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 or honey
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
Overnight Oats Ratio
The base “recipe” for overnight oats is so simple! The hardest part is getting the right ratio of oats to liquid, but if you follow my recipes you’ll be set!
I aim for a 1:1 ratio of rolled oats to milk, plus half as much yogurt. So for 1/2 cup of oats, I use 1/2 cup of milk + 1/4 cup of yogurt (or an additional 1/4 cup of milk). For this recipe, I’m skipping the yogurt and using the extra milk. This seems to give the oats the perfect consistency, not too thick, but not soupy. For the liquid, I usually go for non-dairy milk like almond milk, but you can use whatever milk you have on hand and if you really want to experiment you can try using different liquids like fruit juice.
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 Stay Fresh?
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.
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These peach pie overnight oats taste like peach pie! Loaded with fresh, juicy peaches and warm spices, this combo is packed with flavor and nutrition.
½ cup old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup milk (I use unsweetened almond milk)
1–2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey (or your preferred sweetener)
1 teaspoon chia seeds
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
2 Tablespoons chopped peaches + more for topping
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).
To serve: 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.