Last Updated on January 2, 2022
Oatmeal is a delicious and inexpensive way to get a healthy breakfast, but as you know, most breakfasts can be paired with some fruit. What kinds of fruit would you choose? A lot of recipes that you can find will list apple, raisins, and other fruits as a good fruit to put with oatmeal, but have you ever considered using plums?
Plums are delicious and very nutritious fruit. They have a sweet flavor that is very unique, and interesting. If you’ve been looking for a new fruit to try with a breakfast cereal, then try this recipe for plum oatmeal pudding.
Many people are not as familiar with plums as other types of fruit, so they might be overlooked in the grocery store. But plums are sweet, juicy, and succulent fruits that are ready to be harvested from May through October, although you’ll probably be able to find them in your store year-round.
Store your plums at room temperature until they ripen, then place in the refrigerator. Bring them back to room temperature, though, before eating them, to get the most enjoyment from this fruit.
How do you know if a plum is ripe? It will have a sweet aroma and you’ll be able to squeeze it just a bit.
Once you discard the (large) seed in the center, plums are very healthy to consume!
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Plums are a healthy addition to overnight oats
- they contain fiber, sorbitol, and isatin, which help to regulate the digestive system functioning, which will in turn help keep us regular
- they’re low in calories at about 46 for the average sized plum
- plums contain antioxidants including vitamin-C, which helps our bodies resist infection and inflammation
- Vitamin A is found in plums, an essential for our health
- they contain potassium, flouride, and iron
This is a wonderful recipe to use in the warmer months, too, as the oatmeal is chilled overnight. It’s never too warm outside to enjoy some tasty oatmeal!
How To Make Plum Oatmeal Pudding
Plum Oatmeal Pudding – Overnight
- 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 fresh plum
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 pinch ground cinnamon
- Cook the oats in a reasonably sized pan by boiling the water, then reducing the heat and adding the cup of your almond milk, salt, and the oats.
- Simmer the mixture for 4 minutes or as directed on the package of rolled oats.
- Once it's completely cooked, take it off the stove and transfer it to a bowl to cool for about 12 minutes.
- Stir in the left over milk, and add the maple syrup.
- Cover the bowl with cling wrap, and refrigerate for the night.
- Next morning, chop up the plum and toss with a dab of syrup and sprinkle with the cinnamon.
- Place the fruit in the cool oatmeal and enjoy!
Enjoy this healthy pudding for breakfast, as a snack, or whenever you’re in the mood for a tasty and healthy meal. You can keep overnight oats in the frig for a couple of days, too, and it’s a wiser choice when you need a little something to eat!