Meet apple pie overnight oats - an easy and absolutely scrumptious make-ahead breakfast!
The vanilla maple overnight oats take just minutes to whip up and the sauteed cinnamon apple pie topping is to-die-for.
It'll be your new favorite meal prep breakfast, I promise!
How to make apple pie overnight oats
- Oats: Old-fashioned rolled will be the main ingredient for the overnight oat base.
- Chia seeds: Provide a pudding-like texture and a ton of nutrition.
- Milk: Whatever kind you have on hand.
- Maple syrup: For a little sweetness and maple flavor.
- Cinnamon: Because you can't have apple pie without cinnamon.
- Vanilla: Flavor, flavor, flavor.
Apple Pie Topping:
- Butter: To saute the apples in.
- Apples: Any firm apple is best here, like Gala, Honeycrisp or Fuji.
- Brown sugar: For just a touch of sweetness.
- Cinnamon: You can never have enough.
- Walnuts: If you like a little nutty crunch.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the oats, chia seeds, milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla extract and salt.
- Place a lid on the bowl and transfer to the refrigerator.
- Alternatively, spoon oats into 4 smaller meal prep bowls fitted with a lid.
- Let sit at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Place the butter in a small saucepan or skillet and heat to medium.
- Once it’s melted, add the diced apples and sauté 4-5 minutes or until soft.
- Stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon.
- Note: the apple pie topping can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and warmed back up or served cold.
- Serve the overnight oats cold or warm them up in the microwave 30-90 seconds or until hot.
- Spoon the apple pie topping and walnuts (if using) on the oats. Serve.
Recipe Substitutions and Alterations
- For the oats: Old-fashioned rolled are best, but you could try this recipe with quick oats or steel cut oats. You may have to adjust the amount of milk you add.
- For the chia: You can skip them or just a little ground flaxseed in place.
- For the milk: Use any milk, such as cow's, soy, pea, oat, almond, coconut or rice.
- You could also sub some of the milk for yogurt.
- Try with plain or vanilla flavored.
- For the apples: Use any firm apple.
- Or, try it with diced fresh pears.
- For the brown sugar: Use light or dark brown sugar or sub for a lower sugar option like Swerve or stevia brown sugar.
- For the walnuts: Leave them out or try with pecans or almonds.
- Enjoy them hot or cold: Eat them cold right out of the refrigerator or heat them up before eating.
- To make this gluten free: Use gluten free oats. Be sure all other ingredients you choose are gluten free.
- To make this dairy free: Use a dairy free milk substitute like soy, pea, oat, almond, coconut or rice milk.
- To make this vegan: Use a plant-based milk substitute like soy, pea, oat, almond, coconut or rice.
- To make this nut free: Skip the walnuts. Be sure all ingredients you choose are nut free.
- To make this egg free: This recipe does not contain eggs.
- To adjust the sugar level: Reduce the amount of maple syrup and/or brown sugar you use or try a sugar substitute like Swerve or stevia.
- Prep the overnight oats and apple pie topping ahead of time and store them in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator.
- The overnight oats and apple pie topping will last 3-5 days in the refrigerator.
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Apple Pie Overnight Oats
Vanilla maple overnight oats with sauteed cinnamon apple pie topping - your favorite pie meets a scrumptious make-ahead breakfast!
- Prep Time: 10-15 mins
- Cook Time: 3-5 mins + refrigeration time
- Total Time: 13-18 mins + 4 hrs + refrigeration time
- Yield: Serves 4
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: No-Cook, Stove Top
- Cuisine: American
- 1 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 ½ cups milk (of choice)
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Pinch coarse salt
Apple Pie Topping:
- 1-2 tablespoons butter
- 2 medium firm apples, skins on, cored and diced
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts (optional)
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the oats, chia seeds, milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla extract and salt. Place a lid on the bowl and transfer to the refrigerator. Alternatively, spoon oats into 4 smaller meal prep bowls fitted with a lid. Let sit at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Place the butter in a small saucepan or skillet and heat to medium. Once it’s melted, add the diced apples and sauté 4-5 minutes or until soft. Stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon. Note: the apple pie topping can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and warmed back up or served cold.
- Serve the overnight oats cold or warm them up in the microwave 30-90 seconds or until hot. Spoon the apple pie topping and walnuts (if using) on the oats. Serve.
Substitution Tip: Try pears instead of apples.
- Serving Size: ¼ of recipe
- Calories: 258
- Sugar: 11g
- Sodium: 55mg
- Fat: 7g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Unsaturated Fat: 5g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 42g
- Fiber: 6g
- Protein: 7g
- Cholesterol: 9mg
Keywords: breakfast, make ahead, brunch, apple, oats, oatmeal