Healthy Apple Pie Overnight Oats Recipe

Apple Pie Overnight Oats Recipe Elizabeth Rider

It’s apple season! And this Apple Pie Overnight Oats recipe makes the perfect healthy fall breakfast.

Apples are full of vitamins and antioxidants, and they’re a great source of fiber, too. There are many varieties of apples available which allows you to customize any dish that you use them in. Choose a pink lady apple if you like a little tang, or a Gala if you like balanced sweetness. Just grab your favorite variety and whip up some Apple Pie Overnight Oats—you won’t regret it.

The combination of apples, cinnamon, vanilla, and maple is simply divine. This healthful breakfast is gluten-free, dairy-free, full of fiber, and absolutely delicious.

If you like apple pie, this one’s for you!

How to Make Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Overnight oats might be one of the simplest healthy make-ahead meals ever.

You can use any combination of ingredients that you like, just be sure to leave a little bit of room at the top of the jar to allow for the milk to pour in and the oats to expand. I like to use unsweetened almond milk in my overnight oats, but you can use any milk of your choice or even water in a pinch.

Check out my more detailed overnight oats tutorial here if this is your first time making overnight oats.

Even if you’re not an oatmeal fan give apple overnight oats a try. I’ve never cared for hot oatmeal so I avoided overnight oats until I was at a business breakfast and it was the only thing available. I was so glad I tried it; the texture of soaked and chilled oats is much more appealing than I had expected.

*Oats are gluten-free by nature but are often stored in close proximity to gluten-containing grains. If you have a severe gluten allergy or sensitivity look for oats specifically labeled gluten-free.

Apple Pie Overnight Oats Recipe Elizabeth Rider

Apples are on the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen,” meaning that they tend to be sprayed with high levels of pesticides, so choose organic if you can. Also, choose organic oats if you can—they tend to be a really great price in the bulk bins of your natural grocery store.

The recipe below makes two servings and I usually double it to prepare four servings at a time. You can line the jars up assembly-line style and make four days worth of breakfasts in one fell swoop. I even take a jar of overnight oats on the plane with me when I travel sometimes for a healthy lunch; if they are fully soaked (no liquid) you can take it through security.

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Apple Pie Overnight Oats Recipe Elizabeth Rider

Healthy Apple Pie Overnight Oats Recipe

  • Author: Elizabeth Rider
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 hours
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Soak
  • Cuisine: American


This apple overnight oats recipe makes 2 servings and is easily doubled or tripled if needed. Overnight oats keep in the fridge for 4-5 days, so make these ahead for delicious breakfasts all week long. We like them cold, but you can heat them over medium heat in a small pan on the stove if desired.



You’ll need a wide-mouth pint-sized mason jar or similar glass container with a secure fitting lid. Or, split the two servings between two half-pint mason jars for single-serve oats (as pictured here).

  • 1 banana, sliced (if you don’t like banana you can leave this out)
  • 1/2 of an apple, diced (we like to use Gala apples here)
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup of whole rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk (or any unsweetened milk of your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon organic maple syrup (100% real maple syrup), or honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (more or less to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon high-quality vanilla extract


In a separate container, mix your nut milk, natural sweetener, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Set aside.

In your mason jar, layer the ingredients as follows:

  • 4-5 slices of banana, I like to press them around the bottom edges
  • sprinkle of diced apple
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
  • sprinkle of diced apple
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter

Leave a slight gap at the top after the last layer for the nut milk and soaking.

Pour your nut milk mixture over the oats leaving a slight gap at the top to allow your oats to expand as they soak. Stick a knife or fork to the bottom of the jar a few times to make sure the milk soaks all the way through. Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight, or at least up to 6 hours. Will keep up to five days in your refrigerator if you use plant-based milk or water, or three days if you use regular milk.

Enjoy cold or warm through in a saucepan on the stove over medium heat if you prefer.

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