Level of Effort: Super Easy
Cost of Ingredients: $0.84
Nutrition Info (1 helping): 220 calories, 3 g fat, 5.3 g protein, 5.3 g fiber, 43.3 g carbs
What if the only cooking appliance you have access to, or feel comfortable using, is a microwave? If that’s the case for you, then be sure to start your week by visiting the cafe because Mondays are now dedicated to microwave cooking!
To start things off I’m adding this tasty Peaches and Cream Oatmeal recipe to the menu! Make it once and it’s likely you’ll never be able to return to the instant packets with those artificial peaches again.
Locally Grown and Creamy
With the abundance of locally grown peaches in grocery stores right now, on the cheap, it’s a good time to buy them. They’re absolutely awesome in a bowl of morning oatmeal!
I never eat oatmeal plain. I prefer to add other flavors and fruit. Apple and Cinnamon Oatmeal has always been a favorite of mine but when fresh juicy peaches are in season the apples get set aside. If you don’t have fresh peaches, simply dice a peach half from a can.
In the past I would have used milk to give this oatmeal its creamy texture. But since trying vanilla flavored almond milk, for the first time last week, it’s my new go-to ingredient! It instantly adds a silky texture and nutty vanilla flavor to this five-minute-to-make oatmeal. Put it in a travel mug and eat on the way to class!
If you do happen to serve it in a bowl, cut two or three slices off the peach before dicing it. Use the slices as a topping then lightly sprinkle with ground cinnamon (if you have some). Makes it look extra appetizing to the eyes!
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Peaches and Cream Oatmeal
Homemade microwave oatmeal stirred with diced peaches, vanilla almond milk and ground cinnamon.
MAKES: 1 helping
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute 20 seconds
Total Time: 5 minutes 20 seconds
- 1/3 cup quick oats ~ $0.23
- 1 tsp brown sugar ~ $0.01
- 2 pinches ground cinnamon ~ $0.04
- 1 peach, peeled and diced ~ $0.40
- 1/3 cup room temperature water ~ $0.00
- 1/3 cup vanilla flavored almond milk ~ $0.16
- pinch of salt ~ $0.00
HOW TO MAKE
- Add oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and diced peaches to a microwave safe bowl.
- Pour in water and almond milk. Add salt and stir.
- Microwave for 1 minute 20 seconds or until oatmeal slightly thickens.
- Top with peach slices and an extra sprinkle of ground cinnamon.