Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Apple cinnamon overnight oats are a nutritious, easy breakfast that the whole family with love. Find out how to make these apple pie overnight oats now.

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These apple cinnamon overnight oats are a healthy, nutritious breakfast you can prep ahead of time

It’s no secret that I LOVE overnight oats. 

They just make mornings so much easier as all you have to do is grab a jar out of the fridge. No cooking or thinking required! 

These apple cinnamon overnight oats in particular are a favorite in our house. 

The overnight oat base is wonderfully creamy and lightly sweetened, while the baked apple topping provides juicy, cinnamon-filled bites. Who says breakfast can’t taste like dessert?

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Kid-friendly.
  • Filled with simple Fall flavors.
  • Perfect for meal prep.
  • Juicy bites of roasted apple and creamy almond butter.

Ingredients Used to Make Apple Pie Overnight Oats

  • Old fashioned rolled oats: For the best texture, I recommend using old fashioned oats (the ones that take 5 minutes to cook on the stove). Quick cooking oats can be used, but the texture will be mushier. If gluten-free, make sure your oats are certified GF!
  • Chia seeds: Chia seeds are key for helping these oats thicken up. However, if you don’t have them (or like your oats to be thinner), feel free to leave them out. I like buying my chia seeds in bulk online.
  • Diced baked apples: Any apples will work. I like Pink Lady, but whatever you have in your fridge is perfect!
  • Greek yogurt: For thicker, more filling oats, use full-fat or 2% fat Greek yogurt. To make these apple oats vegan, use a plant-based yogurt instead. 
  • Oat or almond milk: Unsweetened almond or oat milk works best, but you can use coconut or soy. Just note that they may affect the final taste of these oats. 
  • Maple syrup: If you don’t like your breakfast to be sweet, feel free to leave it out. You can also use honey, although I find maple syrup gives these overnight oats more of a true apple pie flavor. 
  • Almond butter (optional): I LOVE nut butters in overnight oats. Almond butter (especially cinnamon almond butter) works better than peanut butter as it isn’t as overpowering. 

How to Make Apple Overnight Oats

Making apple pie overnight oats is easy! There’s just the extra step of making the healthy baked apple topping, which I outline in the section below. 

  1. Place all the ingredients, except for the apples) in a mason jar (I find a 12-ounce jar works best) or tupperware container.
  2. Using a butter knife, stir oats until well-combined.
  3. Add apple topping then seal with a lid.
  4. Place apple pie overnight oats in the fridge for at least 4 hours, but ideally overnight.
  5. In the morning, simply grab a jar and dig in!

How to make a healthy baked apple topping

I like to make my apple topping in the oven, but you can also quickly make them in the microwave.

How to make healthy baked apple topping in the oven:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Dice as many apples as you plan on baking into bite-sized pieces. I use about ½ an apple per jar of overnight oats
  3. Sprinkle cinnamon and drizzle lemon juice over apples and place on a small baking sheet. The apples should be able to lay flat without overlapping. Spray apples with cooking spray (you could also toss them in a very small amount of avocado or canola oil)
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until soft and lightly browned.

How to make healthy baked apple topping in the microwave:

  1. Dice as many apples as you plan on baking into bite-sized pieces. I use about ½ an apple per jar of overnight oats.
  2. Sprinkle cinnamon and drizzle lemon juice over apples.
  3. Place 1 apple-worth of diced apples in a small microwave-safe bowl.
  4. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until soft.  

Can you make these overnight oats with fresh apples?

Absolutely! I’d still toss the apples in a bit of lemon juice and cinnamon before adding them to your jar of overnight oats.

If you have picky eaters, you can also shred the apple into smaller pieces using a food processor and stir them into the oats. 

Apple cinnamon overnight oats

Tips for making this recipe

  • I enjoy my oats cold, but if you prefer to heat up your overnight oats, you’ll want to leave out the greek yogurt and add it after reheating your oats. 
  • Use a butter knife, rather than a spoon, to mix your jar of overnight oats. Trust me, it’ll make the mixture much more even. 
  • This recipe makes a thick batch of overnight oats. To make them thinner, either add a few splashes of milk in the morning before eating, or reduce the amount of Greek yogurt.

For more tips on making overnight oats, be sure to check out my ultimate guide here!

More healthy overnight oat recipes to try 

Looking for more healthy overnight oat recipes? Give one of these flavors a try:

If you tried this apple pie overnight oat recipe, or any other recipe on the blog, let me know how you liked it by leaving a comment/rating below! Be sure to follow along on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook for even more deliciousness!

Baked Apple Overnight Oats

Sweet, cinnamon-coated baked apples layered between creamy overnight oats will make you look forward to mornings – or at least make waking up a little more tolerable
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple cinnamon overnight oats, Apple Pie Overnight Oats, Healthy Overnight Oat Recipe
Servings: 1 jar of overnight oats
Author: Kelli

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter (optional)
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or oat milk
  • Optional 1-2 tsp maple syrup
  • ¼ – ½ cup diced baked apples see post for tips on how to make in the oven or microwave

Instructions

  • Place oats, chia seeds, almond butter, yogurt, and milk in a mason jar and stir well (I like using a butter knife for stirring). If using maple syrup, stir into oats mixture. Option to layer, stir-in, or just top oats with baked apples.
  • Place in fridge for at least 4 hours, but ideally overnight. Enjoy in the morning!

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10 Comments

  • Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry AvatarBintu | Recipes From A Pantry6 months ago

    I’ve been thinking I need to prep some breakfasts as life is just so busy at the moment with everyone at home! I love the combination of apple and cinnamon so this sounds like the perfect breakfast option for me.

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast6 months ago

      Overnight oats are so perfect for busy mornings – and kid-friendly 😉

  • Patty at Spoonabilities AvatarPatty at Spoonabilities6 months ago

    How perfect! I’ve seen the overnight oats before but confession time: I’ve never tried it! Now I am motivated to back a batch so that we all can start our day right tomorrow with this yummy oatmeal recipe 🙂

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast6 months ago

      Oh you should definitely try overnight oats! If not this recipe, there are a bunch of others on my site as well – the peanut butter ones are my all-time favorite!

  • Jessica AvatarJessica6 months ago

    Couldn’t be easier! The hardest part is just me to remember the night before 🙂

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast6 months ago

      That can definitely be tricky! I’ve gotten in the habit of making them right after dinner as I’m cleaning up dishes and it’s helped a lot!

  • Andrea Metlika AvatarAndrea Metlika6 months ago

    These are so easy and delicious. A perfect way to start the day.

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast6 months ago

      Thanks Andrea! I couldn’t agree more 😉

  • emily Avataremily6 months ago

    This is one of my favorite flavors for overnight oats! This recipe was so easy to make and definitely one I’ll be making frequently 🙂

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast6 months ago

      I’m so glad to hear it! Thanks Emily 🙂

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