This delicious overnight oats recipe is perfect for hot weather, with fresh seasonal fruit and our versatile Collagen Creamer.
Hot weather is upon us, and most of us are looking for ways to cool down. You’ve come to the right place for a cool recipe remedy! We combined overnight oats and peach pie in one cool refreshing dish. It brings together the ease of overnight oats and the flavor of summery peach pie, without even using the oven.
If you have tried overnight oats before, you know how simple it is to put together a hearty and satisfying breakfast before you wake up in the morning. Overnight oats are great for on the go, for meal prep, or just a variation of hot oatmeal. They provide plenty of fiber, help support healthy blood sugar levels (1) and give a feeling of satiety or fullness after eating (2).
What makes peach pie so appealing is the use of fresh peaches when they are ripe during summertime. But in these Peach Pie Overnight Oats, you don’t have to make a complicated pie crust or use the oven. Just add fresh peaches in with the rest of the ingredients, and your taste buds will be singing of summertime.
Peaches are full of nutrients and antioxidants, namely carotenoids and phenolic compounds (3). Beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant found in produce like sweet potatoes and carrots, is also the main carotenoid in a peach. It gives fruit and vegetables red, yellow and orange hues and helps the body produce vitamin A. Vitamin A is essential to supporting healthy skin and protecting vision (4).
Add in our Collagen Creamers for a bonus amount of collagen protein and healthy fats from creamy coconut milk. Any of the Collagen Creamers would complement the peach pie flavor of the overnight oats.
Coconut yogurt or coconut kefir gives these Peach Pie Overnight Oats a slightly tart flavor and enhances the sweetness of the pie. Coconut kefir provides beneficial bacteria that are friendly to the gut, known as probiotics. Probiotics can support a healthy digestive system (5).
Before you get started, here’s a little overnight oats how-to guide: Simply mix all of the ingredients into a bowl or jar until everything is well combined. Keep covered and place the container in the refrigerator overnight or for at least four hours so that the oats absorb the liquid. That’s it! It couldn’t be any easier, and once you get the hang of it, you’ll want to make all kinds of overnight oats recipes.
- 1 C gluten-free rolled oats
- ¼ C coconut yogurt or coconut kefir
- ½ C coconut or almond milk
- 1 peach, thinly sliced
- 1-2 scoops Collagen Creamer
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 1 t cinnamon
- 2 t honey
- ¼ t sea salt
- Mix together all ingredients in a bowl until well combined. Divide between two jars or containers and store in the refrigerator overnight or at least four hours.
- Serve with additional sliced peaches on top, if desired.
(2) Fulgoni VL, Chu YF, O’Shea M, et al. Oatmeal consumption is associated with better diet quality and lower body mass index in adults: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 2001-2010. Nutrition Research, Volume 35, Issue 12, December 2015, Pages 1052-1059. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26494025
(3) “Antioxidant Capacities, Phenolic Compounds, Carotenoids, and Vitamin C Contents of Nectarine, Peach, and Plum Cultivars from California.” ACS Publications, pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf020136b.
(4) Mackinney, G. “CAROTENOIDS OF THE PEACH.” Plant Physiology, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Jan. 1937, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC439899/?page=3.
(5) Goldin, B. R., and S. L. Gorbach. “Clinical Indications for Probiotics: An Overview.” Clinical Infectious Diseases. Oxford University Press, 01 Feb. 2008. Web.
Sarah Anderson is a freelance recipe writer, personal chef, and Certified Holistic Health Coach. She focuses primarily on healthy gluten-free and Paleo recipes. You can find her recipes and personal work on Instagram and Facebook @whitestripekitchen.