Overnight Oats with Pomegranate Seeds

Preparing oats the night before will surely reduce the breakfast time in the morning – you simply have to remove the prepared bowl from the refrigerator and top with your favorite toppings! 

Overnight Oats Pomegranate Seeds

Soaking the oats overnight will also give you nice and tender porridge without having to cook them. 

This easy recipe is truly mind-blowing – soft oats with tender cinnamon and vanilla aroma are sweetened with some maple syrup and then combined with different fruits for a nice balance of flavors you'll absolutely adore.

As for its nutritional benefits, these oats have it all! Oats are amazingly nutritious on their own and probably one of the healthiest grains on earth.

overnight oats pomegranate seeds

Choosing a nice bowl of rolled oats for breakfast will surely provide a gluten-free meal full of important vitamins, minerals, antioxidant, and of course dietary fiber your body needs for a healthy gut function.

Oats are proven to help lower blood sugar levels, speed up the weight loss efforts, and reduce the risk of heart disease.

They are also a fantastic source of manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, folate, vitamin B1, and vitamin B5.  

Furthermore, rolled oats are extremely rich in antioxidants necessary for your hormonal balance and overall health and well -being. 

But this amazing breakfast doesn't end there! It is a wonderful combination of all the benefits mentioned above plus a couple of more superfoods that will definitely give your body everything it needs for a perfect start of the day.

Milk will contribute with a generous dose of calcium and protein, while fresh fruit will boost up the vitamin and mineral content.

overnight oats Pomegranate seeds

Finally, seeds will add a massive amount of antioxidants, dietary fiber, high-quality protein, and most importantly omega-3 fatty acids which can't be easily found in foods. 

Healthy, delicious, and highly nutritious – a breakfast worth preparing.  Colorful topping of this beautiful bowl might even be interesting for your little ones. Give it a try!

Serves: 2

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 2 ½ cups milk (can be replaced with almond milk)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • ½ banana, sliced 
  • 1 tbsp flax seed 
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds   

Preparation:

In a medium bowl, combine oats with milk, maple syrup, cinnamon powder, and vanilla extract. Mix all well and cover with a lid. Refrigerate overnight allowing the oats to soak most of the milk. 

Next morning, remove oats from the refrigerator and let it sit for 10-15 minutes before serving. Optionally, heat oats in the microwave for 10-15 seconds (this is especially a good idea during the winter when most of us don't really like eating cold foods first thing in the morning). 

Top with pomegranate seeds, blueberries, sliced banana, flax seeds, and chia seeds. 

Naturally, you can add some fresh raspberries, strawberries, or any other seasonal fruit you have on hand.

Key Takeaway

Choosing a nice bowl of rolled oats for breakfast will surely provide a gluten-free meal full of important vitamins, minerals, antioxidant, and of course dietary fiber your body needs for a healthy gut function.

Nutrition information per serving:

​Kcal: 356, Protein: 15.4g, Total Carbs: 52.1g, Dietary Fibers: 6.9g, Total Fat: 11.4g
Funmi

Funmi is an Integrative Health Coach & A Functional Nutrition Educator. She is passionate about helping busy women discover ways to restore their Energy, Health & Well-being (their families' inclusive)

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