Applesauce overnight oatmeal recipe, from www.cheaprecipeblog.com - Repin to save!

I am thrilled to introduce Lauren, a.k.a. The Oatmeal Artist. Her blog is devoted to healthy and delicious oatmeal recipes. And I found out about this girl and her blog in the most random way. Please keep reading to find out more…

Tip: Serve this breakfast in individual mason jars.

Applesauce overnight oatmeal.5 minutes prep, and breakfast is waiting for you in the morning!

From Lauren @ The Oatmeal Artist

Hey, everyone! My name is Lauren, and you and I already have at least one thing in common:  we like cooking on the cheap. For me, this means starting my day with a bowl of porridge.

Readers of my blog, The Oatmeal Artist, never stop raving about their obsession with oatmeal. I, of course, understand this addiction; I’ve eaten oatmeal for breakfast religiously for the past two years.

Applesauce overnight oatmeal recipe, from www.cheaprecipeblog.com - Please repin!

An exception to this daily routine occurred just a few weeks ago when I returned to my college stomping grounds to visit one of my friends, Tiffany. On our second day together, we planned to meet early at our favorite coffee shop. They make some killer homemade granola and baked oatmeal, but due to some poor decisions we made the night before, I arrived in less than mint condition. So instead, I ordered my go-to hangover breakfast: peanut butter on a toasted bagel.

At one point during our session, I glanced across the room and something caught my eye. I spotted the wide and shallow bowl, the silver spoon, the steamed milk…and I spiraled down into deep food envy: another customer was experiencing my beloved baked oatmeal.

I loathed myself at that moment for being too ill to order that precious bowl of baked oats. But alas, I possessed nothing but dehydration and a toasted bagel. Curse that gin and tonic!

A few hours later, I returned to the apartment I was staying at, checked my email, and found some new blog comments. My mouth dropped:haleyblogcomment

Haley and I had been sitting across from each other at the coffee shop that morning—she eating the oatmeal, and I the bagel. Mind. Blown.

Applesauce overnight oatmeal recipe. Throw everything in a jar, and the next morning you have a delicious breakfast waiting for you. Repin to save!


About The Recipe: Overnight Oatmeal

Luckily, most mornings I get to enjoy my oatmeal as usual. In fact, even during the school year, when my alarm goes off at 5:30 and I have to be at school and ready to educate by 7, I still manage to have my morning oats.

How did I do it?

Overnight oatmeal.

Overnight oatmeal is a magical creation. It literally prepares itself. You throw the ingredients in a mason jar (or any sealable container), mix them up, and the oats absorb the liquids overnight, making them soft and pudding-like. No cooking necessary!

You can eat them cold, but I throw mine in the microwave for a minute and a half because I like the comfort of hot porridge.Oatmeal risotto recipe

Check out my oatmeal recipe on Lauren’s blog (oatmeal risotto, pictured above)

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Applesauce Overnight Oatmeal

Applesauce Overnight Oatmeal

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

This recipe easy and thrifty. There’s room for personalizing it because you can use homemade applesauce, like I did. If you’re thinking that applesauce is too much work to make from scratch, guess what? I made mine in less than 10 minutes using the microwave. And yeah, it’s just as good if not better than any applesauce I’ve ever had. If, however, you opt for a plain store-bought applesauce, make sure you add some cinnamon (or apple pie spices) to give it some more life.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (soy, almond, cow, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or apple pie spice (optional, depending on applesauce)
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a sealable container (like a mason jar).
  2. Stir the mixture, OR seal it tightly and shake vigorously until everything is thoroughly combined.
  3. Place in the fridge overnight (or several hours). In the morning, eat cold or warm up for 1-2 minutes in the microwave.