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Apple Pie Overnight Oats are an easy, healthy breakfast that can be made days in advance! They use my apple pie spice mix and a touch of honey for the taste of eating apple pie for breakfast without the guilt!
These apple pie overnight oats are proof that meal prep doesn’t have to be boring! It’s a filling, make-ahead breakfast that will make mornings easy and delicious. I will always love Bircher Muesli and my Tropical Overnight Oats, but in the Fall I love to mix it up with an apple pie variation. All the flavors of classic apple pie or easy apple crisp in a healthy, portable breakfast!
These overnight oats can be prepped up to 4 days in advance in a large batch or in individual portions. Grab a healthy pumpkin bran muffin from the freezer and you have a filling breakfast on the go!
Table of Contents
- Oats: I use old-fashioned rolled oats in my overnight oats. They retain their shape and structure even after sitting for several days. I much prefer this to the texture of quick oats. Quick oats also need less moisture, so you will find the overnight oats to be loose rather than pudding-like.
- Greek Yogurt: I use 2% Greek Fage Yogurt because I prefer the flavor, but you can use any brand you love. It adds protein and a little fat to in effect keep you full for longer!
- Original Almond Milk: Depending on what I have on hand, I will use vanilla flavor or original almond milk interchangeably. Any alternative milk will do. Just make sure you like the flavor! You can also use cow’s milk but the calories will change.
- Apple: You can use any variety of apple, but I prefer to choose apples that that retain their flavor and texture like gala, honeycrisp, pink lady, or Braeburn.
- Apple Pie Spice: This recipe for Homemade Apple Pie Spice Mix only has three ingredients but packs all the flavor! A professional pastry chef’s secret ratio for the perfect apple pie spice mix.
- Honey: Choose a local honey to get all the allergy-fighting benefits! Honey adds just a little bit of extra sweetness but can absolutely be omitted if desired.
- Chia Seeds: Chia seeds add fiber and texture to the overnight oats. They also have an array of other nutrients like Omega-3’s, iron and calcium! If you don’t enjoy the texture of the bloomed chia sees, add them right before eating for a little crunch or omit them completely.
Substitutions in Apple Pie Overnight Oats
- Yogurt: I use 2% Greek yogurt because I love the staying power of low fat yogurt, but you could use fat free Greek yogurt instead. This recipe is tested with Greek yogurt, which is thicker than regular yogurt. For that reason, if you use standard plain yogurt, you might need to reduce the milk.
- Almond Milk: I make this with Unsweetened Almond Milk but you could use vanilla almond milk, any milk, or alternative milk that you like!
- Apple Pie Spice: The recipe uses my Apple Pie Spice mix recipe, which is difficult to measure in these small quantities. If you don’t want to make a whole batch, then use cinnamon with a pinch of allspice and cloves.
- Sweeteners: Use as much or as little added sweetener as you would like. I use honey but brown sugar, maple syrup or agave would also be lovely.
Frequently Asked Questions
Store overnight oats covered in the refrigerator either in one larger container or in individual portions.
Apple Pie Overnight Oats will keep for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. To keep it longer, mix the yogurt in as you use it.
Overnight oats do not freeze well. The yogurt will separate and it will not be texturally pleasant.
Apple Pie Overnight Oats
- Grate the apple directly over a medium bowl. I do not peel mine before grating but you absolutely can peel the apple first!
- Add oats, yogurt, almond milk, spice and honey to the bowl and mix well.
- Stir in chia seeds. Sometimes they will clump when added with all the other ingredients, so I always mix them in afterwards. They can also be omitted.
- Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight.
- To serve, spoon desired amount in individual bowls with additional diced apples and a little more spice!
Makes 4 servings (188 calories per serving)
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