This overnight oats recipe is made with applesauce, cinnamon and stewed apples for a delicious and filling breakfast. Enjoy it at home or take it for breakfast on the go.

a cup of apple overnight oats topped with stewed apples

Easy and healthy apple overnight oats

When September rolls around, you know it’s apple season. Which is the perfect time to go apple picking or pick up a big bag of apples from the farmers market and make all kinds of apple recipes. While I love a good apple crisp or apple bread, I also love using apples in my breakfast.

Cue these apple pie overnight oats! They make the perfect end of Summer/start Fall breakfast that is cozy but refreshing at the same time.

This recipe starts with a base of classic overnight oats with the addition of applesauce and cinnamon to give the overnight oats extra apple flavour. The oats are then topped off with some skillet cinnamon apples that taste like apple pie filling.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Tastes like apple pie. If you’re a fan of apple pie you’re going to love these apple overnight oats. The topping tastes like apple pie filling so you feel like you’re eating apple pie for breakfast.
  • Perfect for meal prep. Overnight oats are made ahead of time, making them the perfect meal-prep breakfast.
  • Nutritious breakfast. Each serving of these apple pie overnight oats has 400 calories, 8.5 grams of fibre and 10 grams of protein for a healthy and nourishing breakfast.

Apple overnight oats ingredients

  • Oats: use rolled oats for a chewier texture or quick oats for a softer texture.
  • Chia seeds: there are so many ways to use chia seeds, one of which is to thicken and add some more nutrients to overnight oats.
  • Cinnamon: cinnamon is added to both the overnight oats and the stewed apples.
  • Yogurt: any yogurt you love will work, but try to use plain yogurt with no added sugar. You can also use dairy-free yogurt.
  • Applesauce: unsweetened applesauce is best. You can use store-bought applesauce or homemade applesauce.
  • Almond milk: you can use any type of milk you love.
  • Coconut oil: this is used to pan-fry the cinnamon apples. You can also use butter.
  • Apples: for this recipe, use any type of apples you like
  • Maple syrup: to sweeten the overnight oats and stewed apples.

What kind of oats is best for overnight oats?

The best type of oats to use for overnight oats are rolled oats. This type of oats will still hold some of its texture after soaking up the liquid and will give the overnight oats a slightly chewy texture and nutty flavour.

You can also use quick oats for overnight oats if you prefer a softer texture. Quick oats will become a little mushier than rolled oats. Whichever you chose to use is a personal preference.

How to make apple pie overnight oatmeal

Step 1

Add the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, yogurt, maple syrup, applesauce and vanilla extract to a large mixing bowl.

oats, chia seeds, maple syrup, yogurt and apple sauce in a clear bowl

Step 2

Pour in the almond milk and stir everything together to incorporate. Then cover the bowl and place it in the fridge overnight.

oats and chia seeds in almond milk in a clear bowl

Step 3

To prepare the apple pie topping, peel and cut the apples into cubes and then add the apples to a pan with the coconut oil, maple syrup and cinnamon

chopped apples with cinnamon and maple syrup in a white pan

Step 4

Cook the apples on medium-low heat for about 10 minutes or until soft and tender.

cooked cinnamon apples in a white pan

Step 5

Assemble the apple pie overnight oats by layering the overnight oats with the apple pie filling on top. You can assemble the oats in cups, jars or in a bowl.

two cups of apple overnight oats with cinnamon sticks in them

Additional toppings you can add

There are so many tasty toppings you can enjoy when it comes to overnight oats! If you want to add more toppings to these oats here are some that would pair well:

  • Walnuts
  • Drizzle of nut butter
  • Raisins
  • Dried cranberries
  • A dollop of greek yogurt
  • Drizzle of honey
  • Granola (This pumpkin spice granola would work great!)

How to store

Store the overnight oats in a sealed container or in a jar (such as a mason jar)with a lid in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can store the oats and the stewed apples separately, or you can store them together.

Expert tips for apple pie overnight oats

  • Use rolled oats for best results. I truly find overnight oats made with rolled oats create the best texture. Quick oats become too soft. (Though if you like that type of texture you can use them.)
  • Use unsweetened yogurt and applesauce. Since there is maple syrup in the oats and the apples, it’s best to avoid added-sweeter in these ingredients.
  • Make it dairy-free. If you want to make this recipe vegan, use vegan yogurt. You can also use coconut cream with a squeeze of lemon juice instead of yogurt.

Frequently asked questions

How long do overnight oats need to soak?

Overnight oats can be eaten after soaking for 2-4 hours, though they are best when you let them sit for at least 8 hours. This gives the oats enough time to absorb all the liquid and give them a great texture. That being said, if you’re in a rush you can soak them for 2 hours and still enjoy eating the oats.

Do you eat overnight oats hot or cold?

Overnight oats are typically eaten cold, but can also be warmed up in a pot or in the microwave if you prefer.

What type of jar is best for storing overnight oats?

I like to store overnight oats in mason jars or in these weck jars.

Can I make this recipe vegan and gluten-free?

Yes! To make this recipe vegan just use vegan yogurt and to make it gluten-free use gluten-free certified rolled oats.

overnight oats topped with stewed apples in a white glass

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overnight oats topped with stewed apples in a white glass

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Enjoy all the flavours you love in apple pie in these delicious apple pie overnight oats!


Units Scale

Overnight oats

  • 1 cup oats (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup yogurt of choice
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

Cinnamon apples


  1. To prepare the overnight oats, add the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, salt, yogurt, applesauce, almond milk and vanilla extract to a bowl and mix together. 
  2. Cover the bowl and place it in the fridge overnight. If adding to jars, spoon the mixture from the bowl directly into jars or and seal with a lid and place in the fridge.
  3. To prepare the cinnamon apples, heat the coconut oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat, then add the apples, maple syrup and cinnamon and mix together for 2 minutes.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and let cook for about 10 minutes until the apples are tender. Then remove it from the heat.
  5. Add the apple mixture directly to the overnight oats in the fridge, or store separately in an airtight container in the fridge and add them on top of your oats in the morning. 


The cinnamon apples can either be mixed into the oats or used as a topping. Both are delicious! 

Overnight oats will last up to 3 days in the fridge. 


  • Serving Size: 1/2 of the recipe
  • Calories: 400
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Fiber: 8.5g
  • Protein: 10g