Apricot Pineapple Overnight Oatmeal

Happy Friday! Here’s my final recipe for this random pineapple series. ? Pineapple is shockingly versatile, pleasantly sweet, and wonderfully flavorful, but I’m all pineappled out for a while.

Next obsession, please!

Apricot Pineapple Overnight Oatmeal #vegan

Once again, I used the Kite Hill yogurt (I made this at the same time as I made the Blueberry Pineapple Overnight Oatmeal, to be honest). Unlike the blueberry version, I added a pinch of cinnamon to this recipe, and it worked surprisingly well with the yogurt. I think almond milk yogurt (especially this brand) is a little less tangy than you would generally think of yogurt, so the cinnamon works with it and not against it.

Apricot Pineapple Overnight Oatmeal #vegan #oatmealartist

You could easily throw the apricot and pineapple together in a food processor and blend them into a creamy puree. However, I grated the apricot (it’s easier than it sounds!) and left the pineapple in its full tidbit form, and I thought that worked just fine.

P.S. My birthday is in FOUR days! ????

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Apricot Pineapple Overnight Oatmeal

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1/4 cup quick-cook steel cut oats
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp milk of choice, or water
  • 1/4 cup yogurt of choice (I used Kite Hill plain almond milk yogurt)
  • 1 grated, pureed, or diced apricot (peeling optional)
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen diced pineapple
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (omit or reduce if using a flavored yogurt)
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • optional: 1-2 tsp chia seeds AND an extra tbsp liquid

How to make it:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a container with a lid. Stir, or cover and shake, until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  2. Set in fridge overnight or for at least two hours. In the morning, add desired toppings (try coconut!) and eat COLD (yogurt becomes sour when heated up).

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

4 Responses to Apricot Pineapple Overnight Oatmeal

  1. Thank you for your Thought Catalog article. Until tonight I had never taken a personality test and had no idea what an INFJ was, but when I read the description I was certain I was one. Yep, I am.

  2. As an aside, I wonder what percentage of vegans are INFJs? My guess is it’s pretty high.

    • Lauren Smith says:

      I’m guessing many of them are variations of “NF!” I know that several of my vegan friends are ENFJ (basically the same as INFJ, just extraverted!). The NF component results in a compassionate person, and the J might help, too, since it takes quite a bit of discipline to be vegan!

  3. I finally read your article on Thought Catalog, and it was beautiful.

    This oatmeal also looks delicious – I love the martini glass!

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