Peach Overnight Oats
why you’ll love this recipe
- Peach overnight oats seriously taste like peach pie, but are made with simple and healthy ingredients.
- This recipe is loaded with fiber, protein, healthy fats and carbs.
- It only takes a few minutes to prep and you will have a healthy breakfast all week long.
- Chia seeds are a great source of protein and omega-3’s.
- Ground flax is an added boost of fiber without adding much taste.
- You can use fresh or frozen peaches!
- Make it your own by adding on your favorite toppings like granola, coconut or more cinnamon.
- As written, this recipe is vegan, plant-based and dairy-free.
- Use certified gluten-free oats to make this recipe gluten-free.
- Check out my peach guava crisp for another great peach recipe!
ingredients and substitutions
Use fresh, ripe and juicy yellow peaches for the best results. If you don’t have access to fresh peaches, or they aren’t in season anymore, feel free to use frozen peaches instead. Avoid using canned peaches if you can as these contain a ton of extra added sugar.
I use organic old fashioned rolled oats for my overnight oat recipes. Quick oats or steel cut oats won’t work the same.
Ground flax is a great way to add more fiber into any recipe without sacrificing the taste. If you don’t have ground flax, feel free to leave it out.
Chia seeds are also a great way to add in more fiber and protein. They are loaded with omega-3 which is a great healthy fat and it also adds to the overall texture of these overnight oats. Feel free to omit them.
Ground cinnamon pairs amazingly with peaches and it also gives this recipe a warm taste and flavor.
You can use any type of milk or nut milk alternative if you prefer. I personally love using almond milk in my recipes, but you may also use cashew milk, pistachio milk or if you aren’t dairy free, cows milk.
A touch of maple syrup is totally optional but highly encouraged as that is what will make this recipe have a subtle sweet flavor and a similar taste to peach pie.
You will need a touch more of cinnamon, maple syrup and some coconut oil to make the sautéed peaches. If you don’t have coconut oil, feel free to use extra virgin olive oil, butter, ghee or even avocado oil.
how to make
ONE: Start by slicing the peaches and removing the pit. Then, heat a skillet over medium to low heat and add in the coconut oil. Once melted, add in the peaches and sprinkle on the cinnamon and drizzle with maple syrup. Stir occasionally for a few minutes or until peaches are well coated, soft and tender.
TWO: add all ingredients to a jar or container with a lid and mix until well combined.
THREE: add in a handful of the sautéed peaches and mix once more. Cover with a lid and store in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight.
FOUR: The next morning, add on more sautéed peaches and additional toppings if desired and enjoy!
tips and tricks
First mix together the dry ingredients, then add in the wet.
Use an airtight container to lock in the fresh ingredients.
If you don’t like the texture of overnight oats, try adding granola on top for some crunch or try blending them for a smooth, pudding like texture instead.
My Favorite Containers For Overnight Oats
These are the jars that are shown in the photos, they are spice jars, but work great for overnight oats.
Alternatively, you can also use weck jars, mason jars, these glass jars with plastic lids, or these glass jars with a bamboo lids.
taste and texture
These Peach Overnight Oats taste like peach pie, but better! They are slightly sweet and full of flavor. You taste the maple syrup and cinnamon peaches with each bite. The granola on top adds a lovely crunch and switches up the texture.
The texture is creamy and soft. If you don’t like the texture of overnight oats you can add granola on top or you can blend them and the texture will be more like pudding. Check out my blended overnight oats recipe for directions on how to do that.
frequently asked questions
Generally a minimum of 4 hours and they will be ready to eat.
They will stay fresh and ready to eat up to 5 days. In my opinion they taste best up to three days which is why I typically only prep 3 days out, however, they are still fresh to eat at day 5!
To make these oats fully gluten-free, be sure to use certified gluten-free oats!
other recipes you may like
- blended overnight oats
- strawberry shortcake overnight oats
- nutella overnight oats
- cold brew overnight oats
- Starbucks strawberry quinoa overnight oats