I am not a fan of oatmeal. I wish I were though, and I always try a few bites on that off chance that my tastebuds will have changed. So far…no such luck. But, my kids and my husband LOVE oatmeal. They would gladly eat it for breakfast every single day.
Obviously, I don’t mind making a big pot of oatmeal one little bit. It’s easy, it’s filling and it’s cheap. What’s not to love about that? (Well, the taste, in my case, but I’ll let that slide.)
And because oatmeal is such a favorite around here, I like mixing it up a bit for everyone. So that means that I am always experimenting with different toppings and stir-ins. The peach and nut topping I mixed together this morning was a huge hit with everyone. According to the oatmeal-eaters surveyed, it was just the right amount of sweet with a nice texture and crunch. Sounds like a winner to me!
Peach & Nut Oatmeal
- 4 c. milk
- 2 c. oats
- 1 t. vanilla
- 3/4 c. brown sugar
- 1/4 c. walnuts or pecans (toast for optimal flavor)
- 2 peaches, diced
- 1/2 t. cinnamon
- 1/4 t. nutmeg
1. Heat milk in a saucepan over medium heat for 2 minutes. Stir in oats and cook an additional 2 minutes, then cover and remove from heat. Let sit for 5 minutes.
2. In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, nuts, diced peaches, cinnamon and nutmeg until combined.
3. Stir vanilla into oatmeal and spoon into individual bowls. Top each bowl with an equal portion of the peach mixture.