Your New Favorite Breakfast: Cinnamon Apple Overnight Oats

The oh-so-easy and oh-so-Instagrammable answer to all your breakfast needs.

Cinnamon Apple Overnight Oats | Photo by Becca Boyd

Cinnamon Apple Overnight Oats | Photo by Becca Boyd

I never skip breakfast. This is not to say that my breakfasts are always Insta-worthy, though. In fact, the concoctions are getting weirder and weirder in my efforts to make the meal a quick one: a cheese stick, an apple, and the crust from the kids’ toasts? I can do better.

Enter this make-ahead overnight oatmeal. It’s as quick a meal as a cheese stick but far and away more satisfying — and far more Insta-worthy, too. If you whip it up and store in glass jars, you can microwave them straight from the fridge, stir in your sweetener of choice, and be out the door before the coffee finishes its drip.

Recipe: Overnight Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal
Makes 6 individual servings

2 apples, grated
2 c. old fashioned oats
1 3/4 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
1 3/4 c. plain kefir or yogurt
1/3 c. raisins (optional)
1/2 c. unsweetened apple juice
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. ground flax seed, chia seeds, or hemp hearts
1/4 tsp. kosher salt

1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
2. Divide into mason jars or Tupperware containers. Refrigerate overnight (remaining 5 will keep until ready to be eaten).

Per serving: 435 calories, 12.4 grams fat, 1.9 grams saturated fat, 203 milligrams sodium, 681 milligrams potassium, 66.4 grams carbs, 8.8 grams dietary fiber, 25.7 grams sugar, 14.4 grams protein.

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