Since we have already established the nutritional properties of pomegranate, it would only be an anari (hobbyist) who would not want to have anar right away. There are different ways to include this fruit in your daily meals. One of the most common ways is to seed the red pearls and toss them in black salt and enjoy them as they are.
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However, there are other ways pomegranate can help spruce up your meals. For breakfast, one can add anar to their cereal bowl, top their waffles or top them with the stack of pancakes prepared for the morning. Starting your day with a glass of pomegranate juice is also a good idea. In case you’re wondering how to add pomegranate to your diet, here are some breakfast recipes you should try.
1. Pomegranate waffles
Waffles are made with rolled oats and flour and baked in a waffle iron to achieve the desired shape and crispiness. Once they’re ready, you can drizzle them with honey or maple syrup and sprinkle with fresh pomegranate seeds to finish. The fruit adds a dose of nutrition as well as sweetness to waffles.
2. Pomegranate French Toast
It’s a heavenly sweet breakfast. French toast is made by dipping bread slices in a mixture of eggs, milk and sugar. Pan-fried until crispy on both sides, the toast is then topped with chopped apples. For this, a pomegranate sauce made from pomegranate molasses mixed with water is drizzled over the toasted bread. Dig while it’s hot.
3. Pomegranate Pancakes
These are gluten-free pancakes made with ricotta and oatmeal. The pancakes are tossed onto a pan and the soft rounds are then covered with double heavy cream. A delicious lemon sauce is prepared with lemon juice and cream to accompany the pancakes. Not only that, the filling of these yellow pancakes is a pop of red with pomegranate seeds.
4. Pomegranate Poha
Have you heard of Indori poha? This Madhya Pradesh style poha is made with pomegranate and fennel seeds. Onion, bell pepper and green chilies are chopped and added to the poha, along with lemon juice, mustard seeds and fennel seeds. Sprinkle with raisins and finish with pomegranate pearls to give it a sweet freshness.
5. Perfect in Grenada
The French dessert often serves as breakfast as well. This layered breakfast is filled with cinnamon Greek yogurt, cinnamon pecans, and apple cider caramel. In between, you’ll find diced apples and pomegranate arils making an appearance. The colorful layers of this breakfast are truly drool-worthy.