Plum Overnight Oats

Plum Overnight Oats, a simple overnight oats recipe made with rolled oats, chia seeds, and fresh or frozen plums. Great on-the-go breakfast or snack!

purple overnight oats with plums on top in a mason jar with a gold fork on a white table

Love overnight oats? Make them with plums! This simple chilled refrigerator oats recipes uses fresh plums blended with plant-based milk to flavor the oats and chia seeds.

👉 Ready to learn how to make overnight oats with plums? Let’s do it!


🍒 Ingredients

  • Rolled oats: The main ingredient that provides a hearty and filling base to the recipe, as well as a good source of fiber and nutrients.
  • Plant-based milk: Provides a creamy texture and additional flavor to the oats, as well as a source of calcium and vitamins.
  • Chia seeds: Adds thickness and creaminess to the oats, as well as extra fiber, protein, and healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Maple syrup: Adds natural sweetness to the oats and balances the tangy flavor of the plums.
  • Vanilla extract: Enhances the flavor of the oats and adds a subtle sweetness.
  • Plums: Provides a natural sweetness and tanginess to the oats, as well as a source of vitamin C and antioxidants. You can use either fresh or frozen plums.
  • Recommended tools: high powered blender or handheld immersion blender, glass jars with lids
bowls of rolled oats, chia seeds, milk, vanilla, and maple syrup on a table with plums
Ingredients: oats, chia seeds, milk, vanilla, maple syrup, plums

🥣 How to make (step-by-step photos)

1️⃣ Step One: Blend plums

To do this, simply add sliced plums, plant-based milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to a high powered blender and blend until smooth (alternatively, you can also add all ingredients to a bowl and use a handheld immersion blender).

👉 Pro tip: While many plums overnight oats recipes are simply just unflavored overnight oats with plums on top, in this recipe we’re going to flavor the oats themselves by blending blueberries and mixing with the oats.

blended plum-infused milk for oatmeal in a blender
Make plum-infused milk

2️⃣ Step Two: Mix overnight oat ingredients

Next it’s time to mix the overnight oat ingredients. To so this, first add rolled oats and chia seeds to a small jar.

Then pour the blended plums-flavored milk mixture over the oats, then close the jar with a lid and shake well to mix the ingredients.

👉 Container tip: If you don’t have a jar, you can alternatively mix the ingredients in a bowl and then add to a small glass.

a mason jar with rolled oats, chia seeds, and purple plum-flavored milk on a white table
Add oats, chia seeds, and plum-flavored milk to a jar

3️⃣ Step Three: Chill oats overnight

Close the lid on your jar and place it in the refrigerator at least 4 hours, but for best results 8+ hours.

A great time to make overnight oats in right before bed to enjoy them in the morning (hence the name, “overnight” oats).


4️⃣ Step Four: Garnish and serve

When you’re ready to eat the oats, simply remove the jar or glass from the refrigerator, top with garnishes like plums or granola, and enjoy!

purple plum overnight oats in a jar with granola and cut plums as garnish on a white table

❓ Recipe questions + quick tips

What are the best plant-based milks for overnight oats?

Some of the best plant-based milks for overnight oats are almond milk, coconut milk, and oat milk, as they have a creamy texture and subtle flavors that complement the oats well.

How long should I soak the oats overnight for the best texture?

For the best texture, it is recommended to soak the oats in plant-based milk overnight for at least 4-6 hours or ideally up to 12 hours, as this allows the oats to absorb the liquid and soften to a creamy consistency.

Can I use frozen plums instead of fresh ones for making plums overnight oats?

Yes, you can use frozen plums instead of fresh ones for making plums overnight oats, as they will thaw and soften overnight in the refrigerator and create a similar texture and flavor.


🧊 How to store

  1. Refrigerator storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container (the jar you made it in) in the refrigerator for 2-3 days (3-4 days total storing time, depending on how far ahead you prepared the oats).
  2. Freezer storage: Freezing is not recommended, as the oat texture will be very soggy after thawing.
a jar with plum overnight oats garnished with granola and cut plums on a white table
Chill, then garnish and serve

👉 More overnight oats recipes

Want more overnight oats recipes with fresh summer fruit? Try blackberry overnight oats and cherry overnight oats.

purple plum overnight oats in a jar with granola and cut plums as garnish on a white table

Plum Overnight Oats

Kristina Todini, RDN
Plum Overnight Oats, a simple overnight oats recipe made with rolled oats, chia seeds, and fresh or frozen plums. Great on-the-go breakfast or snack!
4.25 stars (4 ratings)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Soaking and Cooling Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Course Breakfast + Brunch
Cuisine Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings 1 serving
Calories 363 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 food processor
  • 1 mason jar or small container

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup plums
  • ½ cup plant-based milk
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Optional garnishes: cut plums, granola, nuts or seeds

Instructions
 

  • Blend plums: Add sliced plums, plant-based milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to a high powered blender and blend until smooth (alternatively, you can also add all ingredients to a bowl and use a handheld immersion blender).
    ½ cup plums, ½ cup plant-based milk, 2 teaspoons maple syrup, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Mix overnight oat ingredients: Add rolled oats and chia seeds to a small jar. Pour the blended plums mixture over the oats, then close the jar with a lid and shake well to mix the ingredients. If you don’t have a jar, you can alternatively mix the ingredients in a bowl and then add to a small glass.
    ½ cup rolled oats, 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Chill overnight: Close the lid on your jar and place it in the refrigerator at least 4 hours, but for best results 8+ hours. A great time to make overnight oats in right before bed to enjoy them in the morning.
  • Garnish and serve: Remove the jar or glass from the refrigerator, top with garnishes (optional), and enjoy.
    Optional garnishes: cut plums, granola, nuts or seeds

Notes

Prep ahead: Overnight oats are made to prep at least 8 hours ahead. Make a batch up to 3-4 days ahead of serving.
Leftovers and storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container (the jar you made it in) in the refrigerator for 2-3 days (3-4 days total storing time, depending on how far ahead you prepared the oats). Do not freeze.
Nutrition notes: Nutrition information is an estimate and includes all ingredients except the optional garnishes. This recipe uses only plant-based ingredients and is gluten free (if using certified gluten free oats).

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 363kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 10gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.02gSodium: 63mgPotassium: 422mgFiber: 10gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 537IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 290mgIron: 4mg
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2 Comments

  1. So you don’t cook the oats? Can you use steel-cut oats? One recipe said you could. Do you cook the steel-cut oats? Is it safe & healthy to eat the oats without cooking them? Many years ago my doctor told me we should NOT eat rolled oats because many of the nutrients are stripped out of them in the “rolling” process. Steel-cut oats are healthier!

    1. Hi Glenda. Yes, with overnight oats you do NOT cook the oats, you soak them overnight and they are a chilled and soft oats in the morning. It is a very common way to make oats, but it generally only works with rolled oats because thicker oat cuts (like steel or Scottish) do not soak up enough of the liquid to become soft overnight. I’m sorry to hear you left a two star review when you hadn’t tried the recipe, but thanks for your comment.

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