Looking for an easy and healthy breakfast the whole family will love? You’ve got to try this Peach Baked Oatmeal recipe today!
I’m no stranger to baked oatmeal recipes. I can’t help it–it’s one of my all-time favorite breakfasts! It was only a matter of time until I created a Peach Baked Oatmeal recipe for you. Summer peaches are the absolute best. Agree?
When you’ll try this, you’ll want it to be peach season all year long! I hope your whole family loves this healthy breakfast as much as mine did. It’s one of our new favorites! (And that’s saying a lot as I have the self-proclaimed best oatmeal recipes on the Internet😉)
Let’s make some delicious summer oatmeal!
Recipe Ingredients–What You Need
Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
I always use old fashioned rolled oats in my baked oatmeal recipes. They’re hearty and filling, and they hold up well in the oven. You could probably use quick oats, but I haven’t tried it so I can’t say for sure how they would turn out. Steel-cut oats wouldn’t work as well.
You’ll need two medium peaches for this recipe. Peaches are filled with vitamins and antioxidants, and they’re a good source of fiber. Fiber is important for keeping you regular, maintaining blood sugar levels, and keeping you feeling full.
I prefer to use full-fat canned coconut milk in this recipe, but you could probably get away with using any kind of milk–dairy or non-dairy. I use unsweetened almond milk in my oatmeal recipes often, but here the fat in the coconut milk balances the carbs from the oats and peaches and keep you full longer. If you want the same fat content and don’t love coconut milk, whole milk will do the trick.
Pure Maple Syrup
I use pure maple syrup to sweeten this Peach Baked Oatmeal. Maple syrup contains minerals like zinc and manganese, and it’s a good source of antioxidants. This works as well as brown sugar or any refined sugar to sweeten the oatmeal bake.
I love adding cinnamon to my baked oatmeal recipes. It adds a little warmth and flavor without adding any sugar.
I love the flavor that vanilla extract adds to baked oatmeal, and it’s especially perfect with the fresh peaches.
You’ll need two eggs for this recipe. Eggs are a good source of protein, and they help to bind everything together.
(not shown in photograph above)I always add a little bit of salt to my oatmeal recipes. It helps to bring out the sweetness of the fruit and it balances the flavors.
(not shown in photograph above) This is what helps the oatmeal bake up and get nice and fluffy.
(Optional–not shown in photograph above)You’ll need a little bit of butter to grease the baking dish. I use grass-fed butter, but you could use any kind of butter that you like or even a cooking spray if you prefer to keep this oatmeal recipe totally dairy free.
You can add some walnuts for a little crunch and omega 3 fatty acids, a little bit of nut butter or dollop of yogurt for extra protein, melted coconut oil, or some shredded coconut.
How to Make Peach Baked Oatmeal
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Grease a medium baking dish and set aside.
- Cut one peach into small pieces and the second peach into slices.
- In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt). Add the wet ingredients (milk, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla). Stir well.
- Stir in the small peach pieces.
- Pour the oatmeal batter into your casserole dish. Top the mixture with the peach slices. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Enjoy!
- Make a double batch so there’s enough to eat for family breakfast for the rest of the week!
- Store any leftover oatmeal in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- Use certified gluten-free oats to ensure this recipe is gluten-free. Oats are naturally gluten-free, but there can be cross-contamination in oat crops, so very sensitive individuals need to ensure the oats they consume are not contaminated.
Can I make this vegan?
To make this vegan, you’d need to leave out the eggs. I suggest using flax eggs in place of the regular eggs. 1 flax egg equals 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed meal plus 3 tablespoons of water.
Can I prepare this ahead of time?
Yes, you can mix all the ingredients the night before and bake it in the morning for an easy breakfast.
What is the texture like?
The Peach Baked Oatmeal is fluffy and moist. Every bite is filled with chunks of fresh peach. It’s more creamy than bar-like. If you’d like the texture to be more like oatmeal bars, you can try to bake this recipe 5-10 minutes longer, or use this recipe for Zucchini Oatmeal Snack Bars instead!
Is this oatmeal recipe healthy?
Yes! This Peach Baked Oatmeal is a healthy breakfast option. It’s made with whole grain oats, fresh fruit, and coconut milk. It’s lower sugar than most baked oatmeal recipes and made without refined sugar.
Baked oatmeal isn’t just for the winter months! It’s the perfect way to use your sweet peaches and was a huge hit at my house. If you loved baked oatmeal as much as I do, here are a few of our favorites you’ll want to try:
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