Close followers of the blog have probably recognized my fruit phases. One month, I’ll have a bunch of strawberry recipes, followed by a string of apple recipes, and then a random fig phase. There was even about a month or two last year when I *gasp* liked pears and made several recipes with them.
Right now, I love plums. I love their small size, the squishy interior, the slight peachy taste, and the deep red color. Unfortunately, it’s not exactly plum season. 🙁 Despite this, I was able to find someone at my local produce market–success!
Sadly, I’ve learned that plums don’t “star” well in oatmeal. They need a little help. For this recipe, I paired a plum with an orange (specificially, a cara cara orange…my favorite!). I love pairing other fruits with oranges. The sweet citrus flavor is subtle (oranges also don’t “star” well), and just enough to complement the subtle plums.
What fruits are you obsessed with right now? I also bought a bag of apples last night, which I haven’t bought in ages. In fact, I don’t think I’ve purchased an apple since I made Apple & Chestnut Oatmeal.
What you'll need:
- 1 orange
- 1 cup milk of choice, or water
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
- 1 plum
- 1/8-1/4 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
How to make it:
- Prep both your oranges by cutting it in half and running your knife along the insides of each segment.
- Now, prep your plum by dicing it into small cubes.
- Bring milk (I use 1/2 c almond milk and 1/2 c water) to a boil, add plum cubes and oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you'd like to add a teaspoon of flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
- Spoon out the segments from one of the oranges and stir into oatmeal.
- Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add cinnamon and salt. Stir.
- When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Spoon remaining orange segments on top, add a splash of your milk of choice, and top with any other additional toppings (shredded coconut, nuts, etc.).