Peach Baked Oatmeal

I’ve hit that point in the winter when the freezer digging begins. I’m about out of tomatoes and chicken stock and making mental notes to myself to freeze more during this coming summer for next year.

In the process I also end up uncovering a few things I had forgotten about. For example, this weekend I found a couple white peaches I bought last July from a local orchard. Instead of letting them go bad before I could use them up, I peeled, chopped and froze them thinking I’d add them to a pie or other dessert this winter.

When I found them the first thing I thought of was baked oatmeal. I’ve been seeing it all over blogs lately, but have yet to make it myself. I thought the peach would make a nice variation to the apple, cinnamon and maple varieties I’ve come across.

I used a recent recipe I found on Two Peas and Their Pod, and adjusted it so that I could use my peaches and my favorite varieties of cane sugar. I cut the liquid back a bit to account for the peaches, but I may have cut it back a little too much. My baked oatmeal came out almost like a cross between an oatmeal bread and cookie. However, this morning when I poured about 3 tablespoons of milk over it before heating it up in the microwave, it was perfect. Hearty and filling.

It’s only slightly sweet so I paired it up with just a dollop of my homemade peach jam. Maple syrup would work well, too. Then, as with most of my breakfasts, it had to be topped with some chopped walnuts.

I’m now a huge fan of baked oatmeal! It’s perfect to have on hand for busy mornings.

Peach Baked Oatmeal

Adapted from Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal by Two Peas and Their Pod

2 peaches peeled, pitted and chopped (defrosted if frozen)
1/8 cup water
1/8 cup Demerara sugar
3 cups rolled oats
¼ cup mascavo sugar (or any evaporated cane sugar)
1 tsp baking powder

1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon

¼ tsp salt

½ cup milk
½ cup water
2 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla
In a sauce pan, combine the peaches, sugar and 1/8 cup water. Bring to a low boil and cook, stirring often, until peaches are broken down and sauce is thickened, about 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine the oats, mascavo sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, ½ cup of water, 2 egg whites and vanilla. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
Slowly stir in the cooled peach mixture. Spoon the oatmeal into a greased casserole dish and spread evenly. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve warm. Makes about 6 servings.
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Comments

  1. says

    Baked oatmeal is something I’ve been thinking about making myself recently, but I would love it to be a bit more solid, as I’d like to use it as a “grab and go” kind of breakfast. I’m finding I’m short on time to eat oatmeal on a regular basis these days, so I need to find a way to get my fix!

  2. says

    I love this feeling to be living a parallel food life to what you described. I went through this yesterday looking for something thinking ‘no need to freeze so many green beans next summer’. I too have peaches and have found once winter hits those coveted summer fruits seem too…summery. This sounds like a great way to enjoy the peaches in a current context.

  3. says

    Marianne – This recipe would work perfect for you as-is. It is firm enough to cut into bars if you don’t want to add milk when reheating for more of a cereal.

    Andrea – I saw your post on Facebook. I need to head over and check it out.

    kat – It really is. Especially with the jam!

    Boulder Locavore – Too funny that we are going through the same process. I definitely need less jalapenos and more tomatoes in our freezer!

    Michelle – I can’t wait until they are back in season!

    emily – Definitely try it. You’ll enjoy it.

    Juliana – It is a really nice change, yet still allows you to get your oatmeal in.

  4. says

    Next year I am SO making jams and jellies and preserves just so I can make baked oatmeal all winter long! This looks like the perfect splash of summer!

  5. says

    I’ve been wanting to try baked oatmeal for quite some time! This definitely makes me think of summer (I looooove eating peaches all year round!). And hey, good luck in the Papa John’s 10 miler! I definitely hear it’s quite fun!

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