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Monday, January 16, 2012

Eggless & Delicious ~ Carrot - Apple Muffins

Another edition of blogging marathon starts from today and by now, my regular readers must have become familiar with the exercise attached to it. BM is for 2 weeks every month and the participants have the choice to take part in the 1st and / or second weeks sticking to a particular theme per week. My theme for the first round of BM#12 is "Something Sweet" and obviously the readers get to see some yummy stuff here all weeklong.

I have been noticing this muffin recipe for years now whenever I buy gold medal brand flour. The recipe comes printed on the flour pack under the name "glorious morning muffins". The yummy and healthy combination of carrots, apple, nuts and dry fruits had piqued my interest well enough that I tried them last week at last. Thanks to Gayathri's tips about egg substitutes during last marathon, I could convert these egg based muffins to eggless ones. They turned out truly delicious and actually were not dense as muffins would be. The texture was somewhere between a muffin and cupcake and so I really enjoyed them. We thought they were subtly sweet the evening I made them but by the next day, they were perfect for us.

The sweet stuff never counts as breakfast at my home and these could pass as yummy cupcakes actually. I am therefore sending them to Raven's CEDD (cook.eat.delicious.desserts) event, that I am guesthosting this month.

This also goes to Vardhini's Bake Fest, hosted by Pradnya this month.

Ingredients: (Make 12)
1 cup flour (1/2 the quantity can be substituted with whole wheat flour.)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1.5 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup yogurt
6 Tbsp butter
2 - 3 Tbsp milk (adjust as needed)
1 big carrot, grated (about 3/4 cup)
1/2 cup peeled, shredded apple
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup coconut
1/4 cup sliced walnuts / almonds

* Heat oven to 350 deg F /175 deg C. Place paper baking cups in the muffin tray or grease them.
* Combine butter, milk, yogurt and vanilla in a mixing bowl and just whisk to blend the ingredients. Add flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in carrot, apple, coconut, raisin and 2 Tbsp of nuts.
* Divide the batter equally among the muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full. Sprinkle the remaining nuts over the batter.
* Place the muffin tray in the preheated oven and bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes and remove from the pan.

Check out here to know what my fellow marathoners have come up with during this marathon.



Harini said...

it definitely has all the ingredients for a perfect muffin..I would love to bake this one asap!!

Sravs said...

perfectly baked and yummy muffins with delicious combo !!

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The Pumpkin Farm said...

looks perfect, nice pics

HemasAdugemane said...

A wonderful muffin (eggless). Thanks to Gayathri for suggestion.

Can these be cooked on stove without baking is my next experiment?

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vaishali sabnani said...

Super one...all my fav ingredients are in..looks perfect..ANYTIME!!

Priya Suresh said...

Yum yum,wat a super delicious and incredible combo for muffins,loving it.

Unknown said...

wow thats realy great one Carrot and apple what acombo yummm....

Raks said...

Wow, sounds interesting, and eggless too!

Unknown said...

Healthy and delicious muffins

Prathima Rao said...

Super delicious!!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats corner

Susan said...

I'm still on the fence about eggless baking, but not because I have any principles against it, only that I think I'll make a glue-y, dull hash of it. Obviously, many of you talents bakers prove me wrong. These look deliciously healthy, Suma.

(BTW, shall send you email in next few days to sort out details for your MLLA winnings. Congrats!)

Aarthi said...

This is totally yummy recipe...I am loving it dear..Will try it soon..


kitchen queen said...

delicious and spongy muffins.

Sumi said...

lovely muffins..I love the golden brown top :)

Finla said...

Looks beautiful and so yumm.

Unknown said...

Nice combo and worked out super good. Picture is crisp clear and inviting like the recipe.

Alpana said...

Absolutely divine.......Bookmarked.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

That is a lovely combo for muffins! I want to sink my teeth into one. I have plenty of posts for your event. :). Umm, is Fresh ginger a produce? I was wondering cause they are in the Fresh Produce section. And is date fruit a produce too? I am so confused..please advise! Tx!

Chef Mireille said...

I make carrot-apple muffins too...when I worked at a day care, the kids loved it whenever I made it...I made it eggless also - I used applesauce instead of yogurt...these look delicious too...will try!

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

eggless & yet so fluffy & gorgeous! looks awesome :)

Srivalli said...

Wow I am so glad you made this eggless..:)..

Unknown said...

Happy New year dear...delicious muffins,luks yum...

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Have tried a lot of your baking recipes with success. Tried these muffins today and came out really well. Baked goods with carrots have been my nemesis until today! Thank you!