Pomegranate Walnut Muffins / Mafini sa narom i orasima

Aside from making every day cooking seasonal, I’m also trying to go down the lane of seasonal desserts. I had a bunch pomegranate seeds leftover from a salad, so I figured I’ll just bake some muffins with them. Small note: my pomegranate seeds were really tart so I added a bit more sugar to the batter – 2/3 cup altogether. If your seeds are sweeter, reduce sugar to ½ cup. I find that muffin recipes are generally very forgiving and you can do some tweaking where necessary, without fear that you’ll end up with an inedible disaster.

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I’ve made these into tiny muffins as this way there’s more of that delicious golden crust, but feel free to bake them into regular muffins. This amount of batter would yield 12 regular muffins, just be sure to adjust baking time as you’ll probably need to add about 3-5 minutes.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 20 mini muffins / 0.16 EUR per muffin / 3.25 EUR for all)

1 cup whole wheat flour (0.10 EUR)

1 cup ground walnuts (1.33 EUR)

2/3 cup sugar (0.10 EUR)

½ tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp baking soda (0.01 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

2 large eggs (0.40 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

1 cup yogurt (0.40 EUR)

3 tbsp butter, melted + more for greasing muffin tin (0.33 EUR)

1 cup pomegranate seeds – from 1 small pomegranate (0.53 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease muffin tin and set aside, but skip this step if using silicone muffin molds. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, walnuts, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a smaller bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla and yogurt until creamy. Add butter and whisk until fully incorporated. Pour wet ingredients over dry ones and mix with a spatula until just incorporated. Fold in pomegranate seeds, divide batter among muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes (for mini muffin tins), until golden brown on top. For regular muffins, bake for altogether 23-25 minutes. Allow muffins to cool for 10 minutes before removing from tin. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Osim što se trudim svakodnevno kuhati sa sezonskim namirnicama, također pokušavam prilagoditi i deserte da budu sezonski. Od salate koju sam radila mi je ostalo sjemenki nara, pa sam odlučila ispeći mafine sa njima. Mala napomena: moj nar je bio jako kiseo pa sam dodala više šećera u smjesu – sve skupa 2/3 šalice. Ako imate slađi nar, smanjite šećer na ½ šalice. Mislim da su recepti za mafine općenito jako fleksibilni i možete raditi manje prilagodbe bez straha da ćete završiti sa nejestivom katastrofom.

Ja sam radila mini mafine jer tako ima više onih divnih hrskavih dijelova, ali slobodno možete peći normalne mafine ako imate takve kalupe. Ova količina smjese je dostatna za 12 mafina normalne veličine, samo onda prilagodite vrijeme pečenja i dodajte još 3-5 minuta.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 20 mini mafina / 1,21 kn po mafinu / 24,27 kn za sve)

1 šalica integralnog pšeničnog brašna (0,75 kn)

1 šalica mljevenih oraha (10,00 kn)

2/3 šalice šećera (0,75 kn)

½ žličice praška za pecivo (0,05 kn)

½ žličice sode bikarbone (0,01 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta vanilije (0,20 kn)

1 šalica jogurta (3,00 kn)

3 žlice maslaca, rastopljene + još malo za namastiti kalup za mafine (2,50 kn)

1 šalica sjemenki nara – od 1 manjeg nara (4,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pečnicu na 200°C. Namastite kalup za mafine i stavite na stranu, ali preskočite ovaj korak ako koristite silikonske kalupe. U velikoj zdjeli izmiješajte brašno, orahe, šećer, prašak za pecivo, sodu bikarbonu i sol. U manjoj zdjeli umutite jaja, vaniliju i jogurt da budu kremasti. Dodajte maslac i mutite dok se ne sjedini. Prelijte mokre sastojke preko suhih i miješajte špatulom dok smjesa ne postane jednolična. Nježno umiješajte sjemenke nara, razdijelite smjesu po kalupima pa pecite 20 minuta (za mini mafine), dok ne dobiju lijepu zlatno-smeđu boju. Mafine normalne veličine pecite 23-25 minuta. Pustite mafine da se ohlade 10-tak minuta u kalupu prije nego ih izvadite. Poslužite tople ili na sobnoj temperaturi.

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Pomegranate Walnut Muffins / Mafini sa narom i orasima

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