Apple Pie Overnight Oats

I was never on the overnight oats bandwagon until I made these apple pie overnight oats. Then I realized how much easier they made my morning.

Oats out of the fridge
Breakfast ready and waiting in the morning

I’m a morning person. I love the stillness of the house when I can read the news, have my coffee, go to the gym, watch the sun rise. I’m more productive, I focus better and I write better. Did I mention the house was calm? Cause it’s a glorious quiet.

But for all the time that getting up early buys me, it still doesn’t make the 7am hour any less hectic. Getting kids dressed, fed and the Big Nugget out the door for school is always stressful. Some days I’ve felt like in that one hour, I ask “what do you want for breakfast” 836 times. Until I figured out this overnight oats recipe.

As a nursing mom, I’m always trying to get oats and flax into my diet to help my milk supply. In that hectic hour, getting them cooking and cooled for the kids to eat doesn’t always happen. Having it already done in the fridge when we’re ready to eat is a game changer.

Yesterday Big Nugget asked if we had “any of that really yummy oatmeal in the jar” for breakfast. Thankfully, yes. Yes we did.

Kids ready for breakfast
The crew waiting for their yummy oatmeal

This recipe feeds all 3 of us, usually with some leftover for the next day.

Coffee is a must
Feeds the three of us. The coffee, all mine.

The night before, I mix all the ingredients together and put them in a mason jar. It’s really that simple.

Simple ingredients
All the ingredients are pantry and fridge staples.
Before picture
The mixture before it soaks overnight
Mason Jar
Ready for the fridge

This yogurt is probably the best tasting yogurt I’ve ever had. It’s a bit scary when you first open it because of the cream on top but holy cow, it’s good.

Yogurt
It’s really so, so good.

The apple butter that I use is from a recipe I found at SkinnyTaste. If you’re unfamiliar with this site, it’s my favorite recipe website. We plan 90% of our meals from here because they are super healthy and mostly kid friendly. I also highly recommend her cookbook Fast and Slow.

Ready to serve
Oats in the morning
Breakfast is served
Digging in
Big fan of the oats
Happy and fed.

 

 

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Simple overnight oats 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 3 tbsp apple butter
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients and transfer to a mason jar.

  2. Refrigerate overnight.

 

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