Peach Overnight Oats

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Light, creamy, and refreshing Peach Overnight Oats  are made with oats, milk, yogurt, and flavor enhancers. The oats are soaked overnight and then topped with warm, caramelized peaches and a quick streusel.

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Peach Overnight Oats

When peaches are in season, I cannot get enough of them! They end up in just about everything I eat, from sweet to savory, although perhaps unsurprisingly, they end up in desserts most often — like this peach pie or this peach cobbler. Those two treats are made an embarrassing number of times when I have good, ripe peaches.

So in attempt to get my fix of peaches without eating 3/4 of a pie or cobbler, I decided to add them to one of my go-to breakfasts: overnight oats. While I’ve got chocolate-loaded and peanut butter filled overnight oat recipes on this site, this is the first overnight oats recipe with fruit in it. And it is seriously such a home run — creamy oats topped with caramelized, tender, ripe peaches plus streusel to top it all off? It basically does feel like dessert for breakfast! Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course!

While this version of overnight oats takes a bit more time and effort than most overnight oat recipes, the time spent is well worth it! And if you don’t have the time or energy, these oats can certainly be simplified. The streusel can be left off and the peaches can be stirred into the oats without being caramelized in a skillet — it’s still a delicious breakfast.

Process shots-- images of all the ingredients being mixed together for Peach Overnight Oats; the fresh peaches being caramelized; and the streusel being prepared.

Let’s talk yogurt

The ingredient that makes the biggest difference in overnight oats is the yogurt. We absolutely love Greek Gods® Honey Vanilla Yogurt. (Not sponsored).

Whatever yogurt you do choose to use, I recommend using a yogurt you enjoy plain. If you don’t like eating it straight out of the container, you likely won’t love the flavor it gives the Peach Overnight Oats. 

I recommend using a fullfat (instead of low-fat) Greek yogurt that has some flavoring (honey or vanilla). This ensures a delicious taste and a great texture — the full-fat varieties of Greek yogurt will thicken these oats much better than low-fat varieties.

Overhead image of Peach Overnight Oats, showing the streusel topping.

Other ingredients

  • Milk: Whatever milk you enjoy will work great in these peach overnight oats. I enjoy unsweetened vanilla almond milk for flavor and for the nutrition it adds. 
  • Oats: The type of oats you use matters — we like oldfashioned oats the best. Steel-cut oats are overly chewy and my least favorite to use in overnight oats. Quick oats work fine, but end up with less texture (they absorb more liquid).
  • Maple syrup: This is my favorite sweetener to add to overnight oats. Depending on how sweet you like your breakfast, you can scale this amount up or down. I’d recommend at least 1 tablespoon and up to 2 tablespoons for a sweeter breakfast. Liquid stevia can be used in place of maple syrup for a natural zero-calorie sweetener.
  • Vanilla: For a subtle boost, vanilla extract adds a nice flavor to the oats. It’s not entirely necessary, so don’t worry if you don’t have any to add.
  • Salt: Salt is one of the most under-rated ingredients in your pantry. Salt helps to intensify flavors and balance all the ingredients in these Peach Overnight Oats.
  • Cinnamon: Sprinkling in a bit of cinnamon adds a great complementary flavor to the peaches and the oats. It truly makes these overnight oats taste like a dessert!

Peach Overnight Oat toppings

Peaches: Use ripefresh peaches for best results. The better the peaches, the better these peach overnight oats will taste. 

  • How do you know if your peaches are ripe? Give the peach a firm yet gentle squeeze. If there is a little bit of give, the peach is likely ripe or close to it. Next you want to check the color. The perfect ripe peach will be deep golden/yellow, not pale. And use your nose, too: If you smell peachy goodness, that’s a great sign of ripeness. Lastly, look for the texture of the peach. A ripe peach will have shriveled skin around the stem. The wrinkles are a great sign of a ripe peach, but a completely wrinkled peach is overripe and on its way to being spoiled.

Streusel: The streusel topping is a fun addition to these oats. It provides a great contrasting texture and flavor.  

Overhead image of Peach Overnight Oats with a spoon in the cup.

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Peach Overnight Oats

5 from 2 votes
Light, creamy, and refreshing Peach Overnight Oats are made with with oats, milk, yogurt, and flavor enhancers. The oats are soaked overnight and then topped with warm, caramelized peaches and a quick streusel.
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Peach Overnight Oats

5 from 2 votes
Light, creamy, and refreshing Peach Overnight Oats are made with with oats, milk, yogurt, and flavor enhancers. The oats are soaked overnight and then topped with warm, caramelized peaches and a quick streusel.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Peach Overnight Oats
Prep Time 8 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 8 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 369kcal
Cost $1.54

Ingredients

Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup (54g) old-fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, or milk of choice
  • 1/3 cup (82g) honey vanilla Greek yogurt (we love Greek Gods!)
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (See Note 1)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt

Peaches

  • 1 large ripe peach, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil

Streusel

  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 tablespoon white whole wheat flour (or white flour)
  • 1/2 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • OVERNIGHT OATS: In a small bowl, stir together the oats, milk, yogurt, maple syrup (See Note 1), 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate overnight or for at least an hour.
  • PEACHES: In the morning, remove the pit from the peach and chop finely. Combine the chopped peach with the 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract in a skillet, over mediu- low heat. Stir until the peach is tender and fragrant. Allow to cool slightly.
  • STREUSEL: Melt the coconut oil in the same skillet used for the peach. Add the remaining streusel ingredients and combine well. Cook and stir over medium low-heat until the oats are lightly crisp and fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  • ASSEMBLY: Stir the cooled peaches into the oats and then top with the warm streusel. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: Scale the sweetener up or down, according to personal preference for how sweet you like your oats. I'd recommend at least 1 tablespoon and up to 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup for a sweeter breakfast. Substitute 1/4 teaspoon liquid stevia in place of the syrup for a natural, zero-calorie sweetener.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 43.4g | Protein: 7.3g | Fat: 15.1g | Sodium: 68.8mg | Fiber: 5.1g | Sugar: 10.7g

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  1. These overnight oats look like the best that I’ve ever seen, Chelsea! I’m really wishing I had this for breakfast right about now. I love the peach flavor and that it’s healthy!

  2. I’m not usually a huge overnight oats fan since the consistency turns me off, but I think I’ll have to give them a second chance!

  3. Whoa, this is some seriously mouthwatering oatmeal! I remember how my brother and I used to fight over the precious few peaches and cream packets in the variety box as kids – and this looks even better! Peaches? Streusel? What’s not to love!?

  4. This overnight oatmeal has me longing for summer and juicy ripe peaches. The streusel topping is like icing on the cake. YUM!

  5. I have always thought overnight oats seemed kind of gross (cold oatmeal?) but adding peaches??! YUM! I NEED to try this! Plus the struesel on top looks amazing!

  6. I’ve never wanted to make overnight oats before, but these have me singing a different tune- plus I have peaches in the fridge!

  7. These overnight oats look so delicious! I for some reason have never had overnight oats, but they look like a delicious and nutritious breakfast idea.

  8. Overnight oats are the BEST. They’re pretty much like dessert for breakfast, especially like this peach streusel version you’ve made! Looks awesome, Chelsea! 😀

  9. I’m such a sucker for peaches. LOVE them. And now I can’t stop thinking about these overnight oats. This is a breakfast I would HAPPILY wake up for!

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