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A balanced breakfast for an on-the-go morning, or perfect for a snack, these apple cinnamon overnight oats are extremely tasty and easy for those with busy schedules. The base is packed with whole grains, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber, to keep you fueled and focused throughout the day.

If meal prepping, I recommend storing the apple cinnamon topping separate from your base in the refrigerator. To serve, enjoy the stovetop apple cinnamon topping either chilled or reheated over the base. I prefer having my overnight oats topped with a warm apple cinnamon topping, so I normally reheat the apple cinnamon topping or make it directly prior to serving.

If too short on time to make the stovetop topping, top your oats with sliced apples lightly sprinkled with cinnamon and crushed pecans, or use any fresh or dried fruit you have on hand. If dairy-free, substitute the milk and yogurt with your favorite dairy-free alternative.

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

  • 10 minutes
  • 16 ingredients
  • 6 steps


  • Yields: 4 servings
  • The Base:
  • 2 cups Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 2 cups Milk of choice (I use Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk)
  • 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt (or your favorite dairy-free alternative)
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 tsp Honey (or 100% Maple or Agave syrup)
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 4 tbsp Flax Seed, ground
  • Stovetop Apple Cinnamon Topping:
  • 4 Apples, diced
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Honey (or 100% Maple or Agave syrup)
  • 1-2 tbsp water
  • Crushed Pecans


  1. For the Base - Locate 4 mason jars or Tupperware containers with lids. In each jar, add ½ cup oats, ½ cup milk, ¼ cup yogurt, 1/4 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp honey, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1 tbsp ground flax seeds and stir. You may want to add more milk depending on personal preference.
  2. Seal each jar/container and refrigerate overnight (or for 6-8 hours).
  3. For the Stovetop Topping - Dice 4 apples. Add apples and water to a medium saucepan and cover. Stir occasionally, over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until apples are tender.
  4. Add honey and cinnamon and stir for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  6. To Serve - Top oats with apple cinnamon topping and sprinkle with crushed pecans.

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 475
  • Fat 12g
  • Carbs 75g
  • Protein 16g
  • Fiber 17g