Cinnamon Apple Overnight Oats are an easy, make ahead breakfast! They are made with old fashioned oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, almond milk, Greek yogurt, and fresh apples and are a perfect healthy fall breakfast.
While I typically start craving warm breakfasts once the weather turns cooler, I can't deny the ease of overnight oats. I really like making a big batch of overnight oats early in the week to have as an easy breakfast for myself, Marc, or the kids. We are all big fans of overnight oats! This recipe for Cinnamon Apple Overnight Oats is our latest favorite.
This easy breakfast recipe is perfect to use up apples from an orchard visit or to just get in the fall mood with the flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg. I like added some chopped nuts to the top for a bit of crunch along with the apples!
Ingredients in Cinnamon Apple Overnight Oats
Old Fashioned Oats - this recipe works best with old fashioned oats. I would not recommend using quick oats or steel cut oats.
Chia Seeds - chia seeds have a ton of health benefits, including a good source of omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants, iron, and calcium. They soak up a lot of liquid, so they help the oats have more texture to them, which I really enjoy.
Spices - cinnamon and nutmeg give these oats a ton of flavor that will make you think you're eating apple pie!
Milk - any type of milk can be used in this recipe. I prefer to use unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
Maple Syrup - maple syrup is used to sweeten these overnight oats. You can adjust the amount depending on how sweet you like things.
Plain Greek Yogurt - I typically use whole milk Greek yogurt but have also used vanilla Greek yogurt, which is delicious! If you use vanilla yogurt, you might not need to add the maple syrup, depending on how sweet you like your oats.
Overnight Oats Frequently Asked Questions
Can these be made multiple days in advance?
Yes! I like to make a big batch of overnight oats (this recipe makes four servings!) to have each morning throughout the week. If they seem a little too "solid" after a couple of days, simply add some more milk and/or yogurt to make them more oatmeal-like.
Can I use a milk alternative?
Absolutely. I love using almond milk or oat milk when I make overnight oats. I think soy milk would also work well.
What other toppings would be good with the apple cinnamon overnight oats?
Any kind of nut like almonds or walnuts would be delicious. I think almond butter would also be a great way to add some protein to these oats.
What should I store overnight oats in?
I like to put ours in a glass tupperware container and then scoop out however much we want each morning. If I'm making it to-go on work days, I put them in a mason jar to make them easily transportable.
2cupsmilk of your choice, I like using unsweetened vanilla almond milk
½cupplain or vanilla Greek yogurt
In a medium bowl, combine the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
Add the milk, yogurt, and maple syrup, and stir well to combine.
Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours, or overnight. Note: you can make these a 2-4 days in advance, too. You might need to add a little milk to them after more than 8 hours or being in the refrigerator.
In the morning, serve topped with fresh chopped apples and pecans. Enjoy!
I like to make a big batch of overnight oats (this recipe makes four servings!) to have each morning throughout the week. If they seem a little too "solid" after a couple of days, simply add some more milk and/or yogurt to make them more oatmeal-like.I love using almond milk or oat milk when I make overnight oats. I think soy milk would also work well.