Poached plums & Golden Oats

Tender plums poached in a vanilla syrup with a quick granola-style oat topping.


  • No plums? Try with peaches, apricots, nectarines or figs. 
  • No flaked almonds? Use any nuts and seeds you like. 
  • No ice cream? Try with a dollop of creme fraiche or yoghurt (or vegan alternatives).

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Servings: 2


For the plums:

4 Plums

30 g Caster sugar

2 tsp Vanilla extract

500 ml Water

For the oats:

40 g Rolled oats

20 g Flaked almonds

20 g Walnuts

40 g Maple syrup

10 g Olive oil

For serving:

Vanilla ice cream


  1. Cut the plums in half and remove the stones (make sure you compost them).
  2. Add the sugar, vanilla and water to small pan. Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat to a simmer. Add the plums and turn off the heat. Set aside to poach while you make the granola.
  3. Add the rolled oats, flaked almonds and walnuts to a small frying pan. Place over a medium heat and cook for 2-3 minutes, tossing often, until light golden brown. Add the oil and maple syrup, mix well and turn off the heat. Set aside to cool.
  4. Serve the poached plums with the oats and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
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How to store

Store the plums in the fridge for up to 3 days. Store the granola in an airtight container for up to 7 days.


Use any leftover vanilla syrup for cocktail recipes. Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze until needed.