Pomegranate and Coconut Steel-Cut Oats

Let me confess. This healthy breakfast came to be when I was thinking of an excuse to open one of my latest Trader Joe’s finds. Not that I needed an excuse, really. These coconut chips are pretty amazing on their own, but also happen to make the perfect crisp topping to soft steel-cut oats.We sadly don’t have a Trader Joe’s in Canada as of now, but I picked these up along with a mountain of other goodies on a recent road trip to Philly. If you’ve seen my instagram, you already know everything I brought back!


I love indulging in these on weekends — and by indulging I mean taking the time to cook oats in the morning, a luxury I can’t really afford on busy week days.

Besides satisfying, steel-cut oats just happen to be wholesome and healthy as well. When the temperatures start to sink (we had our very first snow this weekend in Toronto, followed by blistering cold!) this is the kind of meal that makes you want to dive into the day. This week, I’m back to May in November, as I start working on the May 2014 issue of Canadian Living. Today was spent shooting a web video for our February issue (I’ll keep you in the loop once it’s live!) and starting on the recipe brainstorming for our big spring issue. But for tonight, back to winter!

Pomegranate and Coconut Steel-Cut Oats
Serves 2

1/2 cup steel-cut oats
1 tbsp good-quality liquid honey
1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
1 clementine, divided into sections
1/3 cup coconut chips

Cook steel-cut oats according to package instructions until desired consistency (the oats will thicken quickly so, make sure to make them a little more oozy than what you’re aiming for). Scrape into two bowls, Top each with pomegranate, clementine and coconut. Enjoy!


10 Comments on Pomegranate and Coconut Steel-Cut Oats

  1. Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies
    November 25, 2013 at 11:17 pm (4 years ago)

    I love steel cut oats but rarely eat them b/c of the time it takes to cook. Love the flavour combination in this recipe and look forward to the web video!

  2. Monica
    November 26, 2013 at 10:10 am (4 years ago)

    Steel cut oats is one of my favorite foods – seriously! I eat it a few times a week and it’s worth the cooking time for me. And plus, I’ve become hooked on Trader Joe’s in the last year or so. I’m so sorry you don’t have one in Canada – that is just wrong! I’ll think of this beautiful bowl the next time I have my oatmeal…which will be very soon. : )

    • jennifer
      November 26, 2013 at 6:46 pm (4 years ago)

      It’s a such a satisfying breakfast. I’d love to know what your favourite Trader Joe’s finds are — I’m always looking for something new to try when I visit the store.

  3. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely
    November 26, 2013 at 10:54 am (4 years ago)

    Now THIS sounds good! I half a pomegranate left over from a salad last night, now I know what to do with the other half.

    And I might die without a Trader Joe’s. I have one 6 blocks from my house and I go almost every day! Good idea stocking up on a road trip : )

  4. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs
    November 26, 2013 at 5:02 pm (4 years ago)

    What a perfect breakfast! It looks so colorful with the pomegranate, yum 😉

  5. Josefine {The Smoothie Lover}
    November 28, 2013 at 11:40 am (4 years ago)

    That bowl of oats looks so good! I really love coconut chips as well. Funny I stubbled upon this post since I just found a new muesli with coconut chips, which reminded me of how much I like them 🙂

  6. Sarah & Arkadi
    December 4, 2013 at 10:43 am (4 years ago)

    Greetings from Toronto! What a fantastic idea to add pomegranates and coconut to oats!

  7. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    December 10, 2013 at 11:42 pm (4 years ago)

    I love all the beautiful color in this breakfast dish, would brighten up any morning for sure!

  8. Kelly
    December 12, 2013 at 6:33 am (4 years ago)

    I love steel cut oats especially during the winter when it’s so cold. I usually make a bigger batch and store the rest in the fridge so I can enjoy it for breakfast for the next 2-3 days. The coconut and pomegranates look wonderful in here 🙂 Thanks for sharing Jennifer 🙂


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