Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, fucker.
I don’t understand people who are like “I don’t eat breakfast!!” for a number of reasons.
- I’m a literal monster in the morning if I don’t eat and don’t get how people can maintain their sanity.
- Breakfast is actually really fucking important to your overall health.
Besides the fact that you’ve just woken up from an 8+ hour fast, your body needs breakfast to kickstart your metabolism (which helps you lose weight), and maintain healthy blood sugar levels. It gives us vital energy in the morning (spoiler: coffee doesn’t replace breakfast) and makes our overall day better.
In short, if you aren’t eating breakfast, you’re doing it wrong. And if you don’t eat breakfast because you’re lazy or poor or both, I’m calling you on your bullshit and giving you a solution: overnight oats.
Overnight oats are fucking incredible. They literally take two minutes to make (I make mine at dinner each night) and sit in the fridge overnight, giving you an unbelievable breakfast in the morning. They are also super fucking cheap to make, whether you’re vegan or not (but you should be) and hold up really well in the fridge for 3-4 days meaning you can make a few at a time and not have to worry about breakfast for a few days.
I have some apples that I need to use before they go bad, so I thought “Hey, why not use them in overnight oats!” These vegan apple pie overnight oats are totally in line with the ~Fall~ theme that everyone is excited about right now, and they taste absolutely delicious!
The following recipe is for one jar of oats. I’m not going to give exact measurements because
I’m lazy this is not an exact science. Instead, I’m going to explain how to do it in detail.
The ingredients for these overnight oats are simple.
- Jar with lid
- Almond milk
- 2 Tablespoons Peanut butter
- 1/2 apple, cut into chunks
- Whatever fall spices you want (I use Speculaas spices because I’m in the Netherlands, but apple pie spices are awesome or even just cinnamon.)
- Fill your jar 1/3-1/2 of the way full with oats. This is a personal preference thing depending on how much you like oats, so it’ll take some playing around with to figure out how much you like. Don’t fill it more than halfway, otherwise you won’t be able to put the fruit in.
- Add almond milk. Pour almond milk into the jar until the oats are completely covered. I usually pour until there is a little pool on top of the oats, but I also like mine more soggy.
- Add peanut butter. Slap that peanut butter on top of the oats.
- Add apples. I typically put my apples on top of the peanut butter so they don’t get all mushy sitting in the milky oats overnight, but #FollowYourBlissBitches.
That’s it! You’re done! Stick your oats in the fridge overnight and pull them out for breakfast in the morning! You can either make one at a time (my boyfriend and I have a small fridge so we just make new oats every night), or make a few to just keep in the fridge. These will last about 3-4 days, so you can make them twice a week and be done!
You’re basically Martha Stewart. Courtesy of Giphy
There will be TONS more overnight oats recipes coming your way, I promise. This is a great and cheap meal that is awesome for breakfasts, snacks, or even desserts!
What are your favorite overnight oats recipes? Leave a comment below!