Honey Roasted Plum Porridge with Ricotta and Candied Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Plum Porridge

Cozy fall breakfast coming at you!  This breakfast hits the spot everytime, next time you’re at the store and see plums for sale, you have to give this a try.

Roasted Plum Porridge

Do you suffer from boring breakfast syndrome?

It’s no secret that I love breakfast.  My husband and I make it for more meals than is probably socially acceptable.  But then again, if that was true why are there restaurants claiming to serve breakfast all day I wonder?  I’m going with it’s because everyone loves breakfast!  Granted not everyone actually likes to eat it right after waking up, but the majority of people can’t turn down a good stack of french toast, or a steaming bowl of seasonal oatmeal, right?

A few days ago I picked up some delicious plums, “apriums” to be exact, part plum, part apricot.  Holy moly, they are good, roasted or otherwise.  And when I buy fruit, or any food really, it’s 99% of the time bought on impulse, so I have to stare at it for a few days before I know what to make with it.  Well, inspiration struck one morning when I was topping my plain bowl of oatmeal with nothing more than a little milk and brown sugar.  I thought I’d try and jazz up my boring breakfast with a little taste of fall.

Roasted Plum Porridge

A breakfast to be proud of.

We’ve all had roasted or grilled peaches right?  But have you tried roasted plums?  Because before three days ago, I hadn’t.  I challenge you to try it.  It will add an amazing depth and coziness to anyones mundane breakfast!

One of my favorite ‘bases’ for oatmeal are the Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats from Bob’s Red Mill.  So good!  Seriously, 7 minutes and you’ve got steel cut oats, win!  Any base will work for this recipe, just use your go to, or give these quick steel cut oats a try!

Cut your plums in half, place them face up on a baking sheet, brush with a little olive oil, and drizzle with honey!  The honey will caramelize as the plums roast, and really take your tastebuds on a trip. Then all I did was whip a little ricotta and honey together, put a dollop of that over my steel cut oats, top with roasted plums, sprinkle some candied pumpkin seeds (not going overly healthy here obviously) and dig in!

I feel like I probably lost some of you there when I threw out the word, ricotta.  I know, I was hesitant at first too, but I’ve seen a lot of porridge done that way lately, so I figured I’d put on my big girl pants, and try it!  This is a very adult breakfast, don’t you think?  I’m proud of myself, long gone are the days of toaster waffles.  Ok they aren’t that long gone, because my oldest likes to eat them…frozen(pick your battles people, this one isn’t worth it for me).

If you need to impress anyone with your mad oatmeal skills, this is a very sophisticated, yet doable breakfast.  Give it a try.

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Roasted Plum Porridge

Honey Roasted Plum Porridge with Ricotta and Candied Pumpkin Seeds

  • Author: Bethany Maloney
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Cuisine: american


Cozy fall porridge with honey caramelized plums.



  • 1 cup of your go to oatmeal, cooked
  • 2 plums, cut in half, stone removed
  • 1/2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1/4 cup ricotta
  • 1 tsp honey
  • candied pumpkin seeds


  1.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Place plums cut side up on a parchment lined baking sheet, brush will olive oil and drizzle with honey.
  3. Bake for 15-18 minutes until honey starts to caramelize.
  4. In a small bowl mix ricotta and honey until blended.
  5. In a bowl with your oatmeal of choice, top with ricotta, honeyed plums, and candied pumpkin seeds.
  6. Enjoy!

Keywords: steel cut oats, stone fruit, plums, apriums

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