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|
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!