Peach Baked Oatmeal is a heartwarming breakfast that perfectly encapsulates the essence of summer. Imagine the sweet and juicy peaches, fresh from the orchard, combined with a buttery, golden-brown crust that melts in your mouth.
This heavenly treat is not only easy to prepare but also fills your home with an irresistible aroma as it bakes to perfection.
Why I Love This Recipe
- Simple ingredients: This recipe calls for easy-to-find, pantry-staple ingredients that you likely already have on hand.
- Quick to prepare: With minimal prep time required, you can have this dessert ready to bake in just a matter of minutes.
- Versatile: The peach breakfast can be easily customized with your favorite fruits or spices, making it perfect for any season or personal preference.
- Crowd-pleaser: Its delicious taste and comforting texture make this dessert a hit at gatherings, potlucks, and family dinners.
- Perfectly balanced: The sweet, juicy peaches complement the buttery, crumbly crust, achieving the ideal balance of flavors and textures.
- Great for leftovers: The peach oatmeal tastes even better the next day, making it an excellent choice for meal prepping or enjoying throughout the week.
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Variations / Options / Add-Ins
- Mixed Berry: Swap out the peaches for a combination of fresh or frozen mixed berries, such as blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries. This fruity medley adds a burst of color and a delightful tanginess to the oatmeal.
- Apple Cinnamon: Replace the peaches with thinly sliced apples (such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp) and add a generous sprinkle of cinnamon to both the fruit filling and the crust. This cozy variation is perfect for autumn gatherings or cool evenings.
- Tropical Fruit: For a taste of the tropics, use a mix of diced mango, pineapple, and peaches in the filling. Add a splash of coconut extract to the crust and sprinkle some shredded coconut on top before baking. This tropical twist brings an exotic flair to your dessert table.
How to Make Peach Baked Oatmeal
This is a quick overview of this breakfast recipe. Find the full recipe and instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Step 1: Mix together the dry ingredients
In a bowl, stir together the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and melted butter.
Step 2: Mix the wet ingredients with the dry
Stir the vanilla extract into the milk and then add the mild to the mixing bowl with the oats. Stir the diced peaches into the oats.
Step 3: Bake the oatmeal
Transfer the batter to the prepared casserole dish, smoothing into an even layer. Arrange the sliced peaches over the top. Bake the oatmeal for 45 to 50 minutes. Allow the casserole to rest for 5 to 10 minutes prior to slicing and serving.
Step 4: Top and serve
Serve topped with maple syrup, whipped cream, or your favorite oatmeal toppings.
- Whipped cream: Top your peach oatmeal with a dollop of freshly whipped cream or a swirl of whipped topping for a light, airy complement to the rich dessert.
- Caramel drizzle: Drizzle some warm caramel sauce over the oatmeal for an added touch of sweetness and an irresistible sticky texture.
- Crème anglaise: Pour a silky-smooth crème anglaise (a custard-like sauce) over the oatmeal for a sophisticated and indulgent accompaniment.
- Choose ripe peaches: For the best flavor and texture, use ripe, juicy peaches that are slightly soft to the touch. If using canned or frozen peaches, be sure to drain them well to avoid excess liquid in your oatmeal.
- Pre-toast the oats: Lightly toasting the oats in a dry skillet or oven before adding them to the recipe can enhance their nutty flavor and create a more robust taste in the final dish.
- Season to taste: Don’t be afraid to adjust the sweetness and spices according to your preferences. You can add more or less sugar, cinnamon, or vanilla extract to suit your taste buds.
- Mix-ins: Customize your peach baked oatmeal by adding in your favorite mix-ins, such as nuts, seeds, dried fruit, or chocolate chips, for added flavor and texture.
Storage – Store leftovers in airtight containers in the fridge for up to five days.
Reheating – Reheat in the microwave for one minute or until warm all the way through or reheat in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Freezing – Store the baked oatmeal in a freezer-safe container in the freezer for up to three months.
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe.
Peach baked oatmeal can be made gluten-free by using certified gluten-free oats. However, always check the labels of other ingredients to ensure they are gluten-free as well.
Yes, you can use canned or frozen peaches in place of fresh ones. Be sure to drain canned peaches well and thaw frozen peaches before using them to avoid excess liquid in your dish.
Yes, peach baked oatmeal can be frozen. Let it cool completely, then cut it into portions and wrap each piece in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store the wrapped pieces in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat before serving.
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Peach Baked Oatmeal
- 8×8 baking dish
- Large bowl
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- ¼ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch salt
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ½ cups milk
- 1 cup diced fresh peaches
- 1 cup sliced fresh peaches
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a 8×8 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a bowl, stir together the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and melted butter.
- Stir the vanilla extract into the milk and then add the mild to the mixing bowl with the oats. Stir the diced peaches into the oats.
- Transfer the batter to the prepared casserole dish, smoothing into an even layer. Arrange the sliced peaches over the top.
- Bake the oatmeal for 45 to 50 minutes. Allow the casserole to rest for 5 to 10 minutes prior to slicing and serving.
- Serve topped with maple syrup, whipped cream, or your favorites oatmeal toppings.