It all started with a late night sweet tooth…I feel like that is how most stories should start. I spent my day yesterday driving from Los Angeles to my family home in the Bay Area. I arrived at night hungry, tired, and seriously craving something sweet. The moment my eyes met the juicy peach in the fruit bowl, I knew a caramelized peach would be an easy fix. It wasn’t long before I lit up the stove and got to business. Something changed though, while I was watching the peaches break down before me in the pan. Maybe my fatigue took hold, but my hunger faded away and suddenly a bed sounded much nicer than a snack. But wait! Am I going to let this peach go to waste?…Heck no! And that’s when it happened. My brain, fogged by fatigue and an empty stomach was illuminated with a light that led to oatmeal…overnight oats that is.
P.S. Don’t be scared off, the preparation was easy. The real struggle was getting the peaches to make it in the jar for the morning!
Caramelized Peach Oats with Lavender and Rosemary
1 ripe peach
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey (I used lavender infused honey, sub agave if vegan)
1 tsp dried rosemary
1/3 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup almond milk
2 tbsp 0% Greek yogurt
Heat the oil in a skillet on medium heat, add honey and rosemary and stir. Cut the peach in half and add to pan cut side down. Move the peaches so they don’t stick to the pan. Cook for 5 minutes or until the flesh softens. Flip the peach halves and caramelize for another 5 minutes. Take off heat and cut the peaches in slices.
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In a jar, mix the oats, milk, and yogurt. Add half of the sliced caramelized peaches to the jar as well as some of the juices. Stir, cover, and let sit in the fridge overnight. You can top with the rest of the peaches 9if they weren’t already devoured) and fruit of choice!