Don't be afraid of seeding a pomegranate. The trick is to cut it in quarters, then get a big bowl of water. While submerging the pomegranate quarters under the water, simply invert the slices while breaking away the connective structure an releasing the seeds with your fingers. Because it's underwater, it doesn't damage or pop the seeds. Then, the connective white parts will float to the top and the seeds will sink to the bottom. Easy. Plus, you won't get pomegranate juice staining your fingers, kitchen towels, or counter tops. One pomegranate will yield enough for this recipe, and I even doubled the recipe for my family, but still only used one pomegranate-worth of seeds, while still having enough leftover for garnish (not necessary, but nice for the picture!).
White Chocolate Pomegranate Pancakes
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup low fat milk (I used buttermilk with excellent results)
1 tsp pomegranate juice
4 tsp brown sugar
1 cup oats
1 cup wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup pomegranate seeds (approximately)
2/3 cup white chocolate chips
Seed your pomegranate. When first cutting your pomegranate, you'll have some juice that comes out from cutting through some seeds. Reserve that juice (and intentionally make more juice if you don't have enough) and add it in with your wet ingredients, as listed above.
Combine together your wet ingredients and mix well. In a separate bowl, combine your dry ingredients (oats, flour, baking powder and salt). Combine the wet and dry ingredients together and stir well to combine. (At this point, depending on your altitude, you may need to add more milk or more flour, to get it to a good pancake batter consistency.)
Stir in pomegranate seeds and white chocolate chips. Coat your griddle pan with cooking spray or butter, and pour about 1/3 cup of batter onto griddle. Flip over when underneath side is nicely browned. Serve with a pat of butter and a sprinkle of seeds for garnish.
Again, I doubled this for my family, and just used one pomegranate-worth of seeds, and it was plenty. Also, since it was so rich and filling, my kids only ate one each, which provided for some great leftovers for the next few days of breakfasts (or desserts).