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Pomegranate Oatmeal

oatmeal with pomegranate
Pomegranate is a great fall flavor to try. See below how you can use this great seasonal flavor to spice up your breakfast.
Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups non-dairy milk
  • Kernels from 1/2 of a pomegranate
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup pecans
Directions: 
  1. Cook oats on stovetop or in microwave.
    1. Stovetop: Bring milk to a boil in small pot and add oats. Cooks for 5 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally. When thickened, removed from heat, stir and let stand for 1 minute.
    2. Microwave: Combine oats and milk in medium microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2.5 to 3 minutes or until thickened. Stir once removed from microwave and let stand for 1 minute.
  2. Top cooked oatmeal with pomegranate kernels, frozen berries, chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and pecans.
  3. Stir & enjoy!
  • Removing pomegranate kernels: Roll pomegranate to loosen seeds, and then cut in half. Over a large bowl with inside of pomegranate facing down use of wooden spoon to knock the kernels into the bowl. 
  • Spices: If you don’t have all the spices in this recipe you can use pumpkin pie spice or just the cinnamon to keep it simple. 
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