This easy overnight oatmeal is loaded with flavor from fresh peaches and crystallized ginger. And it only takes a few simple ingredients to throw it together.
My husband's parents visited us this week and we ate at a lot of restaurants. A lot. And although I kept trying to remind myself to photograph my meals, whenever my plate arrived at the table, I would inevitably forget.
So this week didn't result in many meal ideas. But it did result in this overnight oatmeal recipe! And I think this might be the easiest overnight oatmeal recipe I've made yet.
Since peaches are in season, I've made this a few times already this week. And it tastes like summer!
Oh, and this recipe is completely vegan friendly too!
How to Make Peach Overnight Oats
Overnight oatmeal is one of the easiest breakfasts we make these days. I love that I can just throw a few ingredients together in the evening and wake up to a delicious (and vegan friendly breakfast) that I can grab and go!
Here's how to make it:
Stir together one diced peach, ½ cup of oatmeal, ½ cup of almond milk (I like to use the vanilla flavored for this recipes), and about a teaspoon of minced crystallized ginger in a resealable container.
Refrigerate overnight. Stir and then eat the next morning. It's that simple!
If the peach was ripe enough, you shouldn't even need to add any sweetener. But if you do want a bit more sweetness, add a sprinkle of brown sugar, honey (which is not vegan), or agave syrup.
Tips & Variations
I like to mix one diced peach right into the oatmeal itself, and then top my oats with some extra fresh peach slices in the morning. You can opt for mixing all the peaches in, or using them all as a topping, if you prefer.
You can use any milk of your choice for this recipe. I prefer to keep mine vegan so I use almond milk - but any plant based milk will work fine. Oat milk, soy milk, and cashew milk are all good choice. And if you're not vegan, regular dairy milk works too.
For toppings, you can use fresh peaches or you can mix it up and try shredded coconut flakes or mixed nuts as well. If you have a favorite overnight oats topping, tell me in the comments!
More Overnight Oats!
And if you love overnight oatmeal recipes as much as I do, be sure to check out these other tasty ideas:
- 1 peach diced, plus extra for topping
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup almond milk I use vanilla
- tsp crystallized ginger minced
- mixed nuts optional, for topping
- Stir together the diced peach, oatmeal, almond milk, and crystallized ginger in a resealable container.
- Refrigerate overnight; stir and then eat the next morning. Top it with fresh peach slices and nuts, if desired.
The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh says
I know, I went out to dinner Tuesday and even had my camera and forgot to take a pic of half of it then figured why bother with the rest. Plus I didn't want to explain to the family what I was doing and answer 50 questions! HA!
Ha! I know. I don't bring my real camera out and I couldn't even manage with my phone. Lame!
Talia @ Bite Size Wellness says
Peach and ginger....YUM! I haven't had a peach (beyond my Cho yogurt) in forever. I'm definitely craving one now.
This week was the first I've had them this year--I live in the south, so they're in season now. 😀
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
That overnight oatmeal is SCREAMING at me to eat it.
And peaches are in season here in NC now! 😀
Small Footprints says
I love that your oatmeal recipe is a no-cook version ... sometimes hot oatmeal on a warm summer day just doesn't do it. But this would be so refreshing. Bet it would be great as a summer desert, too. Thanks for sharing!
Yes! And it does taste like a dessert when you use a ripe peach. No sugar needed! 🙂
Black bean anything is my weakness. Looks good!
Well that's a good weakness to have--they are so healthy!
Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook says
The peach oatmeal looks fabulous. My husband would love that, he loves anything with peaches.
So do I--I was so excited when they started popping up at the farmers market again!
Courtney Rae Jones says
Oooo! I cannot wait to try the ginger peach overnight oatmeal! Sounds delicious!
If you like overnight oatmeal, you will love this one!
ea-the spicy rd says
All these recipes look fabulous, but your ginger peach overnight oatmeal is really calling out my name! Thanks of much for your kind comment on my blog. You have so many healthy and delicious recipes on your blog I don't know where to start!
Aw, thank you! 😀
Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom says
As always, so many delicious flavors here. I can't wait to make this oatmeal and beans are one of my favorite meatless ways to enjoy low cal protein.
You totally need to make overnight oatmeal! It's the easiest breakfast ever and it's so healthy. I don't even like hot oatmeal anymore.
Brenda Williams says
Mediterranean Kidney Bean Salad looks so good. I love bean salads and I love kidney beans, so this is perfect for me.
Bean salads are one of my favorite lunches. I make them over the weekend and have them throughout the week. So easy!
YUM! Hope you all had a nice visit with the family. The bean salad looks delicious!
Thank you! It was a nice visit and thankfully the weather cooperated--only a little bit of rain & not too hot either. When my family visited, it rained the whole time & we couldn't do much!
The oatmeal: such a magical combination of ingredients! I have never tried it, buy I already love it!
Crystallized ginger makes everything taste magical! 😀
Maureen @ Wisconsin Mommy says
That ALL looks delicious!!
Sounds good, I have been making cherry overnight oatmeal with sweet cherries.
I need to try that! I love cherries. 🙂
Erika @ Chic Shopper Chick says
Oh wow, that looks so yummy - I want to swim in it. I've never made overnight oatmeal but I've been learning more about it - it's time for me to try it - I'm just SO undomestic...
You can do it! Overnight oatmeal is the easiest thing ever--just stir the ingredients together and eat it in the morning. 😀
Mary @ Fit and Fed says
I don't have any crystallized ginger in the cupboard now, but you are making me want to stock up for when peaches come in. Thanks for the link to the walnut-encrusted tempeh, I'm always looking for new ideas for tofu and tempeh and it looks great!
My favorite local spice shop sells crystallized ginger at the register, so it always ends up being my impulse buy whenever I'm there. I've been putting it in everything I can think of! 🙂
Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom says
Just wanted to let you know I ate this twice last week! I used sugar once and honey the other time and both times it was so good and so easy!
Yay! I'm so glad you liked it. And you can use just about any fruit in it too. I'm trying cherries for breakfast tomorrow...
Rachel @ Rachel's Giveaways says
I finally got around to trying overnight oatmeal last night using this recipe, and I love it! Cold oatmeal is so much nicer when it's hot out, plus I was trying to microwave the instant packets for my breakfast at work and that was just turning out gross.
Thanks for turning me on to something new and fabulous (and healthy!).
I'm so glad you liked it! I feel the same way about oatmeal now--I used to eat it hot year-round, but having it cold is perfect for summer. And adding lots of fruit makes it so much more filling than those packets!
Do you think the oatmeal would work with berries?
It would be great with berries! I've made overnight oats with just about every fruit you can think of and it's always delicious. 🙂
Do you use dry old-fashioned oats? Or do you cook them first?
Kiersten Frase says
They're dry - they soften overnight, so there's no need to cook them.
Tried the ginger peach overnight oats today. I don't think I've ever had that flavor combination before, which is what drew me to it. It was surprisingly good, though I think I chopped up the ginger too finely or it was old or something... There were only about 3 bites that actually had a distinct ginger taste. Might just have to try it again. Shucks!
I absolutely love the jars in this picture.! ? What kind are they.?