With crisp apples, spicy cinnamon, and rich almond milk, these apple pie overnight oats are a perfect fall breakfast. They’re sweetened with decadent maple syrup, packed with autumn flavors, and so easy to make. 

two jars apple overnight oats with cinnamon sticks, oats and apples topping them

I always get excited for fall because of the delicious and comforting foods. This autumn, I’ve been especially excited about apple pies, and have been making everything from my Classic Apple Pie to Vegan Apple Pie Bars. My newest obsession is apple pie overnight oats, which are loaded with so many of my favorite fall flavors, and are a stress-free and energizing way to start the day. 

Overnight oats are one of my favorite breakfasts. They’re fast, easy, and packed full of ingredients that leave you feeling great. This apple cinnamon overnight oats recipe tastes like apple pie in a jar, with fresh and tart apples, hearty maple syrup, warm cinnamon, and creamy almond milk. You’ve got to give this 5-ingredient vegan breakfast a try! 

Why You’ll Love These Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Whether you’re eating these creamy vegan apple pie overnight oats cold or reheating them, you’re going to love the way the comforting flavors blend together. Here’s why I know you’ll like this recipe as much as I do.

  • So easy. Breakfasts don’t get easier than apple cinnamon overnight oats. All you have to do is put the ingredients in a jar, mix it up, and put it in the fridge. It’s that simple! 
  • Affordable. I’m always on the lookout for breakfasts that are quick, delicious, and affordable. These apple pie overnight oats only have 5 ingredients, and they’re all common pantry and fridge staples that you probably already have in your kitchen. Eating breakfast out can cost a pretty penny, and even a lot of homemade breakfasts can add up. But this recipe is super affordable. 
  • Prep ahead. These vegan overnight oats last in the fridge for 5 days, so you can make a week’s worth of breakfast on Sunday. Then you won’t have to do any work in the mornings to make breakfast. 
  • Fall flavors. There’s something so comforting about the flavors of fall, and these apple pie overnight oats are packed with them. The crisp apples, robust maple syrup, and spicy cinnamon really do make this recipe taste like a festive apple pie.
ingredients for apple overnight oats

Notes on Ingredients

You only need 5 ingredients to make this rich and creamy apple pie overnight oats recipe. Make sure to scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the page for the exact amounts of each ingredient.

  • Almond milk – I recommend using unsweetened and unflavored almond milk.
  • Old fashioned oats – Don’t sub for steel cut or quick cooking oats, this recipe only works with old fashioned oats.
  • Maple syrup – You could also use agave.
  • Apple – You can use any apple variety, but I think the recipe is best with an apple that’s a little bit tart.
  • Ground cinnamon

How to Make Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Here’s how to make this super quick vegan apple pie overnight oats recipe. It only takes a few minutes! 

  • Add the ingredients. Place all of the ingredients in a jar.
  • Mix. Use a spoon to stir the ingredients together until well mixed.
  • Chill. Put a lid on the jar and place it in the fridge overnight. 
  • Serve. When you’re ready for breakfast, eat the cold oats straight out of the jar, or reheat them in the microwave for 45 seconds. You can add additional apples and cinnamon on top if you want. 

Variation & Topping Ideas

This autumnal apple cinnamon overnight oats recipe is great as is, but feel free to make some variations or add some fun flavors on top. Here are a few alterations and toppings that I recommend.

  • Other fresh fruit. You can use other fruit like pears or peaches in place of the apples, or in addition to them.
  • Fresh berries. I love to top these cinnamon and maple overnight oats with fresh blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, or strawberries.
  • Dried fruit. Cinnamon and apples go so well with dried fruit like cranberries, cherries, and apricots. 
  • Nuts. You can put nuts directly in the overnight oats, but my favorite way to add nuts to this recipe is to use them as a topping. Toasted pecans and walnuts are my preferences for this recipe. 
  • Toasted coconut. Coconut is a sweet and buttery ingredient that goes so well with fall breakfasts and desserts. It makes a great topping for apple pie overnight oats.
  • More spices. If you really want to up the autumn flavors in this recipe, you can add apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice in addition to the cinnamon. You can also just use spices like cloves, allspice, nutmeg, and ginger. 
  • Different milk. I make this vegan overnight oats recipe with almond milk, but you can use oat milk, soy milk, or any other non-dairy milk. 
  • Honey. If you don’t want a sweetener with as strong of a flavor as maple syrup, you can use honey or agave instead. 
two jars apple overnight oats with cinnamon sticks, oats and apples topping them, apple in background

Tips for the Best Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

This energizing and hearty apple pie overnight oats recipe is fool-proof, but here are a few tricks to help you out.

  • Use firm apples. Since this recipe doesn’t get cooked, it’s important to use firm apples. If you use soft or mushy apples, they’ll start to fall apart overnight, and they’ll take on a poor texture. 
  • Make consistent cuts. Try to cut all of your pieces of apple to similar sizes. The apples will become tender as they steep in the almond milk, but if the pieces are different sizes, then some of them will be soft and some of them will be too crunchy. 
  • Store in a wide-mouth jar. I usually make and store my apple pie overnight oats in Mason jars. However, if you’re going to eat the oats straight out of the jar, it’s important to use a jar with a wide mouth. The narrow-mouth Mason jars are surprisingly difficult to eat out of! 

How Long Do Overnight Oats Last?

You can store these creamy apple cinnamon overnight oats in the fridge for up to 5 days. Just make sure that they are always in an airtight container. 

Can I Freeze Overnight Oats?

Yes, you can freeze these vegan apple pie overnight oats. They’ll last for 3 months in the freezer as long as they’re stored in an airtight container. I recommend pressing a piece of plastic wrap into the top of the oats before putting a lid on the container, to make it extra airtight and keep it from getting any freezer burn. It’s also best to let the overnight oats sit in the fridge overnight before moving them to the freezer. You can thaw frozen apple cinnamon oats in the fridge overnight. 

two side by side jars apple overnight oats with cinnamon sticks, oats and apples topping them

More Vegan Breakfast Ideas

If you’re looking for more vegan breakfasts that are easy, affordable, and delicious, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are some more of my favorite plant-based breakfast recipes. 

two jars apple overnight oats with cinnamon sticks, oats and apples topping them

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

5-ingredient apple pie overnight oats are loaded with crispy apples, rich maple syrup, and spicy cinnamon. They're energizing, easy to make, and full of your favorite fall flavors.
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  • ½ cup non-dairy milk, up to ¾ cup – such as soy milk for extra protein
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 2-3 tablespoons vegan yogurt, vegan greek yogurt or regular either is fine
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • extra chopped fresh apples and cinnamon, for garnish


  • Place all of the ingredients in a jar, and mix to combine.
  • Put a lid on the jar, and place the oats in the fridge overnight.
  • When you're ready to eat the oats, remove from the fridge and eat cold out of the jar, or reheat in the microwave for 45 seconds, or until heated through. Top with optional fresh apples and cinnamon.


  • If you like your overnight oats extra creamy use the 3 tablespoons of vegan yogurt option!
  • Overnight oats will last in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • You can also store apple pie overnight oats in an airtight container in the freezer for 3 months. 
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Calories: 364kcal, Carbohydrates: 71g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 69mg, Potassium: 548mg, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 32g, Vitamin A: 568IU, Vitamin C: 21mg, Calcium: 272mg, Iron: 3mg

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