Recipe for Overnight Oats with Apples & Almond Butter

This recipe for overnight oats is so easy and such a treat when you wake up in the morning to a ready-made, healthy breakfast.

With all healthy ingredients, you’ll start off the day in a great way!

Recipe for Overnight Oats

I’m one of those people who prefers to take my time drinking my coffee and checking my emails before I even think about what to eat for breakfast.

This is great on the weekends when I don’t have plans.

However, during the week when I don’t have much time and I have to leave the house early to get my boy to school, it doesn’t work out very well for me.

Most of the time I grab a protein bar and a banana on my way out.

It can make for a boring, unsatisfying breakfast.

Having something prepared and ready to eat in the morning would be ideal for my lifestyle, and most likely yours too.

Vegan Overnight Oats with Apples & Almond Butter

Although I’m not vegan, I tend to gravitate to vegan foods.

In this case, I searched my cabinets and refrigerator to find ingredients that I already had.

Because I already had almond milk, almond butter, flaxseed, and apples, I decided to make this overnight oats recipe with apples & almond butter.

I started out with oats and flaxseed and mixed them together.

First mix your oats and flaxseed

Then I added almond milk and vanilla extract and mixed it well.

Add almond milk and vanilla to oats and flaxseed

I divided the mixture into two mason jars.

I chopped up one gala apple and sprinkled it evenly over top of the oatmeal mixture in both mason jars.

NOTE: Next time, especially with apples, I will add them the following morning so that they stay crispy and don’t taste fermented.

Add overnight oats mixture to mason jars
Overnight oats ready to place in the refrigerator

I then added a tablespoon of almond butter on top of the chopped apple in each jar.

NOTE: Again, you may want to wait until the following morning to add the almond butter so that the oatmeal and almond milk can do it’s thing in the refrigeration stage.

Overnight oats with apples and almond butter

It’s not very pretty, but it’s got a ton of protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants.

All in a one-jar breakfast!

Apple Almond Butter Recipe for Overnight Oats

LAST NOTE: Don’t use the lids that are pictured.

These lids (with holes in the middle) are made to place straws in for beverages.

However, because the oatmeal needs to absorb the almond milk during the refrigeration period, the lid needs to allow no air to get inside the jar.

Lesson learned!

How Does It Taste?

These overnight oats are extremely satisfying and seriously delicious.

They’re just like oats you would cook on the stove except they’re cold.

If you prefer them to be warm, just pop them in the microwave for about a minute.

It was so nice to get up, drink my coffee, get ready for my day and then open the refrigerator door, pull out a mason jar and dig in!

Apple Almond Butter Recipe for Overnight Oats

I was introduced to almond butter when I made my Fruity Nutty Protein Shake.

Being so used to eating only peanut butter all of my life, at first I wasn’t sure if I liked almond butter.

But now I really think I prefer it over peanut butter.

And it’s healthier for you.


Apple Almond Butter Recipe for Overnight Oats

Eat one of these breakfasts-in-a-jar, and you are set for the morning.

Don't use lids with straw holes for overnight oats
A delicious, healthy ready-made breakfast

The above pictures are from the night before the mixtures were refrigerated overnight.

This isn’t how it will look when you take it out of the refrigerator in the morning.

It will look like cooked oatmeal.

The oatmeal will have absorbed the almond milk.

It’s a beautiful thing.

This was my very first overnight oatmeal, but I know it won’t be my last.

Recipe for Overnight Oats with Apples & Almond Butter

Apple Almond Butter Overnight Oatmeal

Recipe for Overnight Oats with Apples & Almond Butter

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This vegan overnight oats recipe is super easy to make and has all of the healthy ingredients you need on busy mornings.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American


  • 1 cup Rolled Oats
  • 2 tbsp Flaxseed
  • 2 cups Almond Milk
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Apple, medium, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Almond Butter


  • Combine oats and flaxseed to large mixing bowl (or you can divide it into 2 jars without using the bowl)
  • Add in vanilla extract and almond milk and mix well.
  • Divide mixture equally into 2 medium size mason jars.
  • Cover jars with lids (don’t use lids with straw holes in them) and place in refrigerator overnight.
  • The following morning, divide chopped apple evenly and sprinkle over top of each oatmeal mixture.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of almond butter over top of each oatmeal mixture.
  • Your breakfast is ready to eat!
Keyword oatmeal, oats in a jar, overnight oatmeal, overnight oats, recipe for overnight oats, vegan overnight oats

Have you ever made overnight oatmeal before?

Let us know in the comments what ingredients you add to yours.

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Recipe for Overnight Oats with Apples & Almond Butter
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3 thoughts on “Recipe for Overnight Oats with Apples & Almond Butter”

  1. This is one of my favs… can also spice it up with cinnamon, apple pie spice, pumpkin pie spice or nutmeg. Now I’m hungry 🙂


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