Peaches ‘n coconut cream oats

I think of two things when I hear the phrase “peaches ‘n cream”, those tiny little packets of Quaker oats instant oatmeal that maybe satisfy a mouse and the 112 song from my early college years. Interesting enough, I roomed with a girl for 3 weeks in the beginning of my sophomore year that apparently dated one of the singers in that group. Unfortunately, that was about the only cool thing about her because after 3 weeks I ended up spending 3 nights in Motel 6 before finally changing rooms and moving in with random strangers (who later became my best college friends) when her sleep all day, party all night and bring random people into our room at 3am schedule resulted in me losing my mind and starting an all out scream fest. I take my sleep seriously.

So the oatmeal has better memories. Although, if we’re talking about the packets, the brown sugar one was way better. Just saying.

Now that I threw peaches under the bus yesterday, I’m going to try and convince you to use them today. Sound good?

When it comes to oatmeal, I need to doctor it up. I actually used to hate oatmeal as a kid while my brother practically lived off the stuff. He’d shove his spoon of it in my face at the breakfast table and say “want to taste my oooooaaaatmeal, Gina???” all evil like. It was mostly a texture thing (which I’ve subsequently gotten over) but also a nasty artificial taste thing of those packets. The peaches ‘n cream one always smelled so disgustingly sweet to me and unnatural. Which is a damn shame because who wouldn’t want to gobble up a breakfast with the word “cream” in it?

So my doctored up, real food version uses fresh, summer ripe peaches and cooks in coconut milk for a healthier “cream”. Topped with a coconut butter/coconut milk “icing” and it simply puts the packet to shame.

…let me tell you what I wanna do, let me show that I’m feeling you….wanna taste, wanna put my lips all over you…

Oops, wrong one. But still appropriate.

Peaches ‘n Coconut Cream Oats
 
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A coconut twist on the traditional peaches ‘n cream oatmeal combination.
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Recipe type: breakfast, oatmeal
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ small banana, chopped
  • ½ tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • ⅔ cup coconut milk from a can
  • 1 teaspoon agave
  • 1 cup peaches, chopped & divided
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla whey protein powder (optional)
Icing
  • ½ tablespoon coconut butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut milk from a can
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except ½ cup of the peaches in a small sauce pan.
  2. Cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently until oatmeal thickens.
  3. Pour into serving bowl and top with remaining peaches.
Icing
  1. Combine coconut butter and coconut milk in a small bowl.
  2. Heat in microwave for 15 seconds and stir together.
  3. Drizzle icing on top of oatmeal.

 

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  1. 1

    I am completely on the same oatmeal page as you. I disliked it as a kid, but now making delicious versions of oatmeal like this is my favorite. I can’t wait to try it. :)

  2. 2

    This looks delicious, like everything else you post! It’s like you know I just bought a tonne of peaches and coconut yesterday.
    I lived off those oatmeal packets as a kid but only the plain or brown sugar flavours and I would make two at a time, cook them in the microwave with as little water as possible and make it as thick as possible. So good.
    Crazy roomates always make for the best stories, once you can laugh at the situation. A girl in residence told me when I met her that she would lock her door until she knew I wasn’t going to steal her stuff and sell it for crack…

  3. 4

    i’ve been in LOVE with both peaches and coconut as of lately. this is simply perfect!

  4. 5

    Love love love. You cannot beat peaches and oatmeal. Until you add “cream” :)

  5. 6

    Ooooh – this looks delicious! I love doctored up oatmeal too. Especially with peaches!!!

  6. 7

    That is the most beautiful bowl of oatmeal! The sunlight, the peaches, the coconut, it’s so delicate and airy and the light hitting it…it could be used in a Quaker ad! Seriously, Gina…so pretty!

  7. 8

    Wow – that oatmeal is incredible! I love summer peaches!

  8. 9

    Speaking of your “bookmark to blog” series, I just pinned this oatmeal! I just started using pinterest yesterday btw (I think I’m waaay behind on the trend). Also just bought some peaches at the store so can’t wait to try this out!

    • 10
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      You and me both then :) I just refuse to get sucked in to another time trap! Plus, I’m a weirdo and Pinterest overwhelms me. I don’t feel inspired by hundreds of “wish I had that” or “Wish my house looked like this” kinds of pictures, I get frustrated that I can’t make it happen like now! So I’d rather just not accumulate all that “inspiration” ;) Although, I do hope you make the oatmeal happen :)

  9. 11

    I agree- I love oatmeal, but those packets were gross! This, on the other hand, looks and sounds amazing. And our local peaches are so good right now- we’ll definitely be making this!

  10. 12

    This looks like it would really hit the spot!

  11. 13
    Ashley - baker by nature says:

    Guilty confession… Still know every single word to that song!! Peaches and cream oatmeal sounds like the thing breakfast dreams are made of!

  12. 15

    I have no clue who or what 112 is? I know enough about the Quaker Oats packets though to know I wouldn’t touch them. Your bowl looks much more appetizing. My version of peaches N cream is a bowl full of sliced peaches topped with milk.

  13. 16

    Everything about this post–photos, ingredients, writing–is delightful. And I could put coconut butter on a piece of burlap and think it was delicious (seriously, why is that stuff so incredible) but I’d much rather put it on delicious oats. Great post :)

  14. 17

    Love this! I don’t eat peached often, but will definitely have to try this.

  15. 18

    I adore oats! This looks so comforting and delicious. A perfect breakfast.

  16. 19

    So much better than the little packets!! Not only will it actually cure hunger, but it will actually taste like real peaches!

  17. 20

    I like to doctor up my oatmeal too, Gina. Plain oatmeal sorta makes me gag. Peaches + coconut are a fab combo, too. I once had a warm peach/cinnamon/taosted coconut muffin that was out of this world. I think I’m going to make this combo for my next oatmeal breakfast this week!

  18. 21

    Ooh and I just bought some peaches.

  19. 22

    Wow, this looks so good! What a yummy flavor combo and great pictures!

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