Baked Spiced Plums with Cinnamon Quinoa Porridge


Harris Farm | Seasonal Recipes

Harris Farm | Seasonal Recipes

Spice up breakfasts with a spoonful of baked sweet plums and the flavours of cinnamon and star anise in the morning. Or spoon them over yogurt for a quick and simple dessert. These versatile baked plums are a savior to have in the fridge.



For the Baked Plums:

Baked Plums Ingredients:

  • 8-10 plums

  • 3 tbsp honey

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 2-3 cinnamon sticks

  • 2-3 star anise

  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

 Quinoa porridge ingredients:

  • ½ cup quinoa flakes

  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed

  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup milk (or nut milk)

  • ¾ cup water

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup


To serve:

  • Cream or yogurt

  • Pistachio nuts roughly chopped





For the baked Spiced plums:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C.

  2. Slice the plums in half and remove the pips.

  3. Add the plum halves to a large baking dish, along with all of the other ingredients. Gently toss to coat the plums in the spices and honey.

  4. Cover with tin foil and bake for 30-35 minutes or un till the plums are soft.

  5. Allow to cool slightly before serving or keep them in the fridge to spoon over breakfast.


For the Cinnamon quinoa porridge:

  1. Combine the quinoa flakes, flaxseed, ground cinnamon and water into a medium saucepan on medium heat. Allow to simmer for a few minutes while stirring before adding in the milk.

  2. The trick with quinoa porridge is not to over cook it; it only takes 3-4 minutes while lightly bubbling until the porridge is fluffy and ready to serve.

  3. Stir in the maple syrup.

  4. Serve with a good spoonful of baked spiced plums, a drizzle of fresh cream or yogurt and a sprinkle of chopped pistachio nuts.