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Wintertime Overnight Oats with Warm Roasted Plums and Caramel Sauce

Tiina Strandberg

My Berry Forest ~ Mom of three, author, plant-based recipe & content creator from Finland



THRIVE Lightning Round

1. Something you always have in your bag?

Apple and/or a dark chocolate.

2. Best advice?

Never stop dreaming.

3. Where do you get most of your inspiration?

From the beauty of Nordic nature and from my children.

4. What hashtags do you use to find inspiration + food?

5. Ingredients you can’t live without?


6. What’s the fastest way to shift your mood?

Give me good chocolate, a matcha latte and good conversation!

7. One of your favorite quotes:

“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.”—Rumi

8. Something we wouldn’t know about you?

I’m launching my second cookbook in spring 2018, first in Finnish but hopefully in other languages too. It’s going to be about vegan baking—something I’m very passionate about at the moment!


Roasted Plums

About 5 plums

½ tbsp maple syrup

½ tbsp lemon juice

¼ tsp ground cardamom

Pinch of salt

Caramel Sauce

¹⁄³ cup coconut cream

3 tbsp maple syrup

Pinch of salt

Overnight Oats

1 cup coconut yogurt or other creamy plant-based yogurt

¼ cup rolled oats

2 tbsp hemp seeds

1½ tbsp chia seeds

½ tsp cinnamon

Sliced figs & berries, for serving (optional)


Mix overnight oats ingredients together and place in a sealed container in the fridge overnight. Preheat oven to 360°F/180°C.

Roasted Plums

Slice plums plums and remove the stones. Place sliced plums and other ingredients into a baking tin and mix thoroughly. Bake for 30 minutes or until plums are soft and juicy.

Caramel Sauce

Pour maple syrup and coconut cream into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat a bit and let simmer for about 5 minutes until the sauce is caramel brown and thick, mixing the sauce every now and then. Add a tiny pinch of salt and taste (add more if you want salted caramel flavor).

To Serve

Swirl a generous amount of caramel sauce, roasted plums and figs into overnight oats and top with more roasted plums and other fruit/berries of choice. You can use leftover roasted plums and caramel sauce to make toasts, or use as delicious oatmeal toppings!

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