Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats is a healthy make-ahead breakfast that makes meal prepping a breeze! It's delicious, easy, and tastes JUST like peach cobbler!
Ok seriously, these Peach Cobbler overnight Oats taste JUST like Peach Cobbler! It's SO good, easy to make, and tastes indulgent without all of the calories! This recipe is easy to make and is ideal for meal prepping! When I make these overnight oats on Sunday, they last until Wednesday. Of course that is if my Husband doesn't eat them all beforehand. This Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats recipe includes whole rolled oats, maple syrup, cinnamon, almond butter, almond milk, and a pinch of salt. It's SO simple and easy to make!
Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats
Have you ever tried overnight oats? They're such a treat. I used to make overnight oats all of the time, especially when we were commuting to work. Commuting now seems like a distant memory. Probably because it is. But I used to make this on a Sunday as a quick grab and go breakfast. I loved making overnight oats because you can batch make them and kind of set it and forget it. Best of all, it's nutritious, contains all whole ingredients... and it's really tasty.
are overnight oats healthy?
Absolutely! Overnight oats contains a bunch of fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. In addition, because overnight oats are so high in fiber, they keep you from getting hungry for a while. I don't know about you, but I'm hungry every 3-4 hours. Whenever I eat overnight oats for breakfast, it always keeps me satiated for at least 4-5 hours. Especially if I drink a lot of water! But yes, overnight oats are very good for you and because they've been soaked overnight, they're much more easy to digest!
how do you make peach cobbler overnight oats?
It's SO simple. To make Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats, you simply start by cutting up peaches into cubes. (You can use fresh peaches or canned peaches) After the peaches are cut up into cubes, add them to a large bowl with old fashioned oats, maple syrup or agave nectar (you can also use honey if that's your preference), cinnamon, almond butter, and almond milk (or any milk of your choice). Cover the bowl with a lid and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. (Get it? Overnight oats! lol) OR you can portion out the overnight oats into mason jars... which is what I do... and then set it in the refrigerator overnight.
The next morning, you have a delicious and nutritious breakfast that tastes just like Peach Cobbler! Trust me, eating these Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats in the morning really helps get my day started. Especially with a cup of coffee and water! I always feel ready to take on the day after eating such a healthy breakfast!
are overnight oats better than cooked oats?
There are pros and cons to both methods, however, because overnight oats are "cooked" slowly by soaking in liquid as opposed to being boiled, they are able to maintain all of the nutrients. By soaking the overnight oats, they become more easily digestible/easier for your body to break them down. This is excellent because it makes it so that you body can absorb all of the yummy nutrients!
In addition, while the oats are soaking overnight, they begin to ferment. The fermentation process yields healthy gut bacteria which supports colon health and digestion! This is not to say that cooked oats are bad for you. They are not! As I said previously, there are pros and cons to both! You have to do what's best for you, your health, and your lifestyle!
how do you store overnight oats? How long will they last?
So after I assemble the Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats in a large bowl, I portion them out equally amongst 4-5 mason jars. In order to "cook" them overnight, I set them in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours. After this point, you can eat them at any time! After this point, I've found that overnight oats can last for about up to three days TOPS. I honestly think after three days is where things get a little sour and the texture gets a little soggy. (I know this from experience, trust me).
One time I made overnight oats and one got pushed to the back of the refrigerator. At that point, it was about 5 days in. I opened it up and ... let's just say it wasn't a pretty sight! Some sources say that the oats can last you up to 5 days, however, if you're anything like me and you like fresh food, I'd suggest no longer than 3 days.
what toppings should I add to the overnight oats?
Honestly? Whatever you want! With this Peach Cobbler Overnight oats, I added a little coconut yogurt and walnuts and pumpkin seeds with extra peaches on top! This recipe is whatever you make it. You can add peach preserves, Greek yogurt, any type of nuts you'd like, honey, nutmeg - the list goes on for day! Get creative, have fun, and make this recipe to fit your palate.
This recipe as stated below is a vegan dish, but if you want to add whole milk or honey or Greek yogurt, you most certainly can. It's delicious either way! That's another thing that I love about overnight oats - you can tailor them to your likes and dietary needs. If you're vegan, you can make these with products that suit you. If you're trying to get extra protein in your diet, you can add Greek yogurt for additional source of protein! If you're doing gluten free, you can use gluten free oats and this recipe will be suitable for you! It's such a great way to have fun and make something that nourishes your body whilst still tasting absolutely delicious and is SUPER easy to make!