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Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
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Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

No-cook method for oats that you can prep the night before and have breakfast for your baby/toddler (and yourself) ready as soon as you get up. Delicious and easy Apple Overnight Oats will give your baby important nutrients to help them grow.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Baby Food, Healthy
Fridge Life? 1 day
Freezable? No
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 270kcal
Author Dora

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp rolled oats
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp flaxseed
  • 1 tsp agave syrup omit for babies under 1
  • 1 apple medium-sized
  • ½ cup whole milk 100ml / breastmilk / formula
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Wash the apple and slice it into smaller pieces (peel the apple for babies under 8 months old).
  • Put the apple into a blender, add the milk, cinnamon and agave syrup and blend into a smooth puree (if you are still in the puree feeding stage for your baby then omit the agave syrup and add the oats, chia seeds and flaxseeds in this step to blend into a puree).
  • Place the apple mixture into a mason jar or breakfast bowl.
  • Add the rolled oats, chia seeds and flaxseed into a mason jar or bowl.
  • Mix with a spoon so that all the dry ingredients are covered with the mixture.
  • Cover the mason jar / breakfast bowl and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • Take out of the fridge at least half an hour before serving.
  • You can serve with some more chopped apples, nut butter, ground nuts or seeds.

Notes

For babies under 1 don't use sweetener as it is unnecessary and replace whole milk with formula or breastmilk. 
Don't go overboard with cinnamon. Although cinnamon is a wonderful spice to use, especially in breakfast, you can easily use too much. And the taste won't be nice and "cinnamony" but rather a bit sour.
Know your texture preference. Each of us is different and prefers different textures. And that’s why overnight oats are so great because you can adapt them to your liking. This recipe provides the milk, seeds and oat amounts so that the final overnight oats are not to liquidy but also not firm. So if you like them more firm, just use a bit less milk or more oats and vice versa for a more liquidy texture.
Use a covered bowl/jar. I don’t have mason jars at home so what I do is use a regular breakfast bowl and simply cover it with a smaller plate. 
Add the dry ingredients to the wet. To make sure that all the ingredients have really blended well together, it is advised that when preparing overnight oats you first mix all the wet ingredients and then add the dry ones to them.
Use whole flaxseed. It is better to use whole flaxseed rather than ground because whole contain more fiber and will more easily absorb moisture.
Omit sweetener for baby. If making for babies who are under the age of 1 year, I recommend you don’t use agave sweetener because it is just unnecessary as the apple should be sweet enough. And we also don’t want them to get used to food that is too sweet.

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 416mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 1mg