Cinnamon gets to me. Every. Single. Time. It can be the height of summer, and I will still turn on my oven for a recipe featuring cinnamon (Salted Caramel Apple Bake has been on repeat for dessert here this week – it’s the lazy man’s – or woman’s – way to a crisp/crumble and really is so great with vanilla dairy ice cream OR coconut ice cream for the Paleo purists). But keep in mind that I AM Canadian, so baking in the summer heat of South Korea also means that I have my air conditioning unit on full blast (not energy efficient, I know). So, here’s my compromise: no oven required for this Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oatmeal! I still can’t resist microwaving it before I eat it, though, to send the scent of cinnamon throughout my office and make everyone jealous of my awesome breakfast (but don’t worry, I generously share this easy, healthy recipe, and I hope you do, too!). High protein, gluten-free and just as easy (easier, even) as pie.
I LOVE oatmeal. And I LOVE apple pie. And I LOVE the smell of cinnamon-baked ANYTHING (Cinnabon is a problem for me). So, what could be better for breakfast than Cinnamon Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal? Well, in my world, making it high-protein, of course!
My mother always told me that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And I believed her (and still do! – technically, it’s actually impossible to truly skip breakfast because your first meal of the day is when you are “breaking your fast,” hence, breakfast! Okay, nerd moment over. For now). But then there’s also the adage, “Life is short. Eat dessert first.” I say, why not do both?
Let’s get you as excited about breakfast as I am!