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Roasted Plum & Seed Oatmeal



As you reach for your first sweater of the season it’s official: fall is here . It’s Saturday morning, and after finding your fuzzy slippers you walk downstairs to the smell of fresh coffee. It’s dreary outside and you feel chilled even while wearing your sweater. You decide to cozy up with a warm bowl of oatmeal. You’re tired of boring old oatmeal and you crave something different.


Roasted plums to the rescue! Right? It’s easy yet so mouthwatering that you’ll thank yourself for it. You can trick your family into thinking you spent forever in the kitchen but you didn’t. You’ve already finished your bowl of roasted plum and seed oatmeal while contemplating what to do next.


Plums get their rich purple-blue colour from antioxidants called anthocyanins - which gives you another reason to eat your fruits and vegetables. Each plum has 30 calories, 0.5 grams protein, 6.6 grams sugar and 4 mg calcium. And if have any leftover plums you can dry them into prunes. Five to six prunes per day support your bone health and it’s never too early to start thinking about that.

Roasted Plum and Seed Oatmeal

Author: Jen - A Naturally Nu Foodie recipe

Prep Time: 5 to 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 to 30 minutes

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients:

Roasted Plums

8 small plums

2 tbsp (30 mL) maple syrup

½ tsp (5 mL) cinnamon

⅛ tsp (1 mL) nutmeg

½ tsp to 1 tsp (2 mL to 5 mL) orange brandy*

*Can substitute orange juice with grated orange zest

Oatmeal

2 cups (500 mL) gluten-free rolled oats (not quick oats)

4 cups (1000 mL) water

2 tbsp (30 mL) cinnamon

2 tbsp (30 mL) maple syrup

1 tbsp + 1 tsp (20 mL) flax seeds

Toppings

¼ cup (60 mL) pumpkin seeds

2 tbsp (30 mL) chia seeds

2 tbsp (30 mL) hemp seeds

Method:

Roasted Plums

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Divide plums in half with a knife. Place face side up on parchment paper.

  3. Combine maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange brandy.

  4. Brush gently over plums.

  5. Bake plums for about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

Oatmeal

  1. Over high heat, bring water to a boil.

  2. Add gluten-free oats to boiling water.

  3. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 6 minutes, stirring often.

  4. Let stand for 1 minute before adding cinnamon, maple syrup and flax seeds.

  5. Add roasted plums to oatmeal.

  6. Sprinkle with pumpkin, chia and hemp seeds and enjoy!

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