I know, I know – I’m so sorry. It’s been ages since I last posted a recipe!
Sometimes, life just seems to take over, and it’s been one of those months where I’ve barely had time to breathe. I promise that I’ll get back to creating soon (in fact, I have a few ideas up my sleeve already!) but, in the meantime – and while life continues to be hectic – overnight oats have become my staple.
The thing is, overnight oats aren’t particularly something I’d normally reach for when it’s so cold and frosty outside. They’re more of a summer breakfast, aren’t they? Yet, they’re just so handy to grab and go that I had to create a slightly more wintery, warming version! And so, these Apple Pie Overnight Oats were born…
Of course, I’m never happy with simply leaving things plain or as they are. I mean, why enjoy just overnight oats when you can top them with almond butter caramel? Always go for the extra! But if you don’t want to make almond caramel, then that’s fine – the beauty of oats is that they’re so easy to adapt!
I often like to add more cinnamon in, too – mainly because I love it, and I love how comforting it is to eat on a cold day. But also because it’s fantastic at helping the body to balance and stabilise blood sugars, making it ideal to eat in the morning!
What are your breakfast essentials?
Apple Pie Overnight Oats With Almond Butter Caramel
- Serves 2
- 3/4 cup oats + 1 tbsp
- 1 tsp cinnamon (or more, to taste)
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger (optional)
- 1.5 tbsp chia seeds
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1 cup salted caramel Co-Yo
- 1/4 cup apple puree
- 1/2 tbsp – 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 apple, peeled, cored and finely chopped
- Small handful walnuts, chopped
- For the almond butter caramel –
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1.5 tbsp smooth almond butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla paste
- Pinch salt
- Start making your oats by stirring all the dry ingredients together until combined. Stir in the wet ingredients and chopped apple and walnuts until well mixed, then pour into a large jar and placing in the fridge overnight.
- To make your almond caramel, add all the ingredients to a saucepan and whisk quickly. Heat over a low-medium heat until it comes to the boil, then stir continuously until it begins to thicken. Allow to cool completely, stirring in a splash of almond milk to thin, if desired.
- To serve, alternate layers of the overnight oats with the caramel, then top with extra apple and walnuts, if desired.