These apple pie overnight oats have everything from your favorite fall dessert in the form of a cozy and healthy breakfast! Creamy overnight oats are topped with warm tender caramelized cinnamon apple and pecan nuts. They’re super quick and easy to make the day before, and can be meal prep for the week!
Cozy and warming apple pie overnight oats
I continue my overnight oats series with this inescapable seasonal version: the apple pie overnight oats! We’re entering this moment of the year when days are shorter, cold and rainy, and we all need a dose of comforting food on the morning. And these apple pie overnight oats have just everything you’re looking for!
Overnight oats are a good alternative to regular cooked oatmeals. Not only they are extra creamy consistency, but they’re also easier to digest are the oats are soaked overnight. In addition to taste incredibly good, overnight oats are a very healthy and nourishing breakfast or snack. They are packed with fibers, contains protein and are refined sugar free. Perfect to keep you full until lunch and avoid sweet cravings! An other huge advantage is that you can prep a larger batch of oats and keep in fridge for up to 4 days! So you simply have to scoop out a cup of oats and add some toppings!
These oats are topped with homemade caramelized cinnamon apples. Fresh apple is cooked to tender and coated in a silky coconut caramel sauce. Add pecan nuts on top, and you get the perfect warming fall breakfast!
Ingredients for apple pie overnight oats
When making this recipe, I tried to keep it as simple as possible so it’s accessible to everyone! So basically only need 5 simple ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen to make these overnight oats:
- Rolled oats – you can use pre-cooked or regular oats. As they will be blended and soaked in overnight, the oats will absorb the liquid and become smooth and fluffy.
- Plant milk – use any dairy free milk of your choice. I personally like almond which has a soft taste, but you can also use soy milk or oat milk.
- Yogurt – for creamy oats I recommend to use thick plant yogurt, like coconut yogurt or skyr style soy yogurt. But regular plant based yogurt will work too.
- Almond butter – it makes the oatmeal very rich and creamy, while adding an extra healthy fat. If possible, use natural almond butter, made with only almonds and no added sugar.
- Maple syrup – it’s one of my favorite sweetener. It’s natural and has this delicious caramel flavor. Make sure to use good quality A grade maple syrup.
- Cinnamon and nutmeg – ground spices add this warm and cozy flavor that reminds us the feel of a homemade apple pie!
- Apple – for two serving, I suggest to use one medium-large apple. I recommend to use organic apple and keep the skin.
- Coconut sugar – it’s a great unrefined and low glycemic sweetener. But you can replace it with cane sugar.
- Vanilla – liquid vanilla extract is optional but I love this subtle touch of vanilla flavor.
Make Apple pie overnight oats
Make creamy oatmeal
You’ll be amazed to see how quick and easy thee apple pie overnight oats are to prepare! Make them on the evening the day before, place in fridge overnight to set and have your breakfast ready to enjoy on the morning. You can also prepare a larger batch and keep in fridge for up to 4 days.
To make the oats, add all the ingredients in a small blender and blend until you get a smooth and creamy consistency. Depending on the size of your blender, you might need to stop the blender and scrap down the sides of the bowl during the process to make it easier. Also add a little more milk if you think the oatmeal is too thick.
That’s it, your oats are ready! Now taste and adjust the quantity of maple syrup depending on your preferences. Keep in mind that they will be topped with caramelized apples that will bring more sweetness. I personally like my oats with this level of sweetness, but don’t hesitate to add more maple syrup or less if you prefer.
Add the blended oats in a large jar or two smaller ones, cover and place in the fridge to set overnight.
Make caramelized apple
Prepare the caramelized apple on the morning, prior to serving so they’re still warm and soft.
Rince, core and chop the apple into medium cubes. You can keep the skin if it’s organic.
Combine the coconut milk and sugar in a small sauce pan on the stove. Heat on medium to bring to a boil. Then reduce to a low simmer and cook for 15-25 minutes, until it browns and gets the consistency of a thick and silky caramel sauce. Stir frequently to avoid burning. This process can take more or less time. Just stop when the caramel has the right texture: it should be thick enough to stick to the back of a spoon
While the caramel is slowly simmering, heat the coconut oil in a skillet. Add the diced apple and cinnamon and sauté on medium for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the apple is tender but still a little firm.
Once the caramel sauce has thickened, remove from heat and stir in maple syrup and vanilla. Add the cooked apple and gently stir to coat and combine.
When ready to serve, remove the oatmeal from fridge and give it a quick stir. Add the caramelized apple on top and garnish with pecan nuts. Enjoy!
Apple Pie overnight oats add-ons
This Apple pie overnight oats recipe is an easy and simple basis for a balanced, healthy and nourishing breakfast. I tried to keep the recipe as simple as possible so it’s accessible to everyone. However, don’t hesitate to customize it as you want!
The easiest way to change this recipe is to add ingredients in the oats, just like you would for a smoothie. It can be something in the forms of powders, ground spices, liquids, purees or even fresh fruits. Blend them together directly with the oatmeal.
Here are some suggestions to make this apple pie overnight oats your own:
- Protein powder for an extra protein intake. You might need to add a little more milk.
- Superfoods in the form of powders, like maca, reishi, ashwaganda, spirulina or matcha.
- Seeds, whole or ground, like chia or flax seed.
- Spices, like ginger or cardamom.
- Fruits, like banana or berries, fresh or frozen.
An other easy way to customize these apple pie overnight oats is to play with the toppings! Some of my favorite options include walnuts, pumpkin seeds, almond butter, granola and cocoa nibs!
