Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats Recipe

The Spruce / Ozoz Sokoh

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Chill: 12 hrs
Total: 12 hrs 10 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 jar
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
393 Calories
11g Fat
58g Carbs
18g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 393
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 335mg 26%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 643mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These quick and easy overnight oats combine the classic pairing of cinnamon and apple with a breakfast staple that can be enjoyed hot or cold. They are adaptable and could be tweaked to suit your desires.

Old-fashioned rolled oats are the best types of oats to use for this recipe. They deliver both the creaminess of oatmeal and also some texture through the overnight rest. Instant oats quickly turn mushy and steel cut oats end up very chewy and dense.

These overnight oats are great after two hours though if you can, wait a few more.


  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 tiny pinch kosher salt

  • 3/4 cup milk

  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup

  • 1/2 small apple (cored and diced, about 1/3 cup)

  • Raisins, for garnish

  • Pecans, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats ingredients

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  2. In a bowl, combine the oats, cinnamon, and salt.

    combine oats, cinnamon, and salt

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  3. Add the milk, yogurt, and maple syrup.

    Add the milk, yogurt, and maple syrup

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  4. Stir well.

    Stir well

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  5. Fold in the chopped apples.

    Fold in the chopped apples

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  6. Leave in the bowl or spoon into a jar and cover. Refrigerate for two hours minimum or overnight for the best texture.

    Leave in the bowl or spoon into a jar and cover

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  7. When ready to eat, open jar and top with pecans and raisins. Enjoy!

    Top apple oatmeal with raisins and pecans

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  • If you like the oats creamier, add some more milk, yogurt ,or both.
  • Use different spices—a pinch of pumpkin spice, cloves and nutmeg, or vanilla as you like.
  • You can increase the quantities to make a large batch. Store in individual jars or in an airtight container where it'll keep for up to five days.

Recipe Variations

  • Some like it cold, and others like it hot—heat up if you like.
  • Feel free to use your favorite milk or milk alternative to make them.
  • Add your favorite dried fruits and nuts into the base mix before you soak. You'll need to add extra liquid if you do that.