I haven’t had my beloved stove top oats in a few days, and oh how I have missed them! There is nothing better than a bowl of creamy, luscious and hearty oats to start the day off right. I can honestly say that no other breakfast satisfies me the way oatmeal with fruit and nut butter does. Be still my heart.
I wanted to thank Kristen at POM Wonderful for contacting me and sending me some bottles of POM juice to test out. I will use the juice in much more creative ways, but I HAD to incorporate POM into my oats as my first cooking endeavor. Breakfast today was: Banana Oats with Almond Butter and Mango-Blueberry Pomegranate Sauce.
The Base: 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/3 cup water, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, 1/2 sliced banana, 1/3 cup rolled oats, 1/2 TBS chia seeds. Bring everything up to banana up to a simmer, add oats and seeds, cook for ~8 minutes “whipping” banana at the end.
Mango-Blueberry POM sauce: In a small sauce pan combine blueberries, mango and cinnamon. Add POM to coat, simmer and stir until slightly reduced.
I also added 1 TBS of Almond Butter directly to the center and poured the warm sauce over it. YUM! I’m also thinking OIAJ (oats in a jar) might be necessary tomorrow, based on the condition of my almond butter jar. Happy Friday to me :)!
To the Most Important Meal of the Day,
What are your favorite flavor combinations using pomegranate?