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These apple cinnamon overnight oats taste just like apple pie! They’re healthy, use only whole foods with no refined sugars, and are super easy to make!

The best thing about overnight oats is that with minimal effort, you get to have a nutritious, filling breakfast that’s easy to take on-the-go. There are only five ingredients to the base recipe, which you can make into this yummy apple cinnamon flavor, or go freestyle and add in your own ingredients to mix it up.

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What You Will Need to Make the Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

  • Sealable Jars – This recipe stores well in the fridge so I make enough for 3 days in one go. I make three lots in one big jar and put it in a bowl when I want it. If you’re having it as a healthy on-the-go breakfast then you’ll need three sealable storage containers.
  • Measuring Spoons & Cups – You’ll soon become used to the amounts but at first, it’s good to measure out the ingredients to get the right consistency. Nobody wants runny oats!
  • Pan with a Lid and a Peeler – For the apples, cooking them really takes the flavor to the next level and takes minimal effort – it’s totally worth it.
a close up of the apple cinnamon overnight oats in a grey bowl with chopped dates on top

What’s in this Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats Recipe?

  • Rolled Oats – The jumbo ones are the best but it’s really personal preference. Get rolled oats instead of the chewier, less pleasant texture of steel-cut oats.
  • Chia Seeds – Rich in protein, fibre and Omega-3 fatty acids, these little superfoods are a great addition to any diet.
  • Oat Milk – A creamy plant-based milk. Use the kind with no added sugar to keep it healthy and not overly sweet.
  • Maple Syrup – A great alternative to honey in vegan cooking because of its rich, sweet flavour.
  • Coconut Sugar – This can be swapped out for raw cane sugar or any other brown sugar. But, for minimal processing and that amazing caramel flavour, coconut sugar really is the best. You can also use it when you eat the oats in the morning to add a little sweetness if you like it that way.
  • Salt – just a smidge, to bring out the flavour.
  • Apple & Cinnamon – One of those flavour combos that give me the warm and fuzzies.
  • Medjool dates – Just one date per serving is all you need to bring in the lovely caramel flavour to this recipe.
ingredients for the apple cinnamon overnight oats base recipe on a grey background. oats, oat milk, chia seeds, coconut sugar and maple syrup

How to Make the Recipe

This one is so easy and that’s why I love it. It’s just a case of throwing all of the ingredients for the base recipe together (oats, chia seeds, sugar, maple syrup, salt, and oat milk), and popping it in the fridge overnight.

If you prep the toppings for the apple cinnamon overnight oats in the evening, it makes for a hassle-free morning. All that’s involved is peeling, chopping, and cooking the apples with the cinnamon for maximum flavor!

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How to Make it Gluten-Free and Vegan

Use plant-based milk instead of cow’s milk in this apple cinnamon overnight oats recipe. I love oat milk because it’s really creamy compared to some other types of plant-based milk.

To make it 100% gluten-free you can find gluten-free oats in most supermarkets or even online. Oats are naturally gluten-free but there is a risk of cross-contamination with things like wheat during transport, so they aren’t safe for coeliacs.

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APPLE CINNAMON OVERNIGHT OATS (Delicious, Healthy & Vegan)

A quick and easy recipe for overnight oats that tastes like apple pie!
Servings 1 serving
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins


The Overnight Oats 'Base' Recipe

  • ½ cup Rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp Chia seeds
  • 1 tsp Coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp Maple syrup
  • cup Oat milk
  • 1 small Pinch of salt (optional)

The Apple Cinnamon Topping

  • 1 Apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Medjool date, finely chopped


Prepping the Toppings

  • Peel and remove the core from the apple(s), then chop into roughly 1cm chunks.
    chopped raw apples in a bowl with cinnamon sprinkled over ready to be mixed
  • Place in a pan on low heat with a dash of water and the cinnamon. Cover with a lid and allow to cook for around 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The apple(s) should be soft when poked with a fork, but not mushy.
    The apple(s) will release liquid when cooked, keep this to use in the oats.
    Allow the apple(s) to cool and pop in a sealed container in the fridge, along with the chopped date(s).
    chopped apples in a pan mixed with cinnamon on a hob
  • Chop the date(s) and set aside.

Prepping the Overnight Oats 'Base' Recipe

  • Put the oats, chia seeds, sugar, maple syrup, and salt into a sealable jar. Add the liquid from the apples to your ⅔ measuring cup and top-up with plant-based milk, then add this to the rest of the ingredients.
    Give it a good stir and pop it in the fridge. If you're batch cooking they will stay good for three to four days.
    ingredients for the overnight oats recipe in a sealable glass jar, not yet stirred together

In the Morning

  • Simply stir the oats again, then add the toppings and enjoy!
    If you want a little more sweetness then add in some extra coconut sugar.
    a finished bowl of the apple cinnamon overnight oats with chopped date on top of the oats and chia seeds


  • This recipe is ideal for batch cooking. I like to make three days worth at once as it stores so well in the fridge and will save you heaps of time!
Author: bombveg
Calories: 480kcal
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten free, Oil-free
Keyword: Quick & Easy, Post Workout, Energy, Healthy, Batch Cook, Vegan, Kid Friendly

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  1. Janelle, London says:

    5 stars
    My kids love this, its a keeper in this house.

    1. Hi Janelle, my kid loves it too! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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