Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal

“They” say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but “they” may not be as busy as the rest of us! I mean, getting up at 4:30 in the morning sounds great, but after cooking breakfast for the family, ironing clothes, getting a 5 year old ready, a husband ready, and yourself ready, many times you walk out the door realizing that you haven’t eaten a bite yourself! Overnight oatmeal can be a solution to the “rushing out the door without having eaten” problem. The beauty of this recipe is that you can just use the basic recipe (1/2 cup oats with liquid) and create the flavors you want!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • 1/2 medium apple, cored and diced (I like to use whatever the featured apple is in the local produce section or farmer’s market!)
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Suggested toppings: Toasted almonds or walnuts; dried fruit (such as raisins, cranberries, or apricots), additional maple syrup, toasted coconut, crushed graham cracker pieces

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Directions:

  1. Add the ingredients to a 16-ounce mason jar or other individual storage container in the order listed above: oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger,  diced apples, almond  milk, maple syrup, and Greek yogurt. Do not shake. Seal jar and refrigerate overnight (or up to 5 days). You can also layer the ingredients in a bowl, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

image22. When ready to eat, shake the jar to combine the ingredients or empty the contents of the container into a serving bowl and stir to combine. Add  more Greek yogurt or almond milk if a thicker or thinner consistency is desired. Add any desired toppings and enjoy!

Store overnight oats in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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