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
- 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
- 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.
- In the morning, stir oats and then top with walnuts and granola for a nice crunch.
- 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