What can I use instead of …
- Milk? I recommend to use almond, coconut or soy milk but you can use any other variety of dairy-free milk. Don’t replace milk with water in this recipe or the oats will be soggy and not as creamy!
- Yogurt? I didn’t try it but you might be able to replace yogurt with half a mashed ripe banana or apple sauce, or more dairy free milk.
- Maple syrup? You can use any other liquid sweetener instead, like agave, coconut or date syrup. But keep in mind that coconut and date syrups will slightly color the oats and the sauce.
- Almond butter? Almond butter is the best option because it has a light taste but you can use any other nut butter like peanut, hazelnut or cashew. You can also use nut-free butter like tahini or sunflower seed.
- Coconut sugar? You can use cane sugar in the same quantity to make the caramel sauce.
Love this apple pie oatmeal? Check out my series of seasonal oats recipes for quick and healthy breakfast
- Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight oats (GF)
- Chocolate Hazelnut Praliné Overnight oats (GF)
- Buckwheat breakfast crème (GF)
- Apple Pumpkin Porridge (GF)
- Lime Coconut Bircher Muesli (GF)
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Your favorite fall dessert in the form of a cozy and healthy breakfast! Creamy overnight oats are topped with warm caramelized cinnamon apple. They’re quick and easy to make the day before, and can be meal prep for the week.
- 1 cup rolled oats (90 g)
- 1/2 cup no dairy milk (120 ml)
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt (60 g)
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
- 1 medium-large apple
- 1/3 cup coconut milk (80 g)
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar (20 g)
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Pecan nuts, or any other nut of your choice
- Prepare the oats. Add all the ingredients for the oats to a blender and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust the quantity of maple syrup depending on your preferences.
- Add the blended oats to a large or two smaller jars.
- Cover and place the jar in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight to set.
- Prior to serving, prepare the caramelized apple. Rince, core and chop the apple into medium cubes. You can keep the skin if it’s organic.
- Combine the coconut milk and sugar in a small sauce pan on the stove. Heat on medium to bring to a boil. Then reduce to a low simmer and cook for 15-25 minutes, until it browns and gets the consistency of a thick and silky caramel sauce. Stir frequently to avoid burning.
- While the caramel is cooking, heat the coconut oil in a skillet. Add the diced apple and cinnamon and sauté on medium for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the apple is tender.
- Once the caramel sauce has thickened, remove from heat and stir in maple syrup and vanilla. Add the cooked apple and stir to combine.
- When ready to serve, remove the oatmeal from fridge and give it a quick stir. Add the caramelized apple on top and garnish with pecan nuts. Enjoy!
- Storage: blended oats without the apple can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. If you make a large batch, scoop out 1 cup for a single serving and add the toppings.
- For gluten-free option, make sure to use certified gluten-free oats.
Keywords: oatmeal, oats, overnight oats, porridge, apple pie, apple, fall, breakfast, gluten free
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Retrouvez votre dessert d’automne préféré sous la forme d’un porridge onctueux, sain et gourmand, garni de pomme rôties au caramel de coco maison. Très simple et rapide à préparer, il se conserve plusieurs jours au frais.
- 100 g de flocons d’avoine
- 110 ml de lait végétal
- 60 g de yaourt végétal nature
- 20 g de purée d’amandes
- 1/2 cuillère à c. de cannelle
- 1 pincée de muscade en poudre
- 1 – 2 cuillère à s. de sirop d’érable
- 1 grosse pomme
- 80 g de lait de coco épais
- 20 g de sucre de coco
- 1 cuillère à c. d’huile de coco
- 1/2 cuillère à c. de cannelle
- 1 cuillère à s. de sirop d’érable
- 1/2 cuillère à c. de vanille liquide
- Noix de pécan, ou autre noix au choix
- Préparer la porridge. Placer tous les ingrédients du porridge dans un blender et mixer jusqu’à obtenir une consistence lisse et onctueuse. Goûter et ajuster si besoin la quantité de sirop d’érable selon vos préférences.
- Verser le porridge dans un grand contenant (bocal, verre, bol, …) ou deux plus petits.
- Couvrir et placer au réfrigérateur pendant au moins 4 heures ou toute une nuit.
- Un peu avant de servir, préparer la pomme caramélisée. Laver et couper la pomme en cubes de taille moyenne. Garder la peau si elle est non-traitée.
- Placer le lait de coco et le sucre dans une petite casserole et chauffer à feu moyen. Quand le mélange commence à bouillir, réduire à feu doux et laisser mijoter pendant 15 à 25 minutes, jusqu’à ce qu’il brunisse et prenne l’apparence d’une sauce caramel assez épaisse et onctueuse. Remuer régulièrement pour éviter qu’il ne brule.
- Pendant ce temps, faire chauffer l’huile de coco dans une petite poêle. Ajouter la pomme et la cannelle et faire sauter à feu moyen pendant 10 minutes, jusqu’à ce que la pomme soit tendre.
- Quand la sauce caramel est prête, retirer du feu et ajouter le sirop d’érable et la vanille. Ajouter les cubes de pomme cuite et mélanger le tout.
- Au moment de servir, sortir le porridge et le mélanger rapidement. Garnir avec la pomme caramélisée et des noix de pécan.
- Conservation: le porridge seul se conserve pendant 4 jours dans un récipient propre hermétique au frais.
- Si vous êtes intolérant au gluten, assurez-vous d’utiliser des flocons d’avoine certifiés.
Keywords: porridge, flocons d’avoine, overnight oats, oatmeal, oats, pomme, caramel, petit-déjeuner