Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats (gluten free)

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats (gluten free)

Overnight oats have been a Pinterest craze for some time now. I hadn’t jumped on board…until recently.

Every teacher out there knows the feeling…the dreaded “Sunday Night Blues.”

The tossing.

The turning.

The never-ending to-do list in your brain.

The anxiety of getting back into the swing of the school year.

One thing that really helps me with “back-to-school” is to spend some time each night, prepping for the next day. I set the coffee maker, pack any lunch or snacks, set out my water bottle, pack my computer bag, and make a to-do list (so I can actually sleep rather than thinking about it).

Going along with the theme of preparing the night before, overnight oats seemed like the perfect thing to try. With a 4 a.m. wake up, a crazy dog to walk, and a commute, an easy breakfast sounded like a wonderful way to start the day.

I spent some time reviewing different ways to make overnight oats and here is what I came up with.




Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats (gluten free)

Recipe (for 1 jar)


  • 1/3 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup milk (whatever type you prefer)
  • 1/3 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt (to make this dairy free you could use a dairy free yogurt and milk)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp chia or flaxseed (I used a blend)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

**If you like your a little more sweet, add some honey or stevia.


  • Layer all of the ingredients into a jar or container.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Cover.
  • Refrigerate overnight (minimum of 4 hours)

Enjoy! I will be working on more flavors later.



2 thoughts on “Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats (gluten free)”

  • This looks really yummy. I know I can get gluten free oats (is steel cut ok?), and I’m allowed coconut yogurt and milk. I haven’t seen coconut Greek style yogurt plain, but have vanilla Greek style (can’t find any vanilla w/o additives, and vanilla beans cost a lot). Do you think this would work with the Greek style vanilla to help replicate the flavor, or do you think plain coconut yogurt would be better? Thanks!

    • I have not tried steel cut oats in overnight oats but I am sure it would work fine. The texture may be different though. I think any type of yogurt you want will be fine! Coconut would be yummy but I think the vanilla would be great too.

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