Home > Breakfast > Peach Overnight Oats Peach Overnight Oats May 5, 2020 | 21 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. 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. 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. 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 full–fat (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. 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 old–fashioned 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 ripe, fresh 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. More Breakfast Recipes Almond Joy Overnight Oats with coconut and chocolate Acai Bowl four delicious recipes Healthy Banana Bread with miniature chocolate chips Strawberry Scones made with Greek yogurt Yogurt Bowl lots of ideas for topping your yogurt! FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Peach Overnight Oats 5 from 2 votes - Review this recipe 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. SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Peach Overnight Oats 5 from 2 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe 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 IngredientsOvernight Oats1/2 cup (54g) old-fashioned oats2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, or milk of choice1/3 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, divided1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/8 teaspoon fine sea saltPeaches1 large ripe peach, finely chopped1/2 tablespoon coconut oilStreusel1/2 tablespoon coconut oil1 tablespoon old-fashioned oats1/2 tablespoon white whole wheat flour (or white flour)1/2 tablespoon light brown sugar1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon InstructionsOVERNIGHT 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 NotesNote 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 FactsServing: 1serving | Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 43.4g | Protein: 7.3g | Fat: 15.1g | Sodium: 68.8mg | Fiber: 5.1g | Sugar: 10.7g DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.