Ginger Peach Oatmeal Bake with Whipped Coconut Cream {gf+v}

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As you can see by my dessert section, I haven’t posted a ton of desserts.  I don’t have the biggest sweet tooth on the planet (don’t hate me!), but even more than that, I just don’t bake a lot.  I’m the kind of person who just throws ingredients into a bowl, tastes it, and then throws some more in if needed.  I even have a hard time following my own recipes sometimes.

Up until I started this blog, I never once measured any of my ingredients, that is, unless I was baking.  Baking takes much more precision and exact measurements, or things can go terrible wrong.  And I say that from experience.  I also haven’t experimented much with gluten free baking, aside from cake mixes, and I probably shouldn’t be admitting this, but honesty, I’m a little intimidated by it. 

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 I got the idea in my head that I wanted to make an oatmeal bake and I was so excited that I would be bulking up my dessert section, but when I pulled it out of the oven and took a bite, I decided that it was much more accurately described as a breakfast food.  I was a little disappointed at first, but then I realized that this will be my first breakfast food post, so that more than made up for it!  You are definitely welcome to eat it as a dessert though, I know I did on several occasions.

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Feel free to sing this song while reading this post, I had it going on repeat in my head throughout the whole baking and photographing process.  “If I had my little way, I’d eat peaches everyday!”  And now its back…

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Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfasts, but I rarely eat it because it can take so long to cook.  Really, it probably only takes about 5 – 10 minutes, but sometimes in the morning that is just 5 – 10 minutes too long!  I’m the type of person who rolls out of bed with a few minutes to spare before I need to head out the door.  Sometimes I even pack my lunch and shower the night before to save on time.  I guess I really cherish my sleep!

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When I was growing up, I remember a time when my mom would have big bowls of oatmeal ready for us when we came to the kitchen each morning.  I would load on the butter and brown sugar and, to me, it was pretty much the best breakfast ever.  Unfortunately, these days, my mom doesn’t live close enough to cook me breakfast every morning, and I’m pretty sure that even if she did, she probably wouldn’t be spending her mornings in my kitchen.  A girl can dream though…

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So, instead, I made this oatmeal bake and all I need to do is wake up, cut a big slice, throw some coconut whipped cream on top and I’m out the door.  I may end up eating my breakfast at my desk, but at least I’m not late for work!

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I just discovered coconut whipped cream and I am completely hooked!  I’m really not sure how I lived without it for so long.  Most recipes that I have seen for it call for coconut  milk, but all I could find at the store was coconut cream and it worked perfectly!  

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Oatmeal Bake and Coconut Whipped Cream recipes adapted from this recipe by Oh She Glows.


Ginger Peach Oatmeal Bake with Whipped Coconut Cream {gf+v}

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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Breakfast, Gluten Free, Vegan


  • 2 1/4 cup rolled oats, gluten free if necessary
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sliced peaches, about 3 peaches
  • 2 cups milk, dairy or non-dairy, I used flax milk
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 – 2 teaspoons grated, fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts for topping, if desired

Coconut Whipped Cream:

  • 1 can of coconut milk or coconut cream, I used coconut cream and it worked well
  • cinnamon
  • pure maple syrup


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the peaches, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, ginger, and walnuts.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Grease an 8×8 inch baking pan and then pour mixture into the pan. Press down the mixture lightly with a spoon. Top with 2 tablespoons of chopped walnuts, if desired. Place in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes, or until cooked though. Let cool for 10 minutes for serving.

Coconut Whipped Cream:

  1. Refrigerate the coconut milk or coconut cream overnight. Take out of the refrigerator and turn can upside down. Open the can and drain out any liquid. Place what is left in a bowl and whip with an electric mixer for a few minutes, until small peaks form. Add in cinnamon and maple syrup, to taste, and mix for another few minutes.


