Peach Overnight Oats
Published Jun 19, 2020, Updated Aug 17, 2023
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These peach overnight oats taste like peach pie! Loaded with fresh, juicy peaches and warm spices, this combo is packed with flavor and nutrition.
It’s overnight oats season! I love all oatmeal seasons but overnight oats have a special place in my heart. My mouth is watering just thinking about these peach pie overnight oats.
I only buy peaches in the summer (usually July or August) because I know they just won’t be any good any other season (at least in Richmond). Is there anything better than a fresh, ripe, juicy peach? No, no there isn’t.
Ingredients Needed for Peach Pie Overnight Oats
- old fashioned rolled oats – rolled oats are the best for overnight oats. Instant/quick oats and steel cut oats don’t work.
- milk – I like using unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but any type of milk will work.
- maple syrup – pure maple syrup is the perfect natural sweetener to use because it’s liquid so it blends in nicely with the oat mixture and I personally love the flavor. Honey or another natural liquid sweetener will work here.
- chia seeds – these little seeds add a bit of fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids and they help absorb some of the liquid which gives the oats a thicker consistency
- vanilla extract – this isn’t must-have, but adds a nice boost of flavor.
- ground cinnamon and ground ginger – adds a touch of spice!
- fresh peaches – you can’t have peach pie without fresh peaches!
How Long Do Overnight Oats Need to Soak?
Given the name, you’d assume overnight oats need to soak overnight, but you can actually make them in 2-4 hours if you’re in a rush. While it does take some time for the oats to absorb the liquid, they don’t necessarily have to be soaked overnight.
I recommend at least 8 hours for true overnight oats, but there have been mornings where I decide I want overnight oats for breakfast even though I didn’t prep them the night before. When this happens I’ll make them the morning of and let the oats soak for just 2-4 hours. With this quick soak, they’re not as soft as overnight oats that have soaked longer and they’re a bit more liquidy, but they’re still delicious.
Can You Eat Overnight Oats Hot?
Short answer, yes! You can definitely warm up overnight oats, but the whole point of overnight oats is to eat them cold like muesli. Even if you think cold oats sound strange, I recommend giving it shot before you write them off. Of course, if you simply can’t do the cold oats you can always heat them up. Just pop the overnights oats in your microwave, cooking in 30 second increments until the oats are warm throughout and enjoy.
How Long Do Overnight Oats Last?
When stored in an airtight container in the fridge overnight oats should last for up to 5 days. They will soften more the longer they sit so I find they’re best on days 1-3, but they’re still safe to eat on days 4 and 5. With this said, overnight oats are great for meal prep. Feel free to make a whole batch for the week on Sunday. I like prepping them in wide mouth 16 oz mason jars.
More Summer Overnight Oats
- Cherry Cheesecake Overnight Oats
- Blueberry Crumble Overnight Oats
- Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats
- Zucchini Bread Overnight Oats
- Raspberry Lemon Overnight Oats
- Blueberry Lemon Overnight Oats
- Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats
- Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats
More Oatmeal Recipes to Try
- Baked Oatmeal Cups
- Berry Baked Oatmeal Bars
- Easy Protein Balls
- Baked Oatmeal Recipes
- Protein Oatmeal
- 3 Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Peach Overnight Oats
- Add oats, milk, sweetener, chia seeds, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger and peaches into a half-pint mason jar. Stir ingredients together. Place lid on jar and shake to combine a bit more.
- Place in the fridge overnight (or just 30-60 minutes if you’re making these the morning of).
- Remove lid from jar and top with extra chopped peaches. You can eat the oats straight from the jar or pour into a bowl.
- Overnight oats should last up to 5 days in the fridge in a sealed airtight container.
- Maple syrup: Honey or another natural liquid sweetener will work here.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.