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Peach Breakfast Bake

Someday, I am going to be a very good grandma.

By the time I’m old, I will have had lots of practice. I often sit down for dinner at 5, constantly nag people to eat more vegetables, and living in Florida sounds like a dream!

But every now and then, I like to stay out late. Unfortunately, my body doesn’t care if I’m up at 2am; it’ll still be wide-eyed and ready to go by 6 the next morning! For example, on Friday night I went out dancing and had two friends spend the night afterward. I woke up at 5:30 yesterday morning, while they proceeded to sleep until noon.

That’s okay; I actually enjoy my time alone in the mornings. It’s peaceful when no one else is awake. Yesterday, when I got back from running and found my friends still asleep, I figured I’d surprise them with breakfast. Little did I know I’d be eating lunch by the time they got up…

Repinned over 10,000 times, the recipe is so healthy you can go ahead and have two bowls. For breakfast!

What to make?

First, I looked through my archives of 100+ Healthy Oatmeal Recipes.

But–believe it or not–my friends aren’t the biggest oatmeal fans. So I decided to try something new on them. A few months ago, I’d pulled a recipe for apple crisp out of People magazine. It caught my eye due to its simplicity. I very loosely used this apple-crisp recipe as a guide for yesterday’s breakfast: peach breakfast bake. My friends loved it… when they finally woke up!


Repinned over 10,000 times, the recipe is so healthy you can go ahead and have two bowls. For breakfast!


Peach Breakfast Bake

(Serves 3)

  • 2 1/2 cups sliced peaches
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp arrowroot or cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup shredded wheat, crushed (You can try rice chex or crispies or flake cereal for a gluten-free version.)
  • 1/8 tsp uncut stevia OR 1/4 cup sugar of choice
  • 2 tbsp melted buttery spread or oil (Low-Fat Version: applesauce can be used instead.)
  • 1/4 tsp salt (use only 1/8 tsp if using salted buttery spread)
  • 1 container yogurt of choice, such as SoDelicious or Wholesoy

Preheat oven to 350F. Mix the peaches, lemon, arrowroot, cinnamon, 1/2 the salt, and 1/2 the sweetener in a bowl. Let sit for ten minutes. Meanwhile, stir the crushed cereal, remaining sweetener, remaining salt, melted margarine or oil, and applesauce in a bowl until well-blended. Spread the peach mixture in a small baking pan (such as a 4×7), and top with the cereal mixture. Bake for 45 minutes. Mix each portion with some of the yogurt, just before serving. Or, you can opt to be like one of my friends who exclaimed, “This would be awesome with vanilla ice cream on top!”

Nutrition facts are listed below:

Peach Breakfast Bake - indulgently sweet and creamy... and so healthy you can have two bowls. For breakfast! @choccoveredkt

Nutrition Facts:

Each serving with the sugar and added fat:

  • 210 calories
  • 3 grams of fat
  • 0 mg cholesterol
  • 8 grams fiber!

(Nutrition information also includes the yogurt, based on So Delicious dairy-free yogurt.)


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Published on June 26, 2011

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  1. hippierunner says

    I’m sure it was lovely to wake up to that! I’m an early bird, so I have always disliked sleeping over friend’s houses because I’d be up hours before anyone lol.

  2. Freya says

    Haha, I’d be an awesome gran too! I love cardigans, baking, and getting to bed at a good hour..or sitting down with the paper and a nice mugful of hot cocoa 😛
    I don’t tend to cook from magazines – probably cos I don’t buy any that a) have recipes, or b) have VEGAN recipes! That bake you made looks lovely though 🙂

    • Sarah says

      And knitting! Or maybe that’s just my grandma? She is SUCH a good knitter, making rugs and sweaters and all sorts of amazing things!

  3. Abby says

    This looks so beautiful, especially the first photo. It looks like I could take it off the screen! I wish I could!

  4. Leslie says

    Ahhaha your writing always cracks me up, Katie. You’re too funny :). I hope your friends know how lucky they are! And also, I need peaches now!

  5. Sarah says

    This looks so good! I actually have shredded wheat in my pantry right now. All I need is the peaches and I am SO making this!

  6. Erika K says

    I rip recipes out of magazines all the time! But I never make them because I’m way too busy making YOUR fabulous recipes. I tried the ranch the other day, and it really was just as good as you said! Next up? Peach cobbler for breakfast :).

