Your new favorite dairy-free, kid-friendly breakfast has arrived! Caramel Apple Overnight Oats is the perfect fall breakfast that you can prep the night before.  

Caramel Apple Overnight Oats for kids

Mornings can be hectic.  And by “can be” I mean they always are.  Breakfast can be cereal for days on end since there’s no time to whip up something special or even enough time to cook up eggs!  So making overnight oats is a lifesaver!  If you haven’t heard of this breakfast yet, basically all you do is soak oats (I used old fashioned) in milk overnight and then in the morning they’re soft and ready to eat! I’ve brought you the perfect flavor for fall… Caramel Apple Overnight Oats.

Why is it healthy?

This breakfast is packed with whole grains, fruit and it’s dairy free and contains protein that will satisfy your kids and you! (keep reading)  It will keep your kids  full until lunch time and the warm cinnamon flavor is perfect for fall.

How to make Caramel Apple Overnight Oats

Making it Dairy-Free

The star of these overnight oats is Ripple!  It’s a pea based milk and the shelf stable mini cartons come in 3 fabulous flavors, and the refrigerated milk is available in 5 flavors!  For this recipe you can use either the original flavor or vanilla!  Even if you aren’t completely dairy free like us, we love Ripple milk because of the nutrition it provides – much more than any other milk.   The plant based protein from peas gives each serving 8gm of protein!  To give you an idea of why that is so great, nearly all dairy alternatives have little or no protein.   Almond milk has 1g of protein per serving. Coconut milk has none. Cashew milk has none.   AND – the protein naturally found in peas helps you stay full. Studies show that pea protein activates the release of hormones in your body that keep you feeling full between meals.  A glass of Ripple satisfies hunger, either mixed into overnight oats or all by itself.  Ripple has 1/2 the sugar of dairy milk and 15% less than other dairy alternatives.

So grab your Ripple milk, a glass and the rest of your ingredients to make this easy breakfast your kids are going to love!

Dairy Free Overnight Oats

After I let my oats soak overnight, I assembled my glass!  I drizzled in a little bit of the caramel and put in a layer of oats.

Layered Overnight Oats

I then topped the oats with a layer of diced apples.  You can dice your apples the night before and keep them in the fridge if you don’t any work in the morning.  I finished my glass off with another layer of oats, apples and healthy caramel sauce!

How to make overnight oats

Why will your kids love these overnight oats?

Check out that caramel sauce.  It’s healthy and easy to make and your kids will go crazy for it!  Just drizzle it on top so that’s the first thing they see! They’ll think you’ve gone crazy and are serving them dessert for breakfast! If they don’t like Honey Crisp apples, use Fuji or Gala or whatever they prefer.

Caramel Apple Overnight Oats

We couldn’t have done it without Ripple milk! Just one little carton is all you need to make the most perfect breakfast!

Ripple Milk Overnight Oats

Needless to say, my photoshoot with these Caramel Apple Overnight Oats did not last long… I started to eat them and then I couldn’t stop!

Dairy Free Caramel Apple Overnight Oats

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