Craving apple pie for breakfast? Then make this healthy 5-minute apple pie overnight oats. It is super easy, gluten-free, can be easily made vegan. It’s great for meal prep too.
Oats are one of my favorite ingredients to use in breakfast recipes, therefore here are a few more of them that you can try at home – Strawberry Overnight Oats, Oats Idli, Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats, Vegetable Oats Khichdi, and Beetroot Oats Idli.
About This Recipe
Apple pie overnights oats is a healthy and delicious breakfast recipe that tastes like your favorite dessert, apple pie. These come together in under 5 minutes and can be made ahead of time.
These dump-and-go overnight oats are super healthy, gluten-free, can be easily made vegan, one bowl, and are great for meal prep. Not only breakfast, but you can serve these for mid-meal snacks or even dessert.
Serve them hot or cold topped with an array of toppings for a healthy start to your day.
Apples – I like to use sweet red apples like honey crisp, gala, or fuji. You can use whichever apples you like. Adding some applesauce to the oats is also a great way to incorporate apple flavor in them.
Oats – Rolled oats (old-fashioned oats) are best to make overnight oats. They absorb the liquid well and become soft but not mushy. Instant oats will become too soggy and steel-cut oats take a much longer time to become soft.
Milk & Yogurt – Soak the oats in a combination of milk and yogurt. I personally like to use whole milk but you can choose skim milk or even dairy-free options like soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk, etc. The same goes for yogurt.
Sweetener – Use honey to sweeten the overnight oats. Maple syrup or agave nectar can be used for a vegan version. Adjust the quantity of sweetener as per your taste.
Cinnamon – This is my favorite ingredient, as it instantly adds so much flavor with just a small quantity. It also gives a little spiciness to the oats that make it even more delicious.
Vanilla Extract – Add in a good quality vanilla extract for the best flavor and aroma.
Topping – Finally, top the apple pie overnight with oats with pecans and chopped apples. You can also use other nuts such as almonds, walnuts, pistachios instead of pecans, which will add a nice crunch to the creamy oats.
How To Make Apple Pie Overnight Oats
Stir together ½ cup chopped apples, 1 teaspoon honey, and ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon in a microwave-safe bowl.
Micro at high for 1 minute until the apples are slightly softened.
Stir together ½ cup rolled oats, ½ cup milk, ¼ cup plain yogurt, 2 teaspoon honey, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, and ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon in another medium-size mixing bowl.
Add the apple mixture to the oats mixture and mix well.
Close the lid of the bowl and refrigerate for 8-10 hours.
Add some more milk if the mixture is too thick and transfer the oats in 2 serving bowls.
Top with chopped apples, toasted chopped pecans, and chia seeds. Serve chilled or heat them in the microwave and serve hot.
Frequently Asked Questions
The minimum time you need to soak the oats is 2 hours if you are in hurry or you forgot to soak it overnight. I like to soak it for a minimum of 5 to 6 hours or overnight. You can keep it for longer, up to 4 days too.
You can top the overnight oats with fresh chopped apples or caramelize them for a complex flavor.
Nut butter such as almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter are also great topping options.
My other favorites are granola, seeds like sunflower seeds, chia seeds, or pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, nuts like pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc.
These overnight oats will last for up to 5 days in the fridge when stored in an air-tight container.
This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled and instead of making it in a large bowl, you can make it in individual mason jars. Just grab one jar and have it on the go.
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Apple Pie Overnight Oats Recipe
- ½ cup chopped apples
- 3 teaspoons honey (divided)
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon (divided)
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ cup plain yogurt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Topping:
- ¼ cup chopped apples
- 2 tablespoons chopped toasted pecans
- ½ teaspoon chia seeds
- Stir together ½ cup chopped apples, 1 teaspoon honey, and ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon in a microwave safe bowl.
- Micro at high for 1 minute until the apples are slightly softened.
- Stir together ½ cup rolled oats, ½ cup milk, ¼ cup plain yogurt, 2 teaspoon honey, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, and ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon in another medium-size mixing bowl.
- Add the apple mixture to the oats mixture and mix well.
- Close the lid of the bowl and refrigerate for 8-10 hours.
- Add some more milk if the mixture is too thick and transfer the oats in 2 serving bowls.
- Top with chopped apples, toasted chopped pecans, and chia seeds. Serve chilled or heat them in the microwave and serve hot.