Healthy Pumpkin Pomegranate Muffins

Total Time
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Coat 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. In a second bowl, combine wet ingredients.
  4. Toss pomegranate seeds in the flour mix to coat.
  5. Add wet ingredients to flour mix. Stir until just combined.
  6. Pour into muffin cups. Bake for 20-30 minutes. Let cool before unmolding.
Most Helpful

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.

fitnfamished December 09, 2011

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.

yclept February 03, 2011

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.

MelissaO' October 05, 2010