Dried Plum Overnight Oats Recipe

Dried Plum Overnight Oats Recipe | This Miss Cooks

I’ve been on an overnight oats kick recently (they’re just too darn easy) and knew I had to post the recipe for this one after a friend raved over them after breakfast. They’re perfect to grab before you head out on a hike or to mix up for early-riser guests.

And alright, let’s be real honest here. What I’m talking about is good old-fashioned, granny-come-lately, eat-it-for-your-digestion prunes. I was having a conversation with my future mother-in-law about how we had heard so many jokes about prunes as kids that we hadn’t even tried them until we were adults. I feel LIED TO. Plums are the most delicious food and taking some water out cannot change that immutable fact.

So here I bring you the recipe I created to spice up my favorite protein overnight oats, and I beg of you to reconsider this poor, maligned fruit. Though it may be wrinkled it is mighty in both taste and texture (alright that last one is a stretch).

Dried Plum Overnight Oats

Servings: 1     Prep Time: 5 minutes     Cook time: 8+ hours

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 c old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • 3 prunes, chopped
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbs hemp hearts
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of cloves
  • 1 Tbs full fat Greek yogurt (coconut or almond if vegan)
  • 2/3 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Optional toppings: 1 Tbs walnuts + 1 Tbs granola

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients except toppings to a 12 oz jar or container and mix thoroughly to combine. Store in the fridge overnight or up to 3 days.
  2. In the morning, stir oats and then top with walnuts and granola for a nice crunch.

Notes: 

  • I’ve only ever used old fashioned oats in these recipes, so proceed with caution if you’re trying any other kind.
  • I use a few kinds of protein powder, mostly vegan. All of them have worked well in this recipe.
  • I love Purely Elizabeth granola for topping my oats, yogurt and even desserts (not sponsored, I just frigging love their stuff).

Let me know what you think in the comments if you’ve tried it or if you have any questions!

Nutritional info per serving (with toppings):  Calories: 417, Total Fat: 17g, Carbohydrates: 49g, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 17g, Protein: 19g

Nutritional info per serving (without toppings):  Calories: 340, Total Fat: 11g, Carbohydrates: 45g, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 15g, Protein: 17g

Shared over on Confessions of a Mother Runner’s Meatless Monday link up & over at Pint Sized Baker

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