Apple Pie Overnight Oats
Updated: Mar 20
Oatmeal is one one my favorite breakfast options, but to be honest sometimes I can't be bothered to make a nice warm bowl of oatmeal in the morning before work. Overnight oats is the perfect substitute, and all you need to do in the morning is take it out of the fridge and enjoy!
My apple pie overnight oats is a fun way to bulk up your oats for a nice sweet treat with your morning coffee or tea. It's super easy to make, uses minimal ingredients, and has no added sugar!
Here's What You'll Need:
Apples: I prefer to use gala apples, as I think they have they perfect subtle sweetness and texture for this recipe, but you can use any apple you like! Though I would suggest not using granny smith apples for this recipe.
Old Fashioned Oats & Chia Seeds: The star of this recipe is of course the oats. Oatmeal is such a good breakfast option because it keeps you full and energized to start your day and stay focused till lunch! Chia seeds are the perfect addition to our overnight oats. They'll gel up overnight and give the end product a nice creamy pudding texture, plus they're rich in omega-3!
Unsweetened Soy Milk: I love using unsweetened soy milk for recipes like this because it's creamy and still has a nice light sweet flavor even though it's unsweetened. Feel free to sub any other unsweetened plant milk that you prefer.
Sugar Free Maple Syrup: We'll be using sugar free maple syrup to sweeten our apple pie mixture and our oats. You can totally use regular maple syrup, but you'll cut out a ton of sugar with a sugar free option and still get the same result!
Here's How To Put It All Together:
1. Dice up the apples into small chunks and add to a pan with butter. Sauté in the butter until they begin to soften and brown.
2. Once the apples are soft, add the cinnamon and maple syrup. Turn the heat to low and cook until they've reached your desired consistency. Prep the jars with the oats, chia, maple syrup, and soy milk while the apples continue to cook.
3. Transfer the apple mixture to its own container and top your oats the next day when it's time to enjoy!
Apple Pie Overnight Oats:
For the apples:
* 2 small apples (whichever is your fave kind)
* 1 tbs unsalted vegan butter
* 1/2 - 1 tsp ground cinnamon
* 2 tsp sugar free maple syrup
For the oats:
* 1 c old fashioned oats
* 2 tbs chia seeds
* 1 1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk
* 2 tsp sugar free maple syrup
* two airtight containers or jars for your overnight oats & one container to store the apple topping
1. Shave the skin off of the apples and dice into small pieces. Bring a medium saucepan over med-high heat and add the tbs of butter.
2. Once melted, add the apples. Let them soften and brown for several minutes, stirring them around every so often.
3. Add a splash of hot water to the pan and cover to let the apples steam for a few more minutes to continue softening. Uncover and lower the heat to low when most of the water has evaporated.
4. Add the cinnamon and maple syrup. Stir together. Keep cooking on low until the apples have reached your desired softness. Transfer to an airtight container.
5. Add 1/2 c of oats into each airtight container or jar that you'll be setting your overnight oats in. Next add 1 tbs of chia to each container and give it a mix. Pour 3/4 c soy milk and 1 tsp of maple syrup into each container. Give it a good stir, cover, and store in the fridge.
6. When you want to eat your oats, simply add half of the apple mixture on top and enjoy!
*I love adding a spoonful of creamy peanut butter on top and popping the oats in the microwave for about 30 seconds before I eat it to get the chill out of it and melt the peanut butter!
*Recipe yields 2 servings, and overnight oats should be eaten within 2-3 days