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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 sweet and spiced and they are such an easy autumn breakfast! You can prepare them the night before or meal prep them several days in advance!
What ingredients do I need for these 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, old-fashioned oats or quick oats (I use certified gluten free oats)
- milk of choice (I use dairy free)
- cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg
- sea salt
- pure vanilla extract
- chia seeds
- sweetener of choice (or vanilla protein powder)
- plain or vanilla yogurt (I use dairy free yogurt)
What kind of sweetener should I use?
You can use whatever 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 and use a tiny bit!
Can I use protein powder as the sweetener?
Yes, if you want to sweeten the recipe with protein powder, simply replace the sweetener with a vanilla protein powder of choice. I recommend using Truvani Plant Based Protein. It’s organic, made with only 5 ingredients, and so delicious.
Do I have to use gluten free oats?
If you’re allergic to gluten, 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 so be sure to purchase certified gluten free oats if you are allergic to gluten!
Where kind of dairy free yogurt do you recommend?
I recommend Forager Project unsweetened or vanilla cashew milk yogurt. There are no added sweeteners, preservatives, or artificial ingredients in this yogurt, which I love! Another great option is Kite Hill plain almond milk yogurt.
Do I have to use yogurt in these apple pie overnight oats?
No! If you don’t prefer to use yogurt, you can simply omit it from the recipe or replace it with a couple tablespoons of coconut cream or some dairy free whipped cream.
How do I meal prep these apple pie 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 oats until the morning of so the fruit doesn’t get mushy sitting in the fridge for several days. 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.
Looking for more autumn inspired apple recipes?
Try some of my favorites below!
Ready to make these apple pie overnight oats? The full recipe is below!
Apple Pie Overnight Oats
For the Oats
- 1/2 cup rolled or old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup milk of choice (I use dairy free)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp sweetener or vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 small apple, diced
For the Topping
- 1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt (I use dairy free)
- 1/2 small apple, diced
- Add the milk, spices, salt, vanilla extract ,chia seeds and sweetener to a glass mason jar and mix well. Then 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 more cinnamon.