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



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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


  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


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


Saturated Fat 3 g


Unsaturated Fat 7.3 g

Cholesterol 6.4 mg


Sodium 55.2 mg


Total Carbohydrates 41.4 g


Dietary Fiber 7.2 g


Sugars 20.9 g

Protein 9.5 g


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

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