Peaches For Breakfast
Hi everyone! 🙂 I can’t WAIT to go back to the UK this weekend, I really miss the home this time of year. I love autumn, especially in Scotland, it’s so beautiful. I miss the ‘fall feel’ you get back home, over sized jumpers, and all the autumn fruits and spices. I heard Starbucks are doing a hot mulled fruit drink? I haven’t seen it out here yet 🙁 (Expat problems) I will investigate this weekend.
Anyway my cravings led me to a breakfast recipe for you this morning, my Vegan Peach and Cinnamon Oatmeal Bake. It is delicious! You only need a handful of ingredients and it is so easy to make. I got some HUGE, organic peaches the other day from Ripe Fresh (local fruit and veg market) and this is a great way to use them. I love peaches, I really don’t understand how you can’t like them. Nala and Zara love them even more than me it turns out, I was the referee of a messy peach fight last night, (for those who don’t know I own two Fennec Fox pups).
This is another Vegan dish I have created, and again I am pleasantly surprised at how delicious and filling a plant based meal can be. Instead of cow’s milk I opted for Almond Milk (a brand called Nuts For Mylk to be precise, which I will tell you about soon), it’s a great healthy alternative with no fat and hardly any calories. I also have sweetened this recipe with Agave Syrup as opposed to honey.
I understand now why they tell you breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I feel so much better now that I have a nutritious breakfast in the morning, it really does set you up for the day. I have read a lot about the importance of breakfasts recently, it can help boost your brain productivity and promote weight loss. The more you eat earlier on in the day, the better and oats are one of my favourite breakfast ingredients. The fibre in them can help keep you full until lunch time and the high protein content makes this a great breakfast for after the gym if you love working out in the morning (or you hate running and want to get it over and done with like me).
So if you have a passion for peaches and are looking for a tasty, low fat breakfast I recommend you try this!
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1 tbsp of cinnamon
- 1 tbsp of agave syrup (honey if not vegan)
- 1 cup of oats
- 3 – 4 peaches (depending on size, I used 3 huge ones)
- A few peach slices for the top (optional)
- Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees
- Chop the peaches
- In a bowl, combine the almond milk, agave syrup, chopped peaches, cinnamon and ½ the cup of oats
- Pour into your baking dish and cover with the rest of the oats and peach slices
- Add another small drizzle of agave syrup and sprinkle of cinnamon before baking if you like
- Bake for 40 minutes, until the oats have turned golden then serve!
This peach breakfast bake made me around 4 servings, and will stay fresh in the fridge for around 4 – 5 days. I took some into work this morning and re-heated it in the microwave and it was perfect.
Why don’t you make this dairy free, peach oatmeal for your breakfast? Let me know if you love it as much as I do!
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