Finally I feel energized and good spirited. It’s been a few days that it is just the two of us at home since S is out of the country. We are spending a lot of time with each other talking, watching TV and movies, going to mall and cooking.. I’m into one pot meals which are wholesome, nutritious and saves my time too..
Since it’s holiday time, the kid is more hungry than usual, I guess free times makes you feel like nibbling something every now and then. But this is where being a mom I need to monitor and keep a control as my kid is naturally inclined towards junk, he is more than happy eating wafers, namkeen mixture and more..But, the control freak mother that I’m, everything is given in small portions and then to add to his pampering I’m indulging more into baking.
It’s a recipe that I’ve come up with and I was very skeptical about the outcome but since it turned out super moist, it has already been made two times in this week. This is such a hassle free muffin and is ready in 30mins flat with all the preparation and cooking time. And the best part is it’s loaded with carrots which are a good source of Vitamin A, that’s very important for healthy eyes and has the flavor of orange too to make it more delicious. To add a bite and crunch I’ve added the nuts and since orange and chocolate gel well, I’ve topped the muffins with some Choco chips, making these muffins more desirable any day.. The muffins turn out very light, I’ve reiterated many times that Cake made with oil is always very light( Check out the Vegan Choco Banana Cake too)..light on the tummy and weight too!
Eggless Carrot-Orange Muffin
Preparation Time: 15mins
Baking Time: 15-20mins
Difficulty Level: Easy
1/4 fortune rice bran oil
a pinch of cinnamon pwd
1/4 cup sugar
2tsp brown sugar
1/2cup grated carrot
1/2tsp vanilla essence
1tbsp desiccated coconut
1tsp baking powder
1/2tsp baking soda
zest of one orange
1tbsp chopped almonds/walnