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This easy breakfast recipe for Apple Pie Overnight Oats is inspired by the classic all American favorite, Apple Pie! Loaded with tender gooey apple pie filling, cinnamon, oats, and nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. It’s a tasty and filling on the go breakfast that is very easy to fall in love with!
Hi y’all, I’m so excited to share with new apple pie inspired overnight oat recipe with you! The flavors in this recipe go hand and hand with apple pie. You can find warmth from the cinnamon, maple extract, and gooey apple pie filling! You might even forget you’re eating something super good for you! This easy peasy recipe is truly a highlight of Fall and makes a perfect meal prep option for busy mornings.
I have been really loving overnight oats lately. It’s a nice break from egg based breakfasts (that I also really love). They take just minutes to prep and I can easily grab one out of the fridge in the morning. I also love how nutrient dense they are, but kind of in secret because I don’t feel like I’m eating something super healthy.
What are Apple Pie Overnight Oats?
In a nut shell, overnight oats are a nutrient dense make ahead breakfast recipe that consists of soaking oats in liquid overnight in the fridge. The taste and texture is kind similar to oatmeal, but it stays uncooked and you eat them cold which actually helps preserve the nutrients.
A lot of recipes call for adding nut butters, yogurt, nuts, and different fruits to take on different flavors. This Apple Pie Overnight Oat recipe is topped off with homemade apple pie filling to make’m even extra special and delicious.
We love these because:
- EASY meal prep. I’m talking a couple dirty bowls and ready in under 15 minutes!
- A yummy change up from my normal egg sandwiches or breakfast bowls!
- Super nutrient heavy! I love that these kind of taste like they could be dessert, but they are full of so many nutrients from the oats and chia seeds. They keep me full and satisfied!
- Budget friendly!
Ingredients for Apple Pie Overnight Oats
the overnight oats part:
- old fashioned rolled oats– this is the coarse version of oats, you can use quick oats, but the texture will become mushy and steel cut oats will not work.
- unsweetened almond milk– cashew milk, oat milk, and soy milk will also work. Any non-dairy milk should work.
- chia seeds- these add a nice texture and thickness to the overnight oats and are highly nutritious
- ground cinnamon- adds delicious flavor. You can also use apple pie spice!
- maple extract-adds a true rich apple pie like taste, but if you don’t have it vanilla extract works excellent too!
- sweetener of choice- I use a Lakanto which is a sweetener made from monk fruit. Maple syrup is also a great choice!
- salt- just a pinch to help balance the sweet
- protein powder of choice- this is optional, but I add it every time I make overnight oats because protein helps keep you fuller longer! I like to use simply vanilla from clean simple eats. Use whatever protein powder you like, but be sure the flavor would pair nicely with apple pie!
- greek yogurt- you can add a little nonfat greek yogurt into the mason jar before or after you let them sit in the fridge for another healthy protein boost- yay!
the apple pie filling part:
- Apples- I tend to stick to Honeycrisp, Pink lady, Braeburn, or Golden delicious
- Cornstarch– helps thicken the apple pie filling
- Maple extract (or vanilla!)
- sweetener of choice- You might not need this if your apples are super sweet. I usually use 1 tablespoon of Lakanto. You can always add some sweetness to the overnight oats if you think it needs it later.
- pinch of salt
How to make Apple Pie Filling:
First, we’re actually going to make the Apple Pie filling for the oats. These are super easy to make! I make it in the microwave, but also have included how to do it on the stove top.
- Dice apples into small pieces and set aside. I usually don’t peel the apples because I’m kinda lazy and I also enjoy the texture they provide, but if you like less texture in your apple pie filling- you can peel them.
- In a medium microwave safe bowl add water and cornstarch. Stir together well until the cornstarch is dissolved.
- Add apples into bowl and sprinkle with cinnamon, sweetener(if using), and a pinch of salt.
- Stir together well.
- Place bowl in microwave and microwave in 3 minute increments, stir apples well each time, until apples are soft and gooey. For me it takes about 9 minutes total.
- Stove top instructions: Same instructions 1-4. Add to a saucepan and stir constantly over medium heat until apples are soft and gooey.
- Set aside.
How to make Apple Pie Overnight Oats:
- In a bowl add in oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, and protein powder if using. Stir together.
- Next, add your almond milk, maple extract, and if you want to add some greek yogurt for extra protein add it in here too. Stir all together until combined well.
