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
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!!
9 thoughts on “POM Ricotta Muffins”
I just got a shipment of POM too and have been wondering what to do with it (don’t drink juice either). I added it to my granola bars this morning, and Steven looked up a bunch of recipes. We are thinking of making a salad dressing with it.
That’s so cool you’re trying to use POM in a different way. I’m not a big juice drinker as well but sometimes I end up giving a little juice to my dogs
Aww, sorry that they didn’t work out that well…they look very pretty! Good luck on your take-home exam!
Chocolate does make everything better! I love all of your baking ideas! Good luck on your take-home midterm!
I love POM Wonderful! The original is best, I haven’t been crazy about the other flavors they have sent. Sorry about your muffins, but at least you tried, right? 🙂
Well, at least these LOOK delicious – know one will know any better if they just picture-read 😉
I’ve never had POM before – not a huge juice fan either – but do love pomegranate! So of course I can’t wait to see what else you do with it.
Good luck with your take-home exam! Break is in sight, right?
At least they look pretty! 😉
I love POM, I use it all the time. Mainly in smoothies. I have a recipe for a strawberry/vanilla smoothie on my site that uses POM. It is my husband’s favorite. 🙂
great creation! I love ricotta in anything! 😀
Way to use that ricotta with the Pom. Bummer they didn’t turn out as grand as you hoped for. They look dang good to me!
I’m in the bloggy slump too. We just have to enjoy each day as we take it 🙂