This Apple Pie Overnight Oats is about to become your favorite breakfast for fall!
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you know how I feel about breakfast. It’s my favorite meal, but also one I can easily skip. With young kids, getting them dressed, teeth brushed, face cleaned, lunches packed and ready for school is always a whirlwind and by the time I realize it it’s practically lunch time. Well this recipe for apple pie overnight oats is perfect for those busy morning when you need to grab something and go!
Apple pie is by far my favorite pie! There is just nothing better than a warm slice of apple pie topped with vanilla ice cream.. but since you shouldn’t eat pie for breakfast (although that sounds lovely) why not add all the flavors of apple pie in your oatmeal? These are really simple to make, you can prepare several at a time and keep in the fridge for quick and easy meal prep throughout the week! As the oatmeal sits in the fridge overnight, the oats get soft but somehow my apples stayed crunchy! So it was just a great combination of textures. If you keep it in the fridge for couple of days then the apples will probably start to soften as well.
What kind of oats to use for overnight oatmeal?
I use regular old fashioned oats when I make overnight oatmeal, quick oats will also work. I wouldn’t use steel cut oats, but I have heard of people having success with them. You probably will need to adjust and add some extra liquid if you use those. But for best results follow the recipe and use old fashioned oats!
What kind of sweetener to use in overnight oats?
So in this apple pie version, I used a little bit of maple syrup. Maple syrup goes perfectly with apples, cinnamon and nutmeg and a little goes a long way! I’ve also used stevia in overnight oatmeal before and that works great. Honey will also be a great substitute. Or you can also use regular white sugar.
Should you eat overnight oats cold or warm?
I see this question all the time and this is really a personal preference! This would be delicious both ways! If you have some extra time and you prefer warm oatmeal, then yes by all means nuke it 30 seconds at time until warmed through. But I typically eat it cold mostly because I’m usually always running late.
Apple Pie Overnight Oats
- 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp maply syrup add more to taste
- 1/3 cup chopped apples
- 1 tsp flax seed
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Add all of the ingredients to a jar, shake well and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
Check out my recipe for classic apple pie