There are so many things you can do with a juicy, delicious plum. Vegans are often known for experimenting with different foods and turning something simple into a tasty and creative feast.
Here are 20 amazing vegan plum recipes to get you started.
Fruit and cake are an age-old combination. Everyone loves the soft, fluffy sponge of a cake with sweet and juicy fruit infused into the layers. Plums are the ideal fruit to use in a cake during warming months as you’ll appreciate the tangy flavors much more.
Nutty earthy flavors can be found in the sponge of this cake through the addition of ground almonds and almond milk. Serve with lashings of cream or a big scoop of ice cream for the ultimate summer treat.
A vegan plum crisp can be eaten on its own or sprinkled over the top of some non-dairy yogurt for a sweet snack or healthy breakfast. As the crisp contains oats and plums it is high in fiber and protein.
The warm and autumnal flavors come from brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and allspice, which can make getting up on cold winter mornings just a bit easier.
You can prepare the crisp on a Sunday ready for the week ahead, or make it on the day as it only takes a few minutes to bake.
Making jam is much easier than you may think. If you are lucky enough to have a few plum trees in your garden or nearby, this is the perfect excuse for you to make some deliciously fresh jam for the family.
Sweet, ripe plums are what you need to use for the best-tasting jam. This recipe is completely gluten-free, pectin-free, and vegan, so you can rest assured it’s not full of artificial ingredients.
Almonds and plums are an ideal combination as the earthy flavors of the nut complement the sweet flavors of the plums. When baked with flaky pastry, you won’t be able to keep your hands off this tasty tart.
This recipe uses a pre-made rolled puff pastry, but there are a ton of great vegan pastry recipes (see also: 20 Amazing Cast Iron Skillet Vegan Recipes)online if you fancy making your own.
If you’re looking for a healthy vegan breakfast that’s packed full of fruit and leaves you feeling satisfied, then try these plum muffins.
The muffin batter also contains mashed banana and rolled oats, so you know you’re getting all that nutrients in. This recipe couldn’t be easier, so there is no need to worry if you aren’t a pro baker.
Aloo Bukhara is an Indian plum chutney that pairs perfectly with curry dishes. The chutney itself is sweet and spicy, combining juicy plums and several warming spices such as cinnamon and ginger.
There is no limit to what you can do with this tasty sauce, spread it on crackers or dollop it on burgers to make any meal instantly better.
Plain porridge can be a little boring. This plum and almond porridge recipe is anything but boring!
Spiced with cinnamon and flavored with zesty orange and sweet plums, there are so many elements to this porridge that every mouthful will be exciting.
Rather than just using plain oats, this recipe also incorporated oat bran and quinoa to make it extra hearty and filling. It may take a little longer than your usual porridge routine, so prepping the night before can help.
Baked oatmeal can be a great way to start the day when it’s cold and wet outside. The difference between normal oatmeal and baked oatmeal is the texture and consistency, baked versions resemble more of a crumble.
Some nice juicy plums and crisp apples are the perfect combinations to add flavor and nutrients to the dish. Heartwarming spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg are added for a little extra flavor.
Cobbler is one of America’s favorite desserts, there is no occasion or season where a cobbler doesn’t go down a storm. For best results, wait until the plums are perfectly ripe and in season for the perfect flavor.
This low-fat recipe uses a few simple ingredients that make it basically fat-free. As there is a limited amount of sugar too, it is a much healthier option than most cobbler recipes.
Plums are great for use in savory recipes, although many people often overlook this idea.
If you’re in the mood for a delicious vegan pizza, then look no further than this plum recipe. Red pesto and oregano create the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors.
A light and tasty pizza such as this is perfect for sharing on a hot summer’s day. Why not take this to your next cookout?
Lunchtime can often feel a little monotonous. A plum and roasted broccoli salad will be sure to shake things up, especially after you’ve tasted the almond dressing.
Packed with nutrients and flavor, this salad has everything you want in a lunch. The dressing is also super versatile and if there is any left it can be used for dinner too.
