More Summer loving for You with this Peaches and Cream Oatmeal. A creamy rolled oats sweetened with brown sugar and topped with homemade Peach Fruit Filling plus slices of Peaches too and of course, a doll up of homemade whipped cream (or maybe more because whipped cream made this oatmeal almost like a breakfast dessert)
Flavor of the Month: Peaches and Cream Oatmeal
Our Oatmeal flavor of the month is Peaches and Cream Oatmeal, it’s almost like a breakfast dessert treat which I welcome with open arms. Peach is one of my Summer favorite fruit, that on top of Berries, watermelon, mango and cantaloupe. I know favorite means just one, but I cannot go with just one, why choose one when I can have all at least for a short period of time. Peach is one of the last one to come out in the market, but it’s worth the wait anyway. As soon as I saw box of Peaches out I had to grab few pieces of them. They’ve only been out few weeks ago and I had been crazy using them for my baking. Have you seen my Peach Galette? Oh it’s not only beautiful, it’s absolutely delicious. Then there’s my obsession with making fruit filling, of course that includes making Peach Fruit Filling for for my pie, tarts, cupcakes, cakes and oatmeal. That was actually my inspiration for my this Peaches and Cream Oatmeal variation. Seeing those bottles of homemade fresh Peach Filling made me smile every time I open my refrigerator. They’re made my desserts and breakfast easy and delicious. I used the peach filling as topping for this oatmeal and added more fresh slices of Peaches, You can never go wrong with more Peach in this oatmeal. A spoonful of homemade whipped cream add a lot of deliciousness in this oatmeal. Peach and whipped cream, they are match made in heaven. I only added a doll-up of whipped cream, but behind the scene when I was eating it after the photos shoot, I added more whipped cream on it and it was so delicious. You can of course skip on it to make it a more healthier breakfast option, but I you don’t mind few spoonful of whipped cream on it, just do it and you won’t regret it. You might even end up adding more whipped cream than what you had planned.
Types of Oatmeal
Steel Cut Oats (Irish Oats) – This type of oats has a finer texture but is chewier than traditional oats, they are digested more slowly and it makes you feel full easily. This type is perfect for breakfast cereals as they make you feel full longer.
Rolled Oats (Old Fashioned) – This type of oats are flat, thin and have bigger pieces than Steel Cut Oats. It cooks faster, about 10 minutes for 1/3 cup (depending on how chewy you like it). Although filling, it is not as filling as using Steel Cut Oats, but if your recipe requires minimal cooking time or you do not have much time on hand, this is the perfect type of oats to use. I find that this type is also the one perfect for baking cookies, bars, bread or pancakes.
Quick Oats – This type of oats have flat, light and even thinner pieces as compared to Rolled Oats. This cooks in about 1-2 minutes and are perfect for recipes that calls for a very minimal cooking time. Although it is also a good option for breakfast, it is not as filling as using Steel Cut Oats and Rolled Oats.
Instant Oats – This type of oatmeal has been pre-cooked and dried, because of this, it require no cooking time at all. You just need to add boiling water and let sit for few minutes to soften. This type of oatmeal doesn’t have chewiness and texture and can get mushy at times. This if perfect option when you are traveling and you need something on the go. Simply add hot water and you have an instant breakfast with you.
Can I use Peach Jam instead of Peach Pie Filling?
You can if you don’t mind a thick sweet sauce, but Peach Pie Filling or Sauce is the best one to use as it is not as thick as jam, it has more liquid and it is not too sweet too. So I would say if you have the Peach anyway, just make the Peach Pie filling, it is not that difficult anyway. That is the best way to get the net result in this oatmeal.
How Do You Make Peach Pie Filling?
Very simple. I have a separate post Homemade Peach Pie Filling which contain a more detailed discussion. Basically, this is as easy as simmering the Peach with sugar and cornstarch until it gets soft and thick. The sauce gets thicker as it cools and even better a day after making it. You can easily adjust the sweetness to your preference, I suggest taste the Peach before cooking it so that You can determine if You will need to add more sugar or not. In season ripe sweet Peach are the best one to use, the more ripe the Peach the sauce.
- 1/4 cup Rolled Oats
- 1 3/4 cup Milk (Can be substituted with a mix of water and milk in any proportion)
- 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar (can be substituted with other sweetener of your choice)
- 3 tablespoon Raisins
- 1 tsp Chia Seed
- 1/4 cup Peach Pie Sauce/Filling
- 1/2 fresh Peach – sliced
- 2 tablespoon Whipped Cream – optional
- Make the Peach Sauce: Get the get the RECIPE HERE.
- Make the Base Oatmeal: Pour milk in a pan. Add rolled oats and simmer in medium heat for about 10 minutes. Make sure to stir from time to time to avoid sticking at the bottom and from forming a “film” or “skin” on top. Add brown sugar, raisins and chia seed. Stir and cook for another 5 minutes. You can serve it at this stage but if you want a smoother creamier consistency, cover and cook in low heat for another 10 minutes. Taste and adjust sweetness as desired. The consistency of the oats will thicken as it cools, if you are serving it immediately, you can cook it a little bit longer to get a thick consistency. Cooking time is flexible, cook less or more time to adjust to the texture and consistency that you prefer.
- Serve: Transfer oatmeal in a bowl and top with Peach Fruit Sauce, sliced fresh peaches and Whipped Cream.
One tip when reheating it, add few spoonful of water or milk to thin out the consistency. The oatmeal with or without chia seed will thicken as it cools, even more when refrigerated. So to bring it back to nice consistency, you need to add a little bit of liquid. For single serving, add 1-2 tbsp of liquid and stir then simply pop it in the microwave for 1 minute. take it out and stir again, adding more liquid as necessary to achieve the consistency that you like. Easy breezy! Enjoy
I am using quite a lot of liquid here because I like my Oatmeal consistency to be not too thick and also because I like to cook it longer than 15 minutes for a smoother creamier texture. Also, chia seed absorbs liquid and makes a jelly like consistency. If you like a thick oatmeal, use 1 1/4 cup of liquid but bear in mind that the oatmeal thickens as it cools. If you are making it ahead of time (overnight), I suggest use 1 3/4 cups of liquid so that it wouldn’t be too thick the following day.
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