Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
Needed something to use up the rest of a can of pumpkin. Pomegranate seeds were left over from a salad recipe. A lucky - and tasty! - coincidence.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3⁄4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1⁄4 cup Grape-nuts cereal (or similar cereal)
- 1⁄2 cup sugar or 1⁄2 cup Splenda granular
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 cup fat-free buttermilk or 1 cup soured milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3⁄4-1 cup pomegranate seeds
- Preheat oven to 350. Coat 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.
- Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- In a second bowl, combine wet ingredients.
- Toss pomegranate seeds in the flour mix to coat.
- Add wet ingredients to flour mix. Stir until just combined.
- Pour into muffin cups. Bake for 20-30 minutes. Let cool before unmolding.
Deserving of 5 stars on the health factor, the creative use of pomegranate seeds & pumpkin, and how beautifully they baked (just like the photo). 4 stars for the flavor- very good, but I've had better muffins, maybe not better being as healthy though! I also used Splenda which may be why we didn't LOVE these. One of my sons said they weren't as sweet as he'd have liked.
Over all a great recipe which we will make again! Wondered why the grape nuts as they added just a tiny bit of a crunch. Maybe I'll add more, omit, or substitute oats next time just to see how it changes the flavor and texture.
These muffins are amazing and I have made them several times. I added also a tsp of nutmeg and used hemp hearts in place of the grape nuts. They were great as well. For best results I baked them for 30 minutes.
I wasn't a fan of the pomegranate seeds (I had bought one thinking I would be healthy but then didn't like that little crunch in the middle of the seed-like thing - so, HA - I made them into bread!). But this was the perfect place to use them.
My muffin tins were dirty (with the first half of the can of pumpkin) so I decided to make a loaf instead. I followed the exact ingredients (using oats instead of Grape Nuts), but put it in a sprayed loaf pan for about 65 minutes on 350. It was yummy yummy - especially toasted just a little with a spray of "butter". Yummers.