This Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal is a healthy way to start day during the school year. It’s gluten-free, vegan, and naturally sweetened.

Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal {Gluten-Free, Vegan, Naturally Sweetened}

Please excuse my recent absence. I could blame summer and all of its excitement, but the truth is this: I’ve been sucked into the madness that is the House of Cards.

The world of Frances and Claire Underwood, as deceiving and mad as it may be, is hard to look away from. As a result, I’ve been glued to my sofa for days, binge watching the series on Netflix as if my life depended on it.

Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal {Gluten-Free, Vegan, Naturally Sweetened}

I’m not one to watch a ton of television; however, on the rare occasion I find something worth watching, I become hooked. Long periods of time pass has passed by as I stared, relentless and unyielding, at the screen. I’m just glad I’m on this side of the computer screen, because my unkept, unbathed, disheveled state is unappealing in every aspect of the word. Basically, I’m a hot mess.

As I write this post, the last episode of the fifth season is currently paused. I want to watch it… I really do! I NEED to know what happens and how the season ends, but I also don’t want the madness to end. What will I do then? I’m not so sure I’m even capable of becoming a functioning citizen of society again.

Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal {Gluten-Free, Vegan, Naturally Sweetened}

But, alas, duty calls! I have work that requires my attention. In a perfect world, I would lounge on the couch all day reading book after book while sipping on a bourbon. I’ll keep trying my hand at the lottery. Until then…

The new school year is quickly approaching, which means you’re going to need an arsenal of quick and easy recipes to keep you and the kiddos fueled throughout the busy school year. My job is to ensure the parents maintain their sanity.

Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal {Gluten-Free, Vegan, Naturally Sweetened}

Grab-and go recipe options are the answer. This Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal recipe can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. The kiddos can snag a jar from the fridge in the morning and eat breakfast while the rest of the household prepares for the day.

To ensure I had enough apples to make five jars of oatmeal, I grabbed the big bag of Farmers Market Gala Apples from Harris Teeter. Their private label items are high-quality products with low price tags. Their private label items are located throughout the store and can be identified by their red square logo. Shop the square this back-to-school season and save big!

Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal {Gluten-Free, Vegan, Naturally Sweetened}

Each jar is filled with a healthy and naturally sweetened apple pie compote that’s made using a few simple pantry items: diced apples, maple syrup, cinnamon sticks, and vanilla extract.

The compote is layered in portable mason jars along with gluten-free old-fashioned oats, toasted pecans, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, maple syrup, and almond milk. A few shakes of the jar to combine, and then the Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal is ready. Store the jars in the fridge overnight and they’re ready to go!

Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal {Gluten-Free, Vegan, Naturally Sweetened}

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Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal {Gluten-Free, Vegan, Naturally Sweetened}

Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal

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Apple Pie Compote

  • 4 cups diced apples, about 4 large apples, peeled
  • cup maple syrup
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Overnight Oatmeal

  • cup old-fashioned oats, certified gluten-free
  • 1 teaspoon flaxseed meal, optional
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pecans, roughly chopped
  • cup non-dairy milk, I used almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons apple pie compote


  • To make the apple pie compote, add diced apples, maple syrup, lemon juice, and cinnamon sticks to a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples are tender, about 12-20 minutes.
  • Remove the cinnamon sticks from the pot and transfer the apple mixture to a food processor. Add the vanilla extract and pulse until the mixture resembles chunky applesauce. If you're not preparing the jars immediately, transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
  • To assemble the overnight oats, add all of the ingredients to a mason jar. Shake to combine. Chill in the refrigerator overnight.


  1. There is enough apple compote to make 5 servings.
  2. The oatmeal will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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