Healthy Apple Pie Overnight Oats are such a fun and delicious take on this popular make-ahead breakfast trend. With a beautiful hint of cinnamon and vanilla, a creamy apple pie texture, and that wholesome oaty goodness, it's a winning way to start the day!
Autumn/Fall is the perfect time to enjoy these delicious vegan apple pie overnight oats. While I love baking an apple galette, and have been known to eat a slice for breakfast, these apple pie oats are a much quicker way to enjoy my favourite treat!
What Are Overnight Oats?
Overnight oats are a delicious, quick and filling breakfast made by soaking porridge oats in milk (or cream or yogurt) overnight in the fridge.
They’re simple to make with no cooking required and perfect for when you need an easy make-ahead breakfast or snack on the go.
Starting your day with a satisfying meal also means you are less likely to reach for snacks before lunch. Oats are brilliant in so many ways: they are a whole grain loaded with vitamins and fibre, so they're good for keeping you regular!
How To Make Overnight Oats
You basically mix all the ingredients in a jar or a bowl, pop it in the fridge to set overnight and eat straight away in the morning. Yes, it is that simple!
Overnight Apple Pie Oats Ingredients:
- Oats - Use traditional porridge or rolled oats. For a gluten-free version opt for certified gluten free oats. Instant/quick oats don’t work the same because they don’t absorb liquid the same way traditional/rolled oats do.
- Apples - I used whatever apple I had in my fruit basket, there is no preference. Just make sure it is cored first and then grated.
- Chia Seeds - Chia seeds play an important part in this recipe. If you don’t have chia seeds you can use ground flax seeds, but be aware the texture won't be the same.
- Yoghurt - Yoghurt gives overnight oats an extra creamy texture while adding a bit of protein too. Any plain white plant based yoghurt is fine. Just make sure there is no sugar added or any flavourings.
- Maple Syrup - No maple syrup? Try date or coconut nectar! You can even skip this if you’re trying to cut out sugar altogether.
- Milk: I have used my homemade oat milk, but any kind of vegan milk will work such as almond, coconut or soya.
- Cinnamon and Vanilla Extract - The lovely apple pie flavours.
- Salt – a pinch of sea salt brings out all the flavours.
How to Make Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal
Just like with traditional overnight oats, there's no cooking required to make these overnight apple oats.
Once you’ve got all of your ingredients together, all you need to do is mix it together, and then let the magic happen in the fridge! For the best result leave it there overnight, but you can eat it after a couple of hours if you can't wait that long.
I love reusing peanut butter jars for serving, or mason jars work well too.
I make the grated apple overnight oats in a bowl, let it sit and then in the morning divide it between 2 jars. But you can also split it between the two jars before you put it in the fridge - this will make it quicker to grab and go in the morning!
How to Serve your Apple Chia Overnight Oats
You can just grab and go as is in the morning, or you can quickly throw some chopped apples and nuts on top for some added texture and crunch. Then drizzle with a little maple syrup if you want a touch of sweetness.
How Long Do Apple Overnight Oats Last?
In the fridge for up to 4 days. The texture will change the longer you leave it, so they are best eaten the next day.
- ½ cup oats
- 1 apple, cored and grated
- 1 cup oat milk (or your preferred plant-based milk)
- 2 tablespoon chia seeds
- ½ cup plain white (vegan) yoghurt
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or sweetener of your choice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and combine well together
- Place in the fridge to set overnight or for at least 2 hours
- In the morning divide between 2 jars, drizzle on some extra maple syrup and add crushed walnuts and apple chunks for added crunch and flavour
If you prefer to warm your oats, do so before you add the apple and nuts
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