Overnight Oats with Apple and Cinnamon
Overnight Oats with Apple and Cinnamon PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

If you've been on Pinterest lately, you've probably seen that overnight oats are everywhere. And while we're skeptical of fads, this trendy breakfast is here to stay. Take this recipe for overnight oats with apple and cinnamon. All you have to do is prep it the night before (in a mason jar, duh) and in the morning—voilà—healthy, delicious breakfast is served.

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Makes 1 serving
Prep: 5 minutes; Chilling time: 8 hours



¾ cup old-fashioned oats

¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon brown sugar

½ to ¾ cup milk (such as whole, skim, almond, soy or coconut)


⅓ cup applesauce


1. In a 1-pint mason jar, mix the oats with the cinnamon and sugar to combine.

2. Add the milk to the jar. (If you prefer a thicker oatmeal, use less milk.)

3. Screw on the lid and refrigerate overnight, about 8 hours.

4. In the morning, top the oatmeal with applesauce. Eat immediately or screw the top on and take it on the go.

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