Recipe: Christmas Oatmeal (Chocolate Pomegranate Oatmeal)

It’s hard to come up with new and exciting breakfast ideas for my kids.  Something that will fill their little bellies and keep them full until lunch.  We definitely eat a lot of eggs and peanut butter oatmeal… foods with protein.

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I decided to mix up a festive “Christmas” oatmeal for breakfast this weekend.

Christmas Pomegranate Chocolate Oatmeal (makes 1 bowl)

1/2 c Quaker oats (I used about half regular oats and half quick oats. I like the mixed texture and the heartier reg oats)
2/3 c water (my husband usually makes the kids oatmeal with almond milk or reg milk)
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 heaping tablespoons greek honey yogurt
2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds/arils

Mix oats, water, cocoa, cinnamon and brown sugar.  Microwave for 45-60 sec.  Stir together.  Top with yogurt and pomegranate arils.  Serve immediately.  I loved the contrast of the hot oatmeal topped with the  cold yogurt and fruit plus the light chocolate flavor.

The kids loved that it had chocolate and yogurt.  Two of their favorite things!

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