Apple cinnamon overnight oats, anyone? This recipe combines the quintessential fall flavors like apple, cinnamon, and ginger, making it the perfect choice for crisp autumn mornings, especially when you’re short on time.

Is there anything better than waking up in the morning with breakfast ready to go?

With breakfast crossed off your list, it’s one less thing for you to think about in the busy morning rush. Plus, eating a well-rounded breakfast is a powerful physical self-care practice.

jar of overnight oats with an apple
Photo credit: Jessica Biber, Taste of Health

ABOUT THIS APPLE CINNAMON OVERNIGHT OATS RECIPE

In addition to how approachable this recipe is, I love how dang cute the oats turn out. You can make this recipe in any glass storage containers you have, but I prefer to use wide-mouth mason jars with lids (like these) for ease and portability.

Also, these overnight oats are gluten-free (just make sure to use gluten-free oats like these) and free from dairy.

FROM JESSICA, ONLINE NUTRITIONIST AT TASTE OF HEALTH

One of the best parts about overnight oats is that they make a great recipe for sneaking in superfoods if you have them on hand.

This recipe uses chia seeds, but you can alternatively add a tablespoon of flaxseeds or walnuts for an extra boost of omega-3 fatty acids. Or you can simply stick to the recipe as written, with protein-rich chia seeds, anti-inflammatory ginger, and insulin-regulating cinnamon.

It’s like fall in a cup, and breakfast made simple. Enjoy!

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jar of overnight oats with an apple

Simple Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

  • Author: CARLEY
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Snack
  • Cuisine: American

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Ingredients

⅔ cup gluten-free oats

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp ground ginger

1 cup almond milk or coconut milk (full-fat, from a can)

2 tbsp pure maple syrup

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 red apple (organic, if possible)

Optional toppings: 1 tbsp of flax seeds or walnuts


Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add all ingredients, minus the apple, and whisk together.
  2. Divide mixture between four small mason jars.
  3. Refrigerate overnight, or for at least a few hours to allow mixture to thicken.
  4. When ready to serve, dice the apple and garnish on top of the oats.

Keywords: overnight oats, gluten-free, dairy-free

 

WHY OVERNIGHT OATS ARE AN IDEAL BREAKFAST OPTION

In addition to the convenience factor mentioned above, overnight oats are an awesome breakfast choice for a number of reasons:

  • easy to experiment with seasonal ingredients
  • simple to prep ahead of time
  • uses ingredients you probably have on-hand
  • customizable based off of your dietary needs
  • great for kids and other family members

Don’t be afraid to play around with this recipe to make it work for you! That’s all part of the fun, right?

 

mason jars of overnight oats
Photo credit: Jessica Biber, Taste of Health

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Photo and recipe credit: Jessica Biber, Taste of Health