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Apple Pie Chia Overnight Oats [V., G.F.]

Nicoletta January 9, 2017

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Apple Pie Chia Overnight Oats: strongly reminiscent of an apple pie with the lovely combination of apples, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger, it is yet so light and fresh and extremely nutritious.

apple pie chia overnight oats

I think I might have found my new favorite breakfast. It’s not easy for me to say that since my all time favorite breakfast is a cappuccino and a sweet baked good, whether croissant, scone, muffin, or a slice of loaf. I guess it is the Italian in me speaking, lol, because, until my fairly recent life in Canada, oats were not in the picture at breakfast.



I have widened my “breakfast horizon” a lot since being here, but not to the extent of having a savory breakfast. I do not think I’ll ever be converted. Among my new favorites, there are pancakes, waffles, french toast, and oatmeal (or porridge). All of the above, are recipes we make in our kitchen, with organic ingredients, some gluten-free flours, and refined sugars alternatives, on a weekly basis, for my greatest pleasure.

Apple Pie Chia Overnight Oats: and I fell in love with its flavor and texture.

Strongly reminiscent of an apple pie with the lovely combination of apples, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger, it is yet so light and fresh and extremely nutritious. It is sugar-free but packs a wonderful sweetness from the pure maple syrup, the spices, fruits, and nuts. The creamy texture of the quick oats blends beautifully with the chia seeds and the crunch from the sweet and tart Honeycrisp apples. Many people think of oats to be super healthy, hence coarse and hard to swallow. On the contrary, this is a very healthy recipe where you do not sacrifice the flavors or textures. The toppings, chosen among some of my favorites: apples, pecans, dates and candied ginger, are just the right complement and perfect enhancer to the overall flavor. In a spoonful, delectable!

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These Apple Pie Chia Overnight Oats are extremely easy to make, versatile, and so practical to have it ready for the next morning. The individual jars with the sealed lids are perfect for storing in the fridge, and also to grab and enjoy later at work. I used quick oats because that is what I had in the pantry, you feel free to use rolled oats. I was happy with the choice, though, because in just after 1 hour I was able to have some for my afternoon snack and the texture was already creamy and soft. The morning after, we had the oats with Loreto for our breakfast, and he absolutely loved it. We warmed it up a bit in the microwave, then put the toppings on, and it was extremely good. But I loved the oats cold from the fridge, in a pure delight of mimicking having dessert for breakfast, without the guilt.

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Hope you give this recipe a try, you won’t be disappointed. You can customize the flavors as you most like, changing fruits, and toppings, or making it nut-free in the case of allergies. As for us, these Apple Pie Chia Overnight Oats are definitely going to have a spotlight in our weekly breakfast routine.

Since I had loved Angela Liddon’s first cookbook “Oh She Glows”, Santa (in the guise of my husband) decided to bring me her new “Oh She Glows Everyday”, the inspiration for today’s recipe. I am loving this cookbook, so stay tuned for more recipes adapted from it.

Song of the day: “Mr. Jones”, Counting Crows.

apple pie chia overnight oats

Apple Pie Chia Overnight Oats [V., G.F.]

  • Author: Nicoletta
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast


Apple Pie Chia Overnight Oats: strongly reminiscent of an apple pie with the lovely combination of apples, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger, it is yet so light and fresh and extremely nutritious.

Recipe adapted from the cookbook “Oh She glows everyday”, by Angela Liddon


For the overnight oats:

  • 1 cup quick oats (or rolled oats)
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or any other non-dairy milk)
  • 1 Tbsp pure, organic, maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • pinch fine sea salt
  • 2 small or 1 large Honeycrisp apples
  • 3 Tbsp proactive whole black chia seeds
  • pinch allspice
  • pinch ginger

Suggested toppings:

  • dates, chopped
  • candied ginger, chopped
  • pecans, chopped
  • apple, diced


  1. In a medium bowl add the oats, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, grated apples, chia seeds, allspice and ginger.
  2. Add the milk and stir. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour to overnight. The mixture will thicken and the oats will soften.
  3. Serve chilled or warm it up on the stove or in microwave portioned into jars or bowls, layering the oats with the diced apple.
  4. Top with suggested toppings or your favorite ones.


Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple days.


  • Serving Size: 4 servings
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    Reply Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop January 10, 2017 at 6:03 am

    Apple Pie for breakfast! I’m with ya!!! Okay, there’s all that good healthy stuff too, but the apple pie is what really draws me in. This would be a great way to wake up every day!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta January 10, 2017 at 7:04 am

      Thanks, Kathy! It’s like having dessert for breakfast, without the calories 😉 .

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    Reply GiGi Eats January 10, 2017 at 8:08 am

    THIS would make me pop out of bed… SERIOUSLY POP! haha! Hello delicious!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta January 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

      I have to admit, it makes it a lot easier to get up if we know there’s this for breakfast! Thanks so much for your lovely comment! 🙂

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    Reply Cathy January 11, 2017 at 7:23 am

    I made this last night, and I’m eating it as I write this. I’m not usually much of an oatmeal porridge person, but I’m really enjoying the flavours in this! And, yes, it was great to have something prepared when I got out of bed this morning!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta January 11, 2017 at 7:52 am

      Thank you so much, Cathy, for your feedback! I loved the flavors of these oats so much, so happy you enjoyed it too!

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    Reply Ayngelina (@Ayngelina) February 24, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Apples are one of the few fruits that makes overnight oats seem sensible to me. Who wouldn’t want pie for breakfast.

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta February 24, 2017 at 9:36 am

      We loved the flavor of these oats! It really resembled an apple pie 🙂 !

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    Reply julia (@imagelicious) February 24, 2017 at 9:01 am

    I love flavours of apple pie! Apples, cinnamon, a little bit of clove -it’s such comfort! Makes everything seem warm and cozy! I actually have never tried overnight oats before.

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta February 24, 2017 at 9:37 am

      Hi, Julia, the flavor was amazing! Actually this recipe was our first one for overnight oats. Convenient and delicious to have ready in the morning 🙂 .

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    Reply thefoodblognet February 24, 2017 at 11:20 am

    It seems a lot of us are thinking breakfast lately! I’ve never tried overnight oats before, but this is making me want to. I love the cloves, and apple pie for breakfast would get me out of bed!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta February 24, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      I am constantly thinking of breakfast, my favorite meal of the day 😉 ! This is a tasty and convenient breakfast, that tastes like an apple pie 🙂 .

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    Reply diversivore February 24, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    I’m a sucker for apple pie (and the spices/flavours associated with it). This sounds very tasty indeed. I haven’t tried an overnight oat recipe yet – when it comes to breakfast, I’m often on one extreme or another, so it’s usually big and carb-loaded or next-to-nothing. Probably not the greatest of habits in the world, but my breakfast tends to be coffee and whatever toast my kids don’t want to eat. Lol. But I must say, the idea of good and easy oats for breakfast is growing on me. Maybe it’s time to shift my habits a little – so thanks for the push 🙂

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta August 16, 2017 at 5:50 am

      Carbs overload? Sign me in 🙂 ! Coffee and toast sounds good to me. I hope you try overnight oats, I wasn’t sold on that until some time ago, I am a fan now. With the apples and spices, even better.

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