Hello all! I’m going to share my latest breakfast obsession on this recipe post. It’s raw vegan overnight apple cinnamon oatmeal. Yes, oatmeal. Sounds crazy, tastes super yummy and it’s super easy and delicious! I get cravings if I haven’t had it for a couple days now. Did I say it was easy? All you pretty much have to do is mix it up and let it sit overnight!
Now, raw oats can be hard to find in stores, so I get my oats online from Blue Mountain Organics. These are raw, rolled oats, so they are perfectly soft after an overnight soak. If you only can get steel cut oats, then you will need to blend up the finished mix to make it into more of an oatmeal texture and consistency. Oats are full of fiber and lower cholesterol. They provide minerals such as manganese (a super antioxidant), magnesium, zinc, phosphorous etc., and all the good stuff. Raw oats kills candida. All in all, it makes a great addition to your diet.
All you have to do is combine the oats, the water or almond milk/cashew milk. Add the maple syrup, cinnamon, and apple cider vinegar. Why apple cider vinegar you ask? When I was testing this recipe, my awesome resident taste tester, (my husband), suggested using the apple cider vinegar to mask the slightly starchy flavor from the raw oats. At first, I wasn’t sure, but you know what? It totally worked! I hate it when he is right as he is impossible to live with for about an hour afterwards, dancing around going “Ha-ha-haha-ha!” So there you go. Let it sit for 4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
Once the oatmeal is ready, stir in the diced apples. You can serve it cold or even heat it up on a stove top. I usually eat it as is, and don’t heat it up, since it’s delicious cold to me. If you want to warm it up, put it into a sauce pan or a pot, and heat it on low, stirring constantly. If it gets too thick during this, add water or more nut milk to thin. Use a candy thermometer to check the temperature and take it off the flame, once it reaches 100°. Immediately transfer into a bowl.
Top with sliced apples, some cinnamon, and dig in! It’s a great addition to your raw food breakfast. Make it the night before, and it’ll be ready in the morning! It’s satiating, and satisfying, perfect for a busy morning. Hope you enjoy this comforting and delicious breakfast as much as I do!
- 1 cup raw rolled or steel cut oats
- 1 cup water or 1¼ cup almond milk or cashew milk
- ½ apple
- 1 Tablespoon + 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Some sliced apples and cinnamon for garnish.
- Combine the oats and water or nut milk in a bowl. Mix in the maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and cinnamon. Let it sit in the refrigerator for 4 hours to overnight.
- Take the oatmeal out of the refrigerator. If using steel cut oats, put them in the blender and blend until it reaches an oatmeal-like texture and consistency. Transfer it into a bowl. You do not need to blend the mix, if you are using raw rolled oats.
- Dice the apple and stir them into the oatmeal.
- Serving cold: Top with sliced apples and cinnamon and serve.
- Serving warm: Put it in a sauce pan or a pot and heat on low, stirring constantly. If it gets too thick during this, add water or more nut milk to thin. Check the temperature with a candy thermometer and turn off the heat when it reaches 100°. Immediately transfer into a bowl. Top with sliced apples, some cinnamon and serve.
You can add chia seeds to increase the nutritional value even more. Add 1 Tbs of chia seeds and ⅓ cup of water or nut milk.
Keeps for 3 days in the refrigerator.