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Warming Coconut Oats with Rose Baked Plums

Stay warm and cozy this winter – fuel up on these creamy, fruity, plum, coconut and rose oats!

Coconut Oats

Ooooh baby it’s cold outside!

When the weather gets chilly, it gets harder and harder not to hit the snooze button (again), and brave the freezing world beyond the duvet. I am a serial snooze button pusher in the cold weather, opting for a few more snuggly, cuddly, minutes and forgoing breakfast.  Unfortunately, this leads to unhealthy snacking as my usually manic morning wears on, as I didn’t start my day with something filling and nutritious.

Enter my coconut oats, made with 10 ingredients and ready in 35 minutes. These are a huge winner for me as I usually batch cook them one evening to last 3-4 days. Not only do they make for an exciting  heat and eat brekkie on the run, they are vegan and low GI, so you stay fuller for longer, helping you avoid easy to snack on fatty foods and processed carbs as the morning wears on.

You can go ahead and cook the oats without soaking them, however, I find the pre-soak guarantees a creamy and delicious result in far less time.

This recipe will feed two people, for 3-4 meals and can easily be halved or doubled. When reheating top up the oats with a splash dairy free milk to keep them nice and creamy.

If you try this recipe, let us know how it goes! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag your photo #theculinarycartel on Instagram so we can see what you come up with. Happy cooking!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this gluten-free?

Make sure that the oats you are using are gluten free, and you should be good to go!

Can I use other stone fruit instead of plumbs?

Yes, apricots, nectarines and peaches will be lovely too.  Berries, like blueberries or raspberries,  can be used and roasted for a shorter period. Omit the star anise when using berries. 

Can I use an air fryer to cook the stone fruit ?

Sure! Simply find a dish that will fit well inside the air fryer basket. As a general rule cook the fruit at 160C on air fry (or the bake function if you model has one), and check the fruit after 15 minutes. Remove the fruit from the air fryer once soft


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Coconut Oats with Rose Baked Plums recipe

Warming Coconut Oats with Rose Baked Plums

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  • Author: Jess Bunn
  • Total Time: 40 Minutes
  • Yield: 6 - 8 Servings
  • Diet: Vegan


Stay warm and cozy this winter – fuel up on these creamy, fruity, plum, coconut and rose oats!




  • 1 can coconut cream (or milk if you prefer)
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 400ml water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (or add to your preference) or brown sugar to taste
  • 2 tsp cinnamon


  • 6 plums, halved and pitted (*see chefs tip)
  • 3 Tbsp rose water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (or replace with 2 Tbsp Brown sugar)
  • 2 star anise
  • 4 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 vanilla pod or 1tsp vanilla paste (optional)
  • Toasted coconut to serve


Optional but suggested – the night before (or even a few hours before) you want to start cooking add the oats, coconut milk and water to a bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight.

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C and line a casserole or baking dish with baking paper.
  2. Place plums cut side down on the baking tray and sprinkle over the rose water and maple syrup. Add your star anise, and  vanilla, if using, to the dish, along with 4 Tbsp water.
  3. Cover the dish with tin foil and roast for 20-30 minutes, or until the plums are soft all the way through. Remove from oven and set aside to cool slightly.
  4. While the plums roast, place the oats in a pot over medium heat and cook for 5-10 minutes until cooked through and creamy, adding more water as desired. Once cooked, add the cinnamon, maple and salt to taste.

You can serve up a steaming portion of your oats straight away, topped with coconut, or place the oats and plums into individual containers in the fridge. To reheat add a splash of vegan milk to the oats and top with the plums and coconut flakes.



*Plums can be substituted for nectarines, peaches, strawberries or raspberries. The cooking time will shorten for berries

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 422.42kcal
  • Sugar: 25.14g
  • Sodium: 21.27mg
  • Fat: 19.76g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.72g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.59g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.01g
  • Fiber: 4.74g
  • Protein: 4.94g
  • Cholesterol: 0g
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