I cannot get enough peaches right now. Every night since coming home from vacation we’ve sat on the patio eating the ripest, juiciest peaches before the girl’s go to bed. They are so juicy that peach juice runs down your arm and drips off your elbow with every bite. Nice and messy, and the perfect ending on a hot summer day. They have been so good I’ve made three trips to the store for more in four days! I’ve grilled the peaches, made three batches of peach pancakes…hand tight, that recipe is coming…and they’ve been in my oatmeal.
The blackberries have been just as delicious. I can remember being a kid and running around my grandmothers yard picking wild blackberries. I’m almost positive that is all my brothers and I would eat all day while playing flag football, kickball, and capture the flag. Maybe I enjoy running so much now because I was always running from them growing up. Blackberries bring back so many memories. I love the flavor and the nutrition of them, and paired together with peaches you get juicy, tangy, and sweet. Simply perfect if you ask me!
Look how beautiful they are…
Overnight oats are great because they keep me full and require just a couple minutes and ingredients to make the night before. All you have to do is wake up and enjoy! A couple things I’ve found work best when making this oatmeal. The first time I chopped the peach, which was great, but the next time I used the grater and I think that worked better, just watch your fingers. Also, after making overnight oats for well over a year now, I find it’s best to add all the ingredients, except the chia seeds, and mix well. Then add the chia seeds and stir constantly for one minute. That will prevent the chia seeds from getting stuck to each other and clumping up. If that does happen, just mix again using a small whisk and set it back in the refrigerator.
|Peach Cardamom Overnight Oats|
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill GF oats)
- 1 peach – chopped or grated
- 1/2 tsp cardamom
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp sweetener – maple syrup, agave, honey
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (I use So Delicious)
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- Add all the ingredients to a small bowl, except chia seeds, and mix.
- Add chia seeds and stir for one minute
- Add to the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight
- Stir before serving
- I topped it with blackberries and shredded coconut
- Makes one large serving, or two small servings.