  7. Ally says

    This looks great, and I have everything in my pantry except for the shredded wheat. What could I sub for the shredded wheat? Flour? Oats? I want to make this tomorrow morning for breakfast, so help a girl out 🙂

  8. Amber K says

    I go back and forth. Like today I woke up at 6:30 am for no apparent reason, but then I’ve also been known to sleep until 9 or 10 as well, even though I always go to bed at the exact same time. I never stay up late enough anymore to sleep until noon, but nothing would surprise me!

    I get inspired by recipes I find in magazines or online, but I have never in my life made a recipe as is. I always have to swap things out to suit my food intolerances and preferences.

  9. Tricia says

    I’m an early riser definately! Friday night I fell asleep at 3 am and was wide awake at 7 hehe.
    That peach bake looks delish, btw 🙂

  10. Jess says

    this looks and sounds yummy; luckily, we just bought peaches yesterday, but i don’t think they’re ripe 🙁

  11. Lisa says

    omg, STORY OF MY LIFE!! I can go out late with my friends (tho I much prefer to sleep earlier hahah) and then STILL wake up at 8 am the next day. regardless if I went to bed at 2am that morning. UGH! so annoying. and then my like 3 pm the next day im spent and need a nap. its a whole vicious cycle….but a fun one 🙂

    i have tried recipes from magazines, but some came out pretty bad 🙁 but others came out good! so its a gamble.
    your peach bake, however, looks very tasty 🙂

  12. Jamie aka "Sometimes Healthy Girl" says

    OH MY! You may have a blog about chocolate but you’re definitely good at those fruity recipes too 😉 I wish I could have been one of your friends. This looks like the perfect breakfast to enjoy after a long night out.

    I’m definitely an early bird but when I don’t get enough sleep, even if I wake up early, I still don’t feel good. So I’m working on not being NOCTURNAL and an early bird. Because I tell ya, that just doesn’t work out well.

  13. Tara says

    I constantly cut recipes out, but I only use them occasionally. Usually I will use it the day I see it, or not use it at all! I’ve had success with cooking light. I actually prefer blogger recipes though! I feel like bloggers branch off from the “traditional” recipes which make them more exciting and versatile.
    I’m an early bird! Two nights ago I got 3 hours of sleep and spent the day traveling — lots of planes and driving, which is really tiring! I went to bed at 12 and got up at 8:30, which I would consider sleeping in!

  14. Alyssa Monique (PayFitnessForward) says

    “That’s okay; I actually enjoy my time alone in the mornings. It’s so peaceful when no one else is awake.” I LOVE how you wrote this, I thought I was the only one who felt this way. Mornings are my favorite when everyone else is asleep and I can enjoy breakfast and my tea. Love that feeling 🙂

  15. Ragnhild says

    This looks so delicious Katie! Lucky friends 😉
    I often find recipes I want to try out in magazines, but I rarly come round to it. I really should be better at it- so much good food that should be tryed out 😀

  16. Kris (everyday oats) says

    Yay, I love peaches and I love bakes. Love this!
    I totally tear recipes out from mags alllll the time, but I hardly ever use them. Most of the time I forget about them and the other times I end up changing them up significantly and then failing haha.

  17. The Teenage Taste says

    I always tear recipes out of magazines, put them in a folder, and then never use them. What can I say, I always end up making recipes I see in Blog World instead! 😛
    These peach bake looks delicious! A peach cobbler you can eat for breakfast…what’s not to like? 😉

  18. Cait @ Beyond Bananas says

    That looks great! Wish I had friends who had breakfast ready for me when I woke up! But .. I am just like you and am up at thecrack of dawn… so I suppose my friends would have to make me breakfast before they went to sleep!

  19. Rachel says

    I used to cut out recipes but now I generally rely on blogs. I like seeing the recipe executed and the results! it’s like a recipe and a review all in one on a blog.

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Not at ALL! When I was a teenager, I slept til noon pretty much every single weekend. Once, I even slept til 2pm :). I was the LEAST likely person to ever become an early bird… it’s so strange how things have changed!

  20. Serena says

    Mmmm 🙂 This looks delicious. I love peach cobblers/ pies, so I’m sure I’d love this, too.
    PS. I bet this’d taste good combined with a boatmeal recipe. 😮

  21. Hannah says

    I love peaches with cinnamon … I’d probably use a lot more, though, I tend to go overboard on cinnamon and then no-one wants to share – but that just means more for me.

    I prefer being an early bird, but I have trouble getting to sleep sometimes and then I sleep in until 9 or something. I can’t seem to sleep in until lunchtime any more. It must be my age catching up with me. I remember sleeping in until 5.30pm once. Glad I don’t do that any more.

    • Sarah says

      Haha I am the same way! I look back at my teen years and wonder how I was able to sleep til noon. I just don’t have that ability anymore!

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