Dessert-lovers will agree, the best part of making a full pie is getting to eat the leftovers for breakfast the next day. Now you don’t have to turn on the oven or deal with finicky pastry to get that same sweet satisfaction! Apple pie overnight oats give you the luscious taste of baked apples, infused with warm cinnamon spice, all in a healthy, hearty package.
Ease into a cozy morning with a bowlful of apple pie oatmeal. Unlike a conventional slice of pie, you don’t have to worry about a sugar rush or subsequent crash derailing your day. For a smart and gratifying choice, you can’t beat this make-ahead meal.
The finishing touches are what really put this breakfast over the top to rival any decadent dessert. Try a variety of crunchy, creamy, sweet, and salty options to get a little bite of everything in each spoonful. Here are my favorites:
If it makes a great pie, it can make for great overnight oats, too. Your best bets for fresh produce are found in the summer months, but frozen is an excellent option all year round. Diced or chopped fruits are ideal for a balance of decadent and nutrition, such as:
Making overnight oats is so easy!
Start with one cup of rolled oats. In a container of your choice, add the oats, chia seeds (if you’d like) (optional), spices, brown sugar, plant-based milk, and half of the diced apple. Mix well and add the remaining apple to the top. Overnight, the oats will become thick and creamy! To serve, top with granola or chopped nuts, and enjoy.
Yes! Maximize your time in the kitchen and prep a full week of breakfasts at once. This formula can be scaled up infinitely and stored in separate, airtight containers for up to 5 days in the fridge. You can effortlessly feed yourself or a whole hungry family this way.
If you’re concerned about long term storage, you can pop your jars of prepped overnight oats into the freezer, no problem! Just make sure there’s at least ½-inch of space left at the top of the jar, to allow the oats to expand slightly as the liquid freezes. When you’re ready to eat, let thaw in the fridge for 24 hours, or at room temperature for 4 to 6 hours. Alternately, you can pop it into a saucepan and heat it up for instant warm apple oatmeal.
For a few simple upgrades, consider incorporating one, two, or all of the following superfoods:
· 1 to 2 tablespoons plant-based protein powder, for extra protein
· ¼ cup vegan yogurt, for probiotics
· 1 to 2 teaspoons ground flaxseeds, for healthy fats and fiber
If you’re a fan of overnight oats then you’ll love Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats and Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats.
Want something warm? Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal and Baked Oatmeal with Berries are just as easy as overnight oats, but instead of chilling in the fridge, you immediately pop them in the oven to bake!
Photos by Amanda McGillicuddy for World of Vegan.
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such a delicious breakfast recipe! so so good!
This apple pie overnight oats recipe is so good! It’s a perfect way to mix up my overnight oats routine. Thanks!
Like a super healthy apple crisp – I love the spicy sweet taste!
My kiddos will love these!
So yummy! It really does taste like apple pie!