Apple Cinnamon and Nut Butter Overnight Oats

By January 13, 2017Recipes, Vegan Friendly
apple cinnamon and nut butter overnight oats

Apple and cinnamon have always paired well (think apple pie), and with this recipe, I love the bulk, natural sweetness and crunch that the grated apple has when mixed with the creaminess of the oats. I have suggested you use a generous 1/2 a cup of grated apple (roughly 1 apple’s worth). Use whatever apples you prefer, it really doesn’t matter, both red and green work really well, and it’s a great way to use up any apples that have just been sitting there lonely in the fruit bowl!

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If you’re a lover of cinnamon (like I am), then I’ve recommended you use 1/2 a teaspoon, but if you only like it in moderation, put in 1/4 teaspoon. Don’t leave it out though, I promise you it won’t overpower the recipe!

When it comes to the nut butter, Pip ‘n Nut do a great range of nut butters. If you’re UK based, you may have seen them in places like Sainsbury’s. I don’t think they’re the best for spreading on toast, but they are perfect for putting into recipes, and they come in a whole host of natural flavours (almond butter, cashew butter etc.). As always, there’s enough for 2 generous servings, but if you have any left over, have a cheeky couple of spoons to yourself 😉 Personally, I don’t think you need any added sweetness in this at all, but feel free to pop in the usual as per recipe card.

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Apple Cinnamon and Nut Butter Overnight Oats

Prep

Total

Yield 2

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup organic rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds or ground flax meal
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 red apple, grated

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1/3 cup Greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tbsp nut butter (almond, cashew, peanut etc.)
  • 0 to 2 tbsp honey

Instructions

  1. Whisk together all the wet ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl until thoroughly blended
  2. Mix in all the dry ingredients
  3. Spoon into jars with a tight fitting lid
  4. Close and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight before eating

Notes

Vegan Hacks: Use either maple/agave syrup, or stevia according to taste. Substitute Greek yoghurt for a vegan yoghurt alternative.

Make it Gluten Free: use gluten free rolled oats.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 275mL

Amount Per Serving

Calories 280

% Daily Value

Total Fat 10.5 g

16%

Saturated Fat 3 g

15%

Unsaturated Fat 7.3 g

Cholesterol 6.4 mg

2%

Sodium 55.2 mg

2%

Total Carbohydrates 41.4 g

14%

Dietary Fiber 7.2 g

29%

Sugars 20.9 g

Protein 9.5 g

19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.