or while you sleep…and that’s it!
Overnight, the oatmeal softens and thickens into a creamy and dreamy breakfast that you can’t wait to get out of bed for! If you don’t have resealable mason jars, you can use any airtight container or even a large bowl covered with plastic wrap.
Plus, I seriously can’t get enough of apples these days. When I was pregnant with both my kiddos, apples and oatmeal were just about the only things I could eat during the first trimester.
Topping these overnight oats with a caramelized topping just seemed right. It’s definitely my favorite part and totally makes this taste just like apple pie.
You can make the topping ahead of time and store it in a separate container in the fridge. Then in the morning, you can heat it up and top over your oatmeal or enjoy everything straight out of your fridge.
The chopped pecans add a nice crunch and you can totally add an extra splash of milk just before serving this.
With these overnight oats, you’ve got a healthy breakfast that will help keep you feeling energized and ready to tackle the school or work day ahead.
They literally take just minutes to prepare and you wake up to breakfast waiting for you.
- 1/2 Tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 large apple chopped into 1/4 inch pieces
- 1/2 Tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1-1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats use gluten free if necessary
- 1 teaspoon ground flaxseeds
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
- 1/2 - 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup or leave out sweetener if desired
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1-3/4 cups almond milk or milk of your choice
- 1/4 cup chopped apples
- chopped pecans or walnuts
- extra almond milk for serving optional
- For the apple topping In a small saucepan, heat coconut oil on medium-high heat. Add apples, maple syrup, and cinnamon and saute for about 5 minutes or until the apples turn golden brown and begin to soften. Remove from heat and set aside. (You can make this ahead of time and place in a covered container in the refrigerator).
- Combine all the ingredients into a large resealable bowl or divide into mason jars or any other type of small resealable container in the order as they appear. Give it a good stir, cover with the lid, and place in the refrigerator overnight or at least 4-5 hours.
- When ready to eat, remove from the refrigerator* and give the oats a good stir or shake and garnish with apple pie topping, chopped pecans and serve with additional milk if desired.
*Oats can be enjoy straight out of the fridge cold or heated up either in a microwave or the stovetop.
**You can make the apple topping ahead of time once they are cooked. Store in two separate covered containers in the fridge and heat up in the morning.
Overnight oats are such a life saver in the morning and these ones look lovely Kelly.
Overnight oats are one of my favourite breakfasts, especially when I know I won’t have much time in the morning to prepare a healthy meal. Love the flavours – perfect for autumn 🙂