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Irish Steel-Cut Oats with Pomegranate and Pistachios

Points® value
Total Time
10 min
7 min
3 min
This one-serving bowl of filling fruit and nut-topped oatmeal ready in just 10 minutes, thanks to quick steel-cut oats. These quick oats are created similarly to regular steel-cut oats, but are simply cut into smaller pieces, which cuts their cooking time for up to 30 minutes down to 3 to 7 minutes. While pomegranate seeds and pistachios offer delightfully different flavour and texture combination in this breakfast, you can top this bowl with whatever ingredients you like, such as tried-and-true options like cinnamon, brown sugar, raisins and fresh berries to dried cranberries or cherries or a dusting of nutmeg. Toasted slivered almonds, or pecan halves would also work well in this recipe.


Dry quick cooking steel cut oats

¼ cup(s)

Table salt

1 pinch(es)

2% reduced fat milk

1 tbsp(s)

Unpacked light brown sugar

1½ tsp(s)

Orange zest

¼ tsp(s), grated

Pomegranate seeds

2 tbsp(s)

Shelled pistachio nuts

1 tbsp(s), chopped


  1. Prepare oats according to package directions in microwave or on stovetop, adding a pinch of salt. Stir in milk, sugar and orange zest; top with pomegranate seeds and pistachios.
  2. Makes 1 serving.