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    • She Likes Food says

      Thanks Nicole! Cooking is so much easier when you don’t have to measure things! And I find it to be much less stressful too. I like feeling experimental in the kitchen, and I just don’t feel like I have the baking skills to experiment with different recipes, I guess I need to work on that! Mmmm, maple and brown sugar sounds so good :)

    • She Likes Food says

      Thanks Gayle! I used to drink an iced ginger peach tea every summer and it was so good and refreshing. The flavors really do go so well together! I agree, good for both breakfast or dessert :)

    • She Likes Food says

      Hi Olivia! That is a great idea to take a baking class! I should probably do the same, because I get so intimidated with baking sometimes. The coconut whipped cream is heavenly!! I hope you have a wonderful day too :)

  1. says

    This sounds lovely – it really looks from the recipe as if there’s nothing ‘bad’ in there at all. At the moment I’m working from home, but when I was going to an office every day I used to take bananas, leftover cake, even toast with pb & j with me to eat at my desk because I pretty much never left enough time to have a proper breakfast at home! This sounds like the perfect desk-brekky!

    • She Likes Food says

      Thanks Helen! That makes me happy that you noticed that there is nothing “bad” in there! I’ve been trying to cut out a few extra things from my diet and mainly use natural sweeteners. I’ve gotten hooked on maple syrup! Working from home sounds amazing! At my previous job, it was pretty relaxed and perfectly fine if I was a few minutes late, or ate my breakfast at my desk, but I just started a new job and I’m kinda nervous to do either of those things just yet, haha! That is why I need a quick breakfast! Leftover cake sounds perfect for breakfast :)

  2. says

    Izzy! This is just the best breakfast I’ve ever seen! I love baked oatmeal and also cooked oatmeal with a huge pool of brown sugar. I used to really enjoy when the brown sugar would go all melty, and I would always save a little bit for the last bite. For some reason I always want the last bite to be “the best” lol. I still do that with some things! I make baked oatmeal for my dad every week (because I’m such a good daughter lol), so he can have a easy, breezy morning before he goes to work. I usually adapt the 101 Cookbooks recipe :) But I think they’re similar. I really think that breakfast food/dessert food, except for maybe ice cream and cupcakes, are the same thing! Categorize it as both!!!! I much prefer less-sweet stuff when I have dessert, so this is perfect for my tastebudzzz.

    I can’t believe how beautiful and delish the whipped cream is! I’ve made it a couple of times, and every time I’m so impressed with myself! haha I want to shout it from the rooftops and show people my impressive skills.

    Ginger and peaches and walnuts are pretty much the most delectable combo ever, so I will definitely try this when the peaches are in season here… which won’t be for another month or so… but I am going to make this, dammit! Your photos are so gorgeous. I like the country feeling to the styling -makes me feel all warm and cozy and I think Cheeto feels the same way from what I can see!

    • She Likes Food says

      Al!! Thank you! That is so funny, I also always try to make the last bite the best! Sometimes Eric watches me eat and thinks I’m crazy because I’m taking bites in weird places, just so the last bite will have everything good in it! When I eat chips, I also inspect each one to make sure I am getting the chips with the most seasoning on them, and then I like to put the seasoning tongue side down so I can get the most out of it, haha! I just want to get the most enjoyment out of my food that I can! Aww, you dad is a lucky man! I decided that I need to make this for Eric all the time, because he usually just buys the instant oatmeal packages because they are fast, but I think they are so gross! I feel like there are so many Chopped episodes where the contestants end up making breakfast food for dessert, some of the judges love it, some hate it, lol, which is pretty much the norm on that show! I also prefer less sweet stuff for dessert, unless there is a bunch of chocolate, I can totally get down with that!

      I couldn’t believe it either! I was wondering why the heck it took me so long to realize you could do that and then I called all of my family members and told them about it, haha! There is a ginger peach iced tea that I absolutely love, especially in the summertime. The flavors seem to go so well together, they are meant to be! And walnuts pretty much make everything better. Thank you so much! I was totally going for a country feeling with these photos, so I’m really happy you got that feeling from them! It was so funny, I was working at the computer and I looked down and he was curled up on the computer case, cats are so strange with what they want to lay on sometimes!

