Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats – Cozy Peach Cuisine

These healthy, easy-to-make rolled oats combine apples and cinnamon for the perfect grab-and-go breakfast! Ready in just 10 minutes and vegan and gluten-free optional!

Side view of mason jar filled with oatmeal.

Recipe features

  • Dietary: vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free optional, soy-free and nut-free optional (just use non-dairy soy/nut-free milk and gluten-free oats)
  • Easy to prepare: Makes 4 servings and is easy to double
  • Easy and fast: Ready in just 10 minutes!
  • Apple pie flavour: Apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar come together to create that quintessential apple pie flavor
  • Versatile: Add a variety of toppings and use any type of milk

If you like my Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Oats, you’re sure to love this recipe too!

What will you need

Ingredients labeled in separate containers.

Apples: I like to use sweet red apples like fuji, gala or honey crunch. Cut the apples into cubes of half a centimeter. I leave the peel on but you can remove it if you prefer.

Oatmeal, also known as old-fashioned oats. Choose gluten-free oats to make this recipe gluten-free.

Milk: I like to use unsweetened, unflavored soy milk, but you can use almond, oat, coconut, etc. milk.

Chia seeds they help with texture and provide healthy omega-3 fatty acids. You can omit them or replace them with flaxseed.

Brown sugar it can be substituted for an equal amount of white sugar or maple syrup. The flavor will be slightly different if you don’t use brown sugar.

Step by step instructions

Steps 1 and 2 to prepare overnight oats.

This recipe is as easy as:

  1. Mix the dry ingredients together.
  2. Add the wet ingredients (milk and apples) and mix.

Cover with a lid and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before enjoying.

Recipe FAQ

Can I use applesauce instead of milk?

If you want to use applesauce, I recommend using half applesauce and half milk. This makes oats tastier and more nutritious!

Do you eat cold oats at night?

They are usually eaten cold, which is also why they are very convenient to have on hand for quick meals!

Can you reheat overnight oats?

YES! Overnight Oats are extra creamy and delicious when warm. Simply add one serving to a small sauce pot over medium heat. Heat, stirring occasionally, until hot. Add an extra drop of milk if needed. You can also reheat it in the microwave in 1-2 minutes.

Do they have to be in a glass jar?

Surely not! I like using a mason jar because it’s convenient, but you can actually just mix them together in a bowl, Tupperware, or large mug. Cover the container with a lid or foil before placing it in the refrigerator.

Dressing ideas

Toppings are one of the best parts of overnight oats! Here are my favourites:

  • One container (5 oz) of Greek yogurt or plain yogurt for protein
  • Roasted nuts
  • Maple syrup rain
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg on top
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Coconut cream
  • Applesauce
Top view of apples on top of oatmeal jar.

Looking for more breakfast ideas?

If you’re looking for more overnight oats, you might like these Cranberry Coconut, Mocha, Chia Cherry, Peach, or Gingerbread varieties.

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📖 Recipe

Pint jar full of oats and apple slices.

Print Recipe

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Rolled oats, soy milk, and some fall-flavored ingredients come together to make this hearty and flavorful breakfast!

Preparation time5 min

Time to cook5 min

Total time10 min

Portions: 1 serving

Author: Cassidy Reeser, MS, RD


  • To toast the nuts (optional): Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add a drizzle of olive oil (about 1 teaspoon). Once hot, add the walnuts and toast until golden brown and fragrant, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent burning. Set aside for garnish.

  • In a pint-sized Ball jar or similar sized container, mix together the rolled oats, chia seeds, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and a pinch of salt. Add the soy milk and diced apples.

  • Place lid in place and shake to combine. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to 4 days. Enjoy cold or hot topped with toasted nuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon.


  1. I am milk: This is my favorite non-dairy milk because it contains a decent amount of protein, but any milk will do: cow’s milk, cashews, almonds, etc.
  2. Apples: I like to use sweet apples like Gala, Fuji or Honeycrisp.
  3. Heating instructions: Add a serving of overnight oats to a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat, stirring occasionally, until hot, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Gluten-free optional: Choose certified gluten-free oats to make this recipe gluten-free.

Serving: 1servingCalories: 427kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 15gFat: 15gSaturated fats: 2gSodium: 98mgPotassium: 621mgFiber: 13gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 571UIC vitamin: 6mgSoccer: 398mgIron: 4mg

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