Lemon Pomegranate Bread

I went to the gym yesterday and forgot to bring socks.  This is the second time I have done that in a matter of weeks.  The first time I was there for a class that I didn’t want to miss so I decided just to buy a pair (the gym I go to sells some workout clothes but they are all a huge ripoff).  I ended up paying 14 dollars so I could work out.  Then, yesterday I did it again! I really wanted to get a run in but I also reallyyy didn’t want to spend another 14 dollars so I decided I would just try and run without any socks.  Gross.  It was a horrible idea and about a mile in, I was so grossed out that I caved and paid another 14 dollars so I could run a few more miles.  30 dollars spent just for being forgetful. Sigh.   Please if you wear vibrams, tell me how you can handle running without socks, I think it would drive me insane.

My weekend otherwise was pretty low key.  I was supposed to do work one day, but of course I put it off until Sunday night and then decided to watch the Grammy’s instead.   Today made for a long day because of that decision.

I also had a migraine for most of Saturday due to poor decisions made on Friday night

Roasted a sweet potato that was as big as my head…

I know I said I would post the bread recipe on Sunday, but then my mom posted yesterday so I have it for you today!

I was sent a POM Wonderful sample to try and I knew I wanted to use it in a recipe.  I am not a huge juice drinker, but I actually love POM juice.  I usually either drink it normally as juice or mix it with vodka and soda for a delicious alcoholic drink!

For Supper Club, I made a lemon pomegranate bread with a pomegranate glaze.  Reason being, I knew I wanted to make something with pink in it, use the POM juice and a pomegranate I already had in the fridge and make something sweet.  I found a recipe for lemon bread which I thought would pair well with the pomegranate flavor but altered it quite a bit to make it a lot healthier.  The bread was really good and very addicting.  I based it off of We had leftovers the day after supper club and I could not stop eating it.   I know it is a little late, but it would be great for Valentine’s Day too!

Lemon Pomegranate Bread with Pomegranate Glaze

Inspired by this recipe from Epicurious

1/2 stick butter, softened

1/2 cup applesauce

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup lemon juice (using fresh lemons is best) + 1/2 T lemon zest

2 eggs

2 t baking powder

2 whole wheat  flour (or you could do a mix of all purpose ww or just use all purpose)

1/2 t salt

1/3 cup milk (I used coconut milk)

1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

Glaze

1/4 cup POM Wonderful juice

1/2 cup powdered sugar–this is more of an estimate, you will just want to keep pouring the powdered sugar in and whisk until it forms a thicker (pink!) glaze

Directions:  Preheat oven to 350.  Mix together (melted) butter, sugar and applesauce.  Add eggs and drizzle in lemon juice and zest and mix until smooth.

Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl.  Add the dry ingredients and begin to stir, then add the milk and thoroughly combine.

Add the pomegranate seeds and mix into mixture and pour into a loaf pan.  Bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown.

While the bread is cooking, combine the POM and powdered sugar to make the glaze.

Once the bread is cool, pour the glaze over the top.  If you want to have the pinkness of the glaze for presentation, don’t pour the glaze on until right before you are going to serve because the glaze will soak in.

In other news, I meant to share this earlier and forgot.  This is the kind of conversation my mom and I sometimes have.  Cracks me up.  Apparently I don’t have them.  phew!

I’m also really proud of my mom for using ‘lol’.  I think this is a recent development so I’ll expect to see it in future texts.

Off to stimulate my brain via The Bachelor!

Katie

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