Peach season is upon us and this overnight oats with peaches and cream recipe is a perfect way to enjoy this seasonal fruit! They are gluten free, dairy free, and super healthy.
Oh yes, it’s peach season. I love it when I can go to the grocery store and find fresh, organic peaches. The season is short, so when this time of the year comes around, we indulge in all things peaches! Peaches are a good sources of vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and fiber (if you eat the skin). Plus, they are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth, so dig right in!
Peaches vs. Nectarines
Peaches and nectarines are essentially the same thing. The biggest difference is in the skin. Peaches have soft, fuzzy skin, and nectarines have smooth skin. There’s essentially a gene variant between the two, but I won’t bore you (or myself) with the science of peaches and nectarines.
At the end of the day, they taste very similar and can be used interchangeably in all recipes.
Making Peaches & Cream Overnight Oats
Like most overnight oats recipes, these overnight oats with peaches and cream take minutes to prep and becomes a delicious breakfast just waiting for you the following morning.
- Start by adding your oats, almond milk, almond milk yogurt, cinnamon, and maple syrup to a mason jar or other airtight container. Stir all until combined.
- Chop your peach or nectarine and add to top of oats. Add sliced almonds and coconut to top of peaches. Note: you could add all the toppings the next day right before you eat your oats if you prefer.
- Cover your overnight oats with peaches and let sit in the fridge overnight. Letting them sit overnight allows the oats to absorb the liquid and plump up so they are perfect for eating.
- Stir peaches and other toppings into oats. Eat and enjoy!
Tips for Keeping Your Overnight Oats Clean
Rolled oats – You’ll want to use rolled oats, also called old fashioned oats, compared to quick cooking oats. Why, you ask? Quick cooking have gone through more processing, so it just takes away from being closer to the natural state. Also, quick oats will absorb the liquid more and will result in mushier oats (nobody wants that). However, if you do use quick cooking, know they are still considered a whole grain, so you are still getting good/quality nutrients.
In addition, like most things, I recommend organic for oats! Conventionally grown oats are known to contain high levels of glyphosate (an herbicide linked to cancer).
My favorite oats are GF Harvest Organic Gluten-free Rolled Oats.
Almonds- The ingredients in almond milk and almond yogurt are very important. Make sure you read the ingredient list to find the cleanest options. For almond milk (or any nut milk), you want to see just almonds (or the nut) and water (and maybe salt). You don't want to see added sugars, flavors, or gums.
For the almond milk yogurt, check ingredients as well to make sure there aren't any added sugars or flavors. You can't really get away from the yogurt having added gums. So, text book speaking, store-bought almond milk yogurt isn't clean, but this is one of those times where I let it slide.
For both the almond milk and almond yogurt, organic is always best. Various pesticides and toxic residues are commonly found on conventional almonds.
My favorites are Malk, Elmhurst, and Kite Hill (plain, unsweetened). Note: Elmhurst milk and Kite Hill yogurt are not organic, however, due to the fact that these products are generally clean otherwise, I am still a big fan.
Peaches - Both peaches and nectarines are on the dirty dozen list, so I recommend organic if possible.
Recipe Substitutions and Add-Ins
Almond milk and yogurt – if you aren’t dairy-free, you can sub regular milk and yogurt. You could also use a different nut milk or yogurt, such as cashew milk/yogurt.
Seeds & Nuts – with all overnight oats (or regular oats, for that matter) I like adding in a good helping of chia seeds, hemp seeds, or flaxseeds. You can for sure add this to these oats, or throw in some additional nuts such as walnuts.
Peaches – peaches or nectarines work perfectly in this overnight oats with peaches and cream recipe!
How Long Do These Last?
Overnight oats stay good for up to 4-5 days when stored in the fridge in an airtight container. I prefer them within 48 hours as the oats continue to soften the longer they sit, but that’s my preference.
So double, or triple the recipe, so you have lots prepped for the week 🙂
More Healthy Breakfast Options
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Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats
- 1 cup rolled oats/old-fashioned oats (certified gluten free if needed)
- ½ cup almond milk yogurt (unsweetened)
- 1 ½ cups almond milk (unsweetened)
- 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup (more to taste)
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- 1 peach, chopped
- 2 tbsp. slivered almonds
- 2 tbsp. shredded coconut, unsweetened
- Use 2 mason jars, or any other leak proof container, to prep overnight oats. Start by placing ½ cup oats in each jar.
- Add ¼ cup yogurt, ¾ cup milk, ¼ tsp. cinnamon, and ½ tbsp. maple syrup to each jar. Stir all ingredients until fully mixed. Top with chopped peaches, almonds, and coconut. Tightly close up each jar.
- Refrigerate overnight. Oats will be ready in the morning.
- Stir oats and enjoy!
- For the yogurt, Greek yogurt or regular yogurt will work. And if you aren't dairy free, you can use dairy milk yogurt too.
- Any non-dairy milk will work for these oats.
- Regular milk will work in place of the almond milk if you aren't dairy free.
- You can either eat these straight out of the fridge, or warm them up in the microwave quickly.
- I usually make these in individual jars/containers, but you can easily make the recipe in one large batch and dish up in the morning.