Wonderful and sophisticated is the perfect description! The ginger flavor is quite strong, which I loved, but I imagine most people would want to use less. I cut the peach segments in thirds so they would be bite-sized. I cooked the oatmeal in the juice and that made it sweet enough without adding sugar. Thanks to Toni for sharing your creation!
oh. my. gawsh. used regular smooshed ginger, frozen (thawed) peaches.
Yes, this is a nice way to spice up your usual oatmeal! I used about a tsp of the crystallized ginger, and it still permeated the dish fully. I also used a couple of fresh nectarines on top. Nuts would probably go really well with this too. Thanks, Toni!
Wow! This was really good! I am not very fond of oatmeal ordinarily, but this was really GOOD! I LOVED the little bursts of ginger every so often, too. I used fresh peaches (quartered, then chopped coarsely, so bigger chunks) and the flavors really came together nicely. I used brown sugar and a bit of milk on mine--and that was a great breakfast. *Made for Aus/NZ Recipe Swap Aug 07*
Like Jellyqueen, I wasn't too sure about the ginger...But she's right, the more you eat, the better it gets.
I had to think about this one for a minute. I just wasn't sure about the ginger taste, but then, the more I ate...the more I enjoyed this. I did use fresh peaches and I also cut back a little on the ginger, because I just wasn't sure about it. Great recipe that gives plain old oatmeal a new twist!!
Hi - oddly I didn't know this recipe was here and came up with a variant of this on my own but this is so close to how I prepared mine I felt obliged to say how delicious the combination of the oatmeal, yoghurt and peahces is, most especially with the ginger. If you like peaches, oatmeal and ginger the combination is a sure winner however you prepare it :) (Provided it's sweet! - honey sound like a wonderful idea!) My variants were to empty the canned Peaches which were in syrup into a sieve and rinse them in water, then use part of the tin (fridged the rest) I squished a few segments (enough to put on top of the porridge) through my fingers into a pot to make a rough puree. Also, I don't have any candied ginger (I wish!) so I used 1/2 tsp ground ginger in the porridge with 1/4 to 1/3 tsp caraway seeds though I was dubious about them - they were great together! I used a generous tsp plain/natural yoghurt and sprinkled sweetener across the top of the porridge with yoghurt on top then added the peach puree over the yoghurt, and sprinkled a bit more ground ginger for good measure (a bit too good a measure I think!). I wonder if real Ambrosia could be better than this ! :) Soft Brown sugar over the tops sounds a heavenly idea too! Thanks for the excellent recipe suggestion. I'm not sure whether or not I should give a rating, but your recipe is so near identical to how I did it, and I know it's a knockout combination it's got to be worth 5 stars!
I have to admit that my first 2 bites of this were tenative. But then I realized how very good this is! I halved the recipe and used quick cooking oats. I also chopped the peaches into small pieces. And I topped with a splash of low fat vanilla soymilk. Very nice. I know that, for work reasons, I will miss lunch today so I paired this with a fruit and yogurt smoothie for a nice hearty breakfast.
I'm with you Toni, I have oatmeal 3 to 4 times a week and am always on the lookout for new ways to fix it. I used about half the ginger the recipe called for, old fashioned oats and added 1/3 cup dry milk powder with the oats and water to make a creamier texture. Served it topped with brown sugar. This is a winner!