Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
Mmmm...haven't tried this yet. Sounds good. Next time pomegranates are on sale, this is my #1 priority!(or 24 mini, 6 jumbo)
- 2 cups flour
- 2⁄3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup crystallized ginger, minced (check out Crystallized Ginger for how to make your own!)
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
- 1 1⁄4 cups pomegranate seeds
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1⁄4 cup butter, margarine,melted or 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- sugar, for topping
- Preheat oven to 425F.
- Grease 12 muffin tins.
- Mix dry ingredients (sugar, flour, baking powder, salt) in a large bowl.
- Mix wet ingredients (milk, egg, oil/butter, lemon zest) in a medium bowl.
- Make a"well" in your dry ingredients and pour in your wet ingredients until just mixed.
- Overmixing will make your muffins tough.
- You may want to undermix it a bit and finish your mixing with the next step when you add the pomegranate/ginger.
- Fold in pomegranate seeds and ginger.
- Spoon into greased muffin tins.
- Sprinkle tops with sugar, which will caramelize in the oven and make a lovely sugary top.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes until puffed and golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
- Let cool for 5-10 minutes in the tin, then remove and cool on a cookie rack, or serve.
- You may use mini-muffin tins or jumbo muffin tins, but the cook time will vary.
- Muffins tend to need to be watched carefully, regardless.
- Another possibility might be to mix some powdered ginger (a small amount, it is strong) with your sugar topping.
A simple recipe to follow. Loved baking this! So nice to use ginger and pomegranate together!
I was not too impressed with these. I followed the recipe exactly, and I could barely mix the dry and wet ingredients together. I added a LOT of extra milk, and they still came out dry and tasting like baking soda. Maybe I will make them again if I find a better muffin base.
i made these yesterday and they are fantastic if you like ginger! my husband went crazy for them. they only reason i didn't give 5 stars is that it took so long to get the pomegranate seeds out! i plan on making this a holiday breakfast staple as we have a pomegranate tree in our front yard!