For Each 16 oz jar:

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats (or gluten free oats)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tiny pinch salt
  • 1/2 medium NC apple cored and diced
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or any milk
  • 1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey or pure maple syrup

Optional add-ins: ½ tablespoon ground flaxseed meal or chia seeds, 1 tablespoon raisins or cranberries, tiny pinch ground ginger or ground cloves, ½ teaspoon vanilla protein powder

Optional toppings: toasted nuts or more maple syrup

Add the ingredients to a 16-ounce mason jar or other individual container in the order listed above. Do not shake. Seal jar and refrigerate overnight (or up to 5 days). You can also layer the ingredients in a bowl, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

When ready to eat, shake the jar to combine the ingredients or empty the contents of the container into a serving bowl and stir to combine. Add a little more Greek yogurt or almond milk if a thinner consistency is desired. Add any desired toppings and enjoy! Store overnight oats in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Recipe by NC Apple Growers Association