creamy peanut butter is combined with juicy peaches for a summertime baked oatmeal dish that’s perfect for breakfast or snack. kid & adult-friendly, it’s an easy way to feed yourself, or a whole family all week long!
- 2 cups old fashioned or rolled oatmeal
- 1–2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (depending on how much you like)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 – 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed (depending on how sweet you want it)
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups milk of choice (see note #1)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/3 cup natural creamy salted peanut butter
- 1 cup (about 2 small or 1 large) ripe peaches, washed, pitted and cubed (I kept the skin on, you can peel them if you want)
- Optional toppings: additional peanut butter, yogurt, pure maple syrup, diced peach
- Preheat oven to 375*F
- Grease a 8×8 baking dish (you can use smaller or larger but cooking times will vary. For a smaller pan, you will have to bake longer to ensure it’s fully cooked in the center).
- In a large mixing bowl, combine egg, milk, brown sugar, peanut butter and vanilla.
- In a separate mixing bowl, combine oats, baking powder, cinnamon, chia seeds and salt (if using, see note #2)
- Add dry to wet mixture, folding gently to combine, then fold in peaches. Let sit for 2 minutes to allow chia seeds to soak up some of the moisture
- Pour into greased baking dish using a spatula to spread the mixture evenly throughout the dish
- Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown (because every oven is different, I recommend plunging a knife or cake tester into the center of the dish to test if it’s done, if it comes out clean or just a bit wet, it’s done).
- Allow to cool completely before slicing (you don’t HAVE to wait, but note that the squares may fall apart a bit if you’re scooping it out of the dish right when it comes from the oven).
- If your peaches are very juicy, you may want to decrease the amount of milk or increase the amount of chia seeds you add (giving them 2 or so minutes to soak up some of the liquid before baking) to avoid a soggier texture.
- If you use unsalted peanut butter, add 1/4 teaspoon salt to the dry ingredients
- Oats keep well in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave before serving or serve cold.
Keywords: breakfast, oatmeal, family meal, kid-friendly, peach, peanut butter