Please. I beg of you.
Stop what you are doing right now and run to the store to buy some ripe peaches. They must be ripe, slightly soft to the touch with a bit of give when you gently squeeze it. Buy a bunch of them.
And then make this.
And then come back and thank me. (Kidding! Sorta!)
This stuff is like the flavor packets you get at the store…except it tastes 8,967 times better…and it’s made with all real food…and it’s not gritty. (Is it just me or do those oatmeal packets have a bit of grit to them?!) Well, there is nothing gritty about this peaches and cream baked oatmeal. It’s perfectly smooth and delicious.
Tyler declared this the best food he had ever eaten and I quote, “Mom, can I have this at my birthday? I love it so.”
Yes sir…you certainly can have this for breakfast on your birthday.
You can use real cream in this recipe if you’re looking for extra creamy texture and flavor, or if you already have it on hand for your coffee or other recipe. I would not however, add cream to your shopping list, just to make this baked oatmeal. (Unless you are feeling especially nostalgic and wish to walk down memory lane with the most authentic real flavors possible in recreating the bowl full of peaches n cream packet oatmeal!) 2% or whole milk will work just fine…or whatever milk you are drinking!
If you wish to use cream, I would use half cream/half milk in the baked oatmeal recipe, then top with cream, or even plain yogurt. The recipe written just calls for straight milk…it works perfectly!
Other Baked Oatmeal Recipes
- Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries
- Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal
- Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal
- Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal
- Baked Oatmeal with Pecans (in my Breakfast & Lunch Cookbook!)
Peaches & Cream Baked Oatmeal
Adapted from Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal
Yield – 8 servings, 9×13 inch dish
Preparation Time – 10 minutes
Cooking Time – 30 minutes
- 3 cups quick cooking oats
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 ripe peaches, diced (peel them if you wish!)
- Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a mixing bowl or stand mixer, whisk together all of the ingredients, except the peaches. Gently fold in the diced peaches and pour into the prepared baking dish.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until set in the middle.
- Serve Peaches and Cream Baked Oatmeal with milk or cream.
To Freeze: Let the oatmeal cool completely, cut into single serving sizes (I usually do squares), and freeze individual portions in plastic baggies.
To Thaw: Drop the frozen oatmeal square into a bowl, and defrost it in the microwave for a minute, then warm it at regular temp for a minute, then add milk or yogurt and any other toppings and gobble it up!