Sweet, summery Peach Baked Oatmeal! With hearty oats and sweet juicy peaches, it's wholesome, delicious, and great for breakfast meal prep!
Hey! It's just me over here making some summery Peach Baked Oatmeal. It's sweet, simple, nutritious, hearty, and very delicious, and whether you're a meal prep-type person or not, this recipe is going to make your mornings easier.
Bake it up while you've got the oven on for dinner, and you can enjoy it hot or cold all week long. This healthy summer breakfast recipe is one the whole family will love!
Here's exactly what you need at a glance, along with some important notes and substitution ideas:
- Peaches - For the very best flavour use fresh peaches. However, you can make baked oatmeal with canned peaches or frozen peaches when fresh peaches aren't in season. Nectarines can also be used instead of peaches.
- Oats - These can be old-fashioned rolled oats, porridge oats, or quick oats. Don't use instant oats or steel-cut oats.
- Maple syrup - I love this for the extra flavour it gives the oatmeal, but you can use the same amount of sugar instead. White sugar, brown sugar, or coconut sugar will all be good.
- Baking powder - If you don't have any you can omit it. It does make the finished oatmeal a little lighter but the difference isn't huge.
- Cinnamon - Ground ginger or pumpkin spice make great subs. 50/50 cinnamon and ginger is a really great combo too.
- Vanilla extract - Almond extract makes a great alternative.
Got blueberries? A few handfuls (fresh or frozen) make a really great addition to this Peach Baked Oatmeal. Simply add them to the oat mixture with the chopped peaches.
How To Make Peach Baked Oatmeal
Can't wait to make it? Here's a quick rundown of how it's done. See the recipe card for the full and detailed version, and if you're a visual learner check out my recipe video.
- Prep the peaches.
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
- Add the wet ingredients, mix, then fold the diced peaches through.
- Press into an oven-proof dish/pan, decorate the top with some peach slices.
- Bake until golden.
Peach Baked Oatmeal is great enjoyed warm or cold just as it is for breakfast or for dessert, but accompaniments that work really well include:
- A drizzle of maple syrup or drippy almond butter
- A dollop of vegan yogurt, coconut cream
- Fresh blueberries or raspberries
- Some plant milk such as cashew milk, soy milk, almond milk, or oat milk, poured over like you would boxed breakfast cereal
- dairy-free ice cream or vegan custard for dessert as a healthier alternative to desserts like vegan peach cobbler
Tips For Storing Leftovers
Let the Baked Peach Oatmeal cool completely then store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or the freezer for up to 3 months. You can reheat the entire dish, or individual portions in the microwave or oven. Time will vary depending on how much you're reheating. For individual portions, I usually cook mine on full power for about 40 seconds.
You can. This recipe is great when made with pretty much any other fruit. I've used nectarines, plums, apricots, apples, strawberries, pears, blueberries, and raspberries.
Yes. You can cook it in a slow cooker on low for 3 hours. If you want it to get nicely golden brown with a lovely toasty oat flavour though I recommend oven-baking it.
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Peach Baked OatmealAuthor:
- 3 fresh peaches , divided (frozen or canned peaches are ok too)
- 2 cups (220 grams) rolled/old-fashioned oats , (certified gluten-free if necesary)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon , or ground ginger (or ¼ tsp of each)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (240 mls) non-dairy milk
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup or sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 °F (175°C).
- Cut each peach in half and remove the stones. Dice 2 peaches and cut the 3rd into slices to decorate the top. Set aside.
- To a large bowl add the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Stir them together.
- To the oat mixture add the milk, maple syrup, and vanilla. Stir to combine.
- Add the diced peach and stir again to distribute.
- Spoon into a ovenproof dish and smooth out the top. Anything ovenproof will do, such as a ceramic baking dish, skillet, 7 or 8-inch cake pan or an 8 x 8 cake pan.
- Arrange the sliced peaches across the top then bake uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden and crusty around the edges.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate and enjoy cold or reheated later.
This recipe was originally published on August 28th, 2015. I've updated it with some new content, made a video, and am now republishing it for you. I hope you enjoy it. Thank you for following A Virtual Vegan!