Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats make an easy and delicious breakfast! Made with oats, peaches, and cream, this is a recipe perfect for busy mornings!
I have always been a big fan of warm oatmeal for breakfast, but I am absolutely loving making overnight oats now that the weather is warmer. Since we’ve just finished up the last week of classes and final exams for Sam’s eighth grade year, we’re welcoming summer with hassle-free mornings and peaches and cream overnight oats! If you aren’t familiar with overnight oats, let me share the joys of this delicious meal that makes a perfect grab-and-go breakfast for busy families!
Overnight oats are simply oats that soak in your choice of liquid overnight in the refrigerator. The most common base ingredients are oats and milk, or a milk alternative. (I’ve found that most enjoy the texture when using Old Fashioned Oats for their overnight oats.) Once you have the base ingredients, you can easily flavor your overnight oats with your family’s favorite flavor combinations!
To make them, I use individual jars for the ultimate in grab-and-go convenience. While the recipe I’m sharing for the peaches and cream overnight oats is for one serving, I love to make multiple jars at once. I pour my oats into each of the jars and then add an equal amount of liquid to the container. I like to add a little bit of maple syrup or honey, but it is completely optional. Once the oats, liquid and sweetener have been added to my jars, I give them a quick stir to combine them, top the jar with the lid and then pop them into the refrigerator to rest overnight.
The next morning, I just grab the jars from the refrigerator, sprinkle on a bit more Old Fashioned Oats for texture (optional, but I highly recommend!) and top each jar with fresh peach slices and a drizzle of cream. If you are using frozen peaches, you can add them to the overnight oats as you make them the night before. That allows the peaches to thaw slowly overnight and release their juices into the oats as they thaw. Delish!
If you are like me, overnight oats is a miracle of a breakfast solution! I mix a few up before bed at night and the next morning we are greeted with a ready-to-go, wholesome whole grain breakfast that my family loves. And that makes any summer morning better in my book!
Here’s my Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats Recipe. I hope it makes your mornings even easier!
- ½ cup Old Fashioned Oats + 1 tablespoon for serving (optional)
- ½ cup milk, coconut milk, or almond milk
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey (optional)
- ½ fresh peach, cut into slices or chopped
- 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream or coconut cream
- Stir together the oats, milk, and maple syrup in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Secure the lid and store in the refrigerator overnight (at least 8 hours). When ready to serve, remove the jar from the refrigerator, remove the lid and top the overnight oats with a tablespoon oats, peaches and cream.
If you prefer your overnight oats a little warmer, remove from the refrigerator, remove the lid from the jar, and pop into the microwave for about 30 seconds to warm.