My dear friends, I hope you’re doing fine and your start into the new week was not too rough. I was back home in Germany during the last week and spent some relaxing days with my family (and inofficially celebrated my graduation – one must celebrate when one has the chance, right?). Coming home without a to-do list long enough to paper an entire room felt so good, but you probably know that, there’s always a little something to do. But that’s okay. Back in Amsterdam, I’m really getting into that Christmas spirit and set my sights on decorating my apartment all-christmassy this year. And with that comes tea, cozy socks and comforting food. Could be worse and makes the dark months so much more bearable.
It’s no secret anymore that I’m a huge fan of warming oatmeals during the colder months of the year, especially for breakfast. I already shared my coconut and fig version with you on Instagram and the blog last year, but this year, I somehow couldn’t get enough of plums and had a phase where I put them in my morning oatmeal or just had them for snacking.
Even though plums are just off-season in Western Europe (they typically peak in July-October) and I’m always trying to stick to seasonal fruits and veggies, I don’t want to withhold the recipe inspiration for you until next year. I also tried the recipe with coconut milk instead of almond, but there is just something I really like about the almond, plum and cinnamon combo during these pre-Christmassy mornings.
What are your favorite oatmeal combinations? Let me know in the comments!
Cinnamon oatmeal with caramelized plums and banana (vegan)
serves one really hungry person
- about 250 ml almond milk (if it gets too sticky, add a little more)
- 50 g rolled oats
- 2 ripe plums
- 1 tsp sugar (I used coconut sugar)
- 1 small banana
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (and some to sprinkle on top)
- Warm the almond milk in a pan, add the rolled outs and the cinnamon (yum!) and cook it shortly so that it gets your desired consistency.
- Cut the plums in small pieces and in another pan, caramelize them with the sugar. There is no butter or oil or whatsoever needed, as the plums are watery and do not burn fast.
- Top the oatmeal with the banana, caramelized plums and some more cinnamon if you like.
Hope the recipe gives you some inspiration for your breakfasts to come. It’s no big deal and done in less than 10 minutes. I suggest to turn on the Christmas playlist that already gets you in a good mood early in the morning and I promise you’ll be ready to rock the day without having the munchies right after leaving the house again. It always keeps me full for hours.
Have a great rest of the week and let’s stay calm.