This easy, healthy, and delicious overnight oats recipe is the perfect meal prep breakfast! Creamy vanilla-scented oats swirled with fresh peaches, chia seeds, and collagen peptides for a protein-rich health-supportive breakfast.
This post is sponsored by Stop and Shop, thank you for supporting the brands that support Abra’s Kitchen. As always all thoughts, opinions, recipes, and musings are my own.
I blinked my eyes and June turned into September. I was just starting to get into the grove of longer afternoon walks with my pup, and simple summer suppers and then BAM – it's fall.
I don't have kids and I am no longer personally in school, so September doesn't have that same “ring the bell” feel of change that it does for many others. What does happen though, is that my schedule gets busier, my commitments are more intense, and my time in the kitchen needs to be efficient.
This is where overnight oats come in! The perfect meal prep breakfast. Make a batch on Sunday night and simply grab a jar in the morning, add some toppings (optional) and run out the door. Or… sit down for 5 minutes and actually eat your breakfast before your stressful day begins.
WHAT ARE OVERNIGHT OATS?
Overnight oats are basically an easy way to prepare oatmeal without having to cook it. You combine rolled oats, a liquid (plant-based milk for me) and any flavors that strike your fancy and allow them to sit in the fridge overnight.
The oats soak up the liquid and turn super soft and creamy.
Healthy oatmeal, no cooking required. Woohoo!
HEALTH BENEFITS OF OATS:
- Oats are high in beta-glucan, a form of soluble dietary fiber that has been strongly linked to improving cholesterol levels
- Oats are high in antioxidants, specifically, a unique group of antioxidants called avenanthramides
- Oats are a good source of protein containing 16.9 grams in a 100 gram serving or about 6.5 grams of protein in a 1/4 cup of dried oats
WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU NEED FOR OVERNIGHT OATS:
Oats – I use rolled oats or quick-cooking oats.
Plant-Based Milk – I alternate between coconut, almond, or oat milk but you can use any milk you like
Yogurt – This is optional, if you don't use yogurt (I used dairy-free, coconut-based yogurt in this recipe) you will need to use more liquid.
Chia Seeds – These are full of fiber and omega 3 fats and they help to thicken the oatmeal. You can also use ground flax seeds.
Sweetener – I use vanilla yogurt in this recipe so it's sweet enough if you use plain you may want to add 1 tbsp of maple syrup to sweeten the oats.
Collagen Peptides or Protein Powder – This is optional, but I prefer to have a higher protein breakfast.
PEAPOD, MY ONLINE GROCERY BFF!
When my schedule gets busier I get very intentional about planning my food, including how I am going to get groceries. This is the stopgap for a lot of my clients, and I always recommend planning ahead and ordering groceries online.
I used Peapod for all of my groceries this week and ordered everything I needed for this easy overnight oats recipe.
Best Peapod Features:
I love Peapods navigation. It is super easy to navigate directly to the organic section and get what I need. Peapod also offers a wide delivery window, they are always on time and communicate consistently to let you know when they are arriving. These are all features that make my life easy.
I can focus on work knowing that my groceries are in good hands.
HOW TO MAKE OVERNIGHT OATS
If you haven't made overnight oats yet I beg you to try this recipe! It is so easy, and so delicious!
The basic ratio is 1/4 cup oats to 1/4 cup plant milk to 1/4 cup yogurt to 1 tsp chia seeds + toppings
- In a mason jar combine yogurt (I used dairy-free), plant milk, chia seeds, collagen peptides or protein powder and vanilla stir well to combine
- Add oats, stir well.
- Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, ideally 8 hours.
- When ready to eat top with chopped peaches, pecans, and a little extra yogurt.
You can get super creative with overnight oat recipes and add any flavor combination that you love. I have been very into peaches lately and want to eeek out every last juicy bite before they are gone for the season (these organic peaches also came from Peapod).
I hope you love this peaches and cream overnight oats recipe! If you make it be sure to tag me @abrapappa on Instagram so I can see your masterpiece!
A big thank you to Stop & Shop for sponsoring this post and providing all of the gorgeous ingredients to make the recipe.
Collagen Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats
- 1 peach diced
- 1 tbsp vanilla yogurt
- 1 tsp crushed pecans
- Combine yogurt, coconut milk, collagen peptides, chia seeds, and vanilla in a small mason jar. Stir well to combine. Add oats and stir. Replace lid and shake well. Store in refrigerator overnight. It will take a minimum of 2-3 hours for the oats to set.
- Remove from fridge after several hours (ideally 8), top with peaches, yogurt and pecans.
- Make several jars at once, they will last in the fridge for 4-5 days
- If you use plain yogurt you will need something to sweeten the oats, 1 tbsp of maple syrup will work
- You can use any protein you like but collagen peptides also thicken the mixture a bit and they are flavorless which I love.
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