Flax and Oat Porridge with Grilled Peaches

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Flax and Oat Porridge with Grilled Peaches

Last night my clutch was stolen—and to makes things worse, it was my favorite Claire Vivier—straight out of my very unlocked car. It was a big ol’ gigantic bonehead move on my part. I blame my dad. He never locked the front door because he was raised in The South in the 70s where no one locked their doors and people actually borrowed sugar from their neighbors. I tend to shrug off the idea that people will steal from me because, well, I wouldn’t steal from me!

Luckily no real damage was done. I actually didn’t even realize it was stolen until I went to grab my wallet when I went to pick-up my takeout Chinese food at Pine & Crane. The restaurant took pity on my moneyless-self and gave me my dinner on the house. I thought that was so nice; it made me believe in good people all over again. I got all these fuzzy feelings in my tummy at how nice they were about it.

Flax and Oat Porridge with Grilled Peaches

In moments like these, I need comfort. And in my world that comfort comes in form of breakfast. This is what I like to think of as a summer porridge. Something you’d eat during the warmer months.

This recipe comes from the book, The Homemade Flour Cookbook, by Erin over at Naturally Ella. In this book, Erin explores the variety of ways you can grind your own flours at home. And, it includes a ton of recipes that focuses on those flours, seeds and even beans. I think it’s a really interesting book. I thumbed through most of the recipes and fell in love with this flax porridge with peaches. I love a good porridge but had yet to try one with flax in it.

Flax and Oat Porridge with Grilled Peaches

Of course, I can’t seem to just follow a simple recipe so I added a few things to my liking, which I think is the point!

I grilled the peaches, added a bit of oats to the flax and threw in a few spices like ground ginger (because I love ginger and peaches together!), cinnamon and a bit of brown sugar. Fall flavors meet summer fruit is always my favorite mashup EVER!

Flax and Oat Porridge with Grilled Peaches

Flax and Oat Porridge with Grilled Peaches

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 2


  • 1/4 flaxseed meal
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground ginger
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 peach
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the flaxseed meal, oats and milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer, whisking frequently. Cook the porridge until thick, 4 to 5 minutes, and add more of the milk to thin the porridge, if desired. Mix in brown sugar and spices: ground cinnamon, ground ginger and salt. Turn the heat to very low while you prepare the peaches.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a grill pan over high heat, spray with cooking spray. When the grill pan is very hot, add the peaches and cook until grill marks appear and the peaches are slightly softened. Serve the peaches over flax and oat porridge with a drizzle of honey.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Belinda@themoonblushbaker June 23, 2014 at 12:22 am

Aww that sucks!! I hope your lucky turns around soon.
This bowl definitely looks comforting.


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar June 23, 2014 at 3:33 am

I am such a “believer” in people too! I rarely lock my car if I’m just popping in somewhere, and it’s so silly!! This is a giant reminder that I need to wake up and be more careful. I’m so sorry you lost your clutch!! Also, those grilled peaches make this recipe look fab. Yum!


Abby @ The Frosted Vegan June 23, 2014 at 5:55 am

Ugh, that person sucks! So glad not much damage was done, and food on the house helps, but isn’t that stuff the worst when it happens?!


Robert June 23, 2014 at 9:29 am

I guess a clutch is a purse. lol
I thought they actually stole your clutch from your car. Now that would have been a disaster!


Adrianna Adarme June 24, 2014 at 9:54 am

Haha. That would’ve been very involved.


Fashionable F00d June 23, 2014 at 10:11 am

I have never had peaches with porridge before but it look delicious! For a bit of a change you could also use Chia Seeds in porridge… I’ve recently discovered them and they taste amazing!


francesca June 23, 2014 at 10:25 am

How many peaches dis you grill up? sorry about your luck – what an ahole!


Amy @ Thoroughly Nourished Life June 23, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Sorry to hear about that. I tend to believe the same thing, but I was raised in a neighbourhood where you definitely never ever leave the doors unlocked and so now I am paranoid about it. My boyfriend however was raised in a country town where you could leave the doors unlocked when you went to work!
I am glad that the restaurant owners were so kind too,
Thanks for sharing this porridge recipe too. It’s winter here so those peaches are going to be replaced with poached pears on my breakfast table :)


Sophie June 23, 2014 at 7:14 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about your bag! I love the idea of a bit of cinnamon and ginger in this recipe :)



Jess @ whatjessicabakednext June 24, 2014 at 7:11 am

This looks divine. Love the grilled peaches- really delicious!


Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) June 24, 2014 at 10:32 am

So sorry to hear about your purse! I had a similar bonehead moment yesterday when I..wait for it…went through TWO tolls with zero money/change in my wallet. Not good. Luckily, the toll people also took pity on me and I was able to call and pay over the phone later (and not get ticketed).

This breakfast looks SUPERB! My kind of breakfast.


celeste wilson June 25, 2014 at 11:10 pm

This looks so delicious! This recipe is one creative answer to my never ending search for normal morning oatmeal alternatives. If you want to try a buckwheat groats alternative check out my recipe http://www.thetruespoon.com/gluten-free/buckwheat-breakfast-bowls/


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