Granola With Pomegranate

Granola takes minutes to make in the microwave.  It is as quick as any

whole pomegranitesbreakfast and I love to put all kinds of yummy things in it… walnuts, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), flax seeds, and coconut – not to mention dried fruit.

For this particular recipe, I left out the dried fruit because I found my new BFF (new better favorite and friendlier). I just discovered a combination that I can’t resist.

Here, it is the creamy goodness of yogurt and pomegranates spooned over granola. I noticed other people top yogurt with granola, but at my table we top granola with yogurt and fruit. It is not alpom seedsl semantics, there really is a reason for our madness. Farm families for generations have found how to ramp up the energy value of breakfast to make it through the morning chores (now more often the morning workout).

The Secret is lots of whole grain goodness. 


Granola With Pomegranate


4 cups rolled oats (not instant)

2 tablespoons flax seeds

½  cup chopped walnuts

½  cup chopped pepitas

½ cup shaved coconut

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¼  teaspoon salt

¼  cup maple syrup

¼ cup brown sugar

¼  cup coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla



Plain Yogurt

Fresh Pomegranate

 granola med

Combine oats, flax seeds, walnuts, pepitas, coconut, cinnamon, and salt in a 2-quart microwave safe container. Microwave on high about 4 to 5 minutes, until heated and starting to toast.  Combine remaining ingredients in a 2-cup measure. Microwave on high 2 to 2 ½ minutes or until sugar starts to dissolve, stirring twice. Pour syrup mixture over warm oat mixture and stir well. Microwave on high 4 to 5 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring twice. Allow to cool, stirring a few times to prevent granola from sticking to the bowl. To serve, top with yogurt and pomegranate.

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