This dreamy nectarine cream oatmeal bowl is a naturally sweet alternative to boxed oatmeal!
We love making oatmeal at home, but my family’s tastes are all a bit different. I like it creamy, nutty and only a little bit sweet. My husband likes it nut-and fruit-free and SUPER sweet. Norah loves her bowl creamy, sweet, and fruity. When she was little I used to make oatmeal for her almost every day for breakfast. My trick for cooling it down fast was to stir in some yogurt. She is a major yogurt fan so this hack worked great. This got her hooked on a creamier version of oatmeal. Lately I’ve been using flavored applesauce as a way to sweeten her oatmeal, along with yogurt to make it creamy. One morning I thought: Danielle, you can totally make yourself.
The next morning I got my creative juices flowing and came up with this creamy Nectarine Dream Oatmeal Bowl.
True to my cooking style, I used nectarines because that’s what I had in my fridge. You could use peaches or strawberries just as easily.
My goal for the nectarine cream was to combine the sweetness of the fruit with the creaminess of the yogurt, without having to add any additional sugar. Norah likes to top off her bowl with a drizzle of honey, so I was trying to keep the added sugar to a minimum.
I used a peeler to remove the skin on the nectarines and tossed them into the blender with a tablespoon of half and half. The result was nothing short of creamy, fruity perfection. I used four nectarines for this recipe and I love that I‘ll have extra to use all week long! If you want to make a smaller batch, cut the recipe in half and only use a teaspoon of half and half (you don’t want the cream to be too runny).
If you have oatmeal lovers in your house, give this dreamy nectarine cream a try!
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Nectarine Cream Oatmeal Bowl
- 4 nectarines
- 1 Tbsp half & half (can use coconut cream for dairy free)
- 1/2 cup Steel cut oats
- 1/4 cup milk of choice
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- drizzle honey or real maple syrup
- Peel nectarines, slice and place in blender with half and half. Blend well until smooth and creamy.
- Heat oatmeal in microwave or on stove according to package directions.
- To cooked oatmeal, add milk of choice and 3 tablespoons of nectarine cream and mix well.
- Sprinkle oatmeal with cinnamon and drizzle of honey, then top with more nectarine cream.