Pomegranate Banana Bread

Love pomegranates? They add so much flavor and crunch in this Pomegranate Banana Bread.

Pomegranate Banana Bread by FamilySpice.com

I still have some pomegranate arils in my fridge. The last from my great pomegranate project! My kids have been eyeing the big tupperware full of ruby-red pomegranate seeds and begging to eat them. I reserved a cupful for this recipe, and fed them the rest. My hubby told me that even though he loved pomegranates before POM sent me 44 of them, he really enjoyed trying the recipes and experimenting with them in food and drink for the past month. I wanted to see what would happen when you bake with them, so I decided o make some Pomegranate Banana Bread.

For this recipe, I used my own banana bread recipe and added pomegranate arils and chopped pistachios. I swirled in some pomegranate syrup I had sitting in my fridge, too. I won’t even go on about what we did with the extra pomegranate juice we had, too!

Pomegranate Banana Bread by FamilySpice.com

I was unsure about baking these seeds. What if all the juice melts into the bread and you are left with bites of just white pomegranate seeds? I figured if that did happen, it would be like biting into the chunks of pistachios I had in the bread, as well.

I’m happy to report that even though it took an hour to bake, most of the pomegranate arils were intact. Some, after a few days, “melted” and yes, I did bite into plain white seeds. But again, they mixed in with the bread and still pretty darn tasty. This bread was fabulous right out of the oven and warm. Full of pomegranate flavor.

Maybe scones should be my next experiment? They require less baking time, which would mean more pomegranate arils would remain intact. Darn it! I knew I shouldn’t have fed the last pomegranate to those pesky kids!!!!

For the full recipe for Pomegranate Banana Bread, click here!

Pomegranate Banana Bread by FamilySpice.com

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8 Responses to Pomegranate Banana Bread

  1. Roxan at #

    Beautiful bread. I love the vibrant color of the pomegranates swirling through the batter! What a lucky family you have. And 44 pomegranates? that's a ton! were you able to use them all up?

  2. "pup" at #

    The bread looks delicious!! I am curious.. Do you know how long Pomegranates will stay good in the fridge? I have some and would love to try this recipe..

  3. Unopened pomegranates can last up to one month on the counter or two months in the refrigerator

    And yes, we used up all of those pomegranates!

  4. Rita at #

    What a festive delight. I woould never have thought of make a loaf with pomegranate; bet it tastes wonderful; love your photo.

  5. Stella at #

    Pretty bread! I'm always so happy when I come home and something like this is warm on the counter. I bet your family is very pleased with you lately:)

  6. Yum!!! That looks delicious! My family loves it when we have a surplus of something, it is raspberries for us at them moment 🙂 I will have to put raspberries in your banana cake recipe 🙂

  7. Wowww what an incredible looking bread! I love how the traditional banana bread is now making its way into becoming a "base" for something more daring and adding more flavors to it.. beautiful!


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