Diabetes-friendly meal-prepping doesn’t get any easier (or more delicious) than apple spiced overnight oats! Perfect for a nutritious grab-and-go breakfast that will energize your morning.
Overnight oats are such an easy way to meal prep for breakfast. On top of that, oatmeal is a great option for people living with diabetes!
That’s why I love making these apple-spiced overnight oats with hemp hearts, chia seeds, and Greek yogurt. Combined with the shredded apple and cinnamon, it’s such a delicious way to energize your morning.
In all honesty, the trickiest part about making this recipe is remembering to soak the oats. Pro tip: put a sticky note on your cabinet to remind you before bed.
Besides that, this make-ahead breakfast truly couldn’t be easier! Just mix the ingredients, let it sit in the refrigerator for at least two hours, and enjoy.
If you’ve been looking for a way to simplify your morning, give these overnight-soaked oats a try. The irresistible flavor and power-packed ingredients may turn it into your new favorite way to start the day.
How to make apple spiced overnight oats
Who can resist a nutritious and tasty recipe that only takes five minutes to prep? Let’s see how it’s done!
Step 1: In a 2-cup mason jar or similar-sized container, stir together the hemp hearts, oats, chia seeds, and cinnamon.
Step 2: Mix in the Greek yogurt and shredded apple.
Step 3: Add the milk and stir until the mixture is well combined.
Step 4: Place the oats in the refrigerator and allow to chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Step 5: Top with pecans before serving.
That’s it! Just throw everything together the night before and you’ll have this amazing breakfast waiting for you in the morning.
Variations for your oats
There are so, so, SO many ways to make this recipe. Don’t hesitate to get creative with your add-ins or toppings!
Prefer chia seeds over hemp hearts, or vice versa? You can adjust the ratio to your liking, or completely omit one and add more of the other if you want.
Want to have some fun with the toppings? Instead of pecans, you could try chopped walnuts, slivered almonds, or even pumpkin seeds. Some chopped apple or pear would be great on top as well.
Looking for some sweetness? Try vanilla Greek yogurt instead of plain for a yummy alternative.
This recipe is ready in as little as two hours, but you can store it in the refrigerator for up to three days. Just make sure you use a jar with a screw-top lid or other airtight container.
Want to have this meal on the go? After you mix all the ingredients, divide everything into two or three containers. That way, you can easily grab a serving on your way out the door.
Other healthy make-ahead breakfast recipes
Looking for more nutritious breakfasts that you can make ahead of time? Meal-prepping is such a great way to simplify your morning!
Here are a few of my favorite recipes I know you’ll enjoy:
- Slow Cooker Oats with Apples and Almonds
- Low Carb Banana Bread
- Oatmeal Muffins with Pumpkin Seeds and Nuts
You can also check out this round-up of my favorite diabetes-friendly breakfast recipes for even more healthy ways to start your day!
When you’ve tried this recipe, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Apple Spiced Overnight Oats
- ¼ cup hemp hearts
- 3 tablespoons rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup shredded apple
- ¾ cup milk
- 6-8 pecan halves (optional)
- In a 2-cup mason jar or similar sized container, stir together the hemp hearts, oats, chia seeds, and cinnamon.¼ cup hemp hearts, 3 tablespoons rolled oats, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Mix in the Greek yogurt and shredded apple.¼ cup plain Greek yogurt, ¼ cup shredded apple
- Add the milk and stir until the mixture is well combined.¾ cup milk
- Place the oats in the refrigerator and allow to chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Top with pecans before serving.6-8 pecan halves
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