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Have you tried overnight oats yet?

I have been making this delicious, healthy breakfast since it was known as bircher muesli! Did you know that what we know as overnight oats is also called Bircher Muesli? It was named after a Swiss Doctor, Maximilian Bircher Benner.  He created what he felt was the ultimate, healthy and filling breakfast for weight loss patients in the early 1900’s.

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

I eat overnight oats because it’s delicious!!

Apple Pie Overnight Oats Submissions

Apple Pie Overnight Oats Submissions

Also starting the day off on the right foot is important, especially when you have a busy day ahead. I don’t tend to eat straight away as I like my morning coffee first.  Then I need to get the kids off to school. Plus, gulping food, and then running out the door, really isn’t my style.

Apple Pie Overnight Oats Submissions

Apple Pie Overnight Oats Submissions

For that reason I love a portable, make ahead breakfast that allows me to enjoy what I have prepared when things settle down. I usually make up 5 jars at a time and have them waiting in the fridge. Then they can be eaten on the way to work, at my office desk, or whenever that mid morning hunger strikes. My breakfast is sorted for the whole week.

Apple Pie Oats

Apple Pie Oats

I have made all different versions of overnight oats but this Apple Pie version is by far my favourite.

If you’re imagining another variation of this recipe then be my guest to mess around with the ingredients. As long as you keep the general proportions the same you can alternate liquids, fruit and spice choices to mix things up a bit, but this is a combination I love!

Alternatively take a look at the bottom of the story. I have included some other delicious recipes which have been contributed by some of my favourite food bloggers.

This recipe for Apple Pie Overnight Oats is only 280 calories. It will comfortably fit into a 1200 calorie per day meal plan. It’s packed with fibre to keep you feeling full longer and also provides a serving of fruit and calcium.

I find that when you skip breakfast, the temptation is to grab something quick in your travels to work. The quick options along the way are usually calorie intense, and have questionable nutritionally value.

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 5 breakfast jars

1 jar

Calories per serving: 280

Fat per serving: 3 gm

Apple Pie Overnight Oats


  • 100g Pitted Prunes (chopped)
  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 400 gm Sliced Canned Pie Apple
  • 180 g Lowan Apple & Cinnamon Raw Muesli (or plain steel cut oats)
  • 350gm Yoplait "For Me" No Fat French Vanilla
  • 200 ml Just Juice - Apple Juice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest


  1. Choose 5 glass jars with lids
  2. Combine the pie apple, cinnamon and lemon zest in a bowl.
  3. Spoon the apple mixture evenly into the bottom of each jar.
  4. Add an even amount of the chopped prunes to each jar.
  5. Combine the oats, yoghurt, apple juice and milk in a one litre jug.
  6. Allow the mixture to stand for an hour in the fridge to thicken slightly.
  7. Stir the oats mixture and pour evenly into the 5 glass jars.
  8. Seal the jars and refrigerate the overnight oats until the morning.
  9. The overnight oats will thicken to a creamy scoopable texture by the morning.


9 gms fibre 13% daily calcium intake

In this recipe I have given the names of the brands I use for each of the recipe ingredients. The reason I have done this is NOT for sponsorship reasons. I have chosen each products in the recipe because of their individual nutritional values.  There can be a huge variation in calories, fat and sugar from one brand to the next. If you choose the exact brands I specify you can be assured of the overall calorie count of your Apple Pie Overnight Oats.

So what do you think, are you loving this breakfast trend? I absolutely am. I have invited some of my lovely blogging friends to share their favourite overnight oats recipes with you.  Please take a look at these delicious variations.

I hope I have given you enough reasons to try this satisfying breakfast dish?