Poached Plums with Quinoa Granola

Poached Plums with Quinoa Granola served in glasses with granola scattered around the glasses
  • 4 servings
  • 45 minutes to prepare
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  • 150g quinoa
  • 50g oats
  • 50g cashew nuts
  • 50g almonds
  • 50g cranberries
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 50g chia seeds
  • 1tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 125g maple syrup
  • For the Poached Plums
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla pod, split
  • 6 plums, stoned and halved
  • Dairy-free coconut yoghurt to serve


  1. Pre heat the oven to 150°C (fan)/325°F/gas mark 3.
  2. Place all of the granola ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir to evenly coat and combine.
  3. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper and divide the mix between the 2 trays.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before breaking into clusters.
  5. To poach the plums, place the sugar cardamom pods, cinnamon stick and vanilla pod in a saucepan. Add 2 tablespoons of water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and add the plum halves. Cover and simmer for 4 minutes or until the plums are soft but still holding their shape.
  6. To serve, layer the granola and dairy free coconut yoghurt into a serving glasses. Top with the poached plums and spoon over the juices.
  7. Store extra granola in an airtight jar.

Chefs Tip

In the summer months change the stewed plums for griddled peaches. Slice in half, remove the stone and cook on a hot griddle for 2-3 minutes.