Apple & Cinnamon Overnight Oats


This healthy Apple and cinnamon overnight oats recipe is easy to make and is absolutely delicious. It's like eating apple pie for breakfast.



Apple and Cinnamon Overnight Oats

The taste of this fully loaded apple and cinnamon overnight oats recipe is out of this world and so delicious. Apple and cinnamon have to be one of the best food combinations of all time. It makes you think of warm cozy thoughts, or is that just me? The best thing about this recipe is that it’s healthy yet tastes like you’re eating apple pie for breakfast. Yummy.

Apple and Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Overnight oats ratio

When it comes to making the best creamy overnight oats, you’ll need to know the best ratio to use. I found the best ratio for overnight oats is 1:2 one part oats to two parts liquid. Each serving of overnight oats contains 40 grams (½ cup) of oats, 125 milliliters of milk (½ cup), and 125 milliliters of yogurt (½ cup). Using this ratio for an overnight oat base, the recipe can be easily scaled up to serve larger servings. This recipe can also be adjusted to personal taste. Add less liquid if you want a thicker consistency, or add more if you want a thinner consistency. Now that you have the perfect overnight oats base, all that’s left is to choose the flavors and toppings you would like to add.

How long do overnight oats stay good in the fridge?

Overnight Oats are a great recipe for those who like to prepare meals for the week in advance. Overnight oats can be stored in the refrigerator for between 3-5 days. The oats are best stored in individual portions in a lidded container. Jam jars are the perfect size container to use for your overnight oats. If you’re planning on making overnight oats to be stored in the refrigerator for a few days, it’s best to not add nuts, seeds, and other fruit like apples that don’t keep well after being chopped, until you’re ready to eat. As some of these overnight oat toppings can go soft or lose their flavor.

Apple and Cinnamon Overnight Oats ingredients

Can you freeze overnight oats?

Yes, you can freeze overnight oats, this is a great way to meal prep for future breakfasts and can also reduce food waste. You can freeze overnight oats for 3-4 months. You can freeze them for longer, but the texture and quality of taste will be affected the longer it’s frozen and I’m sure you want the best-tasting oats for your breakfast. The best way to freeze overnight oats is in individual portions so that you have them on hand when you want them. It’s best to freeze your overnight oats as plain as possible; leave any fruit, nuts, seeds, sauces, etc, until you have fully defrosted them and are ready to eat. An important thing to remember when freezing is to always use freezer-safe containers. Another tip to remember is that the oats will expand slightly during the freezing process, so never fill your container to the top. Always leave a little room, as no one wants, overflowing frozen oats sticking to their freezer drawers.

Can you heat overnight oats?

Overnight oats are meant to be eaten chilled and are perfect for the hotter months. But if you aren’t keen on eating cold oats, you can of course heat them up and enjoy them warm too. The best way to heat the overnight oats is to microwave them. First, add the oats to a microwave-safe container and microwave on full power for 30 seconds; remove the oats and stir, place back into the microwave for a further 30 seconds and stir again. Continue to heat and stir until you have your overnight oats at the temperature you like.
You can also heat your overnight oats on the hob, but because the mixture is thick and sticky, it’s best to add a little boiling water to a saucepan before adding the oat mixture. Doing this will help loosen the overnight oats making it easier to stir and stops the oats from sticking to the pan as it’s heating up.

Apple and Cinnamon Overnight Oats

How many calories are in overnight oats?

This apple and cinnamon overnight oats recipe contains 388 calories per serving. If you’re looking to save a few calories, you can swap the milk for skimmed milk and use a fat-free yogurt instead. Overnight oats are a great source of so many nutrients that our bodies need each day. Oats contain manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, calcium, and vitamins B1, B3, B5, and B6. Each 1 cup of dried oats, contains 13 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber, and only 5 grams of fat. Overnight oats have quite a high fiber content, which may help keep your stomach feeling fuller for a longer period of time, so could be beneficial for people who are looking to lose some extra weight.

Apple and Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Apple & Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Love Food Feed Editors
This healthy Apple and cinnamon overnight oats recipe is easy to make and is absolutely delicious. It's like eating apple pie for breakfast.
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Servings 1
Calories 388 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 40 grams Oats
  • 1 Teaspoon Chia seeds
  • 125 milliliters Milk
  • 125 milliliters Natural yogurt
  • ½ Teaspoon Maple syrup
  • ¼ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • Pinch Salt
  • ½ Red apple or your favorite apple

Instructions
 

  • First, dice an apple into tiny cubes.
    ½ Red apple
    Sliced apple for overnight oats
  • Into a Mason jar or lidded container add the oats, chia seeds, milk, natural yogurt, ground cinnamon, chopped apple, and maple syrup.
    40 grams Oats, 1 Teaspoon Chia seeds, 125 milliliters Milk, 125 milliliters Natural yogurt, ½ Teaspoon Maple syrup, ¼ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon, Pinch Salt
    Apple and Cinnamon Overnight Oats recipe
  • Then stir thoroughly until all the ingredients are well incorporated. Place the lid onto the jar and put it into your refrigerator for 4 hours or even better overnight to chill.
    Apple and Cinnamon Overnight Oats recipe
  • The next day remove the lid, stir, and your breakfast is ready to enjoy.
    Apple and Cinnamon Overnight Oats recipe
  • Optionally, you can top it with more diced apples, pecans, and another drizzle of maple syrup for an extra indulgent breakfast.
    Apple and Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Notes

Tips & Tricks
If you're looking to save a few calories, you can swap the milk for skimmed milk and use a fat-free yogurt instead.
If you prefer your overnight oats warm, pop them into the microwave for a couple of minutes, and make sure to use a container that is microwave safe. You can also cook on the hob over medium heat until your desired heat.
You can add extra toppings such as seeds, fruit, or sweeten as desired once it's ready to serve.
You can store it in your refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 388kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 17gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 144mgPotassium: 765mgFiber: 8gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 328IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 456mgIron: 2mg
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