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Peaches and cream oatmeal

Yup! Another oatmeal recipe. I'm just really into oatmeal lately. First there was the tropically-flavoured banana coconut oatmeal, then the classically comforting apple pie oatmeal, and now this dainty and delicious peaches and cream oatmeal. I used dried peaches for maximum peachy flavour.

I love a warm breakfast any time of year, but variety is important, no? Yes indeed! So I love having more than one oatmeal recipe on hand. This recipe makes enough for one adult or two small children. It can easily be doubled, tripled, etc.

Here's how I made it:

1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 cup dried peach, chopped (equivalent of 2 halves)
1 tsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp cream (I used half and half)

I brought the water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Then I added the oats, chopped peach, and sugar and lowered the heat to medium. Stirring frequently with a spoon, I allowed the oatmeal to continue cooking for a couple minutes, then removed it from the heat and stirred in the cream. I transfered the oatmeal to a bowl and served it with a splash of milk and a sprinkling of brown sugar.

Peaches and cream is a pretty special flavour combination. Yum!

Does your family eat oatmeal? I still can't get my 3-year-old to even try it (argh)! Which dried fruits do you like to keep in your pantry?