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

What the Heck Do I Do With a Pomegranate?

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min


  • 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 maple syrup
  • 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)


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


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5 thoughts to “What the Heck Do I Do With a Pomegranate?”

  1. I love pomegranates - except I never buy them because getting the seeds out seems to be a pain! UNTIL... I saw (and tried and love it) that you can score around the outside of the pom (about in half) and then twist to separate the two without cutting any seeds. Then, while holding it over a bowl, whack the outside of the pom with a wooden spoon - all the seeds come out without the hassle of picking them from the flesh. It's fun too!
    1. Sorry. This post is very old and I have no idea why I didn't elaborate on the sweetener. I use mostly maple syrup, but honey works too

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