If you love apple pie and apple crisp, this oatmeal is the perfect, healthy breakfast for you.
I could eat this all day long. Seriously.
But I have a weird obsession with apple and cinnamon together. And what is fantastic about this is that the apples still stay crunchy even when you make this the night before.
That's the beauty of overnight oats, you don't actually cook them so the texture stays crunchy. Nothing soft and mushy in here,
But I love it just the way it is.
The most important part is that these overnight oats are completely customizable to your likes (and whatever you have in your refrigerator and pantry!)
With that being said, these Apple Pie Oats will remain a favorite for me.
- 1 cup oats
- 1 ½ scoops protein powder
- 1 cup almond milk I used Silk unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 apple chopped
- ½ teaspoon 100% pure maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts I used Diamond of California
- Place all of the ingredients except for walnuts in a small bowl.
- Stir well and cover.
- Place in the refrigerator overnight.
- Top with walnuts.
- Eat and enjoy!
If you haven't tried overnight oats yet, you seriously need to. And I hope you become obsessed with them like me so you won't get bored of all the recipes I share!
I love to add protein powder to make it a complete, healthy breakfast. Like I always say, you need protein at every meal and snack.
The apples add fiber (keep the skin on), the walnuts contain omega-3-fatty acids, the oats add heart-healthy fiber and the almond milk is dairy-free, low calorie and packed with calcium. Now you see why this is my favorite?
Obsessed is such a strong word...
After my first stomach surgery, it took me months to be able to eat full meals. I had no appetite (I even lost 26 pounds unintentionally) and all of my favorite foods looked incredible unappetizing.
The one I was most sad about Having zero taste or desire to eat overnight oats.
Ask any of my friends and family, I was so sad.
I truly looked forward to eating my overnight oats after a run or a bar method class and now, I just didn't want it. At all.
I know this sounds ridiculous especially after everything I had been through. But it was so difficult to find anything that I actually wanted to eat.
And this is coming from someone who LOVES food.
After about four months I started to feel more like myself and even started to eat more again. And, you guessed it, I started craving y beloved overnight oats again!
I was so happy!
I started making Mondays my meal prep days where I would make 4 or 5 at a time to have for the week. I was back in business.
I was feeling amazing and more like myself every day.
I took this as a sign of true healing.
Once I started to eat more each day and more regularly, my energy went back up and my pain was slowly disappearing.
After all of my surgeries it took about 6 months for me to be back to my normal self.
Or if you'd like to see some more of my favorite apple cinnamon recipes, here are a bunch!
Baked Cinnamon Apples
Let me know how much you love these oats!
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Have a great day!