Overnight Oats Recipe

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats Recipe – perfectly spiced and filled with fresh apples. Plus, a great list of other overnight oats recipes. See how easy it is to make a hearty, healthy and delicious bowl or jar of overnight oats with your favorite ingredients.

jar of overnight oats with apples | one dish kitchen

It seems like most mornings, I find myself in a rush. Even though I work from home, my to-do list is so long I hate to take the time to cook breakfast. That’s why I love making overnight oats. You mix all of the ingredients the night before and in the morning, grab a spoon and enjoy.

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Overnight Oats

You really don’t need a formal recipe to make overnight oats.

The idea is to soak rolled oats in a liquid overnight so they soften.

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When the oats are combined with spices and/or chopped fruit, the outcome is simply heavenly.

The best part of this breakfast “recipe” is that overnight oats are easily customizable.

You can make overnight oats in any bowl, container or jar.

I love using a mason jar because I can close the lid and take it with me if I’m rushing out the door.

I’ll often make up a few jars and keep them in the refrigerator to use throughout the week.

For the basic overnight oats recipe instructions, use the same ratio of oats to liquid. Generally, I’ll use 1/2 cup of oats and 1/2 cup of milk (regular milk, soy, coconut or almond). Then, add 1/4 cup of yogurt, some spices (if using) and fruit (if using).

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I’ve made many different variations of overnight oats over the years but my favorite kind is Apple Spiced.

I mix up my standard overnight oats recipe of oats and milk, then I add in the yogurt, diced apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of maple syrup or honey.

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Overnight Oats Recipes

You might like to try these delicious overnight oats recipes:

Peanut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats Recipe

Peanut Butter + Banana (Add 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 1 sliced banana, 1 teaspoon of honey to 1/2 cup rolled oats and 1/2 cup milk)

Berry Filled Overnight Oats Recipe

Chia Seeds + Berries (Add 1/4 cup chia seeds, 1 teaspoon honey, a handful of berries to 1/2 cup oats and 1 cup milk)

Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats Recipe

Pumpkin Puree + Walnuts (Add 1/3 cup pumpkin, pinch of nutmeg, 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, 1 teaspoon maple syrup to 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup oats)

Chocolate Overnight Oats Recipe

Cocoa Powder + Mashed Banana + Mini Chocolate Chips (Add 2 teaspoons cocoa powder, 1 mashed banana, 1 tablespoon chocolate chips, 1 teaspoon honey to 1/2 cup oats and 1/2 cup milk)


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Apple Overnight Oats Recipe

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats | One Dish Kitchen

Apple Spiced Overnight Oats

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Resting time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Breakfast
Keyword: oatmeal
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 267kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup milk (use your choice of regular, almond, soy or coconut)
  • 1/4 cup yogurt (use your choice of plain, vanilla or Greek)
  • 1/4 cup diced apples
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
  • walnuts for topping, (optional)


  • Add the oats to a container of your choice. Pour in the milk and add the remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight. 
  • In the morning, add walnuts, additional apples and maple syrup or honey, if desired and enjoy.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 493mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 292mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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14 thoughts on “Overnight Oats Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    Ill have to try this recipe! I have never made overnight oats, but im sure I will LOVE it! I was recently on a baked oatmeal kick and I definitely need to start changing things up! I will whip up a batch for tomorrow’s breakfast!


  2. 5 stars
    I have been wanting to make overnight oats and this post has inspired me! The apple spiced overnight oats sounds so yummy 🙂 Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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