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 😉.
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…
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.
Why are these Spiced Plum Overnight Oats good for you?
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.
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 😋.
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.
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
- My Apple Pie Overnight Oats continue to be a hit in our household
- My Chocolate Raspberry Overnight Oats are healthy yet super tasty and feel indulgent 😋
- This Green Monster Smoothie packs loads of greens and pineapple for a delicious morning kick
- Egg Muffins are always a good idea to have prepped
- My Nut-free Ginger Granola can be easily batch prepped and is super delicious 😍