Are you looking for a quick, simple, and tasty breakfast option that you can prepare the night before? If your answer is yes, then this apple pie overnight oats recipe is for you.
It’s not only easy to make but uses minimal ingredients and ones that are healthy!
This is an excellent base for you to adjust to your taste. You can add different sweeteners at the end, fruits for flavour, and a generous dollop of your favourite vegan yoghurt to finish it off.
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The six ingredients to get the base of this apple pie overnight oats recipe ready are:
- Organic rolled oats
- Good quality ground cinnamon
- Sultanas or raisins
- An apple (preferably the Granny Smith variety)
- An orange
How long can these overnight oats stay in the fridge?
I’ll generally eat them within two days, as they start to go a little too soft and soggy for my liking after that. Ideally, you would eat it within three days of making it.
Do you have overnight oats hot or cold?
I personally eat them at room temperature the next morning or cold if I keep them in the fridge for more than a day.
You can, however, eat them hot or cold. It’s entirely a personal preference. The beauty of this dish is that you can enjoy it either way.
The health benefits of my apple pie overnight oats
Let’s break down the benefits of some of the ingredients that you’ll find in this recipe, shall we?
Oats are a staple ingredient in many people’s homes. You can have them hot or cold, cooked, soaked, in desserts, in savoury dishes, they’re very versatile!
There are many great health benefits to oats, here are just a few:
- Can lower cholesterol levels
- They are very rich in vitamins and minerals
- High in antioxidants
- They are very filling
As you may have noticed above that I mention using good-quality cinnamon. The cinnamon that you’ll find most available in supermarkets is the cheaper, lesser quality variety that is not good for you when taken in larger quantities. This one is called cassia cinnamon.
Ceylon “true” or verum cinnamon is better quality cinnamon that has many health benefits. Some of those are:
- Assists in reducing blood pressure
- Great for diabetics or borderline diabetics
- High in antioxidant
- Known to have anti-inflammatory properties
It’s no coincidence that walnuts are shaped like our brains. This is an easy giveaway that walnuts are great for our brains, amongst other benefits. Some of these are:
- A wonderful source of omega 3s
- They can help to lower blood pressure
- They’re rich in vitamins and minerals like manganese, copper, vitamins E, B6, folic acid, and phosphorus
- May assist with heart health
Apples and Oranges
Fruit is a great source of fiber; however, too much of it has been debated to be unhealthy with all the natural fructose that can be found in fruit.
Here are some of the benefits that can be found in green apples and oranges that are used in this apple pie overnight oats:
- Both rich in vitamin C and A
- Oranges are also a wonderful source of vitamin B, calcium, and potassium
- Green apples can fight against aging
- Granny smith apples (besides blueberries) are the lowest GI fruit
This breakfast takes only five minutes to prepare and is finished off in no time in the morning!
I love reusing old jam jars as they’re the perfect size to make two servings for this great breakfast.
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Prep Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
These oats are healthy, filling, flavourful, and very easy to make breakfast option!
- 1 cup rolled oats (preferably use organic)
- 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp walnuts, chopped
- 1 tbsp sultanas or raisins
- 1 Granny Smith apple, grated
- 1 orange, juiced
- Place all ingredients but the orange juice in a bowl, mix well.
- Pour just enough boiling water to see it submerging all the ingredients. Push down the oats with the back of a spoon and put a plate over the top and let sit on your kitchen bench overnight.
- The next morning, add the orange juice* and toppings of choice. If you like it sweet, add a generous drizzle of maple syrup or any other liquid sweetener.
- I added sliced apple, vegan vanilla yoghurt, walnuts, and a small amount of maple syrup. I also love it with banana and pear.
* I add the orange juice to the oats in the morning as I don’t want to lose the vitamin C properties of the orange by killing it with the boiling water the night before. If you’re in a rush and just need something to grab N go, then add it the night before and have some fruit already pre-sliced ready to add on top.
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