Peaches and cream is a delicious flavor combination! This overnight oats recipe has the taste of peaches and cream with the health benefits of extra fiber.
Peaches and Cream
When I think of peaches and cream it takes me back to long Summer nights, smoky campfires, and Dutch oven peach cobbler topped with sweet vanilla ice cream. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
I love the nostalgic taste of peaches and cream, but I love even more that this overnight oats recipe brings the same flavor with quality healthy ingredients.
The Different Types of Oats
Oats, like many other grains, come in many forms. Here are some of the different kinds of oats you could find at your local grocery store:
- Whole Oat Groats
- Steel cut
- Rolled oats/old fashioned
- Quick/instant oats
Each of these oat products come from the same oat grain but are processed differently.
Whole oat groats are the least processed form of oats. The hull is removed, but nothing else is done to the oat grain. The germ, endosperm and bran are still intact.
Steel cut oats are oats that have been cut into multiple pieces. They contain the germ, endosperm and bran of the oat grain, but they take less time to cook than whole oat groats.
Rolled oats, also known as old fashioned oats, have been rolled by a machine and flattened into small circular disc shapes. Rolled oats are very versatile and can be used in many types of cooking and baking. They also contain the germ, endosperm and bran.
Quick or instant oats often are used in processed foods. These are the kinds of oats that are usually found in flavored oat breakfast packets. Quick oats can be pre-cooked and are the most processed form of oats.
Whole oat groats, steel cut oats and rolled oats are all considered whole grains. Doing your best to eat whole grains provides your body with extra fiber, which helps with digestion. To learn more about oats and oat recipes, visit To Taste’s article.
The Overnight Oat Recipe
This recipe comes from Utah Agriculture in the Classroom. Schools throughout Utah will enjoy this recipe during breakfast, and so can you!
This recipe is great for meal prep, and is especially great for those of us that feel like we never have enough time in the morning to make a healthy breakfast. Making this recipe at night and then eating it in the morning is a great way to save time and eat healthy!