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!
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’.
After a quick 10 minutes, they become tender, soft, and thickened like apple pie filling!
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!
We mix up the liquid ingredients until creamy and then we stir in the rolled oats.
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!
We hope you LOVE these overnight oats! They’re:
& 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.
Into Apple Pie? Try These Next!
- Apple Pie Crumble Bars (Vegan + GF)
- Apple Pie Sundaes (30 Minutes!)
- Deep Dish Apple Crumble Pie
- Pumpkin-Spiced Apple Pie
If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!
Apple Pie Overnight Oats
- 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
- 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.