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.
Can we chat about the pain point of a lot of diets? Breakfast and snacking. Do you struggle with these areas? Do you even eat breakfast? What do you grab for a snack when you’re dying of hunger?
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.
Snacks are another tricky meal when trying to eat healthy. Do you feel like when you have healthy snacks on hand you feel 3,000% healthier? Yes 3,000. I sure do. When I get hungry in the middle of the afternoon and have nothing to reach for, I find myself flailing around the kitchen or snacking on a bunch of random things. Fresh veggies with dip are my go-to snack as of late, but if I need something more substantial I rely on yogurt, chia pudding or overnight oats.
So that’s why I love overnight oats. They are a savior for breakfast and, if needed, a snack.
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. 🙂
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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.
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.
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).
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.
Enjoy the oats straight from the jar or pour into a bowl.
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