Category Archives: Muffins / Cup cakes

Banana and Walnut Muffins

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After a long break from baking and closing of neighbor bakery gave me a huge excuse to get up and start baking again. Entered my third trimester and everyone’s focus has zoomed in now on my eating…so  better keep baking all that I savor and love to eat.

Preparation Time – 5 min
Baking time- 40 min
Yield- 10 muffins
Ingredients –
Flour- 2 cups
Eggs- 2
Ground cinnamon powder- ½ tsp
Baking powder- ¾ tsp
Baking soda- ¼ tsp
Ripe bananas – 3 med size
Brown sugar- ¾ cup
Walnut kernels- 10
Butter- ½ cup
Milk- ½ cup

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Method-
Soak the walnuts in milk for 10-15 minutes. Sift together flour, soda, baking powder, cinnamon powder in a big bowl. Melt butter and mix sugar. Puree the bananas and beat the eggs separately. Make a well in the dough ball and stir in eggs and butter. Then add the banana puree, add milk if required. Pre heat the oven at 180°C. Line the muffin tray with muffin liners or grease lightly with butter. Pour the batter upto 1/2 of capacity and place the walnut kernel on top. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Remove from oven and let them cool on wire rack.
PS- I soaked the walnuts so as to avoid them getting dry from top.

Mango Muffins

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Preparation time-  15 min

Cooking time- 20 min

Ingredients-

Mango pulp- 1 cup

Flour- 2 cups

Baking  powder- 1 tsp

Baking soda- ½ tsp

Vanilla essence- ½ tsp

Eggs- 2

Butter- ½ cup

Castor sugar- ½ cup

Salt- ½ tsp

Milk- ½ cup

Melted chocolate / Strawberry drizzle (optional)

Method-

Sift flour, baking powder and salt together and keep aside. Purée mango pulp and add baking soda to it. Blend butter and sugar light and fluffy; add vanilla essence and then 1 egg at a time.  Add the mango pulp to the flour mixture, mix thoroughly and then gradually fold in the egg batter. Preheat the oven at 180°C, grease muffin tray and pour the batter up to two third of the capacity. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

 

P.S-   These muffins are not going to be light but sure packed with Mango flavour. They will have a soft center, do not over bake them as the mango pulp stays a bit dense. You can add chocolate chips, dried prunes to add zing to the flavour.

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Black Grape muffin

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Preparation time– 10 min

Cooking time– 25 min

Yields– 14

Ingredients

Flour- 1 ¼ cup

Eggs- 2

Milk- ½ cup

Sugar- 1 cup

Baking powder- 1 tsp

Baking soda- ¼ tsp

Mixed fruit essence- 1 tsp

Butter- ½ cup

Grapes- 1 cup

Dried apricot- ¼ cup

Chocolate (optional)- 1 bar

Method-

Cream butter and sugar, gradually add eggs and beat the mixture till pale and fluffy. Preheat the oven at 180°C. Mix mixed fruit essence in the egg batter; add sifted flour, soda and baking powder, add milk if the mixture is dry. Add sliced grapes and chopped apricots. Pour the mixture in the muffin tray and push one small piece of chocolate in the center of each mould. Bake for 25-30 min. They might not rise as usual muffins.

P.S- you can also add ½ cup of rum to the batter instead of milk to make it more boozy.

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Orange and Chocolate muffins

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Preparation time– 10 min

Cooking time– 20 min

Ingredients

Orange juice – ½ cup

Orange zest- ½ tsp

Flour- 1 ¼ cup flour

Cocoa powder- ¼ cup

½ cup chocolate chunks

¼ tsp- cinnamon powder

1/3 cup brown sugar

½ cup butter

2 eggs

1 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp baking soda

Method-

Cream butter and sugar, add eggs one by one. Beat to a smooth batter. Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon powder, and cocoa powder together. Add it to the butter batter and add chocolate chunks. Pour in greased muffin tray. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 20 minutes.

P.S- Content of orange zest and chocolate can vary as per you taste.

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