Apple Pie Overnight Oats

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Side view of two jars of overnight oats topped with cooked apples

Friends, we have another sumptuous overnight oat recipe for you, this time apple pie inspired! We are both oat and apple obsessed, so the combination of the two was inevitable. This simple, 9-ingredient recipe is perfect for fall and meal prep for busy mornings. We went for cooked apples to really highlight a pie-like texture. And it’s naturally sweetened to keep things on the wholesome side. Let us show you how it’s done!

Apples, cinnamon, maple syrup, sea salt, almond milk, chia seeds, almond butter, vanilla, and oats

How to Make Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Apple pie overnight oats are ever-so-slightly more complicated than our other overnight oat recipes (the simple dump-and-stir kind). But the little extra step of cooking the apples is so worth it. You’ll be thanking yourself in the morning!

Sliced apples are added to a saucepan with cinnamon for classic apple pie flavor, maple syrup for sweetness, and a pinch of sea salt for that extra somethin’-somethin’.

Saucepan of chopped apples with cinnamon

After a quick 10 minutes, they become tender, soft, and thickened like apple pie filling!

Pouring almond milk over chia seeds, maple syrup, cinnamon, almond butter, and vanilla

With the apples ready, we transition to the oats! Almond milk (or another dairy-free milk) is the liquid that soaks up and tenderizes the oats overnight. Chia seeds give it thickness, maple syrup adds sweetness, nut butter adds a creamy protein boost, and vanilla and cinnamon are a must!

Pouring rolled oats into a bowl of almond milk, chia seeds, and other overnight oat ingredients

We mix up the liquid ingredients until creamy and then we stir in the rolled oats.

Scooping oat mixture over cooked apples

Layer the oat and apple mixtures into jars, place them in the refrigerator overnight, and you’ve got a fiber-rich, nourishing breakfast or snack ready to go!

Top down shot of two jars of apple pie overnight oats

We hope you LOVE these overnight oats! They’re:

Creamy
Comforting
Apple-infused
Cinnamon-spiced
Perfectly sweet
& SO delicious!

Enjoy as a snack or healthier dessert, or meal prep as a breakfast for busy mornings! If you’re into overnight oats, be sure to check out our Peanut Butter Overnight Oats (5 Ingredients!), Golden Milk Overnight Oats, and Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats.

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Cooked cubed apple in a spoonful of overnight oats

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Easy overnight oats infused with the flavors of apple pie! Naturally sweetened, cinnamon-infused, and just 9 wholesome ingredients required. Perfect for fall and beyond!
Author Minimalist Baker
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Two jars of apple overnight oats with cinnamon
4.8 from 20 votes
Prep Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Servings 2 (Jars)
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 2-3 Days

Ingredients

APPLES

  • 3/4 cup crisp, sweet apple, cut into small bite-size pieces (peeling is optional for less texture // we prefer Honeycrisp)
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 pinch sea salt

OVERNIGHT OATS

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened plain almond milk (or sub other dairy-free milk of choice)
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 – 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp creamy unsalted cashew or almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (certified gluten-free as needed)

Instructions

  • APPLES: To a small saucepan, add chopped apples, cinnamon, maple syrup, and salt and mix to evenly distribute the cinnamon.
  • Turn heat on low and cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until the apples are soft and tender. Remove the lid, turn the heat up to medium, and cook for 2-3 more minutes, stirring constantly, to evaporate some of the juices and create a nice syrup around the apples. Once most of the liquid is gone, turn off the heat and set aside.
  • OATS: In a small bowl or liquid measuring cup, mix the almond milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, cinnamon, nut butter, and vanilla. Add the oats and stir until well-combined.
  • Get two small mason jars or small bowls with lids. Place about a quarter of the cooked apple mixture into the bottom of each container, add half the oat mixture to each as your middle layer, then divide and place the rest of the cooked apples on top of the oats. Place in the refrigerator overnight, or for at least 6 hours.
  • Enjoy chilled or at room temperature. Overnight oats will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days, though best within the first 12-24 hours in our experience. Not freezer friendly.

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Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with cashew butter.

Nutrition (1 of 2 servings)

Serving: 1 serving Calories: 247 Carbohydrates: 40.5 g Protein: 5.5 g Fat: 7.8 g Saturated Fat: 1.3 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.6 g Monounsaturated Fat: 3.4 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 107 mg Potassium: 300 mg Fiber: 6.1 g Sugar: 18.6 g Vitamin A: 32.3 IU Vitamin C: 2.3 mg Calcium: 251 mg Iron: 2.6 mg

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  1. Laura A says

    These were perfect in every way and exactly what I was craving! I added a lil bit more maple syrup in both steps because I love it. Came out perfectly.

  2. Hannah says

    This was wonderful! I disagree with the comments that say it’s too sweet. I made the recipe as written and wouldn’t change anything. The apples add great texture so even if you’re iffy about overnight oats because of the mush-factor, you might be pleasantly surprised.

  3. Cathryn Smith says

    This was easy to make and both my omnivore boyfriend and I (a vegan) enjoyed it!
    I was concerned it would be too sweet but I made it according to the recipe and it was just fine.
    I was out of chia seeds so I omitted them but I will include them next time!

  4. Trish says

    I made this recipe exactly as is and it is way too sweet for me. If you think about it, you have 1 tbsp of maple syrup in a 1/2 mason jar. Everything else is lovely about it, but I would definitely reduce the sweetener in half, try the recipe again.

