Pomegranate Nut Butter Oatmeal

I love pomegranates. I love nut butter. The two were bound to meet.

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You can use any nut butter for this recipe, and I can imagine that almond butter or PB&Co.’s Dark Chocolate Dreams would be fantastic here. If you’re super fancy, you could even go so far as using pistachio butter (look at you!).

Me? I used crunchy peanut butter. Shocked? You shouldn’t be.

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I can’t wait to try this with something more exotic, but every time I imagined using almond butter or Dark Chocolate Dreams, I just felt like I was cheating on peanut butter. 🙂 Peanut butter was begging to be included in this recipe, and I just had to follow through. We have a mutual love and respect for each other.

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The banana? Yeah. You know me. I just couldn’t skip the banana…but you can!

Pomegranate Nut Butter Oatmeal

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1 banana (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1-2 tbsp nut butter

How to make it:

  1. Bring milk (I use 1/2 c almond milk and 1/2 c water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you'd like to add a teaspoon of flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
  2. If using banana, mash and add to the oatmeal. I mashed half and saved the rest for topping.
  3. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt. Stir.
  4. When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, stir in half of the pomegranate. Then, transfer to a bowl. Add nut butter, remaining pomegranates, and a splash of your milk of choice. I sliced the other half of my banana and added that on top.
http://www.theoatmealartist.com/pomegranate-nut-butter-oatmeal/

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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.

8 Responses to Pomegranate Nut Butter Oatmeal

  1. Oh my~ This looks so delicious and beautiful!
    If only I they sold pomegranate in the small local supermarkets. Do you think this would work with a small amount of rhubarb instead? It’s been years since I last had pomegranate, so I can’t really remember the taste, but I have some rhubarb in the back of the freezer begging to be used.

  2. jemraw says:

    Our chocolates are made with simple, pure ingredients, healthy, delicious. We blend superior raw, organic ingredients and never contain gluten, dairy, soy or processed sugar. Our chocolates are all handcrafted in small batches in Bend, Oregon.
    http://www.jemraw.com/product-category/specialty-nut-butters/

  3. zinnat says:

    Our chocolates are made with simple, pure ingredients, healthy, delicious. We blend superior raw, organic ingredients and never contain gluten, dairy, soy or processed sugar. Our chocolates are all handcrafted in small batches in Bend, Oregon.
    http://www.jemraw.com/product-category/specialty-nut-butters/

  4. I just had this with homemade cinnamon raisin peanut butter that I made using this recipe: http://www.superfoodsiobhan.com/2013/05/homemade-cinnamon-raisin-and-dark.html?showComment=1420560911511#c8598979493482521512
    I’m really enjoying making my own nut butters and am looking forward to trying new combinations. I remain unconvinced about pomegranate though. I’ve tried it a few times but I find the texture off-putting.

    • Lauren Smith says:

      I totally know what you mean. I somehow manage to be simultaneously in love and annoyed with them. I think I like the appearance the most, and I have a positive concept of them. But every time I eat them, I’m always slightly annoyed by how crunchy they are. Still, I like them more than I dislike them.

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