Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Eat dessert for breakfast with these healthy apple pie overnight oats. You’ll love the cozy cinnamon apple flavor and that they can be made ahead of time.

I always start my day with a well-rounded breakfast. I know it’s kind of a cliché health tip, but it’s cliché because it’s really important! When I start my day feeling satisfied from a balanced breakfast, I’m much more likely to make better choices for the rest of the day.

Have you ever started your day with a donut and craved sugar the rest of the day? Or have you ever skipped breakfast and then felt ravenous all afternoon/evening? Yup, that’s what I’m talking about. Start your day “on track” and you’ll be more motivated to stick with your healthy eating. Want the best of both worlds? These apple pie overnight oats taste like dessert but won’t derail your health goals!

Overhead photo of a jar full of apple pie overnight oats garnished with a cinnamon stick and apple chunks.

Why I Love Overnight Oats

If you’re on top of your game, you can even prep these the night before so you have a balanced breakfast to enjoy the next morning. I love that I can take these with me in the car, to a hypothetical office or for a post-workout snack at the gym.

When I wake up in the morning and realize I have no healthy snacks on hand, I whip up a batch of chia pudding or overnight oats so that by the time hunger rolls around at 3:00 PM, my snack is ready and I can indulge.

So yeah, overnight oats are the superstar of healthy eating over here! I hope you love them as well because I have a ton of great overnight oat recipes for you to try. Start with these apple pie overnight oats and make your way through the recipe index. 🙂

Glass jar with apple pie overnight oats topped with cinnamon apple chunks. A gold spoon is in the jar.

Ingredients Needed For Apple Pie Oats

  • rolled oats
  • apples
  • milk – any milk will work. I like almond, cashew or coconut.
  • yogurt – you can use regular or non-dairy yogurt. I like using plain, but I recently tried using Siggi’s vanilla & cinnamon yogurt in this recipe and it was amazing. Highly recommend.
  • maple syrup
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon (or apple pie spice)

Cinnamon Apple Topping

The most important part of this recipe (in my opinion!) is the cinnamon apple topping. It’s an extra step but 100% worth it! Chop up your apples into bite sized pieces and add the apple pieces, maple syrup and cinnamon to a small microwave-safe bowl. Stir together to coat the apples. Heat in the microwave for 30-60 seconds or until the apples have softened a bit and look like baked apples.

Glass jar with apple pie overnight oats topped with cinnamon apple chunks. A gold spoon is in the jar.

How Long Do Overnight Oats Need to Soak?

Given the name, you’d assume overnight oats need to soak overnight, but you can actually make them in 2-4 hours if you’re in a rush. While it does take some time for the oats to absorb the liquid, they don’t necessarily have to be soaked overnight.

I recommend at least 8 hours for true overnight oats, but there have been mornings where I decide I want overnight oats for breakfast even though I didn’t prep them the night before. When this happens I’ll make them the morning of and let the oats soak for just 2-4 hours. With this quick soak, they’re not as soft as overnight oats that have soaked longer and they’re a bit more liquidy, but they’re still delicious.

How Long Do Overnight Oats Stay Fresh?

When stored in an airtight container in the fridge overnight oats should last for up to 5 days. They will soften more the longer they sit so I find they’re best on days 1-3, but they’re still safe to eat on days 4 and 5. With this said, overnight oats are great for meal prep. Feel free to make a whole batch for the week on Sunday. I like prepping them in wide mouth 16 oz mason jars.

Overhead photo of a jar full of apple pie overnight oats garnished with a cinnamon stick and apple chunks.

Love Overnight Oats? Try these recipes too:

If you try these apple pie overnight oats be sure to leave a comment and star rating letting me know how it turns out. Your feedback is super helpful for me and other EBF readers who are planning to try the recipe. 

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Overhead photo of a jar full of apple pie overnight oats garnished with a cinnamon stick and apple chunks.

