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Turn a classic dessert into a convenient, delicious, and vegan breakfast with this easy Apple Crisp Overnight Oats recipe!

Aerial photo of Apple Crisp Overnight Oats and apples

Why This Recipe Works:

  • This breakfast recipe takes inspiration from a fantastically delicious dessert that we all know and love.
  • Overnight oats are a super convenient and delicious way to start your day. They are prepped and ready to refrigerate in just 10 minutes.
  • Not only are they tasty, my apple crisp overnight oats recipe is made with entirely plant-based ingredients. It’s truly a vegan breakfast that the whole family will love!

Are overnight oats healthy?

  • Absolutely! Oatmeal is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. It’s loaded with fiber, magnesium, protein, and other nutrients. It’s super filling too.
  • Soaking the oats overnight helps with digestibility.

Looking for other healthy vegan breakfast recipes? Then you have to try my:

How To Make Apple Crisp Overnight Oats:

1. First, to an 8 oz. mason jar, add the “Base” ingredients and stir.

2. Next, add the “Apple Filling” ingredients to a microwave safe bowl, stir, and then microwave on high for one minute.

FYI – If you like your apples a bit on the softer side, give those apples another stir and then warm for an additional 30 seconds.  For me, I like my apples to have a little bit of bite left to them, so I stick with just the one minute.

3.  Then, take the “Apple Filling” and add it to the jar without stirring. That way you’ll have distinct layers for that authentic apple crisp taste.

4. Place your mason jar filled with apple-y goodness in your refrigerator and allow it to chill and do it’s thang for at least 6 hours…  In fact, this jar of deliciousness will keep for about 4 days or so.

5. Just before eating, add your “Final topping.”

And that’s it!  Your apple crisp overnight oats are officially ready for your taste bud’s enjoyment.

Apple Crisp Overnight Oats in a mason jar next to apples

Yum! Each bite has a bit of hearty oats plus that perfectly sweet, slightly spiced apple crisp flavor you crave.

Overnight oats are usually eaten cold right from the fridge. However, you can certainly heat them and enjoy warm. You’ll need to either make the oats in a jar that can go straight from fridge to microwave, or transfer the apple crisp to a fresh, microwave-safe container.

Apple Crisp Overnight Oats in a Mason Jar with maple syrup poured into it

Top Tips for Making Apple Crisp Overnight Oats:

  • I find that these overnight oats taste best when made in mason jars (it makes layering a lot easier). However, any bowl, mug or drinking glass will do. Use a container that has a lid, or you can cover the top with plastic wrap.
  • Do not add the topping until just before you are ready to eat. The granola will lose that great crunch if it soaks with the rest of the ingredients in the fridge.
  • If you want to have breakfast for multiple days, double or triple this recipe so you have breakfast ready to go when you need it.
  • For this recipe I like to use Gala or Fuji apples, but any type of apple will work just fine.
  • Apple is typically my favorite flavor, but you can prep this easy crisp-inspired recipe with other fruits, as well! Try making overnight oats topped with fresh blueberries, blackberries, pitted cherries, or peach chunks. However, I recommend that you microwave any of these softer fruits for only 30 seconds at a time. Alternatively, you can keep them fresh and avoid the heating altogether!
  • Keep the overnight oats covered and stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Did you try this recipe? Please give it a star rating and let me know what you think in the comments below. Your feedback is very helpful! Thanks in advance. 

full shot of mason jar with apple crisp overnight oats

Apple Crisp Overnight Oats

This easy overnight oats recipe takes a classic apple crisp dessert and transforms it into a delicious, convenient and vegan fall breakfast!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, gluten-free, plant based, vegan
Keyword: Apple Crisp Overnight Oats, fall breakfast recipe, Healthy Vegan Breakfast, Vegan Breakfast Recipe, Vegan Overnight Oats
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 364kcal

Ingredients

Base

Apple Filling

  • 3/4 c. apple (about 1/2 of one apple), chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 Tb. lemon juice or apple cider vinegar (7 ml)
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup, plus more to taste (or 1 packet of monk fruit)

Final Topping

Instructions

  • First, to an 8 oz. mason jar, add the "Base" ingredients listed below and stir.
  • Next, add the "Apple Filling" ingredients to a microwave safe cereal bowl, stir, and then microwave on high for one minute.
    FYI - If you like your apples a bit on the softer side, give those apples another stir and then warm for an additional 30 seconds.  For me, I like my apples to have a little bit of bite left to them, so I stick with just the one minute.
  • Then, take that "Apple Filling" and add it to the jar without stirring.
  • Place your mason jar filled with apple-y goodness in your refrigerator and allow it to chill and do it's thang for at least 6 hours...  In fact, this jar of deliciousness will keep for about 4 days or so!
  • Just before eating, add your "Final topping".

Video

Notes

  • I find that these overnight oats taste best when made in mason jars (it makes layering a lot easier). However, any bowl, mug or drinking glass will do. Use a container that has a lid, or you can cover the top with plastic wrap.
  • Do not add the topping until just before you are ready to eat. The granola will lose that great crunch if it soaks with the rest of the ingredients in the fridge.
  • If you want to have breakfast for multiple days, double or triple this recipe so you have breakfast ready to go when you need it.
  • For this recipe I like to use Gala or Fuji apples, but any type of apple will work just fine.
  • Apple is typically my favorite flavor, but you can prep this easy crisp-inspired recipe with other fruits, as well! Try making overnight oats topped with fresh blueberries, blackberries, pitted cherries, or peach chunks. However, I recommend that you microwave any of these softer fruits for only 30 seconds at a time. Alternatively, you can keep them fresh and avoid the heating altogether!
  • Overnight oats will keep well for up to 4 days in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g
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Comments

CecIlie ChristEnsen

YummY. That id really good. And this recipe i will Use every week. Thank you so much. Your recipes gives me hope for a healtY liFestyle

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Audrey Dunham

Thanks for this! All the best to you!

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HR Davis

This looks delicious! Would love to try this at home…maybe this weekend’s project!

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Audrey Dunham

Please let me know what you think!

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Vanessa

5 stars
hey audrey,
i tried this today and i loved it…it smelled great when i putting it together last night and then when i took it out of the fridge this morning; it smelled like an apple pie in a jar. i loved it and so did my sisters! thanks for doing this and hope to find some more…

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Audrey Dunham

Oh yay! Thank you for taking the time to share these kind words. If you like this recipe, you should also try out my single serving apple crisp recipe. It’s a big fave of mine. Thanks, again!

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