Blueberry Pomegranate Muffins

Blueberry Pomegranate Muffins

1 week down of the detox. Doing well! I baked some muffins yesterday when I had my break for Sunday Dinner. 1 week to go and then I will be all done. I am going strong. Although I do miss having a piece of toast or oatmeal with my breakfast haha ;-)

I have a confession…

I.am.obsessed.with.Pinterest.

Like obsessed! I happened to stumble across it once or twice and then have seen a lot of foodies using it and then had a coworker mention it, so I HAD to check it out.

If you haven’t ever, do so! Especially if you like pictures, it is like heaven for anyone who likes to look at pictures all day. *Ahem* me. My link is right here ———–>

It is ridiculously easy to use! All you do is sign up and then you can just start doing your thing and meeting people and seeing all the cool stuff they do. It links right up to your Facebook and Twitter account, which is just SO convenient! Try it out!

Anyways, the packing is going well. We did some MAJOR moving this weekend, which makes me feel so much better about it all. Patrick was such a sweetie and donated quite a bit of his clothes and furniture to GoodWill, which I think is amazing!

I am the kind of person that if I am not using it and don’t see myself using it in the future I want to give it to someone who will. I try and donate every 6 months clothing wise. There is a good feeling that comes from doing that. I know other people are in much more need than I am.

Anyways, everything is moving along well (no pun intended haha). We should be finishing up the last bit of moving this week and then we will be all moved in. YAY!

Adapted from Cooking Light’s recipe.

Ingredients for Muffins:

  • 1 2/3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 3 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2/3 cup)
  • 2 33/100 ounces whole-wheat flour (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2  cups frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen pomegranate
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 400°

Place oats in a food processor; pulse 5 to 6 times or until oats resemble coarse meal. Place in a large bowl.

Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add flours and next 5 ingredients (through salt) to oats; stir well. Make a well in center of mixture.

Combine buttermilk and next 3 ingredients (through eggs). Add to flour mixture; stir just until moist.

Toss berries & pomegranate with 2 tablespoons flour, and gently fold into batter. Spoon batter into 16 muffin cups coated with cooking spray; sprinkle 2 tablespoons granulated sugar evenly over batter.

Bake for 20 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in center. Remove from pans immediately; place on a wire rack.

**Notes:

These muffins have A LOT of moisture in them so make sure you really grease your pan with the cooking spray. It will help!

If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, and you all know this trick because I have said it before ;-), take 1 tablespoon to every cup of buttermilk of lemon juice. Place the lemon juice in your liquid measuring cup and then fill up with milk to desired amount. Let this sit for about 10-15 minutes and you have yourself some homemade buttermilk (vinegar works in place of lemon juice too).

Make sure to coat the fruit with flour well so all they berries don’t end up falling to the bottom of your batter. Makes for a prettier muffin.

**End Notes

Look at all that fruit! These muffins are only 190 calories a piece and they are totally packed with flavor and delicious sweetness!

Have a great week everyone!

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Comments

  1. I’m addicted to pinterest, too! There, I said it! :)

    These muffins look FANTASTIC! Wow. Hang in there with the rest of your detox! And good luck with the rest of the moving (yuck..I feel for you guys).

  2. What a delicious twistvon flavours! They look divine and soft and moist just like a good muffin should be :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Chocolate Malted Malteser Cookies

  3. Detox AND moving?! You’re gonna be whole new girl pretty soon :) I love these muffins, anything that is easy to grab as I run out the door in the morning is a WIN for me.

  4. These muffins look full of yummy goodness. I love a “loaded” muffin… fabulous job!! Good luck with the moving and packing. :)

  5. Blueberries and pomegranate-Yum! Low in fat!? Ok, you have definitely won me over. The picture did kind of help also. Great recipe.
    Glad to hear that the end of the move is right around the corner!

  6. Love the combination of blueberries and pomegranate….if only I still had my three pomegranate trees to harvest from!

    Hope you had a good weekend and I’ll find you on “Pin” when I finally get signed up!

  7. I love pinterest, lost half my weekend on there! Love these healthy looking muffins, so good!

  8. Wow I have never thought of this combination before. It looks so lovely and moist :)

  9. These muffins ARE delicious!!! Raven always takes care of us for breakfast <3

  10. Oh, my, these look like amazing muffins…so full of fruit…yum, yum! Following you now on Pinterest :)

  11. I love the tartness of both blueberries and pomegranates, what a great, tarty muffin!

  12. Mmm. What a combination of flavors. Loving these muffins.

  13. I love making and eating muffins, but have never made it with pomegranate – so this is somethign that has to be rememdied this year. Thanks for inspiring and sharing.

    • You know this was my first pomegranate muffin experience too! They were in my freezer with my blueberries and I thought, hmmm why not?? I love pomegranate and they added such a nice moisture to the muffin. Thanks for visiting!

  14. Yum! These sound so delicious! Definitely a good treat during the break of your detox!

  15. LOVE the muffins! I made pomegranate-blueberry-cherry (VEGAN) ice cream the other day. ROCKED my world! I wish I had these muffins to go with it! :D And congrats on doing a great job on your cleanse!

  16. I love healthy, sweet treats and a muffin packed with fruit is always on my list. These look absolutely lush! Thanks for sharing :)

  17. These look amazing!! I love pomegranate anything :-) That is wonderful that you donate to Goodwill, it’s a great thing to do. And I am also obsessed with Pinterest! Following all your boards now :-)

  18. Oooh, these look so moist and delicious :) Love the pomegranate in these! Beautiful pictures.

  19. Pomegranates are the bomb, and the colors in these muffins are just gorgeous! Gotta give these a try!

  20. I love blueberry muffins and that you added pomegranate! Pinterest is so addicting!

  21. These sound delicious! I can only imagine the delicious tart pops of flavor the berries and pomegranates give these throughout the muffin! Love it!

  22. Berrilicious! Love how moist these are.

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