Peach-Basil was so good that I couldn’t stop there. Bring on the rosemary!
I’m desperately trying to enjoy as many peaches as possible this August. I just adore that flavor (ese sabor) and allllll that delicious juice (todo de ese jugo delicioso). And considering my never-ending obsession with rosemary, it just seemed like the perfect experiment.
My hypothesis was correct: peaches + rosemary = happiness.
I have often been frustrated by how peaches don’t retain their flavor as well as I’d like them to in oatmeal. I’ve solved that problem a bit by cooking the oats in a mixture of almond milk and peach juice (I use Ceres). It enhances the peach flavor!
Another similar solution would be to use two peaches (or a peach and a half) and puree one of them, which would essentially make a juice. It would likely taste better and fresher than a bottled juice from the store anyway.
*ahem* And when you’re done making this recipe, you can use up the rest of your rosemary making this UH-MAY-ZING Rosemary Chocolate Chip Oatmeal OR this Rosemary Brownie Batter Oatmeal. (Do it do it do it do it do it do it!!)
- [eats] um, this VEGAN Raspberry & Peach White Grilled Cheese. ‘Nough said.
- [people] this Instagram account (@pumpkintheraccoon) gives me hope that I can one day have a raccoon as a pet 😉
What you'll need:
- 3/4 cup milk of choice, water, or peach juice (I used the Ceres brand)*
- 1/4 cup quick cook steel cut oats*
- 1 ripe yellow peach, pitted and diced (peeling optional)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- splash of lemon juice
- 1 tsp minced fresh rosemary
- pinch of salt
How to make it:
- Bring milk (I use 1/2 c peach juice and 1/4 c almond milk) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you'd like to add flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
- Add most of your diced peach to the oatmeal and reserve a few pieces for topping. Stir occasionally.
- Once more of the liquid has absorbed in the oatmeal, add vanilla extract, lemon juice, minced rosemary, and salt. Stir.
- When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Add a splash of your milk of choice, remaining diced peach, and any other additional toppings (nuts, dried fruit, berries, etc.).
Just an FYI:
*You can make this with rolled or quick oats by increasing the liquid to 1 cup and the oats to 1/2 cup.