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Peach melba overnight oats

Layered overnight oats with peaches and raspberry sauce, topped with fresh raspberries

This is the kind of breakfast that makes me wonder why I don’t eat healthily all the time. These peach melba overnight oats were quick and easy to make, full of goodness, and absolutely delicious. Why do I ever eat sugary cereal? The human brain is a weird thing.

If you’re unfamiliar with peach melba, I don’t blame you. It’s a dessert that originated in the 1800s, with peaches, raspberry sauce and ice cream. It may be pretty retro (can you use the word ‘retro’ to describe something from 125 years ago?), but the combination of peaches and raspberries will never go out of style. I’ve dragged a classic peach melba into the 21st century with a more recent trend – overnight oats, a.k.a. chilled porridge that you prepare the night before.

Three glasses of layered overnight oats with peaches and raspberry sauce, topped with fresh raspberries

Cold porridge may not sound too appetising if you’ve never had overnight oats before, but just give it a go and see what you think. It doesn’t require any cooking – the oats soften as they soak in the milk, and by the next morning they’re perfect for eating. I think it works really well, especially layered up with all that fruit. I used tinned peaches (but fresh peaches would work really well too), and squished some fresh raspberries to make the raspberry ‘sauce’. I didn’t add any extra sugar to the oats themselves, because the fruit brought plenty of sweetness, although I did add a dash of maple syrup to the raspberries to help make them a bit saucier.

Layered overnight oats in a glass on a saucer, with peaches and raspberry sauce, topped with fresh raspberries and mint

The end result is fruity and sweet – it feels a bit like a dessert, despite being pretty healthy. I love the layered look – make a few portions in individual glasses, and keep them in the fridge for a couple of days for easy grab-and-go breakfasts.

Have you tried overnight oats yet? If not, do you think these peach melba overnight oats might have convinced you?

Layered overnight oats with peaches and raspberry sauce, topped with fresh raspberries and mint, with a spoon

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5 from 6 votes

Peach melba overnight oats

Peach melba overnight oats, a healthy fruity breakfast inspired by the retro dessert.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 3 people
Calories:
Author: Becca Heyes

Ingredients

  • 90 g (~ 1 cup) rolled oats
  • 225 ml (~ 1 scant cup) milk
  • 410 g tin sliced peaches in fruit juice, drained (250g, or ~ 1 1/4 cups, when drained - equivalent of about 2 fresh peaches, sliced)
  • 110 g (~ 1 cup) fresh raspberries
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup, runny honey or agave nectar
  • To serve: more fresh raspberries, fresh mint (optional)

Instructions

  • Combine the oats and milk in a large bowl, and mix well.
  • Place a couple of slices of peach in the bottom of each of three small glasses. Top each with a couple of spoonfuls of milk-soaked oats, making sure there's a small amount of excess milk for the oats to absorb. Then add another layer of peach slices.
  • In a small bowl, use a fork to roughly crush the raspberries. Add a dash of maple syrup, and mix well.
  • Distribute the raspberry 'sauce' between the three glasses, and top each with another layer of oats. Again, there should be a small amount of excess milk, but don't feel you need to add it all if there's too much.
  • Cover the glasses with cling film, and place in the fridge overnight. They should last for 2-3 days in the fridge. Serve with more fresh raspberries and fresh mint, if desired.

 

Note: Nutritional information is approximate, and will depend on exactly what ingredients you choose. Information above is for 1/3 of the recipe.

Here’s another kind of overnight oats to try – banana and peanut butter overnight oats:

 

Banana and peanut butter overnight oats

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Pam

Tuesday 27th of March 2018

I haven't tried overnight oats yet, but this delicious looking recipe has me inspired to give them a go. Sounds yummy!

Holly Homan

Wednesday 7th of March 2018

I love overnight oats! I always need new ideas otherwise they always end up being peanut butter or some kind of Nutella fakery!

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Sunday 25th of March 2018

To be fair, peanut butter in overnight oats is pretty good! ;)

Gill

Saturday 3rd of March 2018

Noooooo, I have everything except tinned peaches and it's still horrible weather out there. Do you recommend leaving the oats & milk to stand for a while before assembling?

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Saturday 3rd of March 2018

Ugh I'm not leaving the house for at least another few days haha. I didn't leave them to stand for more than a minute or two while I prepared the fruit - just made sure I spooned a little excess milk into the glass along with the oats so it had something to absorb :) Then they do most of their softening in the glass overnight.

Anna @ Once Upon A Food Blog

Thursday 1st of March 2018

These look gorgeous, I love the colours and peaches and raspberries go so well together.

Feestzaal

Thursday 1st of March 2018

This is so mouth watering recipe. Thank you for this healthy breakfast recipe. :)

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