Current Breakfast Obsession: Pomegranate Overnight Oatmeal

So, I am kind of lying when I call this my “current breakfast obsession.”  Because, truth be told, I’ve only eaten it twice.  Twice this year, that is.  And that’s because this breakfast involves pomegranate and those fuchsia beauties just showed up in my grocery store last week.  Whether that means pomegranate is actually in season or not is up for debate.

But, I was obsessed with this breakfast around this time last year and now that poms are back, I’m sure to be obsessed again.  So, this is kind of a breakfast obsession in advance.  And I feel comfortable declaring this obsession-to-come because I’m pretty well versed in my own predictability.

Oh, P.S. This is totally the wrong season for a cold breakfast, but there’s granola and maple syrup and a doughy texture that feels pretty comfort food-y so it totally works.

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The night before, I mix up 1/3 cup each of oats, plain Greek yogurt and milk (I use unsweetened almond) then cover the bowl and leave it in the fridge overnight.  In the morning, mix then top with 1T maple syrup, 1/4 cup pomegranate arils and 1/4 cup granola (I just made this one and it’s incredible!).  Then devour!

I have this love/hate relationship with pomegranate where I hate to de-seed it, but I love those juicy bursts of flavor in the arils.  I try to remind myself how good they taste in this breakfast when I am de-seeding and inevitably being super picky about making sure to get every little bit of the pulp out.  I swear it’s worth it 🙂

Happy Friday!

 

Current Breakfast Obsession: Peanut Butter Bulgur Bowl

If you’re anything like me, you come across a new breakfast combo every few months and get hooked.  I think I can blame my dad for my addictive food personality, as he notoriously discovers something he likes, goes crazy over it for months then never touches the stuff again.  Um yeah, Dad, sorry to break it to you but you totally do that.  Anyways, I thought it might be cool/fun/interesting/whatever to document those breakfast food mood swings on the bloggie, so I’m kicking things off with this peanut butter bulgur bowl.photoWhen I told Joey I was making this Cooking Light bulgur recipe for breakfast his response was “what the hell is bulgur?!”  It’s a grain!  What I love about the recipe is that you literally mix uncooked bulgur with milk then stick it in the fridge and in the morning all the milk has been absorbed and the bulgur is soft and fluffy.  Then you add peanut butter (yes, please!), fruit, a dollop of Greek yogurt and the icing on top of the cake, some chopped peanuts.  Yeah, this breakfast has it all.

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For fun:

Swap the yogurt for coconut butter.

Swap the raspberries for pomegranate arils.

Serve alongside a hardboiled egg drizzled in hot sauce.  Aw yeah!