Peach Pie Oatmeal
One of my favorite things about summer is all the fresh, local produce we load up on. Among all the various fruits and vegetables, peaches have always been a favorite. Going peach picking is definitely a highlight of the summer because, seriously, who doesn’t love a nice juicy peach fresh off the tree? Nobody. I get so excited while picking them that I can’t even wait until we get home to dig in and end up picking a couple off the tree and eating them like an apple while I continue to pick. Mmmmmm, peaches.
While we haven’t gone peach picking just yet (they aren’t quite ripe enough), we did get a giant half bushel of peaches from a local farm stand the other day and I’ve been in peachy heaven ever since! We froze a crap ton of the peaches and there were still even more ripening up on the counter!
While I will never grow tired of just simply biting into a nice juicy peach (I’m also usually just too lazy to bother peeling and cutting one), I decided to try throwing one into some oatmeal in the morning.
I only recently became quite the oatmeal lover and have started having it at least 3 days a week, if not more and this recipe just makes me love it even more! I even chopped up some peaches and froze them in little chunks, so I can still enjoy this oatmeal in the dead of winter when a nice bowl of steaming oatmeal and a cup of tea really hits the spot on a cold, dreary morning.
After some trial and error, I came up with a bowl of warm, sweet, and perfectly peachy oatmeal and boy, did I dig right in! I know warm oatmeal isn’t exactly a summertime breakfast, but just bear with me. The fresh peaches are really what make this so fantastic, they get all warm and soft and cinnamon-y and mmmmmm, pure deliciousness!
Peach Pie Oatmeal
- 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
- 1 Cup Non-Dairy Milk of Choice or Water*
- 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
- 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp. Chia Seeds or Ground Flax Seeds (optional)
- 1 Medium Sized Fresh Peach (or frozen peach chunks)
- Pinch of Nutmeg
- Maple Syrup**
Dice the peach into bite sized chunks. In a small saucepan, combine the oats, liquid of choice, cinnamon, and chia seeds or flax seeds (if using). Bring the oats to a boil over medium heat, then add the peach chunks. When your oatmeal has reached your desired consistency, remove from heat, add the vanilla, give it a good stir, and transfer to a bowl. Top with a light sprinkle of nutmeg, a drizzle of maple syrup, maybe a few pecans or walnuts, and a splash of your favorite non-dairy milk. Mix it all up and devour immediately for a trip to peachy heaven.
*I like to cook mine in soy milk or hazelnut milk because it gives it a sweeter flavor. You could also do 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup water if you so desire
**You could also try agave or coconut nectar if you’re not a fan of maple syrup