Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Honey Peach Oatmeal

Remember how I messed up my peach jam and made peach sauce instead?  I now am in possession of darling little containers of peach sauce and searching for ways to use it up.  Enter peach oatmeal. This is SO easy and really, really tasty.  So delish, in fact, that I may be tempted to make peach (or other fruit) "sauce" on a regular basis just so I can spoon it on oatmeal.  I don't know why I never thought to top my oatmeal with jam (or jam attempts in my case) in the past.

I've eaten many a bowl of oatmeal in my day.  It was a staple whilst I was growing up and I really love it (provided I don't eat every day, which I don't, in case you were worried or thought I did).  Not only is it cheap, it's packs a big nutritional punch and you can make so many flavor variations.

But today, it's all about peachy-ness.  Side note:  I can never eat the packaged instant "peach" flavored oatmeal again.  Tree-ripe peaches stirred into fresh-made oatmeal have made me cry "nevermore, nevermore, nevermore!" to the fake stuff.

Honey Peach Oatmeal
*Serves 1
*Prep time: 15 minutes for sauce, 10 for oatmeal
*Kitchen gear required:  Cutting board, knife, large saucepan, small saucepan, measuring cups

Peach Sauce (could also use a fruit-juice sweetened jam)
4 cups peeled and chopped peaches, mashed up
1/2 cup honey (can use less)
1/2 cup water
1 lemon, juiced
Note:  My peach "sauce" has a package of low-sugar pectin added because I was trying to make jam.  I don't think it would altar the flavor or consistency to leave the pectin out.
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup water
Salt, to taste
1 Tbsp chopped pecans
1/2 cup non-dairy milk (I love vanilla almond milk)

Ready, set, go!
Peach sauce
1.  Combine honey,water and lemon juice in large saucepan and heat until honey is melted
2.  Add peaches
3.  Simmer until thick, stirring occasionally, remove from heat.  Refrigerate until ready to use.
1.  Add 1 cup water and 1/2 cup oatmeal to small saucepan and bring to a boil.
2.  Simmer until oatmeal is cooked and desired consistency.  I like mine pretty thick.
1.  Spoon oatmeal into bowl
2.  Top with peach sauce
3.  Top with chopped pecans and milk
4.  Have a peachy day!


1 comment:

  1. Looks delish! Must try this...the boybarians will love it. :)