Apple cinnamon overnight oats


Abby Kempf

Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day. But we all know how rushed mornings are, so I like to make my breakfasts the night before. From whipping up some pancake batter to hard-boiling a few eggs, making breakfasts in advanced on Sunday night saves me time on breakfast for the rest of the week. One of my favorite make-ahead breakfasts is overnight oats, and since it is fall of course I had to use some apples. ingredds
1 cup of gluten-free old fashioned oats (Bob’s Red Mill is the best!)
1 cup almond milk
3/4 of a small apple, chopped
1 tbs of chia seeds
1 tbs organic/pure maple syrup
2 tsp ground cinnamon, divided
1/4 tsp of nutmeg
sprinkle of sea salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
This recipe is seriously so easy. All you need besides the ingredients listed is a bowl with a lid – some people use mason jars, but some Tupperware gets the job done.
Just mix all the ingredients together in the bowl with a fork until well combined, save for one teaspoon of cinnamon. Close the container with your oat mixture and leave it in the fridge over night.mixy
In the morning sprinkle the cinnamon on top of your oats and either eat them cold as is or warm them up for about 45 seconds in the microwave. I like mine cold, and sometimes I add a little more maple syrup so the oats are super sweet. Overnight oats can be customized to any taste bud, too. Any fruit with a cup of oats, a cup of liquid, and a tablespoon of chia seeds will do the job. So play around and find you favorite combination.