Apple pie for breakfast with these Apple Pie Overnight Oats is the perfect cozy way to have your favorite treat in the morning. Warm, cinnamon apples, a hint of maple, chia seeds and more make this an easy make ahead breakfast the family will love!
Recipe originally posted January 2017. Updated October 31, 2019
Apple Pie for Breakfast? Yes!
Breakfast, breakfast, breakfast. It is my absolute favorite meal of the day. I find that Leslie Knope on Parks and Rec says it best when she says, Why would anyone ever eat anything besides breakfast food? Well said, Knope.
After quite a few years of marriage, I have only just now convinced Anthony that breakfast for dinner is a real and okay thing. This was a heated topic for quite some time, but he is finally on board!
And since I love breakfast food so much, I find myself drawn to creating as many recipes in this department as possible. If you look under the “Breakfast” category of my site, you will notice the list of recipes is quite long and is probably only beaten by the “Desserts” page. Priorities, am I right?
While I love a good stack of pancakes or a fluffy omelette, you will find me most days toting a small mason jar full of oatmeal. And 9 times out of ten, I made the oats the night before or even several nights before.
Overnight Oats are my go to breakfast on the weekdays and they are what keeps me full and fueled each and every morning.
These Apple Pie Overnight Oats are so worth the prep time.
These Apple Pie Overnights take a bit more prep time than others but I promise they are worth it. I definitely suggest making several servings at a time to make it worth the effort. This recipe makes three servings but you could make it a single serving easily by only using 1/3 of an apple, but like I said, it just makes sense to do several at a time.
As always, use gluten free oats if desired, and use the type of milk desired. I typically go with unsweetened almond milk but that doesn’t mean you have to as well! As for apples in this recipe, I typically use Fuji or Gala. They are my favorite!
Enjoy your apple pie for breakfast tomorrow! Make it tonight and it’s ready in the morning!
First time making overnight oats? Check out this post for all the answers to the FAQs you may have!
What you need to make this recipe:
- rolled oats: regular or gluten free will work great. Some people use steel cut oats in theirs. I am not a fan as they are still way too chewy for me.
- milk: use your favorite. I bounce between vanilla almond milk and whole milk.
- apple: Fuji or Gala for me. They are my absolute faves.
- maple syrup: you could opt for some brown sugar instead or regular sugar. I love my maple.
- coconut oil or butter: to keep this dairy free, opt for coconut oil and non-dairy milk.
- walnuts or pecans: I bounce back and forth. I mainly prefer pecans but will go with walnuts sometimes as well.
- chia seeds: completely optional. If you don’t have any, the recipe is still amazing.
How to Make this oatmeal recipe:
99% of my overnight oats recipes require very minimal prepping. These apple oats may require the most effort, but they are well worth the extra few minutes. The most involved part is heating the apples, from there it’s just toss it all in and stir.
- Heat butter or oil in a frying pan. Add in diced apples, cinnamon, water and maple. Stir and coat apples and then heat them until softened. If you want the cinnamon and maple to thicken, you can add a dash of corn starch or arrowroot powder. Ok, so that really is the most you will have to do from here!
- Toss all of the other ingredients into a medium bowl and stir well to combine. Fold in the apples, divide the overnight oats into three separate jars or bowls if desired.
- Seal it all up and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
- In the morning, you can heat them up in the microwave a bit or eat them as is. If the oats seem to thick, add a splash or two of milk.
Try my other favorite oat recipes:
- Banana Bread Overnight Oats
- Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats
- 2-Minute Apple Cider Oatmeal
- Peanut Butter Cheesecake Overnight Oats
- Triple Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats
- Vanilla Cold Brew Coffee Overnight Oats
- Peanut Butter Banana Protein Overnight Oat
Apple Pie Overnight Oats
- 1 large apple I prefer Gala or Fuji
- 3 tsp cinnamon divided
- 1-2 T water
- 1-2 tsp butter or coconut oil
- 2 T pure maple syrup
- 3 T chopped walnuts or pecans
- 1 1/2 c rolled oats regular or gluten free
- 1 1/2 – 2 c unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
- 3 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tsp flax meal optional
- Sea salt
- Dice apple into bite sized pieces. (I leave the skin on but you can peel if desired.)
- Heat coconut oil over medium high heat in a skillet
- Add apples, water, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 T maple syrup, a dash of sea salt and vanilla.
- Stir constantly to coat and heat apples until soft.
- Remove from heat and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine oats, milk, chia seeds, flax, 1 tsp cinnamon, walnuts and 1 T maple syrup, and a dash of sea salt if desired.
- Stir to combine.
- Add in apples and stir. (you can add 2/3 of the apples and use the rest as individual topping as well!)
- Divide into three individual bowls/jars or into one large container that can be sealed shut.
- Refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours.
- Enjoy warmed up or cold in the morning!