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How about a cozy bowl of apple pie overnight oats? They’re vegan, gluten free, and refined sugar free (plus, sugar free and high protein friendly!). These apple pie overnight oats are the perfect balance of spiced and sweet and they are the perfect easy autumn breakfast. You can prepare them the night before or meal prep them several days in advance!
What ingredients do you need for apple pie overnight oats?
To make apple pie overnight oats, you’ll need just a couple basic fridge and pantry staples. You’ll need:
- rolled or old-fashioned oats
- dairy free milk
- sea salt
- pure vanilla extract
- chia seeds
- sweetener or vanilla protein powder
- dairy free yogurt
To keep the recipe vegan/dairy free, be sure to use dairy free milk and dairy free yogurt. I used homemade almond milk and Forager Project cashewmilk yogurt.
If you need the recipe to be gluten free, be sure to use certified gluten free oats like Bob’s Red Mill gluten free old fashioned rolled oats. Oats are naturally gluten free, but some oats may be contaminated with gluten-containing grains if not purchased from a certified gluten free brand.
You can use whatever refined sugar free sweetener you prefer in this recipe. Some good options include maple syrup, honey, date syrup, or coconut sugar. If you want to keep the recipe sugar free, use a sugar free sweetener like monk fruit. You can also use stevia instead if you prefer, just reduce the amount.
To make the recipe higher in protein, omit the sweetener and use vanilla protein powder instead to sweeten your recipe. I used Organifi organic vegan vanilla protein powder in my recipe to boost the protein and lower the sugar. This protein powder is made with superfood ingredients and is sweetened with monk fruit. It’s keto, dairy free, gluten free, soy free, and vegan friendly (plus, organic and non-gmo). And, it’s made with only real ingredients you will recognize and can pronounce! If you want to try it out, use my code RUTHANNE for 15% off.
How do I meal prep these overnight oats?
When I am meal prepping overnight oats (generally on a Sunday), I like to get out 5 small mason jars and fill each one with one full recipe so I have enough to get me through the week. I generally hold off on adding any fruit to the jars until the morning that I am eating the oats so the fruit doesn’t get mushy. I place all of my jars of prepared overnight oats in the fridge (make sure they are covered or sealed) and then each morning I pull one from the fridge and add some fresh fruit and yogurt on top. Most people enjoy overnight oats straight from the fridge (cold), but you can heat up your oats before adding yogurt and fresh fruit if you prefer! If you don’t have mason jars, simply use any small container or dish that you can seal or cover.
Here’s the recipe!
For the Oats
- 1/2 cup rolled or old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup dairy free milk
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 TBS chia seeds
- 1 TBS sweetener or vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 apple, diced
For the Topping
- 1/2 cup dairy free yogurt
- 1/2 apple, diced
- Add everything except the oats, diced apples, and yogurt to a bowl or small mason jar and mix well until fully combined.
- Add in the oats and half of a diced apple and stir again until well combined.
- Cover the mixture and let it sit in the fridge for 60 minutes or overnight (overnight recommended).
- In the morning top oats with yogurt of choice, half a diced apple, and cinnamon.