These healthy cherry peach oats are scrumptious and sweet! Try this easy homemade peach oatmeal recipe from scratch for your next breakfast. Great for batch cooking or weekly meal prep, too.
To make this healthy, low-fat cherry peach oatmeal, you'll need the following ingredients:
- frozen cherries (sweet, tart or sour)
- frozen peaches (or fresh/canned peaches)
- rolled oats
- vanilla extract
- almond extract
- sliced banana
Here's a visual step-by-step guide on how to make this homemade cherry peach oatmeal. Scroll down to read the written instructions that are in the recipe card.
👨👩👦👦 Serving suggestions
This peach oatmeal from scratch is so delicious with thawed frozen cherries and sliced banana on top.
But, you could top it with anything you love, like:
- vanilla or plain dairy-free yogurt
- almond milk (or other plant-based milk)
- walnut and/or pecan pieces (dry roasted in a pan for a few minutes brings out even more flavor)
- whole or ground flaxseed
- hemp hearts
- sweetener of your choice (maple syrup, brown sugar, cane sugar, agave nectar, honey, brown rice syrup, blackstrap molasses)
Vegan weight loss meal
This cherry peach oatmeal is a great option for vegan weight loss because all the basic ingredients are low in calorie density. It will keep you full, as well.
To keep it low calorie density, then choose to top your oatmeal with fruit (like sliced banana, cherries or peaches). Omit or limit higher calorie dense foods, like dried fruit, sugar, nuts, seeds and nut butters.
How to spice up your morning oatmeal
If you're looking for ways to spice up your everyday morning bowl of oatmeal, check out the below article → 10 Ways to Spice Up your Oatmeal.
Use lots of frozen, fresh or canned peaches to cook your oatmeal. To make peaches and cream oatmeal from scratch, also cook your oatmeal in milk instead of water. Add a small amount of vanilla extract, as well.
The healthiest way to eat oatmeal is to 1) cook it in water, 2) add fruit for added fiber, nutrients and antioxidants and 3) sweeten with banana or natural sweeteners, like maple syrup, agave nectar, brown rice syrup or stevia. To keep it low-fat, omit or limit nuts, seeds and nut butters.
Vegan, dairy-free peaches and cream oatmeal from scratch
To make homemade peaches and cream oatmeal without dairy, cook your oatmeal in plant-based milk, like almond milk, instead of water.
Add lots of peaches (frozen, fresh or canned) to the oatmeal while it's cooking to infuse the oats with that flavor. Pro tip: if using canned peaches, add the syrup/juice to the oatmeal for sweetener and more peach flavor.
Add a little vanilla extract and your favorite sweetener. Top it with some vanilla soy yogurt (or other dairy-free yogurt) for even more creaminess!
Enjoy your homemade peaches 'n cream oats!
Switch up the toppings
Switch out the toppings for a delicious variation to this cherry peach oatmeal. Some good choices are:
- diced apples
- sliced banana
- sliced nectarines
- frozen berries
- dried cranberries
- nuts and seeds like slivered almonds, pecans, walnuts, pepitas, flax seed
Batch cook this homemade peach oatmeal from scratch by making a double recipe, so you'll have plenty for breakfast over the week!
This recipe is great for kids, too!
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- 4 cups water
- 2 cups frozen cherries and peaches
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- pinch sea salt
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup thawed frozen cherries (for topping)
- 1 banana, sliced (for topping)
- Add frozen fruit, water and salt to a medium pan and bring a boil.
- Add oats, vanilla extract and almond extract and bring back to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low.
- Cook until thick, then turn off heat. Serve with thawed frozen cherries (and the juice, the juice is the best part!) and sweetener of your choice.
I buy a frozen sweet cherries and frozen peach slices and use these for this recipe. You could also use tart/sour cherries in it.
The oatmeal is sweetened by the fruit. But, you can certainly add sweetener to it, like maple syrup, sugar, brown sugar or whatever sweetener you like.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 338Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 62mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 10gSugar: 24gProtein: 10g
Nutritional calculations are done using online tools, such as recipe widget Create. Even though we have tried to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates.