Apple cinnamon overnight oats recipe

There are two types of people in this world. People who like to get up early for a relaxing morning. And people who have it planned down to the second how long they can stay in bed. I am the latter. My mornings consist of me getting up, taking a quick shower, getting dressed, doing my hair, brushing my teeth, and out the door. I’ve gotten it down to a science. Because I do spend my mornings like this, it’s important for me to find a breakfast that I can meal prep the night before and eat when I get to work. A favorite of mine is a serving of oats mixed with some powdered peanut butter. But while I love that, it does get monotonous at times. I need variety in my life! Here’s where this delicious overnight oats recipe comes in.

What exactly are overnight oats? They’re a no-cook way of making oatmeal. Instead of taking the time to cook them on the stove, you mix old-fashioned oats with liquid and mix-ins and let them hang out in the fridge overnight. The next morning you have a creamy breakfast that is not only tasty but also filling.

While there are a ton (and I mean a ton) of different variations and recipes out there, I personally love this apple cinnamon recipe from Hungry Girl. With only 248 calories and 9.5g of fiber, this breakfast will keep you full until lunchtime. Plus it’s so easy to throw together the night before!

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Promise it’s delicious!

A quick note before I get to the recipe. You won’t see chia seeds in my photos and that’s simply because I didn’t have any on hand. Personally, I don’t think the chia seeds necessarily make or break the recipe. With them added, you’ll have a thicker texture (more like tapioca). Without them, it’ll still taste just as good but not as thick. Chia seeds also add some healthy protein to the breakfast.

The recipe:

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla soy milk
  • 2 packets natural no-calorie sweetener
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup apple (I use whatever is on sale that isn’t Red Delicious or Granny Smith)
  • 3 tablespoons old-fashioned oats (half a serving)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

– In some type of medium-sized storage container, mix together yogurt, soy milk, sweetener, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.

– Once completely combined and smooth, add apples, oats, and chia seeds.

– Mix and refrigerate overnight.

And just like that, your healthy breakfast is set for the next day!

Nutritional Info (entire recipe): 248 calories, 5.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 247mg sodium, 35.5g carbs, 9.5g fiber, 15g sugar, 17g protein

Have you made overnight oats before?

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24 thoughts on “Apple cinnamon overnight oats recipe

  1. I like the overnight oats idea because I like to get as much done the night before in preparation for making my mornings as easy as possible (I even shower the night before). Thanks for sharing this recipe. Will need to try!

  2. I haven’t made overnight oats in a while but I went through a phase of making all the time. I love the recipe. Apples and oats are such a good combination. And this really saves on time.

    1. I’ve always heard about them but just recently started making them – and I’m in love! It’s such an easy, but delicious, breakfast to throw together.

  3. I love apple and cinnamon together so yum! And no, I have made the overnight oats for the kids but I have never tried them. I’m so weird about eating in the morning but snack time for sure!

  4. This looks so amazing. I am a huge fan of overnight oats ,but get bored of the plain flavors. I will have to try this one.

  5. I’ve been following the Slimming World food plan & overnight oats is my go to breakfast. I love the idea of these flavours & will be trying them soon

    1. They’re so easy, delicious, and filling! I’m kicking myself, wondering why I didn’t try them sooner. Is there a certain flavor combination you like most?

  6. I love the idea of overnight oats. It is such a great way to prep a healthy and filling breakfast so you don’t have to scramble around in the morning. I only tried them one time because I prefer the warmth of oatmeal, especially in the winter. This recipe looks really good!

    1. I am 100% with you about the temperature. It’s taken me this long to try them because I was worried that it would freak me out because they were cold. Luckily it’s good! And I’m still able to get my warm oatmeal on the weekends (aka, my breakfast plan for tomorrow) 😉

  7. I have heard of over-night oats but never did it. I don’t really like spending a lot of time cooking for myself, so this is an awesome quick fix for breakfast. Thanks for sharing! I’ll try it soon.

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