Overnight oats are not limited to milk. Besides milk or even its vegan alternatives, you can use apple juice too.
This type of overnight oats is classic. It is also called Bircher muesli, as it is named after Maximilian Bircher-Benner, a Swiss nutritionist that developed the recipe.
Now there are many variations of this. But for the recipe we have prepared for you, it is the classic combination of oats, apple juice, fruits, and other toppings. Remember, there is no hard and fast rule in terms of the combination. You can mix and match as desired.
As for the oats, you may either use the traditional rolled oats, which tend to add more texture, or you may opt for porridge oats. Others use a combination of the two.
As for the fruit toppings, we have chosen to use apples and blueberries. Then we add some cinnamon as garnish. Feel free to add some nuts if desired.
Overnight Oats with Apple Juice
A simple, easy to follow guide on how to make overnight oats with apple juice.
- 1/2 cup Rolled Oats ((or porridge oats which work fine for this recipe too))
- 1/2 cup Apple Juice ((unsweetened is recommended since additional sweeteners are used))
- 1 tbsp Maple Syrup or Sweetener of Choice
- 1 Medium-sized Apple ((grated or chopped))
- 1/4 cup Blueberries
- <strong>½</strong> tsp Ground Cinnamon (to taste)
- 1 tsp Sea salt
- Put together the oats and the cinnamon in the mason jar. Adjust the amount of the ground cinnamon. Mix properly by shaking the mason jar.
- Stir in the apple juice, making sure that all of the oats are evenly soaked.
- Sweeten the mixture with the maple syrup or other sweetener, depending on the level of sweetness desired.
- Top the mixture with the apples, which can either be chopped or grated, as well as the blueberries.
- Cover the mason jar and refrigerate it overnight. Your overnight oats with apple juice should be ready the following morning!
- Garnish with nuts if you have them on hand (optional)
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