Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats

September 1, 2016

Maple-roasted peaches top creamy kefir-soaked overnight oats in this easy make-ahead breakfast perfect for rushed mornings and back-to-school. 

Maple-roasted peaches top creamy kefir-soaked oats in this easy make-ahead Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats breakfast recipe perfect for rushed mornings. Get the vegetarian and kid-friendly recipe @jlevinsonrd.

This post is sponsored by The Quaker Oats CompanyI was compensated for my time and received some of the ingredients included in this recipe. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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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.

Ingredients for peaches and cream overnight oats - a perfect make-ahead breakfast for busy mornings.

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.

Maple-roasted peaches top creamy kefir-soaked oats in this easy make-ahead Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats breakfast recipe perfect for rushed mornings. Get the vegetarian and kid-friendly recipe @jlevinsonrd.

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.

Maple-roasted peaches top creamy kefir-soaked oats in this easy make-ahead Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats breakfast recipe perfect for rushed mornings. Get the vegetarian and kid-friendly recipe @jlevinsonrd.

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!

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?!

Maple-roasted peaches top creamy kefir-soaked oats in this easy make-ahead Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats breakfast recipe perfect for rushed mornings. Get the vegetarian and kid-friendly recipe @jlevinsonrd.

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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!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 380 kcal
Author Jessica

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. In the morning, top overnight oats with chopped pecans if desired. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • 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 25% DV calcium, 15% DV iron, 20% DV Vitamin A, and 15% DV Vitamin C. (The rest of the nutrition facts for the overnight oats with pecans are listed below)

Maple-roasted peaches top creamy kefir-soaked oats in this easy make-ahead Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats breakfast recipe perfect for rushed mornings. Get the vegetarian and kid-friendly recipe @jlevinsonrd.

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  1. 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!

  2. 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!

    1. 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!

  3. 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.

    1. 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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