Peaches & Cream Overnight Oats

These layered Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats is a delicious way to enjoy summer peach season! This is a healthy, protein packed breakfast rendition on the classic combination.

What are overnight oats? 

What exactly are Overnight Oats? They’re a breakfast food that has taken social media by storm in the last few years. They’re a simple blend of oats, some sort of liquid, something to add flavor, and your choice of sweetener. You just mix it all up and it’s stored overnight in your fridge and in the morning… voila! You wake up to a creamy bowl of goodness. 

Most of my life, I thought In hated oatmeal. Turn out, I just don’t like the warm mushy stuff. I LOVE overnight oats, especially in the summer. My favorite part about overnight oats is the variety. There are so many unique combinations, the possibilities are endless! You could have overnight oats every morning and still feel like you’re eating something different every day. More about this later 🙂

What You Need to Make Overnight Oats

  • Oats: Kind of an essential ingredient! All you need is traditional, old-fashioned oats. Avoid using instant oats as they will turn mushy and ruin the texture we aim to achieve!
  • Chia Seeds: They’re key to absorbing moisture and making the final product creamy and delicious. The high amounts of fiber and healthy omega-3s are an added bonus that you just can’t say no to.
  • Milk: You can use water to replace milk, but I don’t recommend it as you won’t achieve that creamy texture we all love. You can use your choice of milk (almond, coconut, cashew, pecan, oat) or even just plain cow’s milk. The good news is that they all work and taste AMAZING so feel free to customize to your preferences!
  • Fruit: For some natural sweetness and added flavor/freshness, toss in some of your favorite fruit to the mixture. Trust me, this is the best part. It really defines which way your recipe is headed. You can go for a fall vibe with some apples and cinnamon or for a summer refreshment with fresh berries. As I said, the possibilities are endless!
  • Add in Protein: I always aim to pack my breakfast with protein so I feel full & ready for the day. to get my protein, I usually do a combination of greek yogurt and protein powder!
  • Sweetener: Top your concoction off with a drizzle or splash or dash of your favorite sweetener if you’d like!

The difference between overnight oats and regular oatmeal

The key difference between overnight oats and oatmeal is the temperature and the method of preparation. Overnight oats are obviously served cold, which is actually beneficial to digestion. Soaking them overnight allows the starches to break down, allowing for easy digestion. This method also helps sustain more nutrients. Heating up oats tends to break down nutrients in the oats while overnight oats preserve those nutrients. Another big difference is the type of oat used in the recipes. For overnight oats, I always recommend rolled oats, whereas for regular oatmeal you can use a variety of oats like rolled oats. 

How to Make Overnight Oats

This is one of the simplest breakfast recipes there are. Just stir together all the ingredients and place the jar in the fridge. Soak for at least four hours although overnight is preferable! The following morning, add in your favorite toppings and enjoy! It’s as simple as that 🙂


As mentioned before, the best thing about overnight oats is the endless variations. There are so many things you can switch up once you have the base recipe down. Here are a few ideas:

  • Switch up the fruit you use! Swap the peaches for strawberries and make Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats!
  • Make it vegan: swap out the cow’s milk for almond, coconut, cashew, soy, or any other vegan milk.
  • Want more protein? Stir in an extra scoop of protein powder into the base and adjust the amount of milk as necessary for your desired texture.
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Peaches & Cream Overnight Oats

  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 Breakfast 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These layered Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats is a delicious way to enjoy summer peach season! This is a healthy, protein packed breakfast rendition on the classic combination.



Peaches Layer

  • 1 tsp sweetener of choice (I use sugar-free)
  • 1 tsp lime juice, optional
  • 1/2 peach, diced

“Cream” Layer

  • 1/2 cup nonfat greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp sweetener of choice (I use sugar-free)
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Overnight Oats Layer

  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds, optional
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats


  1. Mix together all the ingredients in the overnight oats layer and set aside.
  2. Mix together all the ingredients in the peaches layer and set aside.
  3. Mix together all the ingredients in the “cream” layer and set aside.
  4. You can assemble them right away and refrigerate or refrigerate them separately and layer in the morning. I do a layer of peaches, a layer of oats, a layer of greek yogurt and repeat twice (six layers total). Optional : Top with chopped nuts

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  • Prep Time: 5

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  1. You know when you crave a dessert or a peach cobbler but want to be healthy and find a happy medium? This is it folks! The only change I make is I go heavy handed with the cinnamon

  2. I have always wanted to try this recipe but since I am not a fan of yogurt and didn’t have any vegan alternative on hand, I tried it without any yogurt. It still turned out delicious. This is the best fruity oats recipe and tastes delicious with nectarines/apricots too!

  3. I’ve recently started liking overnight oats and was looking to try different flavors so I really enjoyed this one! 10/10