Plum Coconut Overnight Oats

10 May

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by California Dried Plum Board and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Warm weather is finally here (sort of, it’s 40 degrees as I write this, but I’m being optimistic), and that means it’s out with the hot stove-top oatmeal and in with the cold overnight oats!

And what better sweetener to use….than dried plums? Yep, dried plums are cool, people. They’re loaded with fiber, vitamin K & potassium, are naturally sweet, and have this amazing juicy quality, despite being dried. Not to mention that they support bone health – something lots of people need to improve on.

California Dried Plums challenged the Recipe Redux-ers to create recipes with their tasty dried fruit just to prove everyone how awesome these gems are. Most oatmeal recipes call for sweeteners – be that sugar, honey or maple syrup. But using dried plums means those sweeteners are totally unnecessary! Chop them up, mix them in and enjoy a healthy, naturally sweetened breakfast that’ll keep you satisfied until lunchtime.

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Even better: this recipe makes 3 servings, so you can either feed your family, or have breakfast ready to go for yourself for three days.

So, pick up some California Dried Plums and experience the whole package yourself!

Plum Coconut Overnight Oats

Serves 3

  • 1 C old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 C organic shredded coconut
  • 1/3 C chia seeds or flaxseed meal
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 C nondairy milk
  • 3 oz California Dried Plums, diced

Mix dry ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl with a lid. Stir in the milk, then the diced California Dried Plums.

Cover and refrigerate 4 hours, or overnight. Stir, add any extra milk if you like and enjoy!

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