These gently spiced cinnamon plums are roasted with a little light brown soft sugar, orange zest, orange juice and vanilla extract. Roasting the plums intensifies the sweet flavour and creates a gorgeously sticky plum syrup perfect for drizzling over your breakfast or dessert.

Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Preparation: 35 minutes

6 South African Plums, halved and de-stoned
2 tbsps. light brown soft sugar
Zest and juice of ½ orange
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Slice the plums in half and de-stone them. Place the plum halves into a roasting dish in a single layer.
  3. Pour over the orange juice and add the vanilla extract, orange zest and cinnamon sticks. Finally, sprinkle over the ground cinnamon and light brown soft sugar.
  4. Place the roasting dish into the oven on the middle shelf and cook for 35 minutes until the plums are soft but still have a little bite to them.
  5. Remove the plums from the oven and serve warm.

Serving suggestions

For breakfast: Chocolate granola & Coconut yoghurt

For dessert: Vegan chocolate ice-cream Pistachios, finely chopped

Recipe created by Claire Swift & Sarah Biagetti aka Healthy Twists –

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