Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Spiced Plum Overnight Oatmeal




Plums are so pretty and juicy right now and I love having them available in the fruit basket sitting on my kitchen island. But, they are not a fruit that I think of using in recipes. When I came across a recipe for overnight oatmeal, made with fresh plums, I knew it was one that I wanted to try. I love making this easy style of oatmeal the night before and having its creamy and yummy goodness ready to eat, the next morning.

I have made several varieties of overnight oatmeal including my favorite, Maple Blueberry. This Spiced Plum Overnight Oatmeal was a unique version and the addition of all the classic apple pie spices added a great flavor to the plums. Because this has stronger spices that need to be mixed in, the technique needs to be a little different than my other recipes, where the ingredients are simply layered, then stirred. I would recommend shaking this well, before placing in the fridge. This ensures the spices are evenly mixed throughout. Enjoy this delicious and healthy breakfast while summer lasts.


Spiced Plum Overnight Oatmeal

1 small plum or 1/2 large plum

1/2 oatmeal

1/2 cup low fat milk

1/4 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp cinnamon

Pinch of ginger

Pinch of nutmeg

1/2 tsp sugar (or Splenda)

Pinch of salt

Dice plum in small pieces. Add oatmeal to mason jar. Add all spices on top of oatmeal. Place diced plums on top. Cover with milk. Put lid on jar and shake well. Place in refridgerator overnight. Enjoy the next morning.

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  1. Sounds lovely Vicki....I will be back on my oatmeal now that the mornings are getting cooler:)
    Anne xx

  2. I love plums AND I love oatmeal. This recipe sounds delish!

  3. Enjoy summer while its still here..........

    All the best Jan

  4. That sounds really good, Vicki...I always like your recipes. I haven't had oatmeal all summer, but I will be eating it every day very soon!

  5. We do the overnight oatmeal here, love it! But we add yogurt too, makes it so creamy! I will have to try this plum recipe next!

  6. Do you heat it up or eat it cold?

  7. I just bought a 3 lb. box of plums. This sounds yummy, so I'll try it with the yogurt suggestion and your recipe. I found you over at Fairhope Supply Co. It's nice to meet you!

  8. Sounds really good. I am a winter oatmeal person so I will save the recipe. Thanks for sharing

  9. Looks pretty simple and sounds totally delicious!

  10. Finally getting caught up . . . sounds wonderful . . .

  11. The spiced plum sounds so unusual and I bet it's delicious! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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