Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats– apple season has arrived and what better way to celebrate than with a big bowl of Apple Overnight Oats. Filled with Vanilla Overnight Oats, Homemade Apple Sauce, and Cinnamon Fried Apples, these delicious Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dessert!Jump to Recipe
After more than three years blogging about overnight oat recipes, one may assume that I have run out of overnight oat ideas. Or, perhaps, that I have simply grown tired of this easy, creamy, make-ahead breakfast food.
Lucky for me, whoever makes this assumption is wrong. Overnight oats are too good to be tossed aside.
But, as with any (food) relationship, variety is key. Inspired by cinnamon fried apples, these are no ordinary apple overnight oats (although those are good too). Filled with my favorite vanilla overnight oat base and topped with sweet homemade applesauce and buttery cinnamon fried apples, these apple cinnamon overnight oats are a delicious cross between creamy oatmeal and sweet apple pie.
In other words, enjoy these apple cinnamon overnight oats for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.
Ingredients in these apple cinnamon overnight oats
- Rolled oats
- Chia seeds
- Vanilla extract
How to make the best apple cinnamon overnight oats
Overnight oats are the perfect breakfast solution for anyone who equally loves or hates meal-prep. The base for most overnight oats, like these apple cinnamon overnight oats, take less than 5-minutes to mix together and are ready the next morning (or later in the afternoon) for you to enjoy. The most challenging part of overnight oats is remembering to make them the night before. Other than that, easy peasy.
Since these apple cinnamon overnight oats do require a bit of prior preparation, this is the order I recommend when making them at home.
- At least four hours before you plan to serve these tasty little jars of apple cinnamon overnight oats, prepare the vanilla overnight oats (video). Combine the ingredients for the overnight oats in a jar or bowl and mix/shake well to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least four hours to overnight.
- At the same time, prepare the homemade applesauce. Of course, homemade is completely optional. Feel free to use your favorite store bought version, or leave the applesauce out if you prefer. I felt like the applesauce was a nice, sweet, healthy addition, so perhaps I’m biased. Anyway, should you decided to give the homemade applesauce try (GO YOU!), keep in mind that it takes approximately 30-40 minutes to prepare and cook. I like to make a big batch and keep it stored in the refrigerator to enjoy all week long.
- If time allows, prepare the fried apples just before serving. It’s true that few things compare to warm fried apples. And warm, fresh buttery fried apples with cold applesauce and apple cinnamon overnight oats? Well, it’s simple, uncomplicated, autumn breakfast magic.
Why these are the best apple cinnamon overnight oats
- They’re the perfect mix of hot & cold. Is anyone else obsessed with mixing hot and cold foods? For example, hot pie with cold ice cream, or, bubbling oatmeal with ice cold milk? Anyone? Well, if you are a hot and cold fan, then you are going to love these apple cinnamon overnight oats. Hot fried buttery apples with cold applesauce and overnight oats. My friends, it’s the perfect combo.
- You really can eat this for breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, or dessert. I probably wouldn’t recommend eating just apple cinnamon overnight oats, all day every day, but at least you know they’re flexible.
- Leftovers. The leftovers will feed you for days, so, no pressure to finish everything in one sitting. Although those fried apples are so delicious you may find yourself eating them directly from the skillet. JK. This is pretty much a guarantee.
- Kids, husbands, and mother-in-law’s love them. It’s been tested, don’t worry.
- Which means that apple cinnamon overnight oats are this years’ holiday breakfast must-have.
Don’t forget to check out these other overnight oat recipes
- Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter
- Cherry Overnight Oats with Cherry Banana Nice Cream
- Blueberry Almond Overnight Oats with Honey
- Raspberry Almond Overnight Oats
- Espresso Overnight Oats with Almond Butter
- Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Overnight Oats
- Peach Overnight Oats
- Apple Pie Overnight Oats
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Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats- apple season has arrived and what better way to celebrate than with a big bowl of Apple Overnight Oats. Filled Vanilla Overnight Oats, Homemade Apple Sauce, and Cinnamon Fried Apples, these delicious Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dessert!
- Sliced almonds or walnuts
- Additional chia seeds and oats
In a large mason jar or container with a secure lid, combine the oats, yogurt, milk, chia seeds, and vanilla extract. Mix well. Cover with an airtight lid and store in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to overnight.
Place the peeled, cored, quartered and chopped apples in a large pot. Add the water, sugar, ground cinnamon and salt and stir. Bring to a boil on high heat, then turn to low and cover. Maintain a low simmer for 30 minutes or until the apples are completely soft and cooked through.
Once fully cooked, remove from heat. For a chunky applesauce, mash the apples in the pot with a potato masher. For a smooth applesauce, add to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth (if using a blender, work in batches and allow time to cool).
Melt butter in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the butter until melted. Add the apples, lemon juice, and brown sugar. Stir well to combine.
Continue to cook the apples until they are soft, but not mushy (you want some bite left). Remove from heat and stir in the ground cinnamon.
Add the desired amount of overnight oats to a bowl followed by homemade applesauce and warm, fried apples. Top each bowl with sliced almonds, chia seeds, and oats, if desired. Enjoy!