These healthy overnight oats are the perfect on-the-go breakfast for busy mornings when you need something quick and filling. The flavors of apple pie make it feel like a true indulgence — what could be better?
Late September and October are some of my favorites weeks of the year. The weather in New England is reliably beautiful — do I dare say perfect? We get those crisp cool mornings followed by warm sunny afternoons and just a slight chill at night where you can finally pull out those long sleeves and maybe a light jacket, but there is no need to bundle up just yet.
Fall also feels like a bit of a fresh start, doesn’t it? Even though I’ve been out of school for several years now, there is something about that back-to-school vibe that still lives in me. I feel more focused, energized, and productive.
I’m also motivated to organize and tackle my to-do list. This year, I’m feeling a little extra pressure to get our house (and myself) ready for the arrival of our little one in in just 9ish short weeks! I’m hoping this baby has a little more of me in him or her and arrives just right on time. If it has more of my husband, it will be late. And if it’s early….well then I question whose child it is. Kidding. Sort of. ;).
Needless to say, mornings are busy. Though I am very lucky to work from home, those morning hours saved by not commuting are just filled with client sessions, teaching spin, writing blog posts, or long walks with our puppy, who seems to have remembered that he is only 2 and not 10 now that the weather has cooled off and needs a lot of exercise all of a sudden. So I need something fast and easy.
Overnight oats are pretty much the perfect in-a-rush breakfast. Take 10 minutes on a Sunday to whip up this recipe and then all you have to do each morning is reach in the fridge for your breakfast and then grab a spoon.
If you’re all about the fall flavors, these oats are for you. The cinnamon and brown sugar coated apples paired with creamy oats and chia are truly reminiscent of apple pie. Filled with fiber, protein, and a little healthy fat, and low in sugar, they are the best way to start your morning, stabilize your blood sugar, and give you energy for the day. They are also pretty much the perfect post-workout breakfast for those of you that exercise in the morning.
Apple Pie Overnight Oats
Filled with wholesome ingredients, these overnight oats are the perfect on-the-go breakfast for busy mornings. Flavors of apple pie make this fall breakfast feel like a true indulgence.
Makes: 4 servings
- 1 1/3 cups quick oats or rolled oats, divided into 4 servings
- 4 Tbsp of chia seeds
- 2 2/3 cup milk of choice (I use unsweetened almond milk)
- 1 cup yogurt of choice (I use plain 4% Greek yogurt)
- 2 medium apples, diced into cubes
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp butter
- Optional topping: 1 cup, divided, granola of choice (I topped with my Maple Pecan Granola)
- Gather 4 small to medium mason jars or other container of similar size. Mason jars work well because they are tall and narrow. Wider containers don't allow oats to mix as well. Add 1/3 cup oats, 1 Tbsp chia seeds, 2/3 cup milk and 1/4 cup yogurt to each jar. Mix with a whisk or cover and give a strong shake.
- Toss diced apples with cinnamon and sugar. Heat butter in a medium pan. When melted, add apples and saute ntil soft, about 5 minutes. Stir consistently so the apples don't stick to the bottom of the pan and they cook evenly.
- Add apples to each jar. Top with granola if using and store in refrigerator for 1 hour or overnight. You can also wait to put the granola in until you are ready to serve if you want it to stay crunchy.