This peach and cream oatmeal tastes like summer in a bowl! Juicy fresh peaches meet creamy yogurt and flavourful oats for a healthy and delicious breakfast.
Peaches and cream is one of those flavour combinations that just nails it.
Fresh juicy peaches pair so well with sweet cream; the perfect contrast for a summertime treat!
But while I love the pairing, I have never actually found myself eating peaches and cream straight up. Rather, I think I prefer this match in the form of peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream... or for a healthy twist, as an oatmeal topping!
Needless to say, it WORKS. Incorporating peach and cream into your morning bowl of oats is a delicious and nutritious way to start your day. And honestly, apart from a healthy breakfast, what more could you want?
Cooking the Oatmeal
Unpopular opinion: Old fashioned oats cooked in the microwave are awesome.
Sure, quick oats cook — uh — more quickly. BUT, old fashioned oats only add a few minutes to the process when cooked in the microwave. Plus, they provide a way better texture which is super important when it comes to making oatmeal that doesn't taste like slop.
While old fashioned oats may seem daunting due to the 15+ minute process they take on stovetop, making them in the microwave is a great hack to get the same effect much faster.
The trick to cooking old fashioned oats in the microwave lies in letting them rest. After the oats are cooking and BEFORE you even think about opening the microwave door. Simply let the oats sit for an extra two minutes to let them absorb all the liquid in the oatmeal. It's like an oat sauna, producing the perfect oatmeal with a good amount of texture.
Peach and Cream Oatmeal FAQ
Like I said, I prefer the concept of peaches and cream to ACTUAL peaches and cream. That's why I achieved the same creamy flavour with yogurt and a splash of oat milk.
If you do want to add real cream to the mix, simply splash it in instead of oat milk after the oats are cooked.
I used a classic yellow peach, but this is up to you! White peaches and any kind of nectarine would work well too. Whatever you like best, go for it.
If you don't have (or don't like) chia seeds, you can 100% leave them out. I like to add chia seeds to bolster the nutritional value of my oats, and they help absorb some of the liquid while the oats cook. If you leave out the chia seeds, add 30 seconds more cooking time to ensure the oatmeal reaches the right consistency.