Waking up to hot oatmeal is a joy. And this Peaches and Cream Oatmeal is absolutely scrumptious! It only takes a few minutes to prep in the evening. I use my small slow cooker with a cheapo hack to make it programmable.
This recipe makes 4-6 servings. The leftovers heat up well in the microwave. It’s thick after being refrigerated, but just add a little milk to thin them down.
Here’s what you’ll need:
I used peaches in light syrup, but you could use heavy syrup instead if you like it sweet. My daughter and I both added a little sugar to our bowls, but it was just right for Jim without the added sugar. What can I say? We girls like our sweets.
Slow Cooked Peaches and Cream Oatmeal
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 1 can 15 oz sliced peaches in light syrup
- enough milk to bring liquid to 4 cups
- dash salt
- Spray inside of crock with nonstick cooking spray.
- Put steel cut oats in crock.
- Drain can of peaches, reserving juice.
- Slice peaches in bite size pieces. Add to crock.
- Add milk to peach juice to make 4 cups. Pour into crock.
- Add dash of salt and stir to combine.
- Cook 3-4 hours on low. You can cook up to 7-8 hours, if needed.
- Serve with extra milk, if desired.
This looks DELICIOUS! I think this will be in my slowcooker tonight! (I like my oats a little on the sweeter side, too.)
YUM! This looks amazing Tiffany! I shared on FB and pinned for you 🙂
can this be made with Quaker old fashion Oats?? All I have in the house
Yes, you can do it with old fashioned oats. You might want to check the box for liquid/oat proportions. It may be different than the steel cut kind.
I wouldn’t recommend regular oats! This recipe is pretty close to my recipe for Apple Pie Breakfast – (http://www.cookingwithjax.com/2011/01/apple-pie-breakfast.html) and regular oats DO NOT work. They will become a soggy burned mess. If you want to make it with regular oats, I would suggest reducing the liquid and cooking the recipe on the stove top. Sounds yummy though! Great picture! 🙂
I have used old fashioned oats for slow cooker recipes. They are mushier, but still fine. I prefer the steel cut. My husband had no preference and was fine with old fashioned.
I totally love oats and eat them ALL the time for braaefkst. I make them cooked over the stove, overnight oats, braaefkst cookies, etc. I’ve never put hemp seeds in my oatmeal and that’s a great idea because i purchased some recently and have only used them once on my salad! Thanks for the idea!
Thanks for this recipe – am going to try this in the crock-pot tonight. Also a big thank you for the tip on the programmable timer! I never would have thought of that.
LOVE this recipe and it’s not overly sweet like the store bought kind. Thanks for the recipe!
Lidia Perez says
Making this right know, and my kitchen smells sooo good!! Can’t wait to try this tomorrow in the morning. Greetings from Spain! 🙂
This is our favorite breakfast. The only change I made was not to drain the peaches. I serve it with cinnamon, brown sugar substitute and about 1/2 tsp of butter.
Great idea to not drain the peaches. I bet that ups the peachy flavor a lot too.
Nancy A. says
I put this in the crock pot last night and just had a bowl of it. So creamy and warming. Love the taste, never thought I would like steel cut oats. Had them once a long time ago and they were sort of hard and not creamy like this. Must be the crock pot and the overnight cooking that does that. I added a little cinnamon on top and it added a little something extra. It does make a lot, so will try putting it in the fridge and warming a bowl up when I want some more. Who knew it could taste so great?! Going to make the Apple Pie one next!
I made this last night but I used a real peach instead of canned peaches.. It turned out tasty but my milk curdled in the night. Has this happened to anyone else?
Kimberly, this happened to me once when I cooked it on high instead of low.
Can you use fresh peaches? What would you use for liquid? Have a ton of fresh peaches to use up.
You can use fresh peaches. You could use some water for the liquid.
Does this recipe work when cooked on high?
No, high will curdle the milk.
Doubled this recipe today for my husbands breakfasts for the week (he can eat a LOT of oats).
We are vegan so I used almond milk.
It turned out great but I had to cook it for quite a bit longer to soak up the liquid.
So in case anyone else wants to use a plant based milk I’d suggest adding time or reducing the liquid.
This turned out great though, thanks for the recipe!!!
What a great idea! I always have to pack breakfast to eat at work, so this is a really easy thing to have on hand 🙂 I did try to make this with fresh peaches and would probably not do that again haha. They ended up tasting more sour than sweet – I think that canned peach juice probably helps a lot!
I love this recipe! It’s so easy and really tasty when you add a little cinnamon. I’ve found that rubbing the crock pot with a little butter helps it not stuck better than the spray. Thank you for sharing!
Butter would taste better too!
I have been making my son’s oat meal sonce he has been able to eat solids. This would be great fkr the family since we all leave so eaely in the morning. Could u use cream cheese tk help with the creaminess. I just ran out of milk and want to make it but not sure how it wold turn out.
I’m not sure what cream cheese would be like in it, but I think I’d add it right before serving if you try it.
Could almond milk be substituted?
I think that will work.
Trina Allen says
Can you use the old fashioned oatmeal oats instead of the steal of oats ? Tiffany
Tiffany King says
Yes, but it won’t need to cook as long.