Banana muffin - gluten free

Posted by sharada | Tuesday, September 10, 2013 | , | 1 comments »

Yield : 6 medium sized muffin
Source : Saffron hut & Easy cooking


Sorghum flour ( jowar) ----> 1/4 cup

Oats powdered (gluten free) -----> 1/2 cup

Banana ripe (Dole) -----> 1

Egg ----> 1

Baking powder ---> 1/2 tsp

Baking Soda -----> 1/2 tsp

salt  ----> 1/4 tsp

Xanthan gum ----> less than 1/4 tsp

Vanilla essence ----> 1/4 tsp

Sugar ----> 5 tbsp

Butter -----> 2 tbsp + 2 tsp

Walnut ( chopped ) ----> less than hand full

Chocolate chips ----> 6 nos.


1) Take a deep bottom bowl add in the flour,baking powder,baking soda,Xanthan gum ,salt  and mix well.

2)Take  another bowl add butter(room temperature & melted) , mashed banana, egg(beaten) ,vanilla essence,sugar.Beat them into a nice homogeneous mixture.

3)Preheat the oven @ 180 degree C.

4)Now fold in the dry ingredients  into the wet stuff.

5)Pour the mixture into the greased muffin moulds and top them with chopped walnuts and chocolate chips and bake them @ 180 degree C for about 20 -25 mins.


1) The original recipe calls for all purpose flour(maida),regular sugar.

2) Used Xanthan gum for binding .

3) Used regular rolled oats.Just powdered them.

4) Used powdered palm sugar.


       Delicious fluffy muffins with the sweetness of banana


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Easy Carrot muffin - mildly spicy and eggless

Posted by sharada | Tuesday, June 07, 2011 | | 40 comments »

      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.

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Chocolate-Lemonade Loaf

Posted by sharada | Tuesday, May 17, 2011 | | 16 comments »

                             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 not  exactly  mine but  is 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 another  bowl 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 every  1 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.
    This recipe is surely a keeper.

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