I have fallen in love with these Overnight Apple Pie Oats. So simple to throw together at night and enjoy in the morning. Unlike my recipe for Overnight Oatmeal with Bananas and Chia Seeds this recipe is meant to be made in a large batch that you can pull out and take a portion of for up to a week.
Anybody else get a little burnt out on their breakfast routine from time to time? Anyone else got a million kids to help get ready for school in the morning and at about 11:00 you realize you forgot to eat breakfast? Me too. Overnight oats have been saving me lately. Especially this delicious recipe that I got from my friend Aubrey.
A couple of months ago I stayed over at Aubrey’s house and she made me this Over Night Apple Pie Oatmeal for breakfast. It was sooo yummy. She was also kind enough to share the recipe (Which she had actually adapted from a recipe for baked oatmeal) with me and I have been making it on the regular ever since.
My husband is enjoying having it for breakfast too, and even my 11-year-old has occasionally asked if he can have it for breakfast. One of the things I love the most about this recipe is that it is healthy! If I start the day out with a healthy breakfast that has a good mix of protein and fiber, I feel like it’s easier for me to fight cravings for sugar before lunch. What can I say, it just gives me a good feeling to know I’ve made at least one healthy choice for the day. 🙂
As far as breakfast goes, I just don’t have time to spend more than a minute making it and then I’ve usually got about five minutes to hurry and eat it. Recipes like these Overnight Apple Pie Oats are perfect if you are in a similar stage of life or just like to hit that snooze button a few times…if you know what I’m saying! Weekends are when I like to spend a little more time on breakfast once in a while or for special occasions I do love a nice hot breakfast or some pancakes. Here are some of our favorite recipes.
Favorite Breakfast Recipes
So, I’m not gonna lie, I was a little worried about how the diced apples would fair after a day or two in this recipe. Amazingly, they stay nice and crisp. One thing that I like to add to my oatmeal is a little sprinkle of chia seeds. Technically you could add them in while are mixing up the recipe. If you choose to do that you will need to adapt the amount of almond milk in the recipe because the chia seeds will suck up the moisture. I would suggest adding an additional 1/4 cup of almond milk for every tablespoon of chia seeds you add in.
Step-by-Step pictures of the Recipe
Frequently asked questions:
Is it ok to use sweetened Almond Milk?
Yes, it is absolutely okay to use sweetened almond milk. It will add more calories and sugar to the overall product, but it will be fine, the recipe will just be a little sweeter.
Can I Make this recipe in single serving containers?
Of course, you could make this is single serving containers if you prefer. The best way to do so would be to mix everything except the oatmeal and the apples together and put 1/3-1/2 cup of oatmeal in single containers (you can make 4 if you use 1/2 cup and 6 if you use 1/3 cup). Once you have the oats in the containers add even amounts of the spiced almond milk mixture to each container and sprinkle in an even amount of apples as well. Mix well, put a tight lid on each container and put them in the refrigerator.
Can I use regular (cow’s) milk in this recipe?
Yes, you can use cow’s milk. You can use any milk that you prefer…coconut, cashew, almond…any milk will work fine.
How Long can overnight oatmeal last in the fridge?
Most overnight oatmeal can last in the fridge for up to a week as long as it is kept in an airtight container.
More Healthy Recipes Your Family Will Love
- 2 cups old-fashioned or steel cut oats
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
- ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 2 tbsp brown sugar or maple syrup
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp salt, scant
- ⅛-1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 large apple, peeled and diced (you can use any kind of apple that you prefer)
- In a 2 quart bowl (one with measurements on the side and a lid like this one is best) combine almond milk, apple sauce, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, salt, and nutmeg. Mix well with a whisk until combined.
- Add oats and stir again.
- Add diced apples, stir and cover with an airtight lid. Put in fridge overnight. May be kept in the fridge for up to 1 week.