These Maple Apple Overnight Oats are the perfect make ahead breakfast; with two ways to make them, you’re bound to fall in love with these creamy, sweet and fruity oats!
Coming at you with another easy, make ahead breakfast recipe today; Maple Apple Overnight Oats! Make ahead, sweet, fruity and oh so creamy, these are the perfect oats to enjoy this Autumn.
Before we continue talking about these overnight oats, let’s talk teeth.
I know… strange opening to a conversation, but roll with me. Ever since my adult teeth came through, they’ve never been really white. It’s not that I’ve had a bad diet and stained them with coffee and bad foods etc. it’s just how they came through. This has meant that I’ve not really had confidence in my smile; I mean I already hate having my photo taken, but add into that the fact I don’t like my teeth, it means some awkward looking photos where I’m doing a half smile or looking grumpy.
Well, I made a decision yesterday because I don’t want to feel like that on my wedding day; I’m getting them whitened. I mean properly at the dentist, I’m not risking it with any at home kits. To be honest, in this country it’s really regulated and we don’t get things like Crest strips etc; I don’t want to risk damaging my teeth with any other kits there are because although my teeth aren’t super white, I take great care of them and I don’t have a single cavity/filling. I don’t want to risk damaging them in the slightest, so to the dentist I went.
They took the moulds last night with that horrible putty stuff that makes you feel like you’re choking and I go to pick up the trays in a few weeks. I have a bit to do at home, then a final hour long appointment at the dentist… then they should be white. I honestly can’t wait. I have straight teeth, well looked after teeth, it’s just the colour that really affects how I feel about them. Super excited to have brighter teeth and be able to smile and laugh without it crossing my mind that someone might be judging my teeth!
Lol… nobody probably cares, people say I have nice teeth, but it’s a confidence thing.
Anyway onto breakfast. I love maple syrup and I adore apples, so it seemed only natural to want to combine the two and make Maple Apple Overnight Oats. I love overnight oats because they are so easy and you can make them on a Sunday evening and have breakfast for the next few days ready to go! You can also enjoy them warm or cold; I love them both ways!
I’ve included two ways to make these oats, depending on whether you want crunchy apples or softer, tender apples. It’s great both ways; it just depends on your preference for the apples.
I didn’t add any sugar to these oats, instead I used the maple syrup to sweeten and add great flavour; this really is a winning breakfast!
If you leave the apples uncooked, then the hardest thing about this whole recipe is waiting for the fridge to work its magic and make the oats creamy. If you cook the apples, it’s still simple, you just have to cook the apples and maple syrup for around 10 minutes.
My favourite way to enjoy these oats is to keep the apples crunchy; it just adds a lovely juxtaposition to the creamy oats. I added a little spice to the mix as well because it’s Autumn and I’m craving spices alllll the time!
I love to start my day with oats as they keep me full until lunch time and I like how versatile they are. I make so many variations of oats; sometimes more traditional cooked oatmeal, sometimes baked and sometimes overnight. Along with a cup of coffee, they help me to power through the morning!
Maple Apple Overnight Oats
- 3 cups (240g) rolled oats, not quick cook
- 1 large/2 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced into small chunks
- 1/3 cup (113g) maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups (360ml) milk, I used skim
- Variation 1: Place oats, apples, spices and salt into a medium sized bowl and stir until well combined.
- Add in the milk and vanilla extract and stir until all the oats are coated in milk; cover the bowl with cling film and place in the fridge for at least 6 hours, overnight if possible.
- Variation 2: Place oats, spices and salt into a medium sized bowl and stir briefly. Add in the milk and vanilla and stir until everything is combined.
- Cover the bowl with cling film and leave in the fridge for at least 6 hours, overnight if possible.
- The next morning, place apples and maple syrup into a small saucepan over a low heat, stirring frequently so the maple syrup doesn't stick/burn.
- Bring to a boil and cook until the apples are fork tender, about 10 minutes. You can either leave it to cool, or warm up some oats and then spoon the maple apple mixture on top.
- The other way to serve this is to swirl the maple apple mixture through the oats; it's completely up to you!
- Maple Apple Overnight Oats will keep in the fridge, covered, for 4 days. If you cook the apple, keep that mixture separate in a little pot in the fridge. Serve oats straight from the fridge, or warmed through for 1 minute in the microwave
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