Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal

2014 Kids Recipe Challenge winning recipe: Honourable Mention!

Nathan in Richmond Hill describes his favourite breakfast as “heavenly”.  This recipe doesn’t involve baking or cooking and is easily prepared in a matter of minutes. With the flavours of apple pie kids will love all these healthy ingredients.

To take this breakfast on the run, pack it into portable containers or jars so kids can grab it and go.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 0 minutes

Makes: 2 cups (500 mL)

Serving Size: 1 cup (250 mL)


  1. For less chunky oatmeal, you can grate the apple instead of dicing it.
  2. For a sweeter tasting oatmeal, use Empire, Royal Gala or Red Delicious apples.
  3. To add a 'nutty' flavour to your oatmeal, toast the oats in a dry nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring often until fragrant and light golden.


Plain 1% yogurt

3/4 cup (175 mL)


1/4 cup (60 mL)

Pure maple syrup

1 tsp (5 mL)

Vanilla extract

1/2 tsp (2 mL)

Ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp (1 mL)


Large flake oats

1/2 cup (125 mL)


  1. Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.  Clean all countertops and equipment used for food preparation.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together yogurt, milk, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon.
  3. Gently rinse the apple under cool running water, then core and finely dice.  Stir apple and oats into yogurt mixture and mix until well combined.
  4. Cover and refrigerate overnight.  Keep stored in the fridge at or below 40ºF (4ºC).

Nutrition Information per 1 cup/250 mL:

Calories: 205 kcal

Protein: 10 g

Fat: 3 g

Carbohydrate: 36 g

Fibre: 4 g

Sodium: 83 mg

Last Update – June 25, 2024

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