While peaches are perfect simply as-is, when you realize some are ripening much faster than you can consume them, consider making this peach compote. (Using overripe peaches also allows for fewer sweeteners to be added.) Simply stir all the ingredients together in a saucepan, and in less than 10 minutes you've got yourself a scrumptious topping to spoon on overnight oats, pancakes, waffles, ice cream -- you name it!
Add the milk, oats, yogurt and chia seeds to a pint-sized Mason jar or other container and give them a good stir. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 5 hours.
Spoon the Peach Compote on top of the oats mixture and add toppings as desired. Serve.
Combine the peaches with the syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger and 2 tablespoons water in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the maple syrup begins to caramelize and the mixture thickens, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool completely, then store in an airtight container, refrigerated, for up to 1 week.