Gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan overnight oats that taste like a bowl of apple pie.
Do you love apples? Apple pie? Easy breakfasts?
Who doesn’t love those things!?
If you love apples, then we’re going to get along well.
As you undoubtedly would’ve guessed by now, today’s recipe is all about apples. Fresh apples, applesauce, spices that go well with apples… apple everything! This breakfast is basically apple pie in a bowl.
So it’s not a bad choice for Saturday’s breakfast – Saturday being Pi Day!
Just so we’re all clear: Saturday is Pi Day because it’s March 14, otherwise written as 3/14. And Pi is 3.14159265…. and so on.
Ok, technically we should be eating round things rather than pie-related things, but you know, bowls are round. So apple pie oats definitely count (er, unless you’re eating your oats in a banana split boat or something).
This is one of my few recipes for overnight oats that don’t contain yogurt. Since there are some people out there who don’t like yogurt, or can’t have yogurt, or just don’t have any in the fridge and can’t be bothered to go to the store (I’m often in this last category), I’ve been trying to come up with a few more yogurt-free oats recipes.
In this recipe, the yogurt is replaced with applesauce which ups the apple pie flavor – hence why this recipe is for people who seriously love apples.
As an added bonus, you can microwave these oats if it’s a chilly morning (but I wouldn’t recommend microwaving yogurt-based overnight oats).
Ah, oats, apples, slippers and Saturdays – that’s my idea of a good morning.
- 1 apple
- ¼ cup applesauce
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch of ground cloves
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- ½ cup almond milk
- Chopped nuts and/or berries, to serve
- Coarsely grate the apple (using a box grater, or other contraption). Transfer the grated apple to a bowl or container.
- Mix in the applesauce, cinnamon, cloves and vanilla extract. Add the rolled oats and chia seeds, followed by the almond milk. Mix until completely combined.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap (or put the lid on the container) and leave in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning, stir the oats well. If the oats are too solid, gradually stir in some almond milk. Top with chopped nuts and/or berries, if desired. Enjoy!