Apple Pie Overnight Oats


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Eat dessert for breakfast with these healthy apple pie overnight oats. You’ll love the cozy cinnamon apple flavor and that they can be made ahead of time.


Ingredients

Cinnamon Apples

  • 1/2 cup chopped apple (about 1/2 a large apple)
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • pinch of cinnamon

Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/23/4 cup unsweetened vanilla dairy-free milk (almond, cashew, coconut, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt or coconut yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup, honey or your favorite sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (or apple pie spice)
  • toppings: cinnamon apples, nut butter, chopped nuts, chia or hemp seeds

Instructions

  1. Prep cinnamon apples: add chopped apple pieces, maple syrup and cinnamon in a small microwave-safe bowl. Stir together to coat apples. Heat for 30 – 60 seconds, until apples have softened a bit and look similar to baked apples. Let cool and reserve 1/4 cup of the apples to use as a topping.
  2. Meanwhile add oats, milk, yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon into a dish with a lid (a mason jar works great!). Stir ingredients together and add 1/4 cup of the cinnamon apples. Place lid on jar and shake to combine a bit more. Place in the fridge overnight (or just 30-60 minutes if you’re making these the morning of).

  3. To serve: Remove lid from jar, add more yogurt or almond milk if the mixture seems too thick. Top with extra 1/4 cup apples and your favorite overnight oat toppings. I love adding a little nut butter or chopped nuts.

  4. Enjoy the oats straight from the jar or pour into a bowl.


  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 339
  • Sugar: 26g
  • Sodium: 80mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 59g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg

Keywords: apple pie overnight oats, apple pie, apple, oatmeal, overnight oats, fall

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    12 comments
    1. Maria
      October 26, 2020 AT 3:17 am

      Hey Brittany, looking forward to trying this recipe out but I was just wondering if you can heat it up and your other overnight oats recipes.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 26, 2020 AT 9:10 pm

        I typically don’t, but you can!

    2. barb lightfoot
      August 28, 2020 AT 2:48 pm

      Can ypu use reg. Milk. Don’t hsve none dairy milk

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 28, 2020 AT 5:21 pm

        Definitely!! You can use any time of milk. 🙂

    3. SASHA
      August 26, 2020 AT 5:28 pm

      Hi queen, loved the recipe! I was wondering how long can i keep these in the fridge with the apples. Thanks💗

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 26, 2020 AT 8:46 pm

        Hey Sasha! So glad you enjoyed this recipe. It should last about 4-5 days in the fridge. 🙂

    4. Jema
      October 7, 2019 AT 10:53 am

      Hi Brittany: I made this recipe last night since I needed to use up some apples. I made a supply for the busy work week. It was easy to make and more important delicious. Another winner for breakfast!!!

    5. Cat
      September 24, 2019 AT 11:43 am

      Really, really good! I usually “cheat” by cutting down on the sweeteners but this recipe was worth every calorie as-is and I have zero regrets! 😍

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 24, 2019 AT 11:08 pm

        Hi Cat, I am so happy that you enjoyed this recipe! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment (and star rating). I so appreciate it!

    6. Nicole
      July 29, 2019 AT 10:28 am

      Love this recipe! It tastes so delicious and is so quick to whip up. My boyfriend and I fill the fridge with these to grab and go during our busy week! I prefer my oats to be on the thicker side so I would use less milk next time but still so good! Can’t wait to try your other overnight oat recipes!

    7. R
      January 30, 2019 AT 10:43 pm

      Seriously delicious! I work in hospitality so I do long hours at crazy times so my meal breaks are all over the place and only have 5 minutes to quickly scoff something down. This recipe tastes delicious, takes 5 minutes to make and less time to eat and keeps me satisfied. Reno

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 31, 2019 AT 9:05 am

        Yay!! I am so thrilled that you enjoyed this recipe! You’ll have to try some of my other overnight oat recipes too! I have a ton and they’re all so quick and easy.

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