With the unseasonably warm weather during the end of May here in Boston, this take on the overnight oats was a no brainer: peaches and almond. When I was little, the minute peach season rolled around, my mom would serve Almond Peaches for dessert, as a side for dinner, as a snack . . . you get the idea. Why not for breakfast? The almond extract perfectly balances with the peaches and almond milk. Hence, Almond Peach Overnight Oats were developed. To make it even better, I think i’ll toss in slivered almonds next time I make it for a crunch, but I promise, it’s perfectly balanced as is.
This is a classic “dessert” at home. (I say “dessert” sparingly because this has been a constant argument between my mom and then me and my dad. She thinks dessert automatically equates with fruit. Not to say it doesn’t at all, but not to the extent to which she so fervently believes.) My grandmother made this for my mom, and now she’s made these Almond Peaches for me for as long as I can remember. It’s perfect as a side, as a snack or even as a dessert. It can even be added to other berries, such as strawberries or blueberries and is even be delicious as a topping for oatmeal, vanilla ice cream or a shortcake. As a topping or a alone, these almond peaches are just a classic, quick and extremely delicious dish to add to your repertoire.