Are you guys loving this cooler weather as much as I am? I swear I cannot get outside enough this week! We are even planning on going camping this weekend it is feeling so good. Once the weather starts cooling off some I start craving those autumn foods a lot more. I’m wanting pumpkin and apple EVERYTHING! This week I decided to go for some Healthy Cinnamon Apple Overnight Oats.
Overnight oats are absolutely amazing. They are so simple and take seconds to make not to mention how many variations you can come up with. The basics of overnight oats are: plain dry oats, some type of milk or yogurt or both, and flavoring. Also I have noticed that it always seems like it takes more liquid than looks right to make the oats the correct texture by the next morning.
Healthy Cinnamon Apple Overnight Oats
I have the full recipe for the cinnamon apple overnight oats below but I wanted to mention a few things first.
In this recipe I was trying to go for a super cinnamony appley flavor without adding a ton of sugar. To achieve this I used unsweetened apple sauce in the mixture then topped it with some fresh apple the next morning so it would add some crunch. If you want, I think it would make the apple flavor even more pronounced if you used apple cider or juice in it instead of milk since it will still get some creaminess from the yogurt.
Also I have tried making this without adding any type of sweetener and to be honest I thought it wasn’t very good at all. I’m sure you could use something like Splenda or another artificial sweetener if you would like but I try to avoid that. Instead in this recipe I used maple syrup so it was a bit less processed even though it still counts as an added sugar.
This is for my breast feeding mamas. With my little girl’s due date getting closer and closer every day I’m planing some meals ahead of time so the junk food won’t tempt me. When I had my son I had a serious issue with low milk supply and got pretty good at finding ways to help boost it.
For this recipe I went ahead and added ground flax seed which is awesome at boosting your supply. It would also be beneficial to add a teaspoon of brewers yeast (I just didn’t have any on hand at the moment). Additionally the oats themselves help to up your milk supply. The result is a yummy appley cinnamon breast milk boosting concoction!
What are some of the fall weather foods you are craving this week? Tell me in the comments below!
- 3/4 Oats
- 1 Tablespoon Ground Flax Seed (If wanting to boost lactation)
- 1 Teaspoon Brewer's Yeast (If wanting to boost lactation)
- 3/4 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
- 1/4 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1/4 Cup Milk Of Choice
- 2 Teaspoons Maple Syrup (May substitute honey if needed)
- Add oats, flax seed, brewer's yeast, and ground cinnamon to air tight container and mix until combined. Add apple sauce greek yogurt, milk and maple syrup to dry ingredients and mix until completely combined. Place in refrigerator overnight or until oats are soft (at least four hours). (Make sure the container you are using is air tight or the oats will start drying out).