Peaches and Cream Oatmeal

Published April 4, 2012. Updated February 20, 2024

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Peaches and Cream Oatmeal is a delicious and old-fashioned breakfast that will make you think “Why have I been eating those bland oatmeal packets all this time?!” Juicy peaches, rich cream, hearty oats, and the perfect amount of spice make this the perfect breakfast or brunch dish. 

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

Peaches and Cream Oatmeal

Peaches and Cream Oatmeal

I eat oatmeal about 5 out of 7 days, I often even eat it as my nighttime 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 that 15 years later I would be doing the same thing.  It’s such a great breakfast, because it keeps me full until lunch and I can remix it for whatever I’m craving!

Of course, I never eat it plain—simply sweetened with sugar or as she did by adding half a stick of butter. I always add other flavors or fruits.  Some of my favorites include Banana Oatmeal, Brown Sugar Maple Oatmeal, and Peaches and Cream!

Easy Oatmeal Breakfast

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 perfectly!

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

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Peaches and Cream Oatmeal

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.
Servings: 1
Prep5 minutes
Cook5 minutes
Ready in: 10 minutes


  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled 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 canned peaches drained or fresh peaches, diced
  • 2 Tbsp cream or half-n-half


  • 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.


  • *Quick oats will work too just reduce cook time by about 1 - 1 1/2 minutes.



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  • Amber Ence

    I’ve been eating a lot of oatmeal lately since I am breastfeeding my baby. My kids and I tried this today and we all thought it was really good! I am always a fan of your recipes! Thank you!

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      So sorry to hear that! Did it overflow or burst? Reducing power level or stirring should prevent that if your microwave is cooking hot.

  • Nicole Kirby

    It turned out perfect! Thank you for sharing! My dad and I loved it, better than the instant pack!

  • Kelley

    I use the juice from the can rather than milk. Adding a bit of milk when eating it. I make a lot of oatmeal for my mom who is on a very restricted sodium diet. She loves them all. She’s especially partial to my pineapple oatmeal. I use 1/4 cup pineapple juice, 1/4 cup water and add some cut pineapple. Heat water and then I simmer it for 5 minutes before adding quick oats. Once it’s in her bowl I top with some additional pineapple. I also make her apple pie oatmeal. I use 1 fresh apple, any kind, but she likes golden delicious. I cook the apple up the night before. I add everything I would if I was making apple pie apples for canning except no corn starch. I leave the vanilla till Apple is done cooking. I remove apples once cooled, measure apple juices from pot and add apple juice to make 1/4 cup, then adding enough water to make 1/2 cup. I then add apples back to the liquid. Next morning all I do is heat apples in it’s liquid and add the quick oats. I sprinkle a bit of brown sugar n cinnamon on top once it’s in her bowl. She’s so happy and there is basically no sodium, only what is naturally occurring. If milk is used then the sodium is increased but there’s no help for that. In summer I make her strawberries and cream or blueberry overnight oatmeal so it’s cold rather than hot. It’s so delicious that I make it for myself now too. Going to try the peach. I’d give her some heavy cream rather than milk to add to her bowl except I don’t have any on hand. Heavy cream is lower in sodium than milk. The less fat in milk or cream, the higher the sodium. Figure that. Either the sodium gets you or the fat does! Anyhoo, thank you for the recipe! I knew what I wanted to do but wanted to see how others are doing it. Going to use your recipe, switching it up only where necessary. Wasn’t sure about vanilla, sugar or cinnamon. Thank you!
    Ps. Rice can also be cooked with 50% juice to 50% water. Mom like pineapple and broccoli brown rice, but other juice can be used as well, such as tomato. I use quick/minute rice. Cheers!