When you think of curried lentils, you think of a traditional dhal. This recipe cleverly incorporates elements from the dish whilst pairing it with a plum and spinach salad.
The Indian spices complement the sweet plums and citrus flavors from the vinaigrette for the perfect light and refreshing salad.
Although usually associated with the British, scones are a great afternoon snack anywhere in the world.
These maple-poached plums will leave a heavenly smell wafting through your home. Soft and buttery, these scones have the perfect taste and texture.
For best results, choose plums that are quite firm as you’ll want them to retain their shape when poached.
14. Asian Plum Sauce
Having a few plum sauce recipes under your belt is great when it comes to hosting dinner parties. This Asian plum sauce is super easy to knock together and pairs perfectly with tofu or any other meat replacement.
As you can make a fair amount with this recipe, you can save a jar for later or even give some away as a gift!
Poached pears are a common dessert, so it’s unsurprising that roasted plums have become a well-loved family staple.
The warmth from the spices and the sprinkling of almonds helps to balance out the texture and sweetness of the fruit.
This recipe is really versatile, so you can season the plums to suit a sweet or savory dish! Pair it with cake or as a side with a tofu or meat-replacement dish for an elegant dinner party vibe at the kitchen table.
Caramelized onion is already one of our favorite things to put on a flatbread, so pair that with some juicy plum slices and you’ve got a winning lunch.
Flatbreads are the perfect summer dish as they are light and fresh, plus plums will be in-season and taste even better.
This recipe does include an option to make your own flatbread crust, but using a store-bought option is just fine.
17. Spiced Plum Loaf
Easy and refined-sugar free, gluten-free, and vegan this plum loaf is the perfect crowd-pleaser. When you aren’t sure what to bake on a lazy Sunday, we suggest trying this spiced plum loaf.
Spiced with cinnamon and cardamom pods, each slice will be full of warmth and flavor. Drizzle with maple syrup and serve.
A baked pancake we hear you ask? This fluffy pancake recipe takes all the hassle out of cooking the pancakes and getting the batter stuck to the pan, simply bake and enjoy.
Incorporating fruit into the batter is also a great way of getting more fruit into your diet.
Plums and pancakes aren’t always associated, but after trying this recipe you’ll never look back!
Flavored with rose, this upside-down cake is much fancier than some of the recipes we’ve included here. So if you’re looking to impress someone, then this is the recipe to go with.
The sticky plum upside-down bit covers the entirety of the cake sponge, using rose syrup to add light and delicate flavors.
Flapjacks are an easy one-pan dish to make and they are super healthy treats that make them ideal for lunchboxes.
Plums might not be your first thought when you think of these sweet bars, but anything goes when it comes to flapjacks!
Mixed with almonds, oats, and pumpkin seeds you’ll be eating plenty of protein, vitamins, and minerals with this recipe. We suggest using fresh plums over canned ones.
Hopefully, you’ve found something delicious to make. With all of these new ideas, you’ll never think of a plum as just a piece of fruit again!
- Easy Vegan Plum Cake
- Vegan Plum Crisp
- Easy Plum Jam Recipe
- Easy Plum & Almond Tart
- Vegan Plum Muffins
- Aloo Bukhara (Plum) Chutney
- Plum And Almond Porridge
- Apple-Plum Baked Oatmeal
- Low-Fat Plum Cobbler
- Delicious Vegan Plum Pizza
- Plum And Roasted Broccoli Salad
- Plum-Spinach Salad With Curried Lentils
- Vegan Scones With Maple-Poached Plums
- Asian Plum Sauce
- Spicy Roasted Plums
- Plum And Caramelized Onion Vegan Flatbread
- Spiced Plum Loaf
- Baked Vegan Pancake With Plums
- Plum Upside-Down Cake
- Plum And Pumpkin Seed Flapjacks
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Make the most of sweet and tangy plums when they are in season by using them in your cooking. Here are 20 vegan plum recipes for you to try.