If you are a fan of seasonal eating, these apple cinnamon overnight oats are perfect for your fall meal prep routine. They use just a few ingredients and take just a few minutes, so it’s maximum reward for minimal work.
These are one of our favorite breakfast to make during the fall when you just can’t pumpkin spice any longer (or simply need a temporary break from it.) There are so many different types of apple varieties in season during the fall and really any variety will go well in these overnight oats. They take less than five minutes to put together but the sanity you save adds up to way more than that the next morning.
We are big fans of eating seasonally for many reasons. First, it makes things easy to switch up. You’ll never grow tired of overnight oats or baked oatmeal if you’re switching up the flavors. Buying what’s in season will save you money and many times, it’s healthier than buying things out of season in your area. You can find out more about how and why to eat seasonally here.
Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats Step-by-Step
For each jar of apple cinnamon overnight oats, you’ll need a half a cup of rolled oats, about two tablespoons of apples, a half a teaspoon of cinnamon, and enough milk to cover the mixture.
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First, you’ll need something to put the oats in. Our favorite containers to use are a wide mouth half pint mason jar. You can also use small round meal prep containers with lids like a Pyrex or anchor.
Grab your ingredients. Again, you’ll just need oats, diced apples, ground cinnamon, and some type of milk. If you like things sweeter, you can add maple syrup or honey once you warm it up in the morning.
First step, scoop a half a cup of rolled oats into each jar.
Next sprinkle in a half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Use a little less if you’re sensitive to spice. Now add in your apples. Any variety really works here. We typically have gala or Fugi.
Finally add in enough milk to cover the oats. Oh and don’t forget to cover with a lid, give it a little shake, and put it in the fridge. You’re done!
If you aren’t quite tired of all things pumpkin spice just yet, we have these fun pumpkin spice yogurt cups that are perfect for meal prep breakfast or snacks. If you really enjoy overnight oats, we have several seasonal options here. We have plenty of inspiration for easy meal prep breakfast in this post and if you want to know the tools we use for the most effective breakfast meal prep we have those laid out here.
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Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
- Jars or containers with lids
- 2½ cups rolled oats
- 1 large apple any variety, diced
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3-4 cups milk any variety, unsweetened
- Add 1/2 cups of oats to each containter.
- Layer in apples.
- Sprinkle on cinnamon, adding 1/4-1/2 tsp per jar, depending on how much you like spice.
- Pour enough milk to entirely cover oats. If you like a creamier consistency, add up to 3/4 cup per jar.
- Cover jars with lids, shake, and refrigerate overnight.
- Before eating, heat about 30-40 seconds in the microwave, if desired. If you like sweeter oats, add a bit of honey or maple syrup.