So it’s June. Exactly 3 months after I wrote my very first blog post and the day that gay marriage was legalized in Wisconsin. Such memories, many nostalgia.
Late June means a lot of things: like June bugs and sweaty days and picnics and sunglasses and those moments of “omg where is summer going so quickly?” It also means stone fruits, like peaches.
So the base of the oatmeal is pretty much normal oatmeal with a few tweaks (like the addition of baking soda and vinegar) to improve fluffiness and some diced peaches for fun and flavor. The result is a fluffy bowl of oats studded with peach pieces that have been cooked to elevate their flavor.
And if I were to describe this breakfast in one word it would be luscious. Very luscious indeed. The dollop of coconut whipped cream on the top sort of sends it over the top, taking it from blah and normal to a little bit decadent and indulgent in the best way possible.
The recipe was born out of a meh peach I found in my fridge that was stuck behind a yogurt container and I somehow missed until it got a little bit past it’s prime. Not wanting to waste food, I decided to use it up in my oats. I had some leftover coconut whipped cream from making this pie (also found in my ebook), so the marriage of these ingredients only seemed nature.
So let’s cut the talking and get to the eating and upgrade some oats with this scrumptious recipe:
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or whatever milk you want
- 1/2 teaspoon vinegar (any kind)
- 1 ripe peach, diced
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract (optional)
- dash of cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons walnuts (optional)
- 1 heaping tablespoon coconut whipped cream or canned coconut fat (optional)
- Add vinegar to almond milk and allow to sit at least 10 minutes.
- Combine rolled oats, baking soda, almond milk and vinegar mixture, peach cubes, vanilla and cinnamon in a bowl and mix.
- Cook in the microwave on medium-high for 4 minutes. Stir and cook an additional minute or until oats and peaches are tender. Allow to sit one minute.
- Dollop coconut whipped cream on top of oatmeal and allow it to get all melty and delicious. Enjoy! 😀