A Breakfast
That Makes Itself

A breakfast that literally makes itself? You bet! Overnight oats are all the rage on food blogs across the internet right now. Here we share how simple this breakfast idea is along with a recipe for apple cranberry overnight oats.

Homemade overnight oats recipe

What's better than waking up and having your breakfast ready and waiting for you hassle free? If you love oatmeal then you will love this simple no-cook recipe for these apple cranberry overnight oats. Placing the ingredients into a jar and allowing them to sit overnight creates the easiest grab-and-go breakfast ever. These oats can be eaten cold straight from the jar but if you're like me heat them up for a warm healthy breakfast. This recipe makes one jar of oats, but you can make up to a week's worth at once. Just follow the recipe below for each jar you intended to make.

Homemade overnight oats recipe

Serves 1


  • 1 Mason jar with a lid
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk (skim, rice, or soy may be substituted)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons organic unsweetened apple sauce
  • Pinch of salt
  • Sweetener of choice (pure maple syrup, stevia, organic brown sugar, agave or honey)
  • Orange zest (optional)


  1. Add all of the ingredients to the Mason jar. Mix all the ingredients well with a spoon.
  2. Place the lid on the jar and place it in the refrigerator overnight. To serve, eat cold straight from the jar or heat for a hearty warm breakfast.

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Comments on "Overnight oats recipe"

bracha January 16, 2014 | 8:28 PM

paul- from wikipedia: Apple cider (also called sweet cider or soft cider) is the name used in the United States and parts of Canada for an unfiltered, unsweetened, non-alcoholic beverage made from apples. Apple cider is easy and inexpensive to produce.[1] It may be opaque due to fine apple particles in suspension and may be tangier than conventional filtered apple juice, depending on the apples used.[2] This untreated cider is a seasonally produced drink[3] of limited shelf-life that is typically available only in fall, although it is sometimes frozen for use throughout the year. It is traditionally served on the Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and various New Year's Eve holidays, sometimes heated and mulled. It is the official state beverage of New Hampshire.[4] the alcoholic cider you are referring to id called hard cider in the us.

Paul November 25, 2013 | 4:07 AM

Is the Apple Cider, as in the alcohol?! I don't think it means the same thing in the UK .... seems like an odd thing to have for breakfast to me!

Brandi February 07, 2013 | 8:46 AM

Tess - YES! Infact I like mine with coconut milk!

Tess January 31, 2013 | 6:01 PM

Can you use coconut milk in place of the almond milk?

Lisa January 16, 2013 | 1:15 PM

Hmm I've never heard of this before but would be more than willing to try! Thanks for sharing, looks awesome!

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