POM Ricotta Muffins

Hi everyone! Hope your weekend is starting off fantastically!  Last night I saw, Remember Me (new Robert Pattinson movie)… not what I expected…

It wasn’t terrible.  It was WAY more dramatic and sad than I thought it was going to be.  Don’t see it if you’re expecting something happy go lucky, I wanted to cry for a good while afterward.  But enough about that!

Yesterday, I got a shipment from POM!  They were kind enough to send me some bottles of POM Wonderful to try!  Now I’m not a huge fan of juice (as in I can’t remember the last time I drank some) but I was intrigued at the prospect of cooking with it.

So yesterday, I tried my first creation again in an attempt to make sure my food doesn’t go to waste.

POM Ricotta Muffins

inspired by Joy of Baking’s Cherry Ricotta Muffins
1 cup ricotta
2 eggs
1 cup POM juice (really I used 1/2 cup POM and 1/2 cup buttermilk but I this it would be better just with POM)
4 tbsp butter, melted
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup cocoa powder (optional)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine all the wet ingredients in a bowls.  In another bowl combine dry ingredients.  Add dry to wet.  Pour batter into muffin pan.  Bake for about 20 minutes.

I won’t lie.  These weren’t my favorite.  I think it was the ricotta that gave it a weird texture and they weren’t particularly flavorful.  Also, I couldn’t taste the pomegranate so I suggest using a whole cup of POM juice (plus you get extra antioxidants!).

I liked the chocolate ones WAY better, but I guess chocolate makes everything taste good!  I topped them with some pomegranate sauce (combo of greek yogurt and pomegranate juice) just to kick up the flavor.  Honestly, that was the best part…

Oh well, this was only my first shot at a POM creation.  Be prepared for many pomegranate flavored things to come!

Also, sorry I’ve been MIA in the blog world lately.  I’m sort of in a bloggy slump.  I’ve still been reading, just not commenting as much.  Hopefully finishing my take home midterm for econ will make life better.

Have a great day!!