Berry Oatmeal with Coconut Butter and Pomegranate

Well, my least favorite holiday is coming up. I am the Scrooge of Valentine’s Day. I just don’t appreciate gift-giving holidays; there’s too much pressure. It’s the same reason I prefer Thanksgiving over Christmas–no gifts! 🙂

Berry Oatmeal with Coconut Butter and Pomegranate

However, in the past couple of years, my rigid refusal to participate in holiday-themed recipes has waned. I can’t even remember why I was against them in the first place. I’m actually such a festive person!

I had an insane amount of shredded coconut in my cupboard, so I decided to make a batch of coconut butter. I also knew that I wanted to use pomegranate. The rest of the recipe just kind of wrote itself.

Berry Oatmeal with Coconut Butter and Pomegranate by the #OatmealArtist

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Berry Oatmeal with Coconut Butter and Pomegranate

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 3/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup quick-cook steel cut oats
  • 1/2 cup (or more) chopped, pitted, and halved/diced cherries (I used frozen) OR fresh diced strawberries or raspberries
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter
  • handful of pomegranate arils

How to make it:

  1. Add liquid to a saucepan over medium heat. Bring it to a low boil and add oats. Reduce heat to medium low (it should be at a simmer).
  2. Add cherries and stir.
  3. When more liquid has absorbed in the oatmeal, add vanilla extract and salt.
  4. When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Add a splash of milk, coconut butter, pomegranate, and any other desired toppings (fresh or dried fruit, nuts, etc).

Just an FYI:

Adapted from Cherry Cashew Oatmeal.

http://www.theoatmealartist.com/berry-oatmeal-with-coconut-butter-and-pomegranate/

Berry Oatmeal with Coconut Butter and Pomegranate by the Oatmeal Artist

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master’s degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.


2 Responses to Berry Oatmeal with Coconut Butter and Pomegranate

  1. I know what you mean about Valentine’s Day….although I’ve been in a relationship for over 5 years, my boyfriend and I don’t really do much for it. When you really love someone every day should be Valentine’s Day, right? 🙂

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