One of the cheapest breakfast recipes imaginable – not to mention insanely tasty and satisfying. Learn how to make applesauce overnight oatmeal and immediately start saving money on breakfast.Applesauce overnight oatmeal recipe, from - Repin to save!

This is a guest post from Lauren, a.k.a. The Oatmeal Artist. Her blog is devoted exclusively to healthy and delicious oatmeal recipes.

Overnight oats are the trifecta of breakfast recipes:

1) They’re one of the cheapest recipes imaginable;

2) They literally make themselves in the fridge overnight;

3) They can be prepared/flavored in so many different ways. Here’s one recipe to get you started. 

Applesauce overnight oatmeal: One of the cheapest breakfast recipes imaginable - yet so incredibly tasty.

Learning To Love Oatmeal

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 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.

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About The Recipe: Applesauce 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.

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

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.

Tip: Serve this breakfast in individual mason jars.

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Make Your Own Applesauce In 10 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 you opt for a plain store-bought applesauce, make sure you add some cinnamon (or apple pie spices) to give it some more life.

Scroll down for instructions.

More Affordable Oatmeal Recipes

Oats are extremely affordable and can be prepared in so many different ways. Here are a few of my favorite oat-based recipes:

Do you want to immediately start saving money on the food you make? Follow me on Instagram, where I post new recipe updates and money-saving tips. I’ve got a bunch of great ideas up my sleeve.

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

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Applesauce Overnight Oatmeal

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

To make your own applesauce: Chop up one apple and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of water. Microwave for 3 minutes, until apples are soft. Once cooled slightly, place in a blender and puree until smooth.


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


  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.

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