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.

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


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy


  • 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—> 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

  • Susana: Oh my goodness! So good! I had a serious craving for peaches and cream oatmeal like I used to have as a kid. I love oatmeal and eat it all the time but I only eat clean, whole, real food so the boxed kind is not an option. I figures I would Google to see if I could find a good recipe to try to satisfy my craving and I ran across your recipe, looked it over and thought I would give it a go. So glad I did! I am definitely keeping it for future use when I have that craving again! Or…maybe just when I want a late night sweet treat haha! March 6, 2015 at 7:16am Reply

  • ILoveFood: Sooooo good! I’ve been trying to ease into a somewhat natural food diet. I stumbled across your recipe while doing an online search and am so happy I found you. This is absolutely amazing. And this is coming from a woman who never really like oatmeal … Until now. Absolutely delicious! I eat it at least three times a week. Thank you! June 22, 2015 at 4:03pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked this oatmeal! June 22, 2015 at 9:56pm Reply

  • Morrigane: I’m eating this oatmeal as I type this. It is soooo good! I used peaches packed in water and used the water from the can because I thought it would make it “peachier”. I am so glad I found this recipe. No more pouches for me! August 11, 2015 at 8:17am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you loved it Morrigane! August 11, 2015 at 10:51am Reply

  • Andrea: Used half coconut milk and regular milk left out cream and water. It was very good. August 30, 2015 at 6:39am Reply

  • Jennifer: This was great, very much like the oatmeal packets, but better. I used baby food peaches since I don’t like chunks and followed the rest of the recipe to a tee. If you want the traditional flavor, cream is the way to go, but other kinds of milk work well too!. Thank you for a wonderful recipe! November 4, 2016 at 7:54am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the great feedback Jennifer! November 4, 2016 at 12:30pm Reply

  • Lissa: Hello, amazing oatmeal and so quick and easy! I used soy milk, I don’t like cow’s milk and it was very good!

    Thanks! January 16, 2017 at 11:24pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Lissa! January 17, 2017 at 10:08am Reply

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