  3. says

    I love oatmeal bakes! Especially ones stuffed with fresh, juicy peaches and topped with huge clouds of whipped cream. Haha. 😉 I’m seriously drooling, Isadora. This oatmeal bake looks 1000x better than the plain old bowl of oatmeal I had for breakfast this morning! LOL Pinned!

    • She Likes Food says

      Thanks so much, Sarah! I know, right?! I don’t think I can ever go back to regular old oatmeal anymore! I will at least have to top it with lots of maple syrup and peaches if I do! This coconut whipped cream is so good and I find myself wanting to put it on everything and also eating a bunch of it with a spoon :)

  4. says

    I am really dying to try coconut whipped cream! Your desert looks sensational. I agree that baking and cooking are so different. I have a feeling you will be baking more and more since you obviously have a knack for it and will likely be very creative with it. :)

    • She Likes Food says

      You need to try it, Monica!! It will change your life! Thank you so much! I hope you are right, I really just need to get over my anxieties and get in the kitchen and start experimenting. I need to get a few basic techniques and recipes down so then I can start playing around and having fun with it. Maybe that will be my summer project :)

  5. says

    I’m the same way with baking, I just don’t do it very often. Only on super special occasions like birthdays or holidays. Plus, the less I bake the less tempted I am to eat sweet treats : )

    This oatmeal bake sounds delicious! I am so excited that peach season is almost here. My FAVORITE fruit! “Millions of peaches…peaches for me!”

    • She Likes Food says

      I’m glad I’m not the only one! I love baked goods, I just like them more when someone else makes them for me, haha! So true, anytime I do bake something, I end up eating it all in one sitting, before I even have the chance to try to get rid of it at work. I love peach season, they are juicy and delicious and pretty to look at! “Millions of peaches, peaches for free!”

  6. says

    This one has me drooling. I love everything about it – especially the coconut whipped cream! Such a great idea!

    Cute photo of your cat.

    • She Likes Food says

      Thanks Pam! The coconut whipped cream is so good!! I love regular whipped cream too, but this one tastes like coconuts and makes it ten times better! Thanks! Cheeto has become quite photogenic these days, especially when he is sleeping!

  7. says

    haha I hear you – I love to bake but you really do have to be so much more precise! Which is why I love cooking – you can so easily change things up, handful of this, handful of that!

    This oatmeal bake looks absolutely delicious – and it doesn’t hurt that I am obsessed with whipped coconut cream at the moment!

    • She Likes Food says

      Yes, a handful of this and a handful of that is so much easier than a cup of this and a tablespoon of that! I probably do need to get over my fear though and get some more practice! Whipped coconut cream is my obsession to right now!! At least as of a few days ago it is, haha! I think it will be my muse for trying more baked goods recipes!

  8. says

    I’m a toss it in, a little sprinkle of this and that kinda cook. When I have something to make for the blog I have to make it several times just so I can document what I used. 😀
    This oatmeal sounds delicious . I love these kind of bars for breakfast or a snack. Pinning!

    • She Likes Food says

      I’m the exact same way, Cindy! When I first started the blog, I would get so frustrated that I had to write down exactly what I used and how much of what I used, especially when it comes to spices. I usually just shake some in and found myself adding way too much when I was measuring it! Thankfully, I think I’ve gotten a little better at that! Thanks for pinning :)

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you so much, Claudia! This is the first time I’ve made it, but from now on, it is definitely going to be a regular occurrence in our household! Aw, thank you so much for the nice compliment, trust me, it took lots of practice and I still have days where the photos don’t look quite so good :)

  9. says

    Hi Izzy,

    I’m loving that coconut whipped cream. It looks so good!!!

    I’m not a big dessert fan either (well, I love desserts but after cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner, I sort of just give up!) Oatmeal is a big favorite of mine as well. Especially for breakfast!

