These Peach Overnight Oats are a breakfast treat you won't mind waking up early for! You'll love this Refrigerator Oatmeal recipe ... it's loaded with fresh fruit, has a crave-worthy creamy texture, and best of all, it's so easy to make!
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When I'm looking for a no fuss breakfast, I often turn to oatmeal. It's healthy, hearty, and easy to customize with different flavors and toppings. And when I'm truly feeling lazy, I make Overnight Oatmeal!
These Peach Overnight Oats are a summer favorite that you'll crave all year long! Each bite of these tasty oats is full of with fresh peaches, and the creamy texture is totally divine ... you are going to love these Peaches and Cream Oats!
This quick and easy make-ahead recipe is a dream to prepare, too! Just prep the oats at night, then wake up to a delicious, nutritious breakfast.
These oats are perfect for low key brunches and meal prep, and because the recipe is naturally vegetarian and gluten free (and easily adaptable for vegan / dairy free eaters), it works for almost any diet!
So what are you waiting for? Keep reading for all the details, then make a batch tonight!
This recipe for Overnight Oatmeal with Peaches uses simple, easy to find, budget-friendly ingredients! Here's what you'll need:
- Peaches - Of course, you'll need some fresh peaches! For the best flavor, make sure to choose the juiciest, sweetest fruit you can find.
- Oats - This recipe calls for old-fashioned rolled oats. Avoid using instant or steel cut oats. They absorb milk differently, and as a result, won't work as well.
- Yogurt - You'll need plain, unsweetened yogurt for the oats. Choose a full fat version for the creamiest results. Greek yogurt doesn't work quite as well, because it contains less liquid. You can use it, but you'll need to thin it with an extra tablespoon (or two) of milk or water.
- Milk - Yogurt and oats on their own are pretty thick, so you'll thin the mixture with milk. Choose your favorite milk, regular or plant based, such as almond, oat, or soy (which is what I used).
- Maple Syrup - Delicious maple syrup naturally sweetens the oats, and you can easily add more or less to taste. Substitute another sweetener, like honey or brown sugar, if you'd like.
- Cinnamon - A little ground cinnamon is the perfect finishing touch that adds lots of flavor. Leave it out (or add other spices) if you prefer.
- Salt - Just a pinch of kosher salt is all that's needed to enhance all the flavors!
This recipe is naturally vegetarian and gluten free, although if you have an allergy, make sure to use specifically-labeled GF oats to avoid cross-contamination. The oats can easily be made dairy free / vegan as well, simply by using your favorite vegan yogurt and plant based milk. I prefer soy milk, which is thick, creamy, and has a neutral taste, but almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, etc. will also work great.
You'll Also Need
To prep and store the oats, you'll need a small jar or bowl with a lid. Mason jars work great, because they have a reusable lid and are easy to transport. These cute 12-ounce jars that I used are the perfect size, however a standard 16-ounce mason jar (pint jar) would also work.
How to Make Peach Overnight Oats
This recipe couldn't be faster or easier to prepare! You'll find a detailed recipe card below, but here's an overview of the steps:
- Add ingredients to jar. Start by adding the oats, milk, yogurt, maple syrup, and a dash of cinnamon and a pinch of salt to a jar (or bowl)
- Stir. Mix thoroughly until all the ingredients are well-combined.
- Mix in peaches, then refrigerate. Next, gently stir in the peaches. Then cover the jars and refrigerate the oats overnight (or for at least four hours).
So simple, right? And so delicious, too ... you are going to love this creamy Peach Overnight Oats recipe!
Tip: Overnight Oatmeal has a thicker texture than the stovetop oatmeal. This makes them creamy, plus easy to transport. If you prefer a looser texture, simply stir a little extra milk into the soaked oats before serving.
Once you've mastered this simple Peach Oats recipe, you can have fun experimenting! Here are some ideas to try:
- Frozen / Canned Peaches - If you get a craving for these oats after summer is over, feel free to make them with frozen or canned peaches instead.
- Greek Yogurt - Plain yogurt works best, but if you'd prefer to use Greek, stir in an extra tablespoon or two of milk (or water). It should have the consistency of regular, plain yogurt when you're done.
- No Yogurt - This recipe can also be made without yogurt, if you prefer. Simply increase the milk to ½ cup.
- Chia - These nutritious seeds work well in this recipe. To add them, stir in one tablespoon chia seeds, plus 3 extra tablespoons milk.
- Other Toppings + Mix-ins - Feel free to get creative with other toppings. Nuts (such as almonds, pecans, or walnuts) would be delish. Swap out the maple syrup for honey or brown sugar. Add a pinch of ginger or coriander to amp up the flavor. Top the finished oats with crunchy coconut chips or Homemade Granola.
- Vegan - As mentioned above, you can easily make this recipe vegan / dairy free by including your fave plant based yogurt and milk. I used soy milk, but almond, coconut, oat, etc. will all work great.
Store your Overnight Oats with Peaches in an airtight jar or covered bowl in your refrigerator. They will stay fresh and taste best when eaten within three to four days.
Tip: This recipe makes a single serving, however I recommend making three or four jars at one time (that way breakfast is covered for the week). To make multiple servings, simply line the jars up on your counter. Then add your ingredients assembly line-style (first oats, then milk, etc.).
Craving more fresh peach ideas? You'll love my Peach Baked Oatmeal, Peach Green Tea, and Peach Freezer Jam recipes, too! If you're looking for more Refrigerator Oatmeal ideas, then make one of these recipes next:
- How to Make Overnight Oats - This basic recipe is super simple to prepare and endlessly customizable!
- Overnight Oats Recipe with Yogurt - This variation on the classic recipes is extra creamy.
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Frequently Asked Quesitons
Overnight oats are made with old-fashioned rolled oats that have been soaked in liquid (milk, yogurt, or water) overnight or until they've softened. It's a no cook method for making oatmeal. Check out my guide How to Make Overnight Oats for more tips, variations, and topping ideas!
Overnight Oats last for about three to four days once refrigerated. If you're adding perishable toppings (like some fruits), you can add them just before serving for the freshest, most tasty results.
You can eat Overnight Oats cold or hot, although they are usually eaten chilled straight from the refrigerator. To warm your oats, gently heat them in your microwave right before serving.
Yes, you need to refrigerate Overnight Oats once all the ingredients have been mixed together.
If your Overnight Oats didn't work, there may be a few reasons. If they have a gluey texture, you probably didn't use enough liquid. Try adding a little extra milk or water to thin them, then refrigerate for a few more hours. If there's enough liquid but the oats aren't tender, you need to refrigerate them longer (overnight is best). For more flavor, don't forget to add a pinch of salt, a dash of cinnamon (or other spices), and some maple syrup for sweetness.
Peach Overnight Oats
- ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
- ⅓ cup milk
- ⅓ cup plain yogurt
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- dash ground cinnamon
- pinch kosher salt
- ½ large peach, diced (about ½ cup)
- Combine oats, milk, yogurt, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt in a mason jar (or small bowl). Mix well.
- Gently stir in the peaches.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least four hours) before eating. Enjoy!