Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats Recipe

Heather Dessinger

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Two jars of apple cinnamon overnight oats topped with fresh diced apples and pecans on countertop

Creamy, sweet and infused with apple pie inspired spices, these easy overnight oats are the perfect make-ahead recipe for busy mornings. They’re based on this simple overnight oats recipe and can be made in just about five minutes of hands-on time.

My kids love topping their jars with freshly diced apples, chopped nuts and a sprinkling of extra cinnamon, but they’re also delicious with dried cranberries or apples sauteed in butter. I hope you love them as much as we do!

Overhead view of apple overnight oats
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Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats Recipe

Creamy, sweet and infused with apple-pie inspired spices, these easy overnight oats are the perfect prep-ahead recipe for busy mornings.
Course Breakfast
Keyword gluten-free, dairy optional
Prep Time 5 minutes
Soaking Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 417kcal
Author Heather Dessinger


  • jar
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • stirring spoon


Dry Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • ½ cup milk, homemade oat milk, almond milk, water or coconut milk (coconut milk tends to over-thicken the oats so I recommend a 50/50 mix of coconut milk and water)
  • ½ cup grated apple (I like honeycrisp or gala)
  • ¼ cup yogurt (We use this dairy-free coconut yogurt and love it, but Greek yogurt is also a good option that makes it super creamy)
  • 1 tbsp liquid sweetener, or more to taste (maple syrup or honey – a small amount of stevia or monk fruit could be substituted)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • Additional toppings if desired: Diced apples, pecans or walnuts, extra cinnamon, a drizzle of honey or maple syrup


  • Add oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, ginger and salt to a jar. Stir to mix.
  • Next, add in the yogurt, grated apple, sweetener, vanilla, and milk. Stir, then cover the jar with a lid.
  • Place the jar in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours. If you're adding spices or flavored extracts, stir them into the milk before pouring.
  • The next morning, add desired toppings, then serve.


Calculations are based on dairy milk and maple syrup as a sweetener. Salt and nutmeg are not factored into the estimate. 


Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 601mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 302IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 357mg | Iron: 3mg
Up close view of three jars of cinnamon apple overnight oats

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Heather is a holistic health educator, herbalist, DIYer, Lyme and mold warrior. Since founding in 2009, Heather has been taking complicated health research and making it easy to understand. She shares tested natural recipes and herbal remedies with millions of naturally minded mamas around the world. 

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