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Apple Pie Overnight Oats

  • Author: Lexi
  • Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


These apple pie overnight oats are quick and easy to make for meal prep breakfasts with applesauce and fall spices like cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. This recipe is easy to make vegan and it's delicious loaded up with toppings like apple slices and brown sugar walnuts. 


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Apple Pie Overnight Oats:

  • 1 cup old fashioned whole rolled oats
  • 1 cup nondairy milk (we used oat milk)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt

Brown Sugar Walnut Topping (optional):

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt


Apple Pie Overnight Oats:

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together milk, applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt until well incorporated. Stir in oats.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least four hours, or overnight. 

Brown Sugar Walnut Topping (optional):

  1. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium-low. Add walnuts and toast for 2-3 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Add brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. Stir well and continue toasting for 2-3 more minutes, stirring and watching carefully so they don't burn. 
  3. Transfer to parchment paper to cool. Top overnight oats with walnuts, apple slices, maple syrup, etc. 


Storage: store overnight oats in an airtight container for up to 5-6 days. We recommend storing without toppings if you won't be eating within a day or two. 

Not into overnight oats? Make 'em hot: You can actually make this recipe hot, too! Add all ingredients to a saucepan over medium heat and simmer until the liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes.

Applesauce: we use unsweetened in this recipe since we're adding sweetness via maple syrup. If you'd prefer sweeter overnight oats, feel free to use sweetened applesauce. 

Oats: old fashioned whole rolled oats – NOT quick cooking/instant oats – are the way to go. They hold up well after soaking overnight so it's not a big pile of mush, unlike their quick-cooking counterparts.

Milk: any nondairy or regular variety will do!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 470
  • Sugar: 20.3 g
  • Sodium: 243.5 mg
  • Fat: 23 g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.2 g
  • Fiber: 6.9 g
  • Protein: 10.4 g

Keywords: apple pie overnight oats

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