    Can’t wait to try. Thanks =)

    • She Likes Food says

      Hi Laura! You should really try the coconut whipped cream!! It is delicious, and not just as a non-dairy substitute for regular whipped cream, but because it is whipped and delicious and it tastes like coconuts! I’m the same way, I do love desserts, but I just don’t like cooking them much, especially after a long day!

      Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast foods, especially since you can add all kinds of yummy flavors to it. I hope you enjoy this :)

    • She Likes Food says

      Fun breakfasts are the only way to get the day going right! It is always much easier to wake up if I know I have something delicious waiting for me :)

  10. says

    I’m just like you. I dont bake very often and dont have a big sweet tooth, unless of course ots dark chocolate. I have never baked oatmeal although have seen many recipes for it. Love the addition of peaches, sort of like peaches and cream. How long does it keep in the fridge? Is it only good the next day?

    • She Likes Food says

      Yes! I always have a taste for chocloate, especially if it is dark chocolate!! I had never baked it before, but it was so good and so easy to make. Peaches and cream is exactly what I was thinking about when I made this! It keeps for quite a while, probably about a week is the tops that I would want to keep it around.

  11. says

    This is stunning! Wholesome, seasonal, and just beautiful too. I love coconut whipped cream and I’m always looking for another excuse to make a batch. Thank you for sharing!

    • She Likes Food says

      Thanks Monet!! I’m so glad that peaches are finally in season, they are one of my favorite fruits! This was the first time I had made coconut whipped cream, but it most certainly will not be the last!

  12. says

    This looks awesome. I stop by a peach/plum/apricot stand on my way home from work at least twice a week lately… they are so yummy right now! I can’t relate to not having a sweet tooth…. mine is CRAZY. 😉 I haven’t tried coconut whipped cream yet but I’ve been dying to!

    • She Likes Food says

      Thanks Jess! Oh man, that would be so hard not to stop and grab some! I’ll have to keep my eye out for more peaches at the framers’s market. A few times a month I really crave chocolate, but usually I’m a savory girl. You have to try coconut whipped cream!! You will love it :)

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you! I wish I was more like you! I really just need to get in the kitchen and start baking more, I know my husband would really like that! I just need to get some practice and then hopefully I will feel much more comfortable with it :)

  13. says

    HOLY STICK TO YOUR RIBS batman! This looks bomb and I love that it’s make ahead and you can just slice and GO! Imagine warming it up in the oven – 2 baked Oatmeal bake!

    • She Likes Food says

      Hahaha! Thanks Gigi!! Make ahead breakfast is key for tired and lazy people like me who love their sleep (I told you I was like a cat)! 2 baked oatmeal bake! I love it! And maybe if I don’t eat all of it that time I can warm it up in the oven again the next day and it can be 3 baked oatmeal bake :)

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you! It is a great breakfast, especially for lazy people like me, who can’t wake up early enough to make something substantial! Aren’t orange tabbies the best?! I love your cat too :)

  14. says

    Hi Izzy, great recipe! To be honest, I have never baked oatmeal, but looking at your pictures, I think I already know what I’m gonna try for breakfast tomorrow :)
    Best wishes

    • She Likes Food says

      Thanks Angel! I had never baked oatmeal before either, but it was so easy and so good! It was such a great breakfast to have in the refrigerator and I could just grab a slice and run out the door in the morning! I hope you love it :)

  15. says

    This oatmeal looks delicious! Peaches and ginger sounds like a fantastic combination and perfect for the season. I am a big fan of oatmeal in any form and the coconut whipped cream is such a wonderful addition!

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you!! They are so good together! I have a favorite iced tea that is ginger peach flavored and I have been craving it so much lately. This was the first time I had made coconut whipped cream and now I want to put it on everything!

    • She Likes Food says

      Hi Jessica! Thank you so much! It really is something that both gluten and non gluten eaters can enjoy! :)


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