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Overnight Oats with Apples and Cinnamon

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Overnight oats with Apples and Cinnamon are a deliciously nutritious way to start your morning! They are so easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. overnight oats with apple and cinnamon in jar with spoon and two apples on green striped placemat

These overnight oats are perfect because there is no slicing or dicing involved. Just mix everything together in a pint-size jar and seal the jar tightly. The next morning, simply open the lid and eat your apple pie flavored oats either cold (my personal favorite); or if you prefer your oats warm, remove the lid and microwave for one minute (the jar will be hot to touch).

Why I love overnight oats

I think one of the biggest questions a new plant-based eater has is: “What am I going to eat for breakfast?” When we grow up eating particular foods for breakfast, we come to expect that these types of foods – and these foods only – are on the menu for breakfast.overnight oats with apple and cinnamon in jar with spoon and two apples on green striped placemat

After a while, most new vegans realize that food is just food! Can I tell you what we usually eat for breakfast in my house? Broccoli! That’s right – steamed broccoli with flavored balsamic…or baked potatoes…or leftovers from the night before.

But when you are new to plant-based, eating “breakfast food” makes the transition easier. Even an experienced plant-eater sometimes craves the familiar flavors of breakfast.

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The ingredients for overnight oats:

ingredients for overnight oats
These are all the ingredients you need to make delicious apple pie flavored overnight oats. See below for some add-on suggestions.
  • 1 pint-sized jar with lid
  • old fashioned rolled oats (not the quick oats or it will be mush)
  • almond milk or other plant milk of choice – I use unsweetened, if you have a sweet tooth then feel free to use the sweetened variety
  • ground cinnamon
  • sweetener of choice such as monk fruit, agave, maple syrup, coconut sugar, or brown/white sugar
  • unsweetened natural applesauce (this is the kind that is a little chunky)
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • optional add-ins include:
    • extra cinnamon
    • raisins or dried cranberries
    • chopped apples
    • nuts such as walnut, pecan, or sliced almonds

      walnuts, almond slices, raisins,and cranberries in white bowl
      These are some optional add-ins you can put in your overnight oats!

How long do overnight oats keep in the refrigerator?

This is an excellent question! As long as your overnight oats are kept in a tightly sealed container, they should keep up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

In fact, sometimes I will go ahead and make a few on Sunday night. That way we can just pop one out of the fridge in the morning when we are in a rush and go. They are well sealed, so I just place it in my lunch box as I’m running out the door. I eat it later in the morning when I have more time.

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Can I just use regular applesauce?

I’ve tried it before and to me, it was a no. I like the texture of the apple chunks. A child who has texture issues might not, however. In that case, smooth applesauce might be fine.ingredients for overnight oats - before mixing -in open jar with lid and spoon to the side.

What type of sweetener is best to use? And how much?

This is a personal choice. I usually use a little maple syrup. My husband prefers brown sugar (and a lot!) Coconut sugar is another plant-based sweetener option. Monk fruit is a very low-calorie substitute for sugar. I find it best to start with just a little sweetener as you can always add in more.

In the recipe card below, the calories will be calculated on 2 teaspoons of maple syrup. Teaspoon to teaspoon, the calories of most sweeteners (unless you are adding something like monk fruit sweetener -affiliate link- which will not add any significant calories), Understand that if you add more sweetener, then the calories will be higher.overnight oats with apple and cinnamon in jar with spoon and two apples on green striped placemat

The Recipe for Overnight Oats with  Apple and Cinnamon:

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overnight oats with apple and cinnamon in jar with spoon and two apples on green striped placemat

Overnight Oats with Apples and Cinnamon

Overnight oats are quick and easy to make. Add in natural (chunky) applesauce, cinnamon, and vanilla for an apple pie flavor!
from 4 reader reviews
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: overnight oats, overnight oats with apples
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 268kcal
Author: Cindy Rainey


  • 1 pint jar


  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats do NOT use quick oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or plant milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened the natural or chunky type
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or sweetener of choice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Optional add-ins (not calculated in nutritional information)

  • chopped nuts
  • dried cranberries
  • raisins
  • chopped apples
  • extra cinnamon


  • Mix all ingredients together in a jar and seal tightly.
  • Place in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Eat cold or to eat warm, remove the lid and microwave for one minute. (Jar will be hot to touch.)
  • Add in extra optional add-ins if that is your choice.


Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 2mg

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By on January 11th, 2020

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