This recipe is one of my favorite mid-day snacks! More commonly called “overnight oats”, afternoon oats do not require cooking. It’s a much healthier alternative to instant oatmeal with added sugars. It also saves a ton of time because who has time in the morning to wait for oats to cook?
I call them “afternoon oats” because I usually make them in the morning for my afternoon snack. As the oats and other ingredients sit, the flavors blend together and the oats soften. They’re really fast and easy to make, and one of the best take-to-work (or school) snacks.
Oats and apples are a great source of fiber. This snack is around 231 calories with about 6 grams of protein! It is filling and it will keep afternoon hunger at bay until dinner.
I enjoy it cold, but if you wanted to heat it, you can microwave it for about a minute to warm the oats. You might need to add a little more almond milk, depending on how you like your oats.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I do! It has become a snack staple! In fact, it’s one of many highly raved about recipes in my RESET 28 Program for Energy & Weight Loss. It’s a step-by-step meal plan for losing weight, boosting energy and getting healthy!
Apple Cinnamon Afternoon Oats
- 1/2 apple, cored and chopped
- 4 ounces unsweetened almond milk (make your own)
- 1/4 cup apple sauce *
- 1/2 cup raw old fashioned rolled oats
- Dash of sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. For warm oats, microwave for about a minute.
* I made my own apple sauce. I just blended a couple of raw apples with core removed in my blender with a pinch of cinnamon. Save excess apple sauce for later (I’m sure you’ll make this recipe again soon).
Serving Size: Snack for one. Double the recipe to make this a meal for one person.