Apple cinnamon overnight oats are so easy to prep and taste delicious. Rolled oats are mixed with yogurt, cinnamon, honey, and apples to create a filling breakfast. Just prep the ingredients the night before, then enjoy it the next morning!
If you want to try even more overnight oat flavors then check out my popular 10 overnight oats flavors and recipes guide!
Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
This is a popular flavor combination, and for good reason! Sweet, tart apples are mixed with warm spice from cinnamon – it really is one of the best breakfast combos!
The recipe requires minimal prep: just mix all the ingredients in a container (I like to use a mason jar), and let it sit overnight in the fridge. Overnight the oats will soak up all the liquid and create the perfect consistency. In the morning, grab the jar, give the oats a stir then dig in!
There are plenty of other overnight oat flavors to try, like carrot cake overnight oats, decadent chocolate oats, lemon blueberry overnight oats, and rich and creamy strawberry cheesecake oats. These oats lend themselves easily to a variety of flavors. It really comes down to your personal preference!
- 1 cup rolled oats – sometimes referred to as “large flake oats”
- 1 cup milk – dairy milk or plant-based milk
- ⅔ cup plain yogurt – greek yogurt works best
- ½ cup chopped apple
- 1 Tbsp honey – pure maple syrup or sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp chia seeds – optional
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp sea salt
How To Make Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
Full ingredients and instructions are also in the recipe card at the bottom of this blog post.
STEP 1: In a bowl, combine 1 cup rolled oats, ½ cup chopped apple, 1 Tbsp honey, 2 tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp chia seeds, 1 tsp vanilla extract, ¼ tsp sea salt, 1 cup milk, and ⅔ cup plain yogurt.
STEP 2: Once all the ingredients are in your bowl, mix thoroughly to make sure everything is well combined then pour the mixture into a pint-sized mason jar sealed tight with a lid or plastic wrap.
STEP 3: Place your jar in the refrigerator and let it sit for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight. The oats will soften and the flavors will meld together creating delicious flavors and textures.
STEP 4: When ready to serve, remove your container from the refrigerator and give it a quick stir. Add your favorite toppings such as nuts, granola, a drizzle of honey, or almond butter, and dig in.
- If you plan on adding toppings, keep them separate until you’re ready to eat so they keep fresh and don’t become soggy.
- Preferences vary on the amount of liquid used. If you like your oats thick, use less liquid. If you prefer a more liquid consistency, add more liquid.
- Make a big batch of this recipe on Sunday night and portion them out into individual containers. Now you have breakfast ready for the week!
- Let the oats soak for at least 6 hours, but preferably overnight.
- I recommend using rolled oats instead of steel-cut or instant oats. Rolled oats absorb the liquid better and create a creamier texture.
How To Store Leftovers
- Refrigerate – With your leftover oats, store them in an airtight or sealable container such as a mason jar, in the refrigerator. This will keep them fresh and ready to eat whenever you need them. These will keep up to 4-5 days in the fridge.
- To Serve – Simply give the creamy oats a stir before serving to redistribute any liquid that may have separated. Add any desired toppings and serve.
How do I eat overnight oats?
Overnight oats can be eaten cold or hot. Traditionally they are eaten cold, however some people prefer to heat them up so that they’re warm. This can be done in the microwave. The choice is up to you!
Can I use quick oats instead of rolled oats?
Yes, you can use quick oats instead of rolled oats. The texture may be slightly different, as quick oats are more processed and will absorb liquid quickly, creating a mushier texture. If you prefer a thicker, chewier texture, stick with rolled oats (aka. large flake oats).
Tools For This Recipe
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- Mason Jars – These 16oz jars are the best choice to seal and store recipes like this. Grab it in the morning and take it with you wherever you go.
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- Salt – This is a quality, fine-grain Himalayan rock salt that adds a great flavor to your food.
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In a bowl combine all the ingredients: 1 cup rolled oats, 1 cup milk, 2/3 cup plain yogurt, 1/2 cup chopped apple, 1 Tbsp honey, 2 tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp chia seeds, 1tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp sea salt. Mix everything together thoroughly.
Pour the oats into a container and seal with a lid. Place in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours, but preferrably overnight to let oats absorb all the liquid.
In the morning, take out from the fridge and give a quick stir. Add any toppings just before serving if desired. Overnight oats are eaten cold with a spoon.
- It’s important to let the oats soak for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight. This allows the oats to absorb the liquid and create the right creamy texture.
- I recommend using rolled oats instead of steel-cut or instant oats. Rolled oats absorb liquid better and create a creamier texture.
- Overnight oats can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4-5 days. Give the oats a stir just before serving to redistribute the liquid.
Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 379mg | Potassium: 523mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 303IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 318mg | Iron: 2mg
The nutritional information provided is an estimate and is per serving.