Let us eat apple pie for breakfast. Trust me, it is going to be okay. Autumnal flavors can be enjoyed every meal of the day! And this apple pie is almost guilt free, just a little butter and sugar mixed with a whole lot of fruit, filling oats, and nutrient-packed chia seeds. This is the type of breakfast to keep me full all morning until lunch. Saturday I ventured, by train no less, into the city to meet up with friends for some delightful conversation. In true New York fashion, it rained. Not the hard soaking you through rain, the slow miserable dribble rain. The type of rain that makes you feel you will never be dry again. Luckily it wasn't cold, it was almost too warm. On days like that, I want to bug in under my afghan, watch some Netflix, and partake is some warm, spiced oatmeal. And hot chocolate, obviously hot chocolate.
I'll admit, this overnight oatmeal is a little more work than the others, but completely worth the extra five minutes. Knowing you have two hearty breakfasts in the fridge ready to grab and go is worth the extra prep time the night before. Find your favorite apple, saute with some warm fall spices, toss it in a jar with the rest of your ingredients; now you have a warm, inviting, and delicious breakfast at your disposal!
Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal
Pale Yellow Original
Yield - 2 servings
1 large apple of your choice
1 teaspoon butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon cloves
pinch of salt
splash of vanilla
splash of apple cider
1 tablespoon brown sugar
4 tablespoons chia seeds
1 cup oatmeal, old fashion oats
1 1/2 - 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- Core the apple and chop into 1/2 inch pieces.
- Heat the butter in a small saute pan. Once the butter is melted, add the apple pieces and toss to coat in the butter. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes.
- Sprinkle the spices over the apples and stir to combine. Add the salt, vanilla, and brown sugar. Stir continually to keep the sugar from burning. Add a splash of apple cider. Stir and cook until the apples are soft (but with a bit of a bite) and all the sugar has melted.
- Divide the apple mixture between 2 pint-sized mason jars.
- To each jar add 2 tablespoons chia seeds, 1/2 cup oatmeal, and 3/4-1 cup almond milk. If you like your oatmeal runnier, add a full cup of milk. Seal with the lid and shake to combine.
- Store in the fridge overnight to set up.