Spiced Overnight Oats in a glass jar with some of it propped up on a spoon
Breakfast

Spiced Plum Overnight Oats

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These Spiced Plum Overnight Oats are BEYOND delicious!! Plums are back in season and I am so here for it 😍!! This is a recipe I developed last year, but by the time I wanted to post it, plum season was over and fall was well and truly on its way. So, I waited patiently in order for plums to become ripe and in season. This is the first week I have seen them back in the store and on farmers’ markets. Trust me when I say, I wasted no time to bring you this recipe 😉.

Two glasses of Spiced Plum Overnight Oats in a glass jar with a striped tea towel and plums scattered around

If you have been here for a while, you know that overnight oats are one of my go-to’s for an easy breakfast. Why? Because they are super easy to make. But also – you can batch prep them like crazy and they are incredibly versatile. So you always have a delicious, filling, and super speedy breakfast at hand. I am always running behind in the morning (not sure why 😅). This kind of recipe ensures that I may run behind a little bit less…

Spiced Plum Overnight Oats in a glass jar with a spoon stuck into

These Spiced Plum Overnight Oats have so much flavor and the plum layer has just the right amount of juiciness, whilst still containing some bite. You definitely want to scoop up those juices from the pan and add to the overnight oats – they may almost be the best part 😋. We had these all week and I am sure we will also have them next week (and the week after that 😉). I truly hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Spiced Plum Overnight Oats in a glass jar with a spoon stuck into photographed from a three-quarter angle

Why are these Spiced Plum Overnight Oats good for you?

Plums

I absolutely love plums!! They are greatly popular in Germany and they are a staple in my “summer” fruit routine. If one can officially give such a title to something like that 🤣. Be sure to also check out my Plum Crumble and my Plum Cake if you love plums too!!

Plums are relatives of peaches, nectarines, and almonds. All stones of these fruits contain a hard shell around their actual seed. Plums are high in vitamin C, K, copper, and dietary fiber. They have been well-researched due to their unique antioxidant profile. These antioxidants are particularly good at neutralizing oxygen radicals. They help prevent oxygen-based damage to fats. This is particularly important for our membrane, cells, brain, and cholesterol, all of which are made and need adequate amounts of fat.

Plums in a pink striped tea towel with Spiced Overnight Oats in a glass jar in the background

The vitamin C in plums helps massively with the absorption of iron. It furthermore supports the development and growth of healthy tissue (not at least by helping to synthesize collagen). As you likely know by now (because I tend to bang on about this topic time and time again 😉) it is also great for our immune system. Vitamin C is a double whamy in terms of goodness because it simultaneously acts like a vitamin and an antioxidant in our bodies. From an antioxidant perspective, vitamin C helps to protect cholesterol from oxidizing. This oxidized cholesterol is usually the one that starts to build up in arteries and can cause damage to blood vessels. I think you can see why a bit more vitamin C is not such a bad idea. And oh yeah – plums present the perfect snack to eat to fulfill this need 😋.

Spiced Plum Overnight Oats photographed from above with a spoon stuck into it

How can I adjust these Spiced Plum Overnight Oats to my dietary requirements?

This recipe is gluten-free, vegetarian, and can easily be made nut-free (simply use non-nut dairy-free milk) and vegan (ensure to use vegan yogurt, and protein powder). Due to the oats used, it is, unfortunately, not suitable for the paleo lifestyle.

Spiced Overnight Oats in a glass jar with some of it propped up on a spoon

Other Speedy Breakfast Recipes on the Blog

All my “breakfast” dishes are easily prepped and can be batch-made. Side-note – on the weekend I love to spend some time in the kitchen and be more creative (hence the section titled “Brunch“). For speedy options though, I recommend the following

Spiced Plum Overnight Oats

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Ann Robejsek Course: BreakfastCuisine: Gluten-free breakfast, EuropeanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes

Juicy, sweet, and oh-so-delicious! These Spiced Plum Overnight Oats are early morning plum heaven. Simply prep, store overnight and ENJOY!

Ingredients

  • For the oat layer:
  • 2/3 cup (65 gr.) oats

  • 1 serving vanilla protein powder (vegan)

  • 2/3 cup (180 gr.) (dairy-free) yogurt

  • 2/3 cup (160 ml.) dairy-free milk

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

  • Β½ tsp cinnamon

  • For the plum layer:
  • ca. 5 plums (about 300 gr.)

  • 1 tsp coconut oil

  • Β½ tsp cinnamon

  • ΒΌ tsp ginger

  • a sprinkle of ground clove

  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds for serving

How to

  • For the oat layer
  • Combine all ingredients for the oats and mix thoroughly. You will see that the mixture is very liquid. This is normal. It will have already firmed up by the time you are done with the plums. Put to one side
  • For the plum layer
  • Wash and cut the plums into four quarters. Add the coconut oil to a pan and let heat. Add plums along with the cinnamon, ginger, and dash of clove. Fry off until the plums are soft, evenly coated in the spices, and juices are pulling off at the bottom – ca. 5 minutes on medium to high heat
  • Assemble the Spiced Plum Overnight Oats by starting with a layer of oats and then adding the plums. Then repeat for a second layer. Store in the fridge overnight. In the morning, top with sunflower seeds and ENJOY!!

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