Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Homemade Peaches and Cream Oatmeal

Goodness, goodness, goodness friends!  I have been so busy today trying to finish up some projects that have been on my to-do list.  I am exhausted, but the projects are done!  I will be sharing those projects with you throughout the week.

Today, however, I wanted to share this oatmeal with you.  I have been experimenting with homemade oatmeal.  Last week I made brown sugar oatmeal.  The children loved it and asked for again this morning, but I had already planned to make peaches and cream oatmeal.  That is my favorite flavor in the little pre-made packets.  I had no idea what I was doing, but it turned out delicious so I thought I would share, especially with peach season just around the corner here!

To begin, from a can of sliced peaches packed in 100% juice, I poured 1/2 cup of peach juice into a large measuring cup.  To that, I added 1 1/4 cup of water.

To that, I added 1 cup of half and half.

Then I crushed up 5 slices of peaches and added them to the measuring cup.

This mixture was poured into a large sauce pan to heat just to a boil while I gathered and prepared the remaining ingredients.

2 1/2 cup oats, 2 pinches salt, 1 t vanilla
When the liquid and peach mixture had come up to a boil, I added the oats, salt, and vanilla, and cooked it for about 5 minutes until it was at my desired thickness.  Sugar can be added to sweeten if desired.  The cooked oatmeal creamy, devine yumminess was then ready to be spooned into bowls and topped with peach slices.  :)

Yum, yum, yum!

1 15 oz. can of sliced peaches packed in 100 % juice. 
1/2 c peach juice from canned peaches
1 1/4 cup water
1 cup heavy cream or half and half
5 slices of peaches, crushed
2 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
2 pinches of salt
1 t vanilla flavoring
2-3 T sugar, if desired for sweetening 

Open and drain the peaches, reserving 1/2 cup of the juice.  In a large measuring cup or bowl (or directly into cooking pan), combine the juice, water, cream, and crushed peaches.  Pour the mixture into a large sauce pan and bring up to a boil.  Add the oats, salt, vanilla, and optional sugar.  When the mixture comes back up to a boil, reduce the heat and continue cooking for about five minutes or until oatmeal reaches desired thickness, stirring frequently.  When the oatmeal is done, remove from heat and serve immediately.  

I hope you enjoy!  What have you been creating in your kitchen?  No, a mess doesn't count!  :)

Until we meet again, may you be blessed!


  1. I soooo wish my family would like oatmeal. Not a one of them do :(

    1. Poor Donna! I didn't like oatmeal either until I was grown. I couldn't get over the texture. I love it now, though. Maybe there is still hope for the young fellows! :) Come on over; I'll fix you a bowl since you probably don't get to eat it often! :D