Nectarines and Cream Overnight Oats
These Nectarines and Cream Overnight Oats are high in protein to keep you full all morning long!
If you had to choose a favorite breakfast, one that you could eat over and over again, what would it be? Me, I’d have to choose overnight oats. While I love eggs and toast, and whole wheat pancakes, and green smoothies, overnight oats are my healthy breakfast of choice. They taste delicious, you can easily switch up the flavors and add-ins, and they take literally two minutes to mix up the night before.
These Necatarines and Cream Overnight Oats are the fourth overnight oats recipe I’ve shared on the blog. In case you missed any of the first three, they are these Strawberry Chia Overnight Oats, these Peanut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats, and Easy Overnight Oats. All are reader favorites, and all are super delicious!
Fresh nectarines and peaches are so good this time of year, and we use them interchangeably in this recipe. Julia and I have gotten into a routine of going to the farmers’ market every Saturday morning. Our favorite stand is the one with the stone fruits. The peaches, nectarines, plums, and apricots are our favorites, and they never last long with my three little snackers around!
These Nectarines and Cream Overnight oats are high protein, thanks to Greek yogurt and chia seeds. I usually sweeten my overnight oats with a little pure maple syrup, but in these I like to add a touch of honey. The flavor of the honey pairs really well with the fresh nectarine. And be sure to add the 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract. It’s just a small amount, but you really can taste the difference.
For the photos of this recipe, I used these cute little jars. However, I most often make my overnight oats in these wide-mouth mason jars with these lids.
If you’re trying to get on track with preparing healthy breakfasts during the week, check out my easy breakfast meal plan.
Nectarines and Cream Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk, whichever type you prefer
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- fresh nectarine, chopped
- Combine oats, Greek yogurt, milk, honey, vanilla, and chia seeds in a mason jar. Seal with lid and shake until well combined. Alternatively, you can stir the ingredients together in a bowl.
- Refrigerate at least 8 hours. Top with nectarine and serve.
- Oats are best eaten within two days.
Health benefits of these Nectarines and Cream Overnight Oats:
- Chia Seeds are high in many nutrients, including omega fatty acids, protein, and fiber. They may even give you an energy boost!
- Old-fashioned oats are high on the food satiety index and are a heart-healthy food that may help lower bad cholesterol levels.
- Plain Greek yogurt is high in calcium and protein. It contains probiotic cultures which are good for your digestive tract.
I’d have to say that eggs would rank as one of my favorite breakfasts, but overnight oats don’t fall too far behind! And especially in the summer, I make them ALL the time! This nectarine version sounds delicious, Kristine! So perfect to use up all of that fresh summer fruit!
Overnight oats are my favorite breakfast too and I just had my blueberry chia version today! I love nectarines, and need to use them in my oats next time. And they are so great with honey — these look just wonderful, Kristine!
These are the best overnight oats I’ve tried! I will definitely be making them again.
I love overnight oats, too! This version looks so summery with those ripe necatarines!
I love overnight oats! The Greek yogurt and chia sound awesome here 🙂
These overnight oats look so delicious, Kristine! We’ve been buying a lot of peaches and nectarines lately, so I need to get on board with the overnight oats thing. I think I have everything to make these too!
I have to comment…your overnight oats idea is excellent! Thank you! I love it! Its healthy and filling.
Thank you, Marcia! I hope you enjoy these!!
I find it ironic that I just bought a whole whack of nectarines yesterday…. and now I see this! Lol! This looks like the perfect summer breakfast!
That is too funny! I’m sure you’ll put those nectarines to good use! 😉
This is the prettiest twist I’ve seen in a looooong time on overnight oats!! Nectarines are my current stone fruit favorite right now and I’m so excited to try these oats for an easy weekday breakfast!
When I first made this, I followed the recipe exactly. I did not like it. The plain yogurt and oats made the recipe exceptionally bland. Since then I’ve added a few alterations that make this much more enjoyable to me. I understand that everyone has their preferences, so I’ll share mine in case anyone else desperately wants to love these oats (like me) but isn’t sure how to. I still use plain yogurt, but I mix it with stevia, cinnamon, and vanilla (instant vanilla yogurt! So good!). I use frozen peaches unless nectarines are in season. I also like to top everything with a sprinkle of cinnamon. It gives it a warm, peach cobbler taste. I more recently became lactose intolerant, so I’m now exploring ways to make this dairy free. Thanks for the inspiration!