- Now grab four mason jars or containers.
- Add in the oats evenly to each jar followed by the cooked apple pie filling on top.
- Place in refrigerator for at least 6 hours (or overnight) before eating.
Note: If you want to add in greek yogurt add up to 1/2 cup and replace that amount with the amount of milk. For example: 1-1/2 cup almond milk and 1/2 cup greek yogurt instead of the 2 cups of almond milk.
How to store overnight oats?
My favorite thing about overnight oats how easy they are to prep and store. If stored properly they last easily for 4-5 days and are so wonderful to take on the go or grab or eat walking around the house trying to get everything prepared for the day. I prefer to use wide mouth mason jars, but you really can use any container as long as it has a tightly fitted lid.
Toppings for overnight oats
I love to top my overnight oats off with extra goodies some mornings. My daughter loves to eat them as long as I top with just a dollop of whipped cream!
- Whipped cream
- Chopped pecans or walnuts
- Nut butters
- Extra cinnamon
In this recipe, I top with cooked apple pie filling and it works well, but if you want to top it with something to add texture like nuts I would wait until you eat it to maintain texture.
Cooked fruit lasts 4-5 days and fresh fruit will only be good for 2-3 days.
Yes. Mixing everything together distributes the flavors as well as allows the oats to soak up the liquid making them a better texture for eating.
Part of the reason overnight oats are so healthy is because you don’t heat them up. When you heat the oats they lose a bit of their nutritional value. That being said, they are still good for you either way and you can heat them up. I enjoy them cold.
Apple Pie Overnight Oats
Overnight Oats Part
- 1½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon or apple pie spice
- 1 tbsp sweetener of choice (I use Lakanto (monk fruit) sweetener, but you can use whatever you are used to using)
- 1 tsp maple extract
- 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any non dairy milk)
- 1 scoop protein powder (optional) I use Clean Simple Eats Simple Vanilla (1 scoop= 33g)
Apple Pie Filling
- 4 cups diced apples (3-4 medium apples)
- 4 tsp cornstarch
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp cinnamon or apple pie spice
- 1 tsp vanilla or maple extract
- pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp sweetener of choice (more or less depending on sweetness of apples)
Apple Pie Filling
- Dice apples into small pieces and set aside. *you can peel them if you want to- I don't mind the extra texture.
- In a medium microwave safe bowl add water and cornstarch. Whisk together well until the cornstarch is dissolved. Add apples into bowl and sprinkle with cinnamon, sweetener(if using), and a pinch of salt. Stir together well until combined.
- Place bowl in microwave and microwave in 2 minute increments, stir apples well in between, until apples are soft and gooey. For me it takes about 7-8 minutes total. Set aside to cool a bit when finished.
- Stove top instructions: Same instructions 1-3. Add to a saucepan over low heat and stir frequently until apples are soft and gooey. This will probably take close to 10 minutes.
- In a bowl add in oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, sweetener of choice, pinch of salt, and protein powder(if using). Stir together.
- Next, add your almond milk, maple extract, and if you want to add some greek yogurt for extra protein add it in here too. Stir all together until combined well.Note: if using greek yogurt replace 1/2 cup of almond milk with 1/2 cup greek yogurt.
- Now grab four mason jars or containers. Add in the oats evenly to each jar followed by the cooked apple pie filling on top. Place in refrigerator for at least 6 hours (or overnight) before eating.
- This recipe will stay good for 4-5 days.
With Protein Powder: 268 calories, 5g fat, 0.2g saturated fat, 47 carbohydrates, 37 net carbs, 10g dietary fiber, Sugar 17.5g (added sugar 0g, sugar alcohol 0g), 11g protein, 145g sodium
WW Points: 4 points Without Protein Powder: 240 calories, 5g fat, 0.2g saturated fat, 44g carbohydrates, 36g net carbohydrates, 17.5g sugar (0g added sugar, 0g sugar alcohol), 6g protein, 91g sodium
WW Points: 4 Points *Remember the nutritional information and ww points can range depending on ingredients used protein powder- I use clean simple eats protein powder truly vanilla for these/ 1 scoop equals 33g and about 4 tablespoons. This can range a bit between protein powder brands as well as the macro nutrients. Make sure if using a different protein powder to adjust accordingly. I love the flavor, texture, and macros on clean simple eats, but use your favorite one.