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.
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.
This recipe feeds all 3 of us, usually with some leftover for the next day.
The night before, I mix all the ingredients together and put them in a mason jar. It’s really that simple.
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.
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.
Apple Pie Overnight Oats
Simple overnight oats
- 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
Combine all ingredients and transfer to a mason jar.