Peaches & Cream Oatmeal, Low fat, THME

I don’t know about you, but I sometimes find my Mondays lacking a little cheer and excitement.  My new recipe has me so thrilled that I am sharing my Tasteful Tuesday post a day early!!  I’m sharing this delicious oatmeal recipe with my sweet homemaking friends over at Raising Homemakers.

Growing up, I was never a fan of oatmeal. I am a grits eating, southern belle.  Then I married my sweet husband, who has northern roots. He has always loved maple brown sugar oatmeal.  Between his influence and Trim Healthy Mama, I have learned to like oatmeal.  In fact, oats have many health benefits especially if they are soaked overnight.

With autumn quickly approaching, I have been craving some of those hot, fall comfort foods.  I was enjoying a cup of coffee with a precious friend of mine the other day.  She mentioned she had made a nice bowl of peaches and cream oatmeal.  I thought it was interesting that I had made some earlier that week as well.  It happens often that we think alike, which makes me smile.  Good friends are such a blessing!  I thought it would be a good idea to share this oatmeal recipe with you, my homemaking friends.


Peaches and Cream Overnight Oatmeal

1/2 cup water

3/4 cup almond milk

1/3 cup gluten free oats

1/2 tsp pure vanilla or almond extract

1 small peach

2 tsp Sweet Blend natural sweetener or 2 scoops Stevia

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

pinch salt

1/8 tsp glucomannan (natural plant based thickener that promotes healthy cholesterol and regularity)

1-2 tbsp nonfat Greek Yogurt (for creaminess and extra protein)

oatmeal ingredients

This recipe makes one good-sized portion, but can easily be doubled or tripled.  It is gluten free and low fat.

Pour liquid and oats into a medium microwave-safe bowl.  Chop peach and add to same bowl. Add your choice of sweetener and extract, and the cinnamon, nutmeg, and glucomannan.  Stir well. Microwave on high for about 2 1/2 or 3 minutes.  Allow to stand in microwave for another couple of minutes.  Refrigerate overnight.  In the morning, warm up oats in microwave for a few minutes (microwaves may vary) until thoroughly warmed.  Add dollop of nonfat greek yogurt and then a tiny sprinkle of nutmeg and sweet blend on top of the yogurt.  (You could easily substitute the peach for an apple, 1/3 cup of blackberries or blueberries, or 1/4 cup of pure pumpkin puree.)

This is a deliciously decadent bowl of warm, comforting oatmeal to enjoy on a brisk fall day.  I think I’ll make some to enjoy while I curl up in a chair on my back porch tomorrow morning.  I just adore everything about fall, the cool weather, the scents, the food, and the time with precious friends!

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