Breakfast is - without a doubt - my favorite meal of the day.
Truth be told, I am one of those people that wakes up seriously hungry (no joke, my tummy is growling the moment I roll out of bed)! Maybe that's why I love overnight oats so much. As if you couldn't already tell from my Recipage, I make a practically endless variety of this breakfast favorite, including (but certainly not limited to):
- Apple Pie Oats;
- Cherry Pie Oats;
- Roasted Coco(nut) Oatmeal;
- Spring Green Overnight Oats;
- Biscoff Oatmeal Pudding;
- Apple and Peanut Butter Oatmeal;
- Cranberry and "Dressing" Overnight Oats;
- Blueberry Cobbler Oatmeal;
- Peanut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats;
- Overnight PB&J Oats; and
- Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal.
Counting today's post, the ABC blog will include a complete dozen oatmeal recipes! Needless to say, if you like a filling/flavorful/fun breakfast, this is the blog for you!
Today's overnight oats recipe is slightly different - and a bit more summery- than my other oatmeal recipes, because it includes Homemade Peach Compote. If you aren't a fan of peaches, you could easily switch things up by using blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, pears, etc. instead. I don't know about you, but I have always loved recipes that can be "cook's choice"!
So, what are we waiting for?!
Oh, right...you need the recipe first, huh?!
Vanilla Coconut Overnight Oats
1/2 C oats
2-3 packets of stevia (or 2-3 tsp sugar)
1/2 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of your choice)
1 1/4 C water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp coconut extract
- Place the oats, salt, and stevia in a small saucepan.
- Mix together.
- Add the milk, water, vanilla, and coconut extracts.
- Bring to a low boil; and then immediately reduce the heat to low.
- Simmer for five minutes.
- Pour into a Tupperware container, and refrigerate overnight.
- Loosen with a small amount of milk in the morning.
- Serve warm, or cold, depending upon preference (I'm weird and like mine cold...especially during the summer!).
Homemade Peach Compote
1 large peach, finely diced
1 packet of stevia
1T maple syrup
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Place the diced peach, stevia, water, maple syrup, and vanilla into a small saucepan.
- Bring to a medium boil, and then immediately reduce the heat to low.
- Using a potato masher - or large fork - to mash the peaches until a gel-like consistency forms.
- Stir in the cornstarch and whisk vigorously to remove all lumps.
- Continue simmering for five minutes until the mixture begins to thicken.
- Pour into a small jelly jar and refrigerate to cool.
- Serve as you would any fruit compote or jam (i.e. on toast, mixed into oatmeal, etc.).
In the morning, after loosening up the oats with a small amount of almond milk, I added a couple of dollops of soy yogurt, and 2-3 T of the Homemade Peach Compote right onto the top of my oats. After a few bites, I ended up mixing the yogurt and compote into the oats; and I'm not exaggerating when I say that this was the best. bowl. of. oats. I have EVER had the pleasure of eating!
Question of the Day:
What is your favorite flavor of jam/jelly/compote/fruit spread? Mine would either be peach of blueberry!
Ally and Bo