Made with steel-cut oats, fresh peaches and coconut cream this gluten-free and dairy-free, hands-off recipe for slow cooker peaches and cream steel-cut oatmeal is guaranteed to become a breakfast favorite!
With a certain someone’s birthday approaching, thoughts on aging and racking up those digits has become a frequent thought on my mind.
By now you already know my sentiments on birthdays and the deep anxiety they bring to me. It takes me an entire year to come to terms with my new age before I’m forced to move onto another one.
No matter what anyone says or how I look at it, I have never and will never love my birthday. Fortunately there’s cake, so that helps.
I’m not about to say it’s a good thing but I do appreciate that with age I become somewhat wiser on life and slightly more self-aware of my bad habits. One such habit is officially the discussion of this post.
I should have had this post written already. It was the 7th thing on my never-ending to-do-list today and with its completion would come full satisfaction and a unicorn tribe carrying rainbows of happiness.
I should, I should, I should.
Two words that have haunted most of my young adult life.
As I get older I’ve become far more aware of the pressure I put on myself because I’ve decided that “I should”. Worse yet, I feel tremendous guilt when I don’t. More often than not, this pressure is entirely self-induced and its implications fall solely on me.
I should have written this post earlier, but I was exhausted after a weekend away, it was raining and my body needed a nap. Two-hours of sleepy gloriousness.
It doesn’t need an excuse. The post didn’t get done, and those unicorns carrying rainbows of happiness never appeared. But guess what? Even if it had they still wouldn’t have shown up. We think we’re worse off for failing to do something, or more accurately changing course, but that simply isn’t the case.
I should be talking about this slow cooker Peaches and Cream Steel-Cut Oatmeal (for SEO purposes), but I’m not. No need for excuses, apologies or guilt. Life happens, we grow older, we move on, we nap for 2 hours and we eat amazing breakfasts. We can’t control every detail of it, so why should we try?Print
Slow Cooker Peaches and Cream Steel-Cut Oatmeal
- Total Time: 8 hours
- Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
- 1 1/2 cups steel-cut oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
- 6 cups unsweetened coconut milk
- 6 peaches, chopped
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 can coconut cream*
- Add all ingredients to your slow cooker. Stir.
- Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.**
- Give it a good stir for about 5 minutes or until ingredients come together and thicken (be patient, this may take a few minutes)
- Place desired serving in a bowl and top with a scoop of coconut cream to serve.
- Store leftovers in fridge for up to 1 week.
- To reheat add a splash of coconut milk and heat up in microwave.
*To get coconut cream place a can of full-fat coconut milk in the fridge for at least one hour. Open can and scoop out hardened cream at the top of the can.
**I make mine overnight so it is ready in the morning.
Do you put pressure on yourself to do things you think you “should”? What have you learned about yourself as you’ve gotten older?
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