What the Heck Do I Do With a Pomegranate?

Okay, so I am still fairly new to this cooking thing.  So when I got my co op basket this week and saw a pomegranate, I realized I had no idea what to do with it.  I have seen the seeds, but never seen them in the fruit.  So for those of you that are like me, here is what you do.
First, you cut it like this.

Then, you remove the seeds like this.

We do it in the water because the seeds and the juice can stain.
After, you are left with this.

These juicy seeds (as my daughter likes to call them), are a bit tart.  The flavor reminded me of cranberry.  So, I thought I would make pomegranate orange muffins.  They came out fabulous!  Perhaps because I had my trusty prep cooks with me.


Pomegranate Orange Muffins
1 1/4c spelt flour
1/2 c almond meal
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 c sweetener
1/4 c oil
1/4 c applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp orange zest
2 T orange juice
2/3 milk
1/4 orange juice
1 egg replacer (I used a flax egg. 1T flax meal 3T warm water)

Preheat oven to 325.  Combine all dry ingredients in one bowl.  Combine all wet into another.  Add wet to dry.  Stir in about 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds gently.  Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

What are some of your favorite muffins?

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2 Responses to What the Heck Do I Do With a Pomegranate?

  1. Michelle says:

    Looks amazing! pomegranates are one of my favorite fruits to eat plain, but it never even crossed my mind to add them to a recipe.

  2. HGK says:

    Melissa, depending on the kind , seeds can be sweet also.

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