Always heard from health gurus that Fiber is a must for a healthy lifestyle. So why not include the healthy Fiber ( here we are using carrots) in our snack item. Yes, this is a recipe for carrot muffin . I would love to call it easy carrot muffin but it is not a sweet one but a mildly savory kind. So lets see how to make carrot muffins...the easy way to healthy eating. Do check this link for the recipe.I have done little modification to the original recipe of carrot muffins by using whole wheat flour (atta) in place of all purpose flour and then substituting cinnamon and nutmeg powder in place of pumpkin all spice powder and made it eggless by using flaxseed powder.
Whole wheat flour (atta) --> 1/2 cup plus 6 tbsp
Sugar --> 1/4 cup
cinnamon powder -->1/2 tsp
nutmeg powder -->1/2 tsp
baking powder --> 1 tsp
baking soda --> 3/8 tsp ( just under 1/2 but above 1/4 tsp - 2 pinches app)
salt --> 1/4tsp
yogurt -->6 tbsp
Butter -->2 Tbsp
flaxseed powder -->1/2 tbsp ( dissolved in 1 and 1/2 tbsp of lukewarm water - 10 mins)
shredded carrots -->1 cup ( 2 1/2 medium carrots)
1) Preheat oven to 375 F degrees (180 degree C) Line 6 cups (each 2 1/2 inches wide) of a standard muffin tin with paper liners; set aside. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
2) In a separate bowl, whisk together yogurt, butter, and flaxseed mixture. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add yogurt mixture. Stir until just combined. Fold in carrots.
3) Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 20 - 30 mins @ 375 F(180 C) and check whether it is done by inserting a toothpick in center .It should come out clean. Transfer to a rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
For my palate it was not that savory could have added more spice. So with more modification i need to try again to say it is a keeper. Any ways good to have it with tea as snack.
I am very much alive...yeah i know i might sound frightful. I meant to say i am very much alive in the blogosphere.
Just lazy to open my blog and post what I have been cooking these days .But today this creation of mine notexactlymine butis a borrowed recipe with little minor changes of one fellow blogger ,who is an amazing cook and a blogger.
I have not followed the recipe exactly but made few minor changes as per my liking and the result was amazing!
Atta (whole wheat flour)--> 1 cup
Corn flour -->1/4 cup
Butter --> 3 Tbsp
Olive Oil --> 5 Tbsp
Sugar --> 1/2 cup
Milk --> 1/2 cup
Lemonade -->1/2 cup
Vanilla essence --> 1/2 tsp
Colour --> few drops
Baking Soda --> 1/2 tsp plus 1/4 tsp
Salt --> little (optional)
Chocolate Chips --> handful
1)Preheat the oven @ 180 degree C or 375 degree F.
2)Take a large bowl add the melted butter, oil , sugar and combine the sugar till it is completely melted. Then add the lemonade and milk and mix well.
3)In anotherbowl shift atta ,corn flour, baking soda and little salt.
4)Fold the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients slowly .Add food colour ,vanilla essence and the chocolate chips and mix gently for a few seconds.
5)Bake for 35-40 mins at 180 degree C or 375 degree F till done.
For every1 cup of atta use 1/4 tsp of baking soda. The original recipe called for baking powder but since i was short of it, i substituted it for 1/4 tsp of Baking soda for every one cup. So ended up adding 1/4 tsp and little pinch along with the original recipe's requirement of 1/2 tsp of baking soda.
The cake came out quite spongy even though i used atta and smelt yummy and was delicious.