Is anyone else completely obsessed with apple butter? Is it just a southern thing? If you’ve never had it please try it. It’s a smooth, caramelized and concentrated slow cooked version of applesauce. With all of the warm spices and apples it has such a lovely fall flavor. I absolutely love this stuff. It is great on biscuits (a staple of the south) and toast or just eaten with a spoon… 🙂
But I decided recently, why not add it to oats? WHY had I not tried this sooner? It added a sweet tang and fall flavor. I made them both as on the stove and meal prepped as overnight oats.
*Don’t worry; apple butter does not contain any butter. Most are vegan, its like a jam or preserves.*
Please let me know if you try this out!
¾ cup Old Fashioned Oats
1 cup plant milk stove top (I used ½ cup almond coconut milk and ½ cup water)
¾-1 cup for overnight oats
1 tsp vanilla
½ tbsp. cinnamon
Sweetener of your choice to taste (I’ve used both brown sugar and stevia before, try maple syrup!)
Pinch of salt
1 tbsp nut butter of choice (Optional but for protein and it is such a lovely nod to peanut butter and jelly)
1 tbsp apple butter
- Bring your plant milk with a pinch of salt to a simmer on the stovetop in a small saucepan or pot.
- Add in the oats, sweetener, vanilla and cinnamon. Stir and cook until desired texture.
- Pour your oats into a bowl and top with apple butter and nut butter.
If you want to add some extra texture try some nuts or granola!
- Combine everything in your desired container.
- Let set overnight in the refrigerator.
- Serve cold or warm, for added texture try nuts or granola! Enjoy!