You can have dessert for breakfast with my Apple Pie Overnight Oats! Creamy oats, packed with spice and applesauce topped with a homemade apple pie filling make these the perfect start to your day!
Hiiiiiii. Today, I’m going to make your breakfast look really boring.
I just can’t help it. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day they say… so why not make it so you feel like you’re eating dessert…?
Dessert > any other meal.
SO, today I bring you Apple Pie Overnight Oats. Hands on time is about 10 minutes, then the fridge works its magic and creates thick and creamy oats for your breakfast.
And that topping? Out of this world.
You all know how obsessive I get over things, especially breakfast. Like, I’ll eat the same thing for breakfast every day for 6 months, then wake up the next day and crave something else, which I’ll then eat non-stop for 6 months… you get the idea!
I’m still on my oat/porridge kick. I think it’s been almost a year… that’s pretty good for one of my “phases”. However, I still need to find ways to jazz up my breakfast, so it’s not just boring porridge.
Actually, I take that back, porridge is not that boring. It’s a bowl of pure comfort on a cold, wet Autumn morning.
Anyway, I have this shower gel that is called “warm apple pie hugs” and recently, it’s been my jam in the shower, so every time I shower, I get hungry and crave Apple Pie.
In lieu of actually making an Apple Pie, I thought I’d use the flavours to create an awesome breakfast. OMG. This is GOOD stuff.
I used the spices of Apple Pie and mixed them with some oats, milk and applesauce. Whack them in the fridge and they turn into amazing, creamy oats.
However, I then took these over the edge and made a homemade apple pie filling to put on top. Or mix in. Or swirl it…
Tender apples, a thick sweet and spicy “sauce”… oh my goodness, just divine.
Now, you can either make the apple pie filling the night before like the oats and then warm it up in the morning, or you can make it in the morning and spoon the fresh mixture all over your oats.
I made mine the night before and then warmed everything up in the microwave for a minute. It’s the first time I’ve had warm overnight oats, but it really works!
I tried to ensure portion control by only making enough apple pie filling for 2 servings, but in reality, it didn’t really work. I just kept spooning. Honestly, what is better than apple pie filling? I can’t think of anything right now.
Apples and cinnamon are the most perfect pairing ever.
Now, go make these oats!
- For the oats:
- 2 cups (160g) rolled oats, not quick cook
- ¾tsp ground cinnamon
- ⅛tsp ground nutmeg
- 2tbsp natural sweetener, such as Truvia OR 4tbsp caster sugar
- ⅓ cup (100g) applesauce
- 1 cup (240ml) milk
- For the apple pie filling:
- 1 medium apple or 2 small, peeled, cored and chopped into ½ inch chunks
- 1tbsp cornflour
- ½tsp ground cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
- 1 and ½tbsp natural sweetener OR 3tbsp caster sugar
- ½ cup (120ml) water
- To make the oats: Place oats, cinnamon, nutmeg and sweetener/sugar into a medium sized bowl and stir briefly to combine.
- Add in applesauce and milk and mix until well combined. Cover the bowl with cling film and place in the fridge for at least 6 hours, overnight if possible.
- Make the apple pie filling: Place chopped up apples, cornflour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, sweetener/sugar and water into a small saucepan and place over a medium heat.
- Bring to a boil, stirring continuously. Once boiling, turn the heat down to low and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thick and the apples are tender. You want them soft, but with a little bite still.
- You can either make the apple pie filling in the morning and place it on your oats still warm, or make it the night before (this is what I did) and warm it up in the morning in the microwave. You may need to add 1tbsp water before you warm the filling up.
- To serve: Divide the oats into 2-3 servings and top each with the apple pie filling. Serve warm or cold. To warm, place in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, until desired warmth is reached.
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