Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
It was challenging to find a low-calorie overnight-oats recipe. This Apple Cinnamon recipe was the first I found.
Ingredients / Calories
- 1/3 cup old fashioned oats gluten free if needed
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Tiny pinch ground ginger
- Tiny pinch ground cloves
- Tiny pinch kosher salt
- 1/2 medium apple cored and diced (peeling optional), any kind you enjoy eating (I used honeycrisp)
- 1/2 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal or substitute chia seeds
- Optional toppings: Toasted almonds or walnuts; dried fruit, such as raisins, cranberries, or apricots, additional maple syrup
299 Calories Per Jar Without The Optional Toppings.
Low-Calorie Overnight Oats
I love overnight oats. They are easy to make and are prepared the night before making my morning just a bit easier. Overnight oats were initially introduced to me by a former fitness instructor of mine. His initial recipe was 1/2 cup of oats, 1 banana, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, and a cup of almond milk. After my first try, I was hooked. But, the calorie content was higher than I would like. This recipe runs about 400 calories and close to 500 on those days I wanted to add two tablespoons of peanut butter, which, I am not going to lie, was more frequent then not. So, I needed something a little less in calorie to start my day so I began looking for new recipes.
I have always liked oatmeal. It is savory and keeps me full all morning, but, prior to my discovery of overnight oats, never made them too often simply because I am not great in the morning and never felt like pulling out a pot, cooking the oatmeal, cleaning the pot. As a working mother or two, it was too much. I tried instant oats, but was always hungry an hour later. I love overnight oats because I can make them the night before and there are no pots to clean. Plus, there are so many variations, I never feel like I am eating the same thing and I can eat them cold or heat them up depending on my mood.
Ingredients and Variations Of Overnight Oat Recipe
Overnight Oats are not only quick and easy to make, they can be made in a variety of ways. You can play around and come up with your own favorite recipes.
I love that this recipe has so many fantastic ingredients including
- Oatmeal, which are packed with nutrients and may help lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Read “9 Health Benefits Of Eating Oats and Oatmeal” From Healthline.
- Greek Yogurt, which is a good source of protien and may help with muscle recovery: Read more: “Health Benefits of Greek Yogurt” From Healthline.
- Apples, which may be good for weight loss and your heart: Read more: “10 Impressive Health Benefits Of Apples From Healthline.”
- Flaxseed, which may help fight cancer, heart disease and diabetes: Read “The Benefits Of Flaxseed” From WebMD.
Personally, I like to use rolled oats. One night my husband brought home steel oats and it did not work for me. I think they might take a bit longer to make and I did not wait long enough. Regardless, I do not like the way steel oats feel on my teeth.
I prefer almond milk, usually vanilla. In my head it feels lighter and I never put a full cup in because I like my oats a little thicker. I feel like it is more filling and more satisfying.
I almost always warm my oatmeal up in the morning. Pre pandemic/working from home years, I put it in a disposable coffee mug and heated it up in the microwave at work. Now, in post-pandemic life, I heat it up in a bowl, in my kitchen and resist the urge to start working or watch TV as I eat. I learned from my husband who uses Noom for weight loss, that mindful eating affects weight moderation all day not just in the meal you are watching TV or working while eating. Those who are distracted while eating are less likely to control their weight. So, I try to enjoy my entire meal before moving on to the next activity.
Here are more Low-Calorie Overnight Oats I have found in my search.