Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

This post is part of our restricted diet series from Beth of Tasty Yummies.

Since my daily yoga practice is as important to me as the food I eat, I try to plan ahead with my meals, to make getting to the studio as easy as possible. Lately I have been enjoying daily 6am vinyasa flow classes, so that means getting to bed at a reasonable time and being up at 5am. I don’t eat before I practice yoga, but the minute I come home and walk through the front door I am starving – so I love easy, simple, quick, and healthy breakfast options.

These Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats are so easy to throw together the night before and are ready the minute you are ready to eat them. I happened to have some beautiful local apples from our CSA box so I went with a fall-inspired Apple Cinnamon flavor, but you could certainly add whatever fruit or spices you’d like and make this your own.

What do you prefer to eat after a good, sweaty yoga practice or workout?

apple cinnamon overnight oats

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats {Gluten-free and Vegan}

makes 2 small servings


•           1 cup gluten-free rolled oats

•           1 cup non-dairy milk (I use homemade almond milk)

•           1 tablespoons chia seeds

•           1 small organic apple, cored and chopped small

•           1 tablespoon 100% pure maple syrup or honey

•           1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

•           dash of nutmeg

•           pinch of fine sea salt

•           1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Optional: For an extra protein boost add a scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder, or chopped walnuts for added crunch!

Add all of the ingredients to a bowl or a jar. Stir well to combine. Cover and place in the fridge overnight. In the morning, give it a stir and enjoy it cold, or heat it up quickly if you prefer it warm. I like to add a little pinch of ground cinnamon or you can also add chopped nuts or granola, for a little crunch.  This will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days.

apple cinnamon overnight oats

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  1. I love cold foods after a workout – lately my favorite post-pilates lunch is a pole caught tuna salad sandwich, loaded with every single vegetable I can find in my fridge. And some hot sauce (because you have to have a little heat in there somewhere!)
    Overnight oats sound like they would eliminate my too-lazy-to-make-a-real-breakfast habit. I’ll have to pick up some oats and give this a try!

    <3 dani

  2. This looks super yummy! Especially as we are now entering into the Fall Season. Nothing is more comforting and festive is to have a warm apple breakfast!! Thank you for sharing this. Its also perfect that it serves two so that I can my it both my boyfriend and I over the weekend!! :)

  3. I eat this type of dish all the time, especially in fall and winter. A hint: instead of using maple syrup or honey, try agave nectar. It is much lower in sugar and tastes great. I also love to add flax meal and walnuts for a crunch.

  4. I eat it every morning but in a bit different version:
    2 tablespoons of oatmeal,
    1 shredded apple,
    1 spoon of honey.
    Then I am mixing it and I sprinkle it with mix of nuts and seeds:
    sunflower seeds
    and raisins for extra sweetness from natural source.
    When I have a bit more of free time then I am smoking on pan some slices of almonds together with sesame seeds. I cover oatmeal with apple with them when they are hot yet. I love this sound and smell which it gives! <3

  5. @Tihana- not all oats are safe for celiac patients, or those with wheat or gluten allergies. Some cross contamination can occur in processing if they are packaged in a facility that handles flour or wheat products or came into contact while growing or being harvested. Oats also can cause a similar reaction to wheat in those with sensitivities or allergies to wheat, since the protein found in oats (avenin) is similar to gluten and some people can’t tolerate oats either.

    @thefolia – there are some varieties of oats that *are* gluten free, but you’ll need to read the package to determine if it was handled in a gluten free facility. Ultimately, oats aren’t always safe for those with celiac disease or similar conditions (ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, etc…) because even without the presence of wheat gluten, you may still be sensitive to the oats themselves.

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