Oh.hot.jam… ok, well it’s not quite jam, but these roasted plums would make one heck of a jam note to self for future recipe. I am always looking for an amazing breakfast recipe. If you’ve read my breakfast posts in the past, you’ll know that breakfast is the hardest meal for me being a gluten-free vegan. All the traditional American breakfasts are out, and while I a lot of those dishes this Roasted Plum + Blackberry + Hazelnut Baked Oatmeal sure delivers! I mean, just look at that juice oozing over the sides. It’s flavorful, filling and perfect for your weekend brunches.
I had never roasted plums until now. Come to think of it, I don’t really eat plums very often at all. It’s one of those fruits I kinda forget about. I’m not really sure why exactly, because I find them to be quite delicious. I will say that roasting the plums makes them extra sweet and flavorful, and might be my new favorite way to enjoy them.
Now, I chose to bake my oatmeal in these cute little pots, but it would work out just fine in a baking dish as well. This Roasted Plum + Blackberry + Hazelnut Baked Oatmeal is perfect for any day, but especially on a chilly, rainy weekend morning. It’s such a comforting breakfast with just the perfect amount of sweetness. The hazelnuts add that nuttiness, the cinnamon and cardamom add the perfect touch of spice, and the coconut milk adds an undeniable creaminess. Can you smell it through your screen?
- 2 large plums, (roasted with nutmeg + cinnamon)
- 10-12 blackberries, cut in half
- 2.5 cups gluten-free oats
- 2 tbsp flaxseed meal + 6 tbsp water, (2 flax eggs)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 banana, sliced
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cardamom
- 1/3 cup brown sugar, (or alternatively maple syrup)
- 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
- 1 can coconut milk, (I used full fat)
- 1 tsp almond extract
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
- Slice your plums in half and remove the pit. Sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon and roast with the flesh side down for about 15-20 minutes while you make the rest of the oatmeal
- In a small bowl, combine the flaxseed meal and water and let it sit to gel up like an egg
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, cardamom, brown sugar (or maple syrup), and hazelnuts. Stir to combine
- Add your banana, blackberries, almond extract, flax eggs, and coconut milk, and stir
- Once the plums look golden and soft, dice and add to the oatmeal, stir.
- Pour the oatmal mixture in a greased baking dish, sprinkle with more hazelnuts, blackberries, plums, brown sugar (optional), cover and bake for about 15-20 minutes
** Recipe inspired by Love and Lemons