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Side view of a mason jar with apple cinnamon overnight oats and a wooden spoon balanced on top.

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

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  • Author: Gigi & Sersie
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This healthy vegan Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats recipe is not only yummy but makes a good case for helping with weight loss. The sweet, crisp apple pairs beautifully with chewy oats, plump juicy raisins, warm cinnamon, and crunchy walnut topping. Overnight oats are a quick, easy, and perfect grab-and-go breakfast for work, school, or traveling. This recipe is gluten-free, soy-free, and has no added sugar.


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (use gluten-free oats, if gluten-sensitive)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened plain almond milk (or other unsweetened plant-based milk)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tbsp ground flaxseed (or chia seeds)
  • 1 apple, cored and diced (I used Fuji, but any apple will do)
  • 2 Tbsp raisins (or pitted dates, diced)
  • 1/2 Tbsp walnut, chopped for topping


There are a few different ways to whip this up. The fastest and easiest is to put all ingredients into a bowl and stir them together. Then, put the oat mixture it into a mason jar with a lid or whatever covered container you want and stick it in the fridge for at least two hours or overnight. 

If you want the fun layered effect with a surprise in every bite, follow these steps:

  1. Combine rolled oats, cinnamon, and unsweetened almond milk in a container and refrigerate covered for at least two hours or overnight.
  2. Put a few tablespoons of the soaked oats at the bottom. Then add ground flaxseeds (or chia seeds) and some diced apple. The liquid from the soaked oats and juices from the apple will get soaked up by the flaxseeds (or chia seeds).
  3. Continue to layer soaked oats, then raisins and diced apple. When you've layered in all the soaked oats and diced apples, top with chopped walnut and dust a little more cinnamon; that's it!

Overnight oats keep well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.



  1. Knife
  2. Cutting board
  3. Measuring cup
  4. Measuring spoons
  5. Mason jars (16 oz.) or another air-tight container
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Soak Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American