You’ve heard the saying it doesn’t get much better as warm apple pie. I am not a big pie person, so I can pass on it for dessert, but there is something about a leftover cold slice of apple pie for breakfast! Not sure about you but I tend to go for cold breakfasts in the summer and these Apple Pie Overnight (protein) Oats are perfect to make at night and grab quick in the morning. Don’t worry if you forgot to make them the night before, or wake up craving them you can whip them up and let them chill in the fridge for about 20 minutes to thicken. These oats can be made with raw apples or you can cook them and chill them for more of an apple pie taste and texture. I like to add protein to mine for an extra punch, and it makes them really thick but you can also make them without.
Apple Pie Overnight Oats
1 small apple, diced/chopped
1/3c unsweetened applesauce
3/4c almond milk, or non dairy milk of choice (So Delicious Almond Milk Plus for extra protein)*
2 tsp coconut palm sugar or sweetener of choice (used Navitas Naturals Coconut Palm Sugar)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/3c rolled oats, gluten free
1 TBSP chia seeds, or additional TBSP oatmeal
1 scoop vanilla or vanilla chai protein powder , optional (used Vega One French Vanilla)*
*I add an extra 1/4 cup of milk when adding protein.
Mix together coconut palm sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In a bowl or jar mix together applesauce, milk, and protein powder until combine. Stir in oats, chia seeds, and half of the sugar and spice mixture. Place in the refrigerator overnight. If you would like cooked apples spray a skillet with coconut oil spray or use a small amount of coconut oil and cook until desired texture. Sprinkle with remaining sugar and spice mixture and place in a bowl or container in the refrigerator overnight to chill. In the morning stir oats, add additional milk if desired, and top with cooked apples or if making with raw add diced apples and sprinkle with remaining sugar and spice mixture. Enjoy!
As a Vega Recipe Ambassador I receive Vega products, which I used as an option in this recipe. I use Vega not because it is given to me but because it has been my plant-based protein of choice since before I started blogging and some recipes are made with Vega products I purchase. I only write about foods I love, my blog is an extension of my hobby to make fun healthy food creations for me and my family.