Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats
Maple-roasted peaches top creamy kefir-soaked overnight oats in this easy make-ahead breakfast perfect for rushed mornings and back-to-school.
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This post is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company. I was compensated for my time and received some of the ingredients included in this recipe. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I have something to confess that you probably will not believe. I mean, I’m a foodie and I try to stay pretty current on food trends, so this is really a shocker. Ready for it? Hold on to your seat.
I have never made overnight oats. Until now.
Whew. I feel so much better letting you in on my little secret. I don’t know what I was thinking. Well, actually I do.
I love oatmeal, but when I’m having it for breakfast I like it piping hot in a bowl. I also enjoy my oats baked like they are in these Ricotta Berry Oatmeal Cups and my savory Baked Oatmeal Frittata. And of course I like them tossed with butter and brown sugar to top a crisp or crumble. I never thought I would like cold oats, so until now I didn’t join the overnight oats bandwagon.
Boy was I wrong about that and now I know what I’ll be making on a regular basis for breakfast, especially as back-to-school season is upon us and the morning rush is about to begin yet again.
Thanks to the folks at Quaker for making me see the light. A few weeks ago they contacted me with a challenge to create my own overnight oats recipe. They sent me my very own Quaker mason jar and some of the ingredients I needed to make my unique creation.
Ingredients & Preparation
Since peaches are at the height of the season (did you see my recent visit to a California peach orchard?), I decided to take the classic peaches and cream dessert combination and turn it into breakfast using kefir. My girls love kefir and eat it almost every morning for breakfast, so I knew this would be another good use for it, especially since it’s creamy without being as thick as yogurt. Plus it contains probiotics – another food trend of the year. See I told you I’m up on my trends!
Although peaches are sweet on their own, I decided to roast them with some maple syrup to bring out additional sweetness and get some extra flavor from the caramelization of the fruit. Don’t stress if you don’t feel like taking the extra step to roast the peaches – you can easily use fresh or frozen peaches and just add the maple syrup directly to the oats.
The overnight oats were so easy to put together – just three steps: layer your ingredients, chill in the fridge overnight, and enjoy the next morning! I simply layered the ingredients in the following order: oats, kefir, a drizzle of maple syrup, maple-roasted peaches, and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.
The next morning, I topped the overnight oats with some chopped pecans to add some crunch, mixed it together, and dove into my sweet and creamy breakfast. My girls were so excited to try it too and they couldn’t get enough. Luckily I had made two mason jars so there was plenty to go around!
Reasons to Love Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are the satisfyingly chilled, on-the-go breakfast perfect for those busy mornings the kids are rushing out the door to get to school. Plus, you can enjoy them in endless flavor varieties so no one gets bored. I see lots of variations in the future including PB & J, apple cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and more. Check out Quaker’s Overnight Oats page for some great tips for making overnight oats and more flavor combinations!
Oh, and in case you didn’t know, the nutritional benefits of overnight oats rock too! One 1/2 cup serving of Quaker Old Fashioned Oats (which is what I use per mason jar) is 100% whole grain and has 4 grams of fiber. When you add in the peaches and kefir, you have a protein-, fiber-, and calcium-rich breakfast. Great flavor and nutrition – what more can you ask for?!
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Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats
Maple-roasted peaches top creamy kefir-soaked overnight oats in this easy make-ahead breakfast perfect for the rushed mornings of back-to-school season!
- 1 1/2 cups diced peaches
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup,, divided
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats,, divided
- 1 1/2 cups low-fat plain kefir,, divided
- Ground cinnamon,, to taste
- 2 tablespoons chopped pecans,, divided (optional)
- Preheat oven to roast at 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss peaches with 1 tablespoon maple syrup and spread in one layer on baking sheet. Roast for 8 to 10 minutes until peaches are caramelized and soft, but not mushy.
- In each of two mason jars, layer 1/2 cup oats, 3/4 cup kefir, 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup, half of the roasted peaches, and a sprinkling of cinnamon. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, top overnight oats with chopped pecans if desired. Enjoy!
- 1 mason jar without pecans contains:
330 calories, 5 g total fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 61 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 33 g sugar, 13 g protein, 90 mg sodium, 10 mg cholesterol, 25% DV calcium, 10% DV iron, 20% DV Vitamin A, and 15% DV Vitamin C.
- 1 mason jar with pecans contains:
380 calories, 10 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat, 62 g carbohydrate, 7g fiber, 34 g sugar, 14 g protein, 90 mg sodium, 10 mg cholesterol, 25% DV calcium, 15% DV iron, 20% DV Vitamin A, and 15% DV Vitamin C.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 2 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 380
Have you made overnight oats?
What’s your favorite flavor combination?
Share with me in the comments below!
Confession: I used to love the peaches & cream oatmeal packets! This is such a healthier alternative to those!!
Haha…As a kid, the oatmeal packets were my faves! Maple brown sugar was my #1 choice!!
I seriously LOVE overnight oats! I think I’ll be adding peaches to mine the next time I make it! 🙂
I can’t believe I didn’t realize what I was missing out on! Hope you enjoy the peaches!
As a kid, the peaches and cream premade packets were my favorite. I adore peaches and they work so well with creamy oatmeal!
I never had the peaches and cream premade packets as a kid! I bet they were delish though!
I haven’t made overnight oats in a while, but love the flavor in this recipe! It’s peach season here in Colorado and this would be a great way to put them to good use. 🙂
Yes, perfect time for peaches! Hope you enjoy!
