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Apple Pie Overnight Oats

apple oats

Can you all smell that wonderful smell in the air?  You know what that is?  It’s Halloween!  It’s Halloween quickly approaching!  Is everyone as excited as me?  I’m not sure why, but whenever Halloween rolls around I always get super excited, just like I’m a kid again.  And those advertisers really know how to manipulate me too, because I get excited to buy candy I never usually would because…look at the cute Halloween packaging!  Those chocolates are in the shape of bones!  Those Reese’s cups are in the shape of ghosts!  And have you seen the chocolate Frosted Flakes with Halloween marshmallows?  Talk about a sugar bomb, but I don’t care.  Anything festive has my name on it.  🙂

So, does anyone else still dress up for Halloween?  I like to wear a little something weird when handing out candy to the trick or treaters.  Usually kids looking at me like I’m weird anyway, so why not just go with it, right?  😉  This year I’m thinking of painting a Dia De Los Muertos sugar skull thing on my face.  But I’ve never tried it before, and I’m only buying the one package of makeup…so on October 31st if I smear this stuff on my face and I don’t like it, well…I guess I’ll wipe it off and just be a slightly paler version of me.   Haha.

apple oats

I also have a feeling that I might slather this face paint on, wipe it off at the end of the night, then wake up the next day to discover that I have pimples for the first time in about twelve years.  🙂  It’s been a loooong time since I’ve used face paint, so things might get a little interesting.  It’ll probably feel really thick like when you paper mache your face to make a mask.

Besides Halloween, another thing I’m obviously obsessed with is oatmeal.  I mean, we all knew that already, right?  But this is just driving it home.  Two oatmeal posts in a row.  I can’t help it.  I swear, if all of the U.S. lost power for a few weeks due to UFOs landing or something I’d be fine as long as I had water and oatmeal.  Although I’d probably be a little freaked out by the aliens.  I’ve seen a LOT of the X-Files so I know they’re nothing but trouble.  😉

apple oats

(Slightly adapted from an apple overnight oats recipe on Popsugar)

Apple Overnight Oats
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ apple, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Stir all the ingredients together in a mason jar and let sit overnight.

 

{ 10 comments… add one }
  • Rachel @ Bakerita October 18, 2016, 12:00 pm

    I made apple oatmeal for breakfast this morning! Great minds think alike 🙂 these oats look irresistible!

    • Amanda October 21, 2016, 9:23 am

      It’s just too hard to resist apple oatmeal, isn’t it? 🙂 It reminds me of my childhood. Thanks, Rachel!

  • Eva @ Eva Bakes October 18, 2016, 1:05 pm

    This looks like the easiest recipe ever (next to opening a bag of Halloween candy, of course). Enjoy your night all dressed up. Sometimes it’s fun to make-believe, so have a blast!

    • Amanda October 21, 2016, 9:23 am

      Thanks so much, Eva!

  • Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry October 18, 2016, 3:13 pm

    This oatmeal sounds so cozy and comforting like a pair of fuzzy socks.

    • Amanda October 21, 2016, 9:23 am

      Thanks, Nicole! Which reminds me, I need WAY more fuzzy socks! 🙂

  • Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary October 19, 2016, 12:53 pm

    Well I hope you buy enough Halloween candy for me too! Since we moved to NC last year, we don’t need candy because we don’t get any trick or treaters in our neighborhood. So that also means no costume for me either. Womp Womp. Anyways, I’m a huge fan of apple pie flavored EVERYTHING, so these overnight oats are calling my name! Such a delicious way to start the day! Cheers, friend!

    • Amanda October 21, 2016, 9:25 am

      Thanks so much, Cheyanne! Womp, womp indeed. Maybe there should be such a thing as adult trick or treating. I would definitely go for that. 🙂

  • Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen October 19, 2016, 2:47 pm

    I get super excited for Halloween too and sometimes I even dress up. 🙂
    These overnight oats look so good. Can’t wait to try them!!

    • Amanda October 21, 2016, 9:25 am

      Thanks so much, Christin. I’ve always loved dressing up. 🙂

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