One of the newest trends in both convenience and weight loss is overnight oatmeal. Oats can be a powerful weapon in your weight loss battle. By making them overnight, they are easy to grab, ensuring you eat a healthy breakfast, even on the run.
I’ll get to my amazing peach cobbler oatmeal recipe in a minute. But, if you have never made oatmeal like this before, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Otherwise, it may not turn out quite the way you hope.
TRICKS TO MAKING OVERNIGHT OATMEAL
DON’T USE WATER
As tempting and easy as it is to use water, it may not produce the best flavor. Stick with almond or cashew milk. It will give your oatmeal a rich, creamy texture.
USE THE RIGHT TYPE OF OATS
There are two types of oats you can use for your overnight oatmeal: steel or rolled. The way to know the difference is that if you like to taste the oats, stick with steel. Don’t want to? Then rolled is the one for you.
ADD THE TOPPINGS AT THE RIGHT TIME
You should wait to add your toppings until the morning. Otherwise, your fruit and nuts might end up soggy – and that does not taste good.
The only exception to this is chia seeds (which I use in this recipe below). They need time to absorb liquid, so adding them overnight helps that process.
USE THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF LIQUID
If you don’t use enough and your oats will be thick, pasty and chewy. If you use too much, your oatmeal will be more like soup. Carefully follow the recipes you try as they have (usually) been tested.
USE JARS WITH LIDS
If you want to take it with you to the office, make sure you create your overnight oatmeal in a container that you can take with you. I recommend a jar because it can seal completely closed and there is less chance of liquid leaking onto your seat or in your bag.
Now that you know a few things about making your oatmeal, let’s get to the fun part – the recipe! This peach cobbler overnight oatmeal reminds me of one of my favorite desserts.
Just like most others, this is an easy recipe that takes a few minutes to make a night. Mix it up before you go to bed and breakfast will be waiting for you in the morning!
Peach Cobbler Overnight Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup oats (steel or rolled)
- 1/4 cup plain or vanilla greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup milk of choice (Almond or Cashew)
- 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
- Dash of cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup peaches
- In this order place: raw oatmeal, yogurt, chia seeds and milk in a pint-sized jar or container.
- Place the lid on tightly and shake until mixed well.
- Add vanilla and cinnamon.
- Tighten lid and place in the refrigerator to sit overnight.
- In the morning, add the diced peaches.