10/6/2022 | By Sylvia Fountaine

Overnight oats have grown in popularity for ease, quick preparation time, healthy nutritional value, and delicious taste. Adding this treat to your routine is sure to get your morning off to a great start! This apple-cinnamon variation is almost like having dessert for breakfast!

It takes just a few minutes the day before to mix rolled oats and almond milk and you have a head start on a healthy breakfast the following morning. In the morning, top the oatmeal with fresh fruit and toasted nuts. Make up to four jars at once to keep in the fridge for quick grab-and-go breakfasts throughout the week.

Apple-Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Serves 1

Active Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 6 hours

Overnight oats are easy, quick, healthy, and delicious. This apple-cinnamon variation is almost like having dessert for breakfast!
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds, optional
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup diced apple
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pecans
  1. Combine oats, almond milk, chia seeds (if using), maple syrup, cinnamon and salt in a pint-sized jar and stir. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Before serving, top with apple and pecans, if desired (or choose other favorite toppings).

Related: Breakfast Foods for Better Digestion

Tasty tips

  • People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.
  • To make overnight oats ahead, prepare through Step 1 and refrigerate for up to four days.

Recipe nutrition per serving: 222 Calories, Total Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Carbohydrates: 41 g, Fiber: 6 g, Total Sugars: 11 g, Added Sugars: 4 g, Protein: 6 g, Sodium: 236 mg, Potassium: 310 mg, Phosphorus: 185 mg, Iron: 2 mg, Folate: 16 mcg, Calcium: 278 mg, Vitamin A: 34 IU, Vitamin C: 28 mg, Vitamin D: 49 IU.

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Sylvia Fountaine

Sylvia Fountaine is a professional chef, former restaurant owner, and caterer. She’s also a full-time blogger, based in the Pacific Northwest. You can find hundreds of seasonal, plant-rich, globally inspired, whole-food recipes on her blog,