Oct 28, 2022
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This peach overnight oats recipe has a simple, 3-minute step that puts this recipe in the breakfast hall of fame.
I dare you to make a batch of these and compare it to the “just throw the peaches and the oats in a jar” recipes on the internet. One step, that’s all it takes to up the game. Are you ready?
Overnight Oats with Peaches
To make these overnight oats with peaches, you can use fresh or frozen peaches; just make sure to thaw them out first.
Then, you’re going to sauté the diced peaches with vanilla extract, cinnamon, and a drizzle of maple syrup. Sauteing releases the juices from the fruit and gives every bite of oats a delicious “peach cobbler” flavor.
Yes, that’s the simple, 3-minute step that puts this oats recipe in the breakfast hall of fame.
In the morning, you’ll have breakfast waiting for you. One you’ll be excited to wake up and eat.
Start to finish, less than 10 minutes to get the job done. Trust me, you won’t ever buy those packets of peach-flavored oats again.
Peaches & Cream Overnight Oats Ingredients
Check your fridge and pantry for these overnight oats ingredients:
- Coconut oil: to sauté the diced peaches.
- Peaches: use fresh summer peaches or frozen; make sure to thaw them before cooking.
- Vanilla: adds a delicious flavor and aroma.
- Maple syrup: to sweeten the peaches and oats.
- Cinnamon: gives this a dessert-like flavor.
- Old-fashioned oats: for the thickest texture, use old-fashioned oats.
- Ground flax: adds healthy fats and fiber.
- Milk: use any non-dairy or regular milk.
Want to make them creamier?
Add one tablespoon of Greek or non-dairy yogurt to each overnight oat jar and stir to combine.
How to Make Peach Overnight Oats
Grab those ingredients, and let’s make these peach overnight oats.
In a small saucepan, cook the peaches with cinnamon over medium heat until the fruit begins to break down. Stir in the maple syrup and vanilla extract and remove from heat.
- Combine the ingredients
Combine the oats, ground flax, and milk in a glass jar. Top the mixture with the cooked peaches and seal. Refrigerate overnight or for up to 2 days.
- Wake up
In the morning, enjoy the oats from the jar (chilled) or give them a quick warm in the microwave.
You can also watch this video to see how to make overnight oats with the ideal creamy texture. The secret is in the ratio of liquid to oats.
Canned Peaches or Fresh?
Canned and fresh peaches both work for these overnight oats. Don’t feel like you need to go out and purchase fresh peaches; if you have a can in the pantry, use those!
Drain the syrup from the peaches and reduce the maple syrup in this recipe to 1 tablespoon since most canned peaches are sweeter than fresh peaches.
How Far Ahead Can You Make Overnight Oats?
One of the best parts about these overnight oats is that they are good for up to 2 days, so you can prep them for grab-and-go peachy breakfast idea.
To make this recipe meal prep possible, I like keeping a set of my favorite overnight oats jars on hand and ready to use. The jars are big enough to hold all the ingredients and are microwave-safe so that I can warm them up for a hot breakfast in less than 2 minutes.
More Overnight Oats Recipes
I love sharing overnight oats recipes and coming up with new ones! Below you will find some delicious overnight oats variations made with good-for-you ingredients that taste like a treat but leave you fueled and satisfied.
- Strawberry Overnights Oats
- Pineapple Overnight Oatmeal
- Banana Overnight Oats
- Apple Overnight Oats
- Overnight Oats with Almond Butter
Peaches and Cream Overnight Oatmeal
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 3 very ripe peaches sliced and diced small
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 2 teaspoons ground flax
- 3 cups milk dairy or non-dairy alternative
- In a small non-stick pan, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the diced peaches to the heated pan and begin to sauté. Sprinkle with cinnamon and cook until they begin to break down a little and release some of the juices, about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add the maple syrup and vanilla extract, stir to combine, and cook for another minute, remove from heat.
- Add ½ cup oats, ½ teaspoon ground flax, and ¾ cup milk into 4 glass jars. Divide the cooked peach mixture evenly inside each glass jar. Stir to combine, top with the lid, and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
Does it have to be a mason jar? Or any container? And what would you suggest other than maple syrup I can’t stand the taste or smell of it not going to ruin peaches and cream with that (that and it’s too sweet) – would a simple syrup work I saw someone used nectar.
You can use any container you like, Alicia. I would suggest maybe brown sugar? oh yes, caramelized peaches.. yum!
Hi Alicia, you can store your homemade syrup in any container/jar. Omit the maple syrup or use honey.
What if I use another kind of oil for the sauteeing? Safflower is what I have right now.
that will be fine Erin. Enjoy!
I really like this recipe. Sautéing the peaches really brings out the sweetness. I used steel cut oats, and while I personally thought they were a little more al dente than I would go for, it didn’t take away from how much I like this. I used agave nectar since I didn’t have syrup. I also used a 50/50 mix of 2% milk and heavy cream the first time I made this, and half-and-half the second time. Both times it was creamy and delicious.
I tried this recipe last night and the overnight oats had a very strange taste. The peaches tasted so yummy, but the oats themselves seemed a bit off. Not trying again. Sorry!
If you use frozen, how many ounces do you use?
Same as fresh.
Do I need to cover the jar while it’s in the refrigerator overnight? And at what point do I add the cinnamon ?
you don’t have to cover the jars if you don’t want to. I like to add a little pinch of cinnamon at the end and mix. it’s definitely optional.
Hey Molly!Can you have a healthier way to make these??? Like less butetr, more eggs whites??? Idk these look super tasty and I want to be able to eat them but with all the extra stuff I don’t think I can eat it lol HELP!!!!!
Do we really need to heat the ingredients? Can I just put everything inside the jar?
you can, but heating the peaches breaks down the natural sugars and they are amazing. If you make it both ways, you’ll see the difference in taste. Enjoy!
I love this overnight oat breakfast, tried bananas foster, strawberry, blueberry, apples and cinnamon. I use vanilla almond milk instead of milk and vanilla, 1 tsp of real maple syrup. Great stuff, thanks for sharing
Can you use almond milk?
Okay… Dumb question here, I’m sure… But, do you eat them cold the next morning? I love the idea of this, but I can’t eat anything cold in the morning.
I like them cold Laurie. My husband warms his oats in the microwave for about 30 seconds. They are delicious too.
Just made this for tomorrow morning and have to say… My whole apartment smells AMAZING after sauteeing the peaches and vanilla! If it tastes anywhere near as good as it smells, I know I’m going to be in for a treat!
If only smell-a-vision existed. Enjoy!
Can I use something else besides whole milk? Skim maybe?
you can use skim milk but it won’t be “creamy” 🙂