Recently on a trip to Costco..(without a list in hand) I found myself aimlessly throwing random healthy items into my cart. Normally my grocery lists are expertly curated, with each item having a purpose. This time however, my Pomegranate Arils did not have a purpose, more of a “These are good for me, I should bring them home.”
Not only did I have this random fruit that I had zero clue what to do with, I was also starting a 3 week long Boot Camp the following Monday. My kids didn’t seem to care for them in yogurt so I could only imagine that I REALLY wouldn’t care for them in just yogurt. Hence the plan to make a muffin. I was hoping to create a quick, healthy, filling muffin that would be good for an easy snack on the go, or a quick breakfast if I happened to be running behind.
They’re dense, and don’t contain any added sugar. I warn you they’re not your general sweet and delicious comfort muffin. Feel free to play around and make this recipe your own.
This post contains a link to my Epicure Independent Consultant website where you can choose to purchase the Apple Pie Spice, or substitute cinnamon instead!
2C all-purpose or gluten free flour
1 medium banana (mashed)
2 tsp baking powder
2/3C unsweetened apple sauce
1/2C milk, or non dairy beverage of your choice
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp Apple Pie Spice (I got mine here)
1/2C pomegranate arils
1/2C blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- Preheat oven to 375ºC. Lightly oil a 12 portion muffin tin.
- In a large bowl combine dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients. Pour over dry ingredients. Fold together until combined. Don’t overmix.
- Divide evenly into muffin pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Replace 1/4C of flour with protein powder to increase protein intake.