Peaches and Cream Oatmeal

04.04.2012

No more buying peaches and cream oatmeal packets with those artificial peaches =). This oatmeal with real peaches and real cream is so much better that it’s likely you’ll never be able to return to the packets once you’ve tried this.

I eat oatmeal about 5 out of 7 days, I often even eat it as my night time snack before bed. Yeah I love oatmeal just that much. I never thought I’d say it, but it’s true. My mom would always eat it every morning when I was little and I never would’ve thought 15 years later I would be doing the same thing.  Of course I never eat it plain, simply sweetened with sugar or as she did by adding a half a stick of butter. I always add other flavors or fruits.  Some of my favorites include Banana Oatmeal, Brown Sugar Maple Oatmeal (a future recipe post) and this Peaches and Cream Oatmeal.

I made this using canned peaches because that is what I had on hand, and also I like the texture of the canned peaches along with the texture of the oatmeal. I rarely use canned fruit, but trust me this is one recipe where it works perfect!

You could also substitute diced fresh strawberries in place of the peaches for Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal, indeed another favorite of mine (I’d recommend adding the strawberries after cooking though and omitting the cinnamon).

Indulge, just a little =), with this heavenly Peaches and Cream Oatmeal.  Turn a drab breakfast into something exciting!

Peaches and Cream Oatmeal

Yield: 1 serving

Peaches and Cream Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats or Quick Oats*
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp packed light brown sugar or granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup diced canned, drained peaches or fresh peaches*
  • 2 Tbsp cream or half-n-half

Directions

  • In a large microwave safe bowl, combine oats, milk, water, sugar, optional cinnamon and salt. If using fresh peaches add them to oatmeal mixture before microwaving so they will cook and become softened. Microwave mixture on HIGH power for 3 1/2 - 4 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir in vanilla. If using canned peaches fold them into oatmeal after microwaving. Drizzle oatmeal with cream. Serve warm.
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy
http://www.cookingclassy.com/2012/04/peaches-and-cream-oatmeal/

10 comments

  • Lisa: I’m totally with you. Can’t stand those little freeze dried artificial oatmeal packets. Yours, on the other hand, is just how oatmeal should be – fresh, natural, and delicious. April 4, 2012 at 12:07pm Reply

  • The Cooleys: I love oatmeal too! I seriously ate it for my night time snack last night. Makes me happy to know I’m not the only one! Good post! April 4, 2012 at 1:08pm Reply

  • Jaclyn: Thanks for your comments! That’s funny you had oatmeal last night, me too. I’m glad I’m not the only one too =). April 4, 2012 at 1:27pm Reply

  • mr and mrs guevara: wow, this oatmeal looks delicious! I’m always trying and making up new variations for my nearly daily oatmeal breakfast, and I can not wait to try this one. Perhaps tomorrow since all this rain were having in CA is perfect oatmeal weather (: April 10, 2012 at 6:45pm Reply

  • Irini: I have not bought peaches and cream oatmeal in years (about 5) because I educated myself on chemicals in foods etc. I loved quaker’s peaches and cream and I miss it! I will be making this today. Very excited. (: Nice blog! This is me—> https://www.facebook.com/IrinisCooking New to blogging but not cooking hehe. August 7, 2012 at 4:29am Reply

  • Wendy: I guess I’m a bit behind in finding this recipe, but it has quickly become a new family favorite. My 12 year old daughter, who will never eat oatmeal, loves this recipe. That alone was worth the find–but we are all loving it. Thanks for sharing! February 6, 2014 at 9:57pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yay I love to hear that :)! I’m so glad it’s a new family favorite. Thanks for your comment! February 6, 2014 at 10:40pm Reply

  • Efrain- Rooks to Cooks: This sounds delicious! If I wanted to cook the oats stove top would I change when ingredients were added? April 8, 2014 at 11:17am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Maybe just a little less water. I hope you try it out and love it! April 21, 2014 at 10:31pm Reply

  • Clara: I can’t stand eating oatmeal, its the oats texture. But I had a peach that needed to be used, and I remembered my favorite oatmeal growing up was peaches and cream, so I found this recipe. Got to say this was amazing, well once I made it then threw it into the blender and ate it that way… I’m weird I know. July 11, 2014 at 10:21am Reply

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