Pomegranate Baked Oatmeal.
Steel cut oats, 100% pomegranate juice, Greek yogurt, bananas, pomegranate arils, nuts and chia seeds baked to a chewy perfection, then topped with a creamy vanilla Greek yogurt whipped cream studded with pomegranate seeds.
This Pomegranate Baked Oatmeal is the perfect start to a lazy (or crazy!) weekend morning. Plus, if you’re lucky, you’ll have leftovers for the week ahead.
I received free samples of POM Wonderful mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by POM Wonderful and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
January is National Oatmeal Month, so it’s the perfect time to celebrate oats. While I love oats in overnight oats, cookies, bars, granola, etc, I am not a fan of a warm bowl of oats. You guys have heard me talk about this before. Not sure what it is, but I find whenever I have a bowl of hot oats for breakfast, even when I add protein and fat from milk and nuts, I get shaky and hungry shortly thereafter. Adrian and Lucca, on the other hand, love oatmeal any which way, including a big warm bowl of oats.
When POM Wonderful challenged us Recipe ReDuxers to create #CrazyHealthy recipes using pomegranate juice, I knew I’d be creating some sort of winter warming recipe. And since it’s oatmeal month, a hearty baked oatmeal dish that’s both beautiful and decadent, yet healthy, seemed like the way to go. And I knew everyone would like it – both boys and me. Enter this pretty Pomegranate Baked Oatmeal. Perfect for cold winter mornings.
I tried this recipe with both regular cooking oats and steel cut oats and I much prefer the steel cut, because they’re chewier, heartier and give a nice texture to the baked oatmeal. The regular oats turned out more mushy and more similar to a bowl of oats in texture.
The Greek yogurt whipped cream is optional, but it makes the baked oatmeal extra special (SO good!) so would recommend adding it. Especially if you’re serving this for a Sunday morning breakfast or brunch vs weekday. I ate it by the spoonful when I made this.
This recipe is also great to make ahead for weekday breakfasts. Just cut into square portions after baking and chill until ready to eat. Skip the whipped topping if you plan to serve warm in the morning, as it’ll just melt into the cut squares.
The POM Wonderful 100% Juice adds a nice tart, slightly sweet flavor to this dish – plus you’ll get all the health benefits from the antioxidants. Research that includes POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice has shown potential health benefits for muscle strength recovery, memory and cognition, microbiome, and beyond. Plus, look at the beautiful color the pomegranate juice gives to these baked oats…perfect for Valentine’s Day!
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