This is one way to get your day started on the right foot; sending you out into the world with the right energy levels and a balanced sugar level (so you don’t crash at 11am and stay happy till lunch).
The thing I love most about this recipe is how easy it is to unleash your creative self by adding the different dried fruit, fresh fruit, seeds or nuts. If you add, for example, dried peach, cook it with the oatmeal. If you add a banana, cook it only for the last 2 minutes. Use chopped walnuts, almonds or sunflower seeds to top the meal. Yum!
- ½ cup rolled oats (use quick oats only if you have to)
- 1 1/2 cups of water (or follow package instructions)
- 1 tbsp of coconut butter (unrefined, raw)
- ½ pomegranate, seeds of
- 1 tbsp agave syrup
- A pinch of salt
- Bring water to a boil, add a pinch of salt, stir in the oats
- Reduce heat to simmer for about 12-15 minutes till the oats are thick and soft
- If you soak the rolled oats overnight, you would only need to boil them for 3-4 minutes
- Take off heat and stir in coconut butter, let it melt into the oatmeal
- Dish out to a bowl and place pomegranate seeds on top
- Pour agave syrup to sweeten the meal.
4 Responses to Coconut-Pomegranate Oatmeal
Question : can coconut oil be substituted for something else? (dont like the smell of raw coconut oil). Which is the energy ingredient in this – or is it the combination?
Hi! A couple of things worth trying:
- the recipe here calls for coconut butter, not oil, which has a slightly different, more mellow taste then the oil – you cannot fry with the butter though – it’s therefore used more as ordinary butter replacement. Have you tried coconut butter?
- if you don’t like coconut butter too, you can substitute with almond butter or do not use any butter at all. When you cook the oats with almond milk, they become very smooth and creamy, so less need for any butters then.
Happy that you are experimenting!
Question: Can we purchase dried pomegranate seeds? Or is it better to just buy the pomegranate and scoop them out for this? Thanks a bunch!
Fresh are always better. You live in Hawaii so probably easier for you to get them than for most of us; this is why I’m using dry seeds. Fresh, fresh and fresh!