Apple Jam and Overnight Oats Parfait

Apple jam and chia pudding - Foody First

On weekday mornings I often choose to wake up early and run and then eat breakfast at my desk when I’m hungry. Or sleep in a little longer… sleep is gooood. This means that breakfasts need to be grab-and-go and meal-prepping something tasty on the weekend for the week ahead always proves to be one of my better ideas!

This breakfast is full-on fall flavours:

Cinnamony

Appley

Filling

Cozy

Okay I’m hungry.

Filled with chia seeds that bring their nourishing fats and ability to keep you full, this is an ideal breakfast! Pour this all into a dish and you’ll have the best desk-breakfast in your office, I promise.

One of the best things about this recipe is the JAM. Perfect to top toast, pancakes, or waffles. I’m in!

Apple Jam and Overnight Oats Parfait

Makes 2 Servings // Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar-Free

INGREDIENTS:

For the overnight oats:

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats

  • 1 + 1/4 cups store-bought almond milk

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 Tbs maple syrup

For the Jam (makes 1-1.5 cups):

  • 3 large apples, peeled and diced (Granny Smith will be more sour, Royal Gala will be sweeter)

  • 3/4 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • pinch of salt (optional)

For the Parfait:

  • Overnight Oats (from above)

  • Apple Pie Jam (from above)

  • Toasted pumpkin seeds (optional)

DIRECTIONS: 

  1. For the overnight oats: Combine the oats, chia seeds, almond milk, vanilla, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Whisk to combine. Place in the fridge overnight, or for at least 1-2 hours to thicken. Once the oats are softened and the liquid is mostly absorbed, it's ready. You can thin it out with more milk if needed or thicken it with more chia seeds.

  2. For the jam: Add all jam ingredients into a medium pot and stir to combine. Bring mixture to a low boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so. When the apples are fork tender, remove from heat and mash 50% of the mixture to thicken. Set aside to cool.

  3. To make each parfait: Layer the overnight oats with the apple jam. Add toasted pumpkin seeds on top of each layer if desired.

  4. Store leftover jam in an air-tight container or jar in the fridge. Should last for at least 1-2 weeks.

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Inspired by Oh She Glows.