I’ve been making peaches and cream oatmeal all summer long; filled with soft pecans and sweet peaches, this is a memorable breakfast. (I save a couple peaches to make this oatmeal almost every time I buy fresh peaches.) If you dare to top your oatmeal with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, this really might be the best oatmeal you’ll ever eat.
We aren’t new to the ice cream and oatmeal combination. If you haven’t tried ice cream with your oatmeal yet, you are missing out on some serious awesomeness for your breakfast! While it sounds crazy at first, I figure that a small scoop of ice cream has to be comparable to a spoonful of sugar and a splash of milk, right? If I’m wrong, don’t tell me, okay?
The first time I made this oatmeal was over a year ago. My kids had spied the peaches on the counter and they begged me to put the fruit in their oatmeal. Even knowing that I had planned to make more jam wasn’t enough to change their minds. I’ll give them credit though; the oatmeal was a great choice. We have a well-known history with oatmeal in this house. Made in the oven, on the stove or even in the crock-pot, we definitely love our oatmeal!
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Peaches and Cream Oatmeal
- 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/3 cup pecans chopped very small
- 2 large peaches chopped small, about 1/2"
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 1/4 cups water
- Toppings: brown sugar honey, maple syrup, half and half, milk or cream, ice cream
- Combine all ingredients, except the toppings, in a medium size saucepan. Bring to a boil and immediately reduce to a simmer. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. When the oats are tender, remove from the heat. Portion into serving bowls and add the toppings of your choice. Enjoy!
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19 Comments Leave a comment or review
Joshua Hampton (Cooking Classes San Diego) says
How delicious. I'm not that crazy about oatmeal, but if they're made creamy and with nice add-ons like peaches and nuts… I'd eat it every single day. Thanks for your lovely recipe.
Sippity Sup says
Good oatmeal is one of life's pleasures. GREG
I love a good bowl of oatmeal and peaches would be a delightful addition. I know I would squeal with delight if my son asked for peaches in his oatmeal-getting him to eat fruit is my food challenge with him.
Have a great holiday weekend.
Becki's Whole Life says
There is nothing like fresh peaches! This sounds soo good, I wish I had some peaches here for oatmeal in the AM.
Mary Callan says
What a great way to eat oatmeal – lovely flavorings
Magnolia Verandah says
We just love oatmeal in this house – add peaches and nuts – what could be better to start the day.
This looks like a delicious bowl of oatmeal! It's hard to beat fresh peaches.
I love oatmeal gonna try it
Anna (Hidden Ponies) says
I love the idea of adding ice cream to oatmeal – my kids would be thrilled!
This looks like an incredible breakfast!
Christine at Cook the Story says
This looks so delicious!
There is no flavor in this recipe you don’t taste anything but oats…… if I wanted just oats I’d make just oats and water….
That’s quite odd that you found it lacking in flavor. It is oatmeal, so there should be plenty of oat flavor. However, with peaches, nuts, a splash of cream, and whichever toppings you like best, it should’ve been full of flavor. The only thing I can think of would be if you used peaches that were lacking in flavor. We love this oatmeal and make it many times a year whenever peaches are in season.
Great grandma says
As a kid, mom would make oatmeal and it was like paste. Couldn’t stand it. When we had it at a restaurant, it was delicious. So tried several ways of cooking it. Finally came up with boiling the water, adding the oatmeal and turning off the heat and letting the oatmeal set covered, till it had absorbed all the water. It is just like the restaurant’s. Have added raisins, cinnamon, pecans, cranberries, blueberries, to the boiling water. For fresh fruits and berries, they are added after the oatmeal is done. Have not done the ice cream, but plan on doing that soon. Thanks for the ideas.
Mary Younkin says
I’m so glad you like all the oatmeal versions now!
So yummy! We really enoyed this oatmeal even my 7 and 5 year old who have turned their nose up at any oatmeal that didn’t have chocolate chips in them for while now ha. I am adding this to our rotation especially in the summer when I buy from The Peach Truck! =] Def a 5 star rating!
Mary Younkin says
I am so happy to hear that you love the oatmeal!
I’ve used this recipe for almost 7 years. It is the best!
Mary Younkin says
So glad you love it, Jasmine.