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Recipe

Overnight Oatmeal with Sweet Marinated Peaches

Scott Phillips

Servings: 4

I began using this overnight method out of a desire to sleep longer, but came to find it actually made better oatmeal. The flavors have a chance to develop, and the oats get a softer, creamier texture. It’s the ideal backdrop for marinated peaches and crunchy toasted walnuts.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. whole milk
  • 2 Tbs. packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats, preferably McCann’s
  • 3 cups Brown Sugar and Thyme Marinated Peaches, drained, 1/4 cup marinade reserved
  • 2 oz. (1/2 cup) toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. chia seeds (optional)
  • Heavy cream (optional)

Nutritional Information

      Calories (kcal) : 350
      Fat Calories (kcal): 110
      Fat (g): 12
      Saturated Fat (g): 1.5
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 8
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 2.5
      Cholesterol (mg): 0
      Sodium (mg): 75
      Carbohydrates (g): 53
      Fiber (g): 7
      Protein (g): 9

Preparation

  • Combine the milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and 4 cups water in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Bring to a boil. Stir in the oats, simmer for 1 minute, then remove from the heat. Let cool at room temperature until tepid, then cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Bring the oatmeal to a simmer over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until thick and the oats are tender and chewy, about 10 minutes.
  • Off the heat, stir in the reserved marinade. Divide among 4 bowls, and top with the peaches, walnuts, and chia seeds, if using. Drizzle with heavy cream, if using, and serve.

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  • karenkitchen | 02/26/2017

    After trying (and loving) the overnight gingerbread oatmeal recipe from a different issue, I was excited to find this same technique for plain oatmeal too. I love this because it is easy, healthy and delicious. I didn't make the peaches--just the oatmeal--and I will be making this all year round. Make sure to use the larger pot. I thought it would be fine to use a smaller saucepan and I quickly learned why you need the larger one (spill over when boiling).

  • PDXHeidi | 08/08/2016

    Fantastic method for steel cut oatmeal. I tweaked the sugar (up to 3 Tbsp) and cinnamon (down to 1/4 tsp) and served it with a selection of toppings: fresh blueberries, diced peaches (sold pre-diced/frozen at restaurant supply store), brown sugar, raisins, walnuts & cream. I made this for 375 teens/adults and it was a huge hit. Teens who claimed to hate oatmeal loved it. Adults raved about it being the best oatmeal they've tasted. FYI:I used Bob's Red Mill oats.

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