Apple Pie Overnight Oats

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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.

Ingredients Needed For Apple Pie Overnight Oats

  • rolled oats – rolled oats are the best for overnight oats. Instant/quick oats and steel cut oats don’t work well because they don’t absorb liquid the same way rolled oats do.
  • apples – the star of show here. I like using Honeycrisp or Pink Lady apples, but any variety will work!
  • milk – I like using unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but any type of milk will work.
  • 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 – pure maple syrup is the perfect natural sweetener to use because it’s liquid so it blends in nicely with the oat mixture and I personally love the flavor. Honey or another natural liquid sweetener will work as well. If you want to reduce the sugar in this recipe, feel free to use a sugar alternative like stevia or monk fruit
  • vanilla – just a touch for added flavor!
  • 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! Here’s what you do:

  • Chop up your apples into bite sized pieces.
  • Mix 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.

Overnight Oats Ratio

The base “recipe” for overnight oats is so simple! The hardest part is getting the right ratio of oats to liquid. I aim for a 1:1 ratio of rolled oats to milk, plus half as much yogurt. So for 1/2 cup of oats, I use 1/2 cup of milk + 1/4 cup of yogurt (or an additional 1/4 cup of milk). This seems to give the oats the perfect consistency, not too thick, but not soupy. For the liquid, I usually go for non-dairy milk like almond milk, but you can use whatever milk you have on hand and if you really want to experiment you can try using different liquids like fruit juice.

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.

More Apple Recipes to Try:

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

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

4 from 47 votes
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.
Overhead photo of a jar full of apple pie overnight oats garnished with a cinnamon stick and apple chunks.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1

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
  • 1/2 -3/4 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
 

  • 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.
  • Mix remaining ingredients: Add oats, milk, yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon into a dish with a lid (a mason jar works great!).
  • Stir in apples: Add 1/4 cup of the cinnamon apples to the oat mixture and stir. Place lid on jar and shake to combine a bit more.
  • Refrigerate: Place in the fridge overnight (or just 30-60 minutes if you’re making these the morning of).
  • 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.

Notes

  • Milk: I like using unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but any type of milk will work.
  • 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: Honey or another natural liquid sweetener will work as well. If you want to reduce the sugar in this recipe, feel free to use a sugar alternative like stevia or monk fruit

Nutrition

Serving: 1 Calories: 339kcal Carbohydrates: 59g Protein: 11g Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 8mg Sodium: 80mg Fiber: 7g Sugar: 26g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, apple pie, apple pie overnight oats, fall, oatmeal, overnight oats

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Recipe Rating




    24 comments
    1. Kate
      September 8, 2021 AT 8:40 am

      5 stars
      Delish! I have been searching for an overnight oats recipe that I like and isn’t super high in points and this hit the mark. I will definitely make again!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 8, 2021 AT 12:10 pm

        Woo!! So happy to hear these overnight oats were a hit, Kate! Thanks so much for the review and star rating. I so appreciate it!

    2. venkat
      August 23, 2021 AT 3:18 am

      am really amazed to know this recipe with nutritional values, and am really trying every recipe, its yummy and easy to make

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 23, 2021 AT 12:09 pm

        So glad you enjoyed these overnight oats! Thanks so much for the review 🙂

    3. Katie Bennett
      June 24, 2021 AT 1:29 pm

      5 stars
      This is my favorite overnight oat recipe! The yogurt mades it very creamy and I like to top it with walnuts!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 24, 2021 AT 5:21 pm

        Woo!! So pumped you love this recipe, Katie! Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

    4. Lauren Elyse
      May 14, 2021 AT 9:22 am

      5 stars
      YUM! Big fan of these oats (and all of your recipes!). So easy to make and tastes like I’m eating dessert for breakfast, without the guilt! LOVE the convenience of overnight oats and I throughly enjoy making them at night and having them to look forward to in the morning 💛 thank you!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 14, 2021 AT 1:50 pm

        Aw yay! I love hearing this, Lauren! I’m so glad you’re loving these overnight oats! Thanks so much for the review. It means the world to me!

    5. Geneviève Landry
      March 6, 2021 AT 8:49 am

      5 stars
      This is so good ! I Cut Sugar in my nutrition and this breakfast is Gorgeous. I don’t miss the Sugar tast un it.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 7, 2021 AT 11:12 pm

        So glad you loved this recipe, Genevieve! Thanks for the review. I really appreciate it!

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