Overnight oats are my favorite! I love making new creations and this one looks wonderful!
Thanks so much Julie!
I love overnight oats, but have to admit, I still prefer to heat them 🙂 This blend looks delicious!
That’s totally how I felt Alisa, but I really enjoyed them more than I thought I would!
From one peach lover to another, this looks phenomenal! And sooo perfect for busy weekday mornings 🙂
Thanks so much Sonali! The peaches have been so delicious this year!
I just love the pairing of peaches and milk! This is a lovely recipe Jessica, thanks for sharing it!
Thank you Sara! It’s so creamy and delicious. I hope you enjoy!
So happy you joined the overnight oats bandwagon!! Welcome:-)
Thanks Lauren! I really shouldn’t have waited so long!
Love the roasted peaches in this and that you’ve got it in a jar, which means I can hand it to my kids when they are racing out the door in the morning!
Thanks so much Katie! The ease and transportability of this recipe is exactly what I was going after!
I just recently started making overnight oats, too. I wasn’t sure if I’d like cold oats, but now I’m hooked! We have a random peach tree in our backyard that actually has edible peaches this year, so I’ll definitely be trying these! Looks so good!
That’s exactly why I thought I wouldn’t like it – cold oats don’t sound appealing, but I liked them so much more than I thought I would! That is so much fun that you have a peach tree! Enjoy!
This looks delicious! Gorgeous photos, too!
Thanks so much Aya!
This totally reminds me of breakfast before school from back in the day!!
Well, I hope those are good memories for you! I mean they’d have to be with this deliciousness, right?! 😉
Overnight oats makes my life so much easier in the morning. This recipe sounds so fresh and easy too. I love the peaches!
Thanks so much Kimberly. It will definitely be making my life easier now that I know how much I like them!
This looks so healthy and delicious! What a great way to start the day!
Thanks so much Laura!
I kind of really want to try this! I’m not one to put peaches in my oats. Usually it’s banana or blueberries, but I have some pretty juicy peaches setting in my fruit basket right now!
Ohhh, try it! Juicy peaches won’t even need the roasting step. Just throw them in. I promise you won’t regret it!
Love this recipe (can’t wait to include it in my overnight oats round up coming soon!!)!
Thanks so much Chelsey!!! Can’t wait to see your roundup so I can try so many more varieties!
I’ve made overnight oats a few times, but I don’t think I found the perfect combination yet to make me want them often. I do love peaches though, so maybe this is just the recipe I needed!
Oh I sure hope this is the recipe you’ve been waiting for!
I love this! I need this recipe right now for breakfast!
Make it! You won’t be disappointed!
Overnight oats are a big hit in our house! Love this peaches and cream flavor!
Thanks Lindsay! I know you can’t do the dairy, but there are so many ways you could make this dairy-free! Enjoy!
I used to LOVE those peaches and cream candies. Mmm, sounds delicious!
Peaches and cream candies?! Where do I get some of those?!
peaches, cream, and pecans? it all sounds heavenly. thanks for sharing. saving this recipe!
Thanks so much Glenneth! Can’t wait to hear how you like it!
Wow! These Look Fabulous, can’t wait to try them 🙂
Thanks so much Angela! Hope you enjoy them!
I still have yet to try and make overnight oats. I see everyone doing it and just keep forgetting. I have got to try this. Looks delicious.
I was the same way! So glad I finally did it and hope you do too!
Of course I love the healthy goodness of overnight oats – but I also love ultra convenient this breakfast idea! Double win!
This looks like a great year-round overnight oats recipe! I can see this being great in the fall AND the summer!
Definitely! I’m glad you agree!
I feel like I’m the worst RDN… I’ve never had keifer (did I even spell that right lol). Looks like we may need to squeeze this in @ FNCE this year 🙂
Haha…you’re far from the worst RDN! My girls love kefir – I’m really not sure how they got so into it to be honest!
I can’t wait to whip these up for the girls this week. Of course I just realized someone ate the last peach yesterday and I’m not feeling well but I’ll stop a grab a couple peaches when I pick the girls up from school so we can make these this week.
Awesome! I can’t wait to hear how you like it. Sorry you’re not feeling well – you can definitely make it with a different fruit or even frozen peaches if you have any on hand! Hope you feel better and enjoy!
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Can I use almond milk instead of kefir?
I haven’t tried it, but I see no reason why not! Let me know how it comes out and hope you enjoy!
Well you jumped right in with a winning flavor! Love the combo of peaches and maple here.
haha thanks Alisa! It sure is a yummy one!
I’ve been living off of overnight oats lately! I love this peaches and cream version!
The perfect make-ahead breakfast for the summer! Hope you give this one a try soon!
Love a good overnight oat recipe!! And Love the added crunch of the pecans!
Thanks Tisha! I’m all about having different textures in what I eat!
This is like have a decadent dessert for breakfast and it’s healthy for us. This is really brilliant and overnight is a bonus!
Thanks Claudia! It really does feel like a treat in the morning!
Each fiber rich breakfast oats has usually my name written on it:) Thank you for the inspiration, Jessica! If peaches are sweet enough, I will probably try to leave out the maple syrup.
You’re most welcome Gabi. You can definitely leave out the syrup and roasting if the peaches are sweet enough!
I love oats made both ways and peaches are the perfect addition this season!
Thanks Jenni! Hope you enjoy!
I absolutely love overnight oats! These peaches and cream overnight oats are definitely going to be happening for breakfast!
So happy to hear that Taylor. Enjoy!