Cinnamon overnight oats with baked apples are healthy, delicious, and easy to make. The addition of baked apples adds a touch of sweetness and makes this quick breakfast extra-special and one that the whole family will love.
By making these oats with a few minutes of prep time the night before, they absorb all of the delicious flavors while they become thick and creamy oats. In just a few simple steps, you can have a comforting breakfast that is ready to go as soon as you wake up making them perfect for busy mornings.
Why you will🤍this recipe
- Overnight oats are a healthy and easy breakfast recipe made with a handful of simple ingredients.
- You can make them in individual portions which is perfect for meal prep and a grab and go breakfast.
Here is what you will need
This is an overview of the ingredients and steps to make this recipe; scroll down for a printable recipe card with exact measurements and detailed instructions.
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- Coconut Oil or Butter
- Ground cinnamon
- Pure maple syrup to add a touch of sweetness
- Old fashioned oats
- Chia seeds
- Almond butter
- Plant based milk
- Mixing bowl
- Small mason jars (8 or 10 ounces)
How to make this apple cinnamon overnight oats recipe
Please note that this a list of steps to give you an idea how to make this easy overnight oats recipe. Full details are in the recipe card below.
- Core and chop the apples -this zyliss knife and apple corer are great tools for this!
- Add the cinnamon, maple syrup to a small mixing bowl.
- Toss the apples with the syrup, and butter, and bake.
- While the apples are cooking, mix of the ingredients for the base of the oats and add the oat mixture to small jars.
- Once apples have been baked store them separately in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
- To serve, pile the apples on top of the oats and enjoy.
Ingredient notes and substitutions
Oats - I like to used old-fashioned oats when I make overnight oats. You can also use quick oats in a pinch if you don't have old fashioned oats. Keep in mind that the instant oats will absorb more liquid and will be more mushy than old fashioned oats.
Almond butter - Is a mild flavored nut butter and adds protein to the overnight oats. It can be substituted with an equal amount of your favorite nut butter such as cashew butter or peanut butter.
Plant based milk - You can use your favorite non-dairy milk to make this healthy breakfast recipe such as almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk. You can also use regular milk if you don't have cow's milk allergies.
Store overnight oats in a sealed container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container. To serve, give them a quick stir add apples and enjoy.
How to serve overnight oats
Serve overnight oats chilled right from the refrigerator, at room temperature or heated in the microwave.
Add a few chopped walnuts or pecans for a little extra protein and texture.
Change up the fruit - Instead of apples, try roasting pears or peaches.
Yogurt - Add a tablespoon or two of plain Greek yogurt for extra protein.
Protein powder - Add a scoop or two of your favorite protein powder for high protein overnight oats.
Fresh fruit - If you don't want to go through the roasting process, you can add fresh fruit to your oats before serving.
Dried fruit - In addition to apples, sprinkle on some dried fruit such as raisins or cranberries.
- small mason jars are perfect for mixing and storing your overnight oats individual portions. Once your oats are ready there is just enough space to add the baked apples.
- If your oats seem dry, add a splash of your favorite milk or water just before serving
It is not recommended to use steel cut oats for overnight oats. Steel cut oats are minimally processed, have a completely different texture than rolled oats and will not soften overnight without partially cooking them first.
There are many benefits of overnight oats. They are a delicious breakfast recipe that is convenient, made with healthy ingredients and so versatile. You can add whatever you like to them.
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Overnight Oats Base
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 ½ cups plant-based milk
- 1 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 apples
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil or butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Overnight Oats Base
- Place ½ cup of oats into a ½ pint or pint mason jar
- Top each jar of oats with 1 tablespoon almond butter, 1 tablespoon chia seeds and 1 cup water or your favorite milk
- Mix the ingredients together, cover and store in the refrigerator
- Baked Apples
- Cut the apples into ½ inch sized chunks and place them in an oven-proof baking dish
- Melt the coconut oil or butter on top of the stove
- Stir in the cinnamon and syrup
- Pour the coconut oil mixture over the apples and stir
- Bake the apple mixture at 350 for 35 minutes
- Store the baked apples in the refrigerator until it's time to serve the oatmeal
- Top your overnight oats with a heaping spoonful of baked apples
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used
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Lisa Kerhin says
What a hearty and flavorful breakfast! Love the maple syrup in this.
Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck says
If only I had had this for breakfast this morning! Perhaps tomorrow!!!
Sue Lau says
I love having the overnight oats ready to grab and go in the morning. I love to cook, but I am no good to anyone before coffee!
Amy (Savory Moments) says
I love that you used baked apples with these oats -- so flavorful and a perfect fall breakfast!
I love overnight oats. I'll bet the baked apples and almond butter taste amazing together too. I need to make some for tomorrow!
Wendy Klik says
I loved the overnight cinnamon apple oats I made but you take it to a whole new level with the baked apples. MMMMMM.
I love overnight oats! And this version is perfect for Fall. I always go apple picking and have way too many apples. So thi is a great healthy way to use them up!
Valentina | The Baking Fairy says
I love the look of these overnight oats! They are so simple, nourishing, and delicious. Adding the idea to my breakfast rotation!
I'm a huge overnight oats fan and I love the idea of adding baked apples! So delicious!
Apple and cinnamon is literally one of my favourite flavour combinations, especially at this time of the year! And overnight oats are such a great way of having a breakfast ready when you wake up, perfect for the busy mornings!
Jacque Hastert says
Perfect for busy fall mornings! I love the combination of apples and cinnamon! That combo will always have my heart. all. year. long!
YUM! I'm always looking to jazz up my overnight oats and love the combination of apple and cinnamon, I bet your house smells amazing after making this!
Mama Maggie's Kitchen says
This is making me super hungry! This Apple and cinnamon overnight oats looks really delicious. Wish I could have this right now!
Ooh these are definitely going to become a breakfast staple around here. We were already huge fans of overnight oats, but these baked apples just push it over the edge, so good!
Overnight oats are one of my favorite breakfasts. This oatmeal is a perfect breakfast for fall!
My bf loves overnight oats for breakfast! I'm preparing this for him tonight - thank you!