Overnight oats are definitely trending. They are easy, delicious, nutritious and taste like dessert at breakfast….paradise if I could define it simply. While talking dessert, let’s chat about apple pie, shall we? Apple pie is perfection: apples, cinnamon and warm pastry…no further explanation needed. So, here is a recipe that will make your sweet tooth (and your allergen- prone tooth) happy, first thing in the morning!
Apple Pie Overnight Oats
Yields one serving
1 granny smith apple, sliced thin (I prefer to leave the skin on for the fantastic fiber content but it is completely up to you!)
1/2 cup gluten and soy-free oats (Bob’s Red Mill makes great rolled oats!)
1 tsp. raisins
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 cup vanilla rice milk
1 tbsp. pure maple syrup (read ingredients, often times corn syrup is the first one!)
1. In a small bowl mix 1/2 cup rice milk and oats, set aside the rest of the rice milk in a shallow dish
2. Dip apple slices first in rice milk dish then coat in cinnamon, do not be discouraged if the cinnamon slides off, the delicious taste is still there!
3. Mix raisins into oats and sprinkle with cinnamon
4. Either mix apples into oats or simply place on top -as I did with mine! – and drizzle entire bowl with maple syrup and sprinkle any left over cinnamon
5. Place in refrigerator (preferably covered) overnight, or for at least 2 hours, and enjoy your delicious, easy and highly nutritious dessert for breakfast!
More Freedom Friday allergen-free recipes: Agave Vanilla “Sugar” Cookies
Photo: Kate Coffey