    I also found the recipe a little “wet”. It might just be the apples sitting overnight, but I might try and reduce the milk just a touch.

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Trish, sorry to hear it was too sweet for you, but glad to hear you enjoyed it overall! Most readers have enjoyed it as written, but some prefer it less sweet – definitely feel free to reduce! We’ll take another look at the recipe and see if we can add options for differing preferences.

  5. Sofia Kearns says

    We made it last night and had it for breakfast this morning. Very good. We added a little yogurt. We prepared the peach overnight oats until peach season ended. We are now hooked to oats prepared this way. And we rarely had oats for breakfast before!

  6. Jennie says

    I made this last night and reduced the maple syrup content to 1 tsp with the apples and 1 tsp in the oats. It had a very light, flavorful sweetness and was a perfect Monday breakfast. Adding to my rotation!

    Marking 4 stars instead of 5 only because I think it would have been too sweet for me had I prepared it as written.

  7. Becky says

    I made this last week and it was so good I had to make it again for breakfast this week but I didn’t have any apples left. I did have very ripe bananas. It. Was. So. Good! Kind of bananas-foster like… Thank you for the delicious ideas! Especially the make ahead ones!

  8. Rachael says

    Delicious!! Almost edging on dessert. Next time I will probably double/triple the recipe and add a touch less maple syrup.

  9. Jordan says

    This had great flavor but was a bit too sweet for me, more along the lines of a dessert than a breakfast. I will make it again for sure, but next time I will reduce or omit the maple syrup added to the oat mixture.

  10. JoAnne P says

    Loved this – will make again. Didn’t have nut butter so used a tsp of chopped walnuts on top when serving. Thanks for another winner!!!

  11. Lisa Park says

    Could you safely leave these at room temperature overnight rather than in the refrigerator? I think it would be more pleasant at ambient temperature rather than fridge temperature.

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Lisa, we wouldn’t recommend it from a food safety perspective. But one idea would be to just let the oats soak for ~30 minutes before enjoying, rather than overnight. The oats will tenderize quite a bit in that time. Hope that helps!

  12. Dannielle says

    I am not a fan of cooked porridge but love soaked oats. My daughter loves porridge and not chia seeds. However we love this recipe and have made it 2 nights running🍎 … thank you for sharing

  13. Heather says

    This was so amazing! I’ve made many overnight oats from other websites that claim to taste like “pie” and have been extremely disappointed when the result was certainly nothing I would call pie. This recipe did not disappoint, and I found myself fighting not to eat the second jar! Absolutely perfect for bringing that fall taste to breakfast.

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yay! We’re so glad to hear you enjoyed them so much, Heather! Thank you for the lovely review! xo

      • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

        Hi Heidi, for overnight oats, we wouldn’t recommend using steel cut oats because they won’t soften fully. You could cook them in a saucepan and add the apple topping =)

  14. Alexa says

    Loving plenty of fruit, I made the full quantity of the apple mixture with half quantities of the oat mix (enough for one person), and it was perfect: plenty of lovely caramel and cinnamon apple at the bottom as well as on the top. Next time, I’ll omit the maple syrup in the oat mix as it tasted nicely sweet enough. I made this in the morning and had it as a mid-afternoon snack: delicious!

  15. Cristy says

    Absolutely delicious. For me it was the perfect blend of flavor and texture … I do not like dry oatmeal! As I’m always sneaking veg into things, and happened to have an open can of pumpkin purée in the fridge, I added a couple tablespoons to the oat mixture. Changes the color a bit, and I barely noticed the flavor…I said it was apple-pumpkin pie! I ate it at room temperature and it was perfect.

  16. Cecile says

    I made this with natural peanut butter (no sugar added) and it was delicious. The smell was wonderful while cooking the apples. Yum!

    While this was a half serving of oatmeal, it was very filling with the nut butter and the apple.

  17. Victoria says

    This was so good. I usually am not a fan of the texture of overnight oats, but this was delicious. I ended up eating both servings at once. I used Fairlife whole milk to up the protein content and it was amazing. Will definitely be making again!

  18. Melissa says

    First, I want to say I love your recipes! Second, what jars did you use for this recipe? And what size? Is the serving size? Thanks!

    • Sarah says

      Just had some this morning and it was such a treat! I think next time I make it I’ll omit one of the tbsp of maple syrup to cut down on the sugar. I love trying new breakfast recipes and look forward to making the pumpkin pie overnight oats next! These recipes are really getting me in the fall mood :)

  19. Jo says

    This looks devine! If I don’t have Cashew or Almond butter, do you think Peanut Butter or Biscoff would work?
    Thankyou!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Jo, we think peanut butter would be overpowering, but if you want to try it, we’d suggest using half the amount. We aren’t familiar with biscoff, but it looks like it has sweetener added, so if you go that route, we’d suggest reducing the amount of maple syrup. Let us know how it turns out!

  20. Gail says

    Can this be made in a crockpot? I have a little one and it would be nice to wake up to the smell of it in the morning!

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Gail, That’s a neat idea! Are you referring to the oats or the apples? We’d suggest making the oat portion as written and trying the apples in the crockpot. They will probably turn out more tender or perhaps like applesauce though? Let us know how it goes!

  21. Amanda Mason says

    Silly question but I have heard both answers… are overnight oats meant to be eaten cold or should they be warmed up/cooked that next morning??!!

  22. Kristen says

    Is there a reason this is two servings when all your other overnight oats recipes with the same amount of oats are one serving?