Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
Breakfast, Breakfast On-The-Go, Snack, Dessert
The fall flavours are alive in this recipe, friends – who else is a fan of the cozy, comforting combination of apple and cinnamon?
With apple season in full swing, your local farmers’ markets and supermarkets are sure to have tons of local varieties to choose from! This Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats recipe is so easy to make – in fact; whip it up quickly the night before and you’ve got a hearty, healthy breakfast ready to grab-and-go in the AM! Or, serve at the table right from the jar!
This recipe takes no longer than 10-15 minutes to prepare; perfect for busy entrepreneurs, fast-paced families or those who don’t like the idea of having to prepare breakfast in the mornings.
- 1 apple (we used Cortland), chopped into small cubes
(3/4 for overnight oats; 1/4 as topping)
- 2-3 teaspoons maple syrup
(or sweetener of your choice)
- 1/2 cup gf-dedicated oats
- 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla oat milk
(or any dairy-free milk of your choice)
- 1/4 cup vanilla coconut yogurt
(or any yogurt of your choice)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
(plus a pinch for ‘baked cinnamon apple’ mix)
- Optional toppings/mix-ins: Chia seeds, flaxseed, pecans
The Steps to Take
1. Start by preparing your ‘baked cinnamon apple’ mixture. Since this is a quick recipe, we did this in the microwave (you can also do this on the stove over low-medium heat). Add all chopped apples, 1 teaspoon of maple syrup and a pinch of cinnamon to a microwave-safe bowl, tossing everything until well-coated.
2. Heat for about 40-45 seconds, until your mixture resembles an apple pie filling – but your pieces should still be firm and somewhat crunchy (make sure you don’t heat them for too long, or they’ll become mush
3. Set your ‘baked cinnamon apple’ topping aside for now to cool. Grab your mason jar or whichever storage container you want to keep your overnight oats in and add your gluten-free dedicated oats, dairy-free milk, yogurt, maple syrup (about 2 teaspoons, less if you prefer it to be not as sweet), vanilla and cinnamon. Mix everything together, ensuring all elements are well-incorporated and then add 3/4 of your ‘baked cinnamon apple’ mix. Place the lid on your jar/container and pop it into the fridge until morning (or if you’re making it the morning of, let it rest for an hour in the fridge).
4. When ready to serve, just remove lid from mason jar/container and top with remaining ‘baked cinnamon apple’ mixture (saved in fridge overnight) + optional toppings of your choice (we sprinkled chia seeds, flax seeds and pecans on top).
5. Pop jar/container into your bag, or if you’re enjoying this at home, eat it straight from the mason jar/pour into a bowl!