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Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
resting4 hrs
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 661kcal


For the overnight oats

For the homemade applesauce

  • 3 lbs apples - peeled, cored, quartered and chopped into smaller chunks
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For the cinnamon fried apples

  • ¾ cup salted butter
  • 8 medium tart red apples - unpeeled or peeled, cored, and chopped into small cubes
  • ½ large lemon - juiced
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Toppings (optional)

  • Sliced almonds or walnuts
  • Additional chia seeds and oats
  • Honey


For the overnight 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.

For the homemade applesauce

  • 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).

For the cinnamon fried apples

  • 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!


Calories: 661kcal | Carbohydrates: 106g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 725mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 79g | Vitamin A: 1085IU | Vitamin C: 21.8mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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