Breakfast That Tastes Like Dessert: High-Protein Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats
- 46 grams
- 11 grams
- 34 grams
- 15 grams
Note: These values represent one serving.
Recipe by Casey Barber
Starting your day off with a high-protein meal is key to keeping you on track and staving off the hunger monster that often accompanies your strength-training journey.
Oats are the perfect canvas for your morning pick-me-up, providing a fiber-and-whole grain combo that gives your body sustained energy without spiking your blood sugar.
With its creamy, pudding-like texture, overnight oats are one of the best preparations for this hearty ingredient. It takes just minutes to prep, which means there’s no excuse for skipping breakfast, and flavor options are limited only by your imagination.
This healthy overnight oats recipe is inspired by a classic summer dessert—minus the sugar and fat overload. Cinnamon and allspice add a “just-baked” taste to these rich and filling overnight oats loaded with protein powder, chia seeds, and Greek yogurt. You’ll get 34 grams of protein, so you can start the day making good headway fulfilling your protein needs for lean muscle development.
High-Protein Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats
- Prep Time
- 10 min
- Cook Time
- 0 min
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- 2 tablespoons chopped pecans (about 10 pecans)
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 large peach or nectarine, diced (about 1 cup)
Stir the oats, protein powder, pecans, chia seeds, cinnamon, and allspice together in a medium bowl.
Add the yogurt and almond milk and stir until combined.
Divide between two 8-ounce (1 cup) jars or other lidded containers.
Divide the peaches evenly between the jars.
Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight, then stir and enjoy.
The oats will be thick after their night in the refrigerator, so add another splash of milk before eating if desired.
Tip: To get more of the peach flavor throughout, throw the almond milk, protein powder, cinnamon, allspice, Greek yogurt and half of the diced peach in a blender, and blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl. Add rolled oats, chia seeds, and pecans, and stir to combine. Divide between two jars or containers, and top with remaining peaches. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, or overnight.
Variation: Black Forest Overnight Oats
Substitute 1 cup pitted and halved or quartered fresh cherries for the peaches. Substitute cacao nibs for half or all the pecans, to your taste.