Peaches and Cream Oatmeal

Ever since I was a little girl, one of my favorite desserts has been peach pie.  With chocolate ice cream.  Don’t wrinkle your nose like that until you try it – it is fabulous!

Anyway, I love peach pie, but the sugar and carbs make it a pretty rare treat for me these days. But it’s that time of year now.  You know the time I mean. The time when fresh peaches abound and they call your name as you walk by in the grocery store.  Not too long ago I took a drive through Georgia and saw a ton of places where I could have stopped and bought a bushel or two of peaches.  I resisted.  But I knew I couldn’t resist forever, so I started thinking about THM-friendly ways to enjoy one of my favorite summer treats.  This is what I finally came up with:

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I knew that I didn’t want to have to find a way to make a pie crust, and I also did not want to have to bake anything in the summer heat here. Enter Overnight Oats, which require no cooking, and are chock-full of healthy yumminess like oatmeal, greek yogurt, and chia seeds.  They are rich and creamy and super-easy to make, which is a major criterion of my cooking style. And paired with fresh peaches, they make a peaches and cream treat that is out of this world! Here’s the full recipe:

Peaches and Cream Oatmeal

1/4 cup of old-fashioned oats
1.5 tsp of Truvia
1.5 tsp of chia seeds
a sprinkle of nutmeg and cinnamon
a pinch of salt
a dash of vanilla
1/3 cup of 0% greek yogurt
1/3 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1 peach, diced

Just toss all the ingredients into a mason jar, put the lid on, shake it up a bit, and leave it in the fridge overnight.  In the morning, it’s ready to eat.  No cooking, no mess, no extra dishes to wash.  Just the yummy goodness of peaches and cream.

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For you Trim Healthy Mamas out there, due to the combination of the oats and the peach, this recipe fits into the E (= Energizing) category. You could even add in a bit more oats if you wanted to, but I find this serving size to be pretty perfect for my needs.

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I’ll add that I make Overnight Oats on a regular basis, and they are one of my favorite grab-and-go meals.  Typically I just line up a few jars and add in the dry ingredients, and then stick these sets of dry ingredients on a shelf.

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At night, I grab a jar (or two) and add the wet ingredients.  Often, I use raspberries instead of peaches since the raspberries are FP, but the peaches have really been hitting the spot lately.

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See that really large jar back there?  That’s my homemade greek yogurt, which is super-easy and tastes fabulous!  And yes, I know those are nectarines in that picture and not peaches – they are great in overnight oats too!

 I’m linking up to Trim Healthy Tuesday over at Gwen’s Nest and Stacy Makes Cents – come on over and see all the great treats to be found!

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34 thoughts on “Peaches and Cream Oatmeal

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  3. So, if I eat one of these (made with 4 strawberries to make it a FP) along with my morning coffee and cream, does that make it an S helper, or does it stay a FP?

    • That depends on the cream in your coffee – how much do you have and how much fat/carbs are in it? The overnight oats already have some fat from the chia, so I’d probably guess you’d move into S-Helper mode at that point. This is a bit higher in carbs than most FP’s, which is okay with just a little fat, but once you add more fat, you’d want to limit your carbs more. I generally drink it with a java chiller or use fat-free half and half in my coffee with it. That way it might become an E, but not an S-Helper.

  4. One more question (sorry) … If I were to make this using 2Tbs canned pumpkin instead of fruit, would that keep it in FP mode?? (my book is STILL not here, so I don’t know where pumpkin falls)

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  10. I really enjoy my oats and peaches this way. So handy and yummy on the mornings I have to be out the door early to teach. One of the few E breakfasts that I would actually go to instead of a usual S. Thanks so much!

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    • Sorry for such a late response! We had a death in the family and I am just now getting back on track!

      I have used frozen peaches in it. If I were using canned I’d try to find sugar-free or canned in juice and not in syrup.

  12. First off thank u thank u thank u for all ur recipe post!! I have a question. If I ate only have of the recipe for breakfast could I have half and half with my coffee and it still be an E? Also I left off the chia seeds bc I didn’t have any.

    • Sorry for such a late response! We had a death in the family and I am just now getting back on track!

      The issue with the half and half is the fat – you want to keep total fat to 5 grams in an E meal. If you don’t have the fat of the chia, you could eat the whole recipe and just keep your half n half to no more than 5 grams of fat.

    • Sorry for such a late response! We had a death in the family and I am just now getting back on track!

      You could use a little light coconut milk instead of almond milk, but it would affect the amount of fat in it – you’d want to keep your fat to less than 5 grams in this E meals if you are in weight-loss mode.

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  16. The 0% greek yogurt you used, is this your homemade , & if so can I have directions? The recipe I have is using whole milk & I want to make fat free. Thanks so much for the oatmeal recipe.

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