This cozy Apple Pie Overnight Oats recipe with apples, cinnamon, maple syrup, oats, chia seeds and walnuts, tastes just like apple pie!
Apple Pie Overnight Oats
I’ve been making overnight oats for years. They’re healthy and full of fiber (10 grams!) which will keep you full for hours. This apple pie version is not just healthy, it’s also delicious! Have this for breakfast or as a healthy snack or dessert. You can double the recipe to make four for meal prep. You may also like my Overnight Oats with Blueberries and Bananas or Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats.
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About these Apple Pie Overnight Oats
If you love fall as much as I do, when your entire house smells like fall, then you’re going to go crazy for these Apple Pie Overnight Oats!
Having a pre-made healthy breakfast on hand always makes it so much easier to start the day off on the right foot, and these overnight oats are one my go-to recipes to help me do exactly that.
Using chopped apples simmered with maple syrup and cinnamon on the stovetop, takes this simple overnight oats recipe to the next level. I always make extra apples, because they’re so tasty and easy to prepare… and they make your house smell like a delicious and cozy autumn day.
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You can serve these overnight oats warm or cold. Enjoy!
Are overnight oats healthy?
Yes, these apple pie overnight oats are healthy. With 10 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein per serving, this breakfast will help you feel full for longer and contributes to a slower blood glucose release. Oats also are an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, copper, thiamine and zinc. Oats also contain a type of soluble fiber called beta glucan, which lowers blood glucose and cholesterol levels, reducing risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Are oats overnight good for weight loss?
Yes, they are an easy and filling breakfast that are loaded with nutrient-rich ingredients (see above) that promote healthy weight loss.
Which is healthier: oatmeal or overnight oats?
Both are equally healthy, but it also depends on what you choose to put in your oats. Whole, real food ingredients, like the ones in this recipe, are always the best choice!
Do you eat overnight oats hot or cold?
The answer is both! I usually let them sit out on my counter for an hour while I go to the gym or get ready for my day to get the chill out. Some people like to heat them up in the microwave for a few minutes, it’s totally up to you.
How long do overnight oats last
To make this for meal prep, you can double or quadruple the recipe. You can leave them in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Apple Pie Overnight Oats
For the apples:
- 1 medium apple, chopped
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- Sea salt
For the oats:
- 1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk, or milk of your choice
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 cup old fashioned oats, or gluten-free oats
- 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, for topping
For the apples:
- Add the apples, cinnamon, maple syrup and a pinch of sea salt to small sauce pan over low heat.
- Mix to combine then cover and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the apples are tender.
- Remove the lid, increase the heat to medium and cook an additional 2-3 minutes or until the sauce thickens slightly and coats the apples and excess liquid evaporates.
- Remove from the heat and set aside while you make the oats.
For the oats:
- In a small bowl, add the milk, chia seeds, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup.
- Add the oats and mix to combine.
- Add 1/4 of the oat mixture to 2 mason jars (8oz) or airtight containers (with lids).
- Layer each evenly with ¼ of the apples then top each with an equal amount of the remaining oats and 1 tablespoon walnuts.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Oats may be eaten cold, at room temperature or warm.
45 comments on “Apple Pie Overnight Oats”
Very tasty and easy to make.
Yum! Made with 2 Tablespoons of chia seeds and increased almond milk to 2 cups, used vietnamese cinnamon, didn’t adjust anything else. Amazing. I heated this for 1 minute in the microwave after tasting cold. It’s yummy both ways tho! Thanks so much Gina, you’ve converted me from my boring oatmeal to this decadent breakfast treat.
This is the first time I have liked an overnight uncooked oats, I am more partial to warm cooked type. This was good and flavors wonderful. I did my apple in a microwave for a minute with a spash of water the spices and a bit of swerve. Came out perfectly. Stirred and made sure no liquid, and there wasn’t any. I think next time I will make them one at a time as I am no good at eyeballing amounts of the oatmeal milk mixture. I didn’thave the right kind of jars so just used glass dishes. Also didn’t have chia seeds so it may not have gotten as thick—did put in a tab of ground flax when making them to see if that might help make up for it and I think it may have helped as they were reasonably thickened. Will need to get chia seeds to try too.
This was absolutely delicious! Made as directed and heated (dumped into a bowl for microwave & heat time 1.30 secs) in the morning. Filling and tastes just like apple pie. ❤️
This recipe just popped up in my feed so I had to make it! I madet it exactly as directed and it came out wonderful. My whole family loved it. Thank you!
This was sooo good…very filling and delicious. I used 2 tablespoons of chia instead of 2 teaspoons and added extra milk.
Any suggestions on how to increase the protein? I wasn’t sure if I could substitute fairlife protein shake for the milk?
I have used all kinds of milks for overnight oats..you could also use more chia and add greek yogurt to increase protein.
Could you use quick oats for this recipe?
I just read a comment about the chia seeds and I understand what the writer means. The mouthfeel isn’t great. But I put them in this anyway and honestly with all the other things going on, didn’t even notice the chia. Chia is nutritious so you may want to try the recipe first as written. I also thought about leaving them out, but am glad I added them.
I love chia, so healthy and full of fiber but agree you don’t feel the texture in this recipe with the oats! You can always swap for some ground flax.
Thanks I did try the flax and I do like it more then chia–might have to work on myself to get used to the chia seeds. Nice swap idea. thanks
I made this but halved the recipe when I realized how much it was going to make. I had already put in two tsps. of cinnamon. It was still just out of this world. I ate it warmed in the microwave, but not too hot. I am going to make this for a few days it is so good and I have a lot of apples. I know my husband will love it also. Thanks for the recipe and idea.
I made it as written, but I may try it with no maple syrup because the apples are sweet enough and heating them makes them sweeter.
Glad you loved it!
Made this but used two tablespoons of chia instead of two teaspoons so added a bit more liquid as well. The apples and cinnamon are soooo good and I was full until lunch.
So adjusted this recipe. Put in 3/4 each of Macoun, Granny Smith and Honey crisp apples. Also put in 2 tablespoon of honey to the apples cooking along with 2 teaspoons of Saigon Cinnamon. I added 2 teaspoons of honey to oats mictue along with 1/8 tsp of nutmeg, ginger, allspice along with a tsp of Saigon cinnamon. It is not as sweet as the maple syrup so if your like me and don’t like oatmeal supper sweet this.may be for you. I also.threw in whole roasted sea salted pistachios. Yummy. So my modified recipe is a 👍👍for me and my family.
Saigon is def stronger so makes sense to use less.
I used Siagon Cinnamon which is more pungent so only used 1 teaspoon. Also too sweet with the amount of Maple syrup. Going to try honey instead and lessen the amount. Also I used 3 different kind of apples instead of one kind- Granny Smith, Macoun and Honey Crisp. Added pistachios in after warming in microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes, stopping every 30 seconds to stir. Also I didn’t have chia seed so didn’t use them and it thickened fine. Also used extra creamy Almond milk. Will make a bigger batch today with minor changes and let people know if a 👍or👎.
Can I substitute Coaches Oats in the overnight oats recipes. This sounds delicious!🥳
I understand this is a matter of personal preference. But 2 teaspoons of cinnamon in the apples plus another teaspoon in the oats was wayyy too much cinnamon for me. Which was a surprise because I generally love cinnamon a lot. It’s so much that it gave a powdery texture to the finished recipe. I used good Saigon cinnamon. Next time I will reduce the total amount of cinnamon by half. I say next time because I will be making them again! Thank you, Gina!
I just made this and afterwards thought that was A LOT of cinnamon. I’m thinking I will be adding more milk to my oatmeal tomorrow morning!
I thought it was delicious and I didn’t find it overwhelming but Saigon cinnamon is definitely stronger, so you could use less. Let me know how they come out next time you make them. 🙂
I do something similar, only it’s not an overnight oat. I use cranberries and apples, cook the cranberries in the water to a boil until they crack open, add the apples, oats, splash of maple syrup, protein powder, and some cinnamon. It is so good.
So you don’t cook the oatmeal?
I loathe the texture of Chia seeds but I figure they are essential for the overnight oats to thicken. Is there anything else I could use, aside from tapioca which also feels slimy to me?
I have made overnight oats without chia seeds and it worked really well for me! I would just skip them 🙂
I so agree about the chia. Ick, like snot with a little black dot. Only good for chia pets! LOL. Seriously, I wish I could tolerate them, supposed to be good for you.
I love chia but ground flax would be a great replacement! Also has fiber and omega3s
This came out as 9 pp for me on WW. Seems like an awful lot, but I guess you try low point foods for lunch and dinner?
It came out at 6 points with our calculation…
You can lower the points by omitting the maple syrup and using monk fruit sweetener instead.
Thank you for this recipe! I’m adding it to my meal plan for the week. I have some oat nog (oat milk with egg nog spices) and I think I will use that for the milk of choice. Those sauteed apples sound amazing. Thanks for all you do to create healthy recipes.
What size mason jars do you use?
Maple syrup is kind of difficult to find here, what can I use?
You can try honey!
The recipe steps 3 and 4 say to:
3. Add 1/4 of the oat mixture to 2 mason jars or airtight containers (with lids).
4. Layer each evenly with ¼ of the apples then top each with an equal amount of the remaining oats and 1 tablespoon walnuts.
So we used all the oats, but only half the apples?
Hello, about that – you can top with the remaining apples and the walnuts!
I love your blueberry overnight oats and I’m excited to try a new variation! Is this recipe for 2 or 4 servings? It states 2 servings, but the amount of ingredients and directions are consistent with 4 servings.
This sounds delicious! Could I use steel cut oats?
I dont recommend for this recipe.
you could add the mixture to already made steel-cut outs with a little almond milk. I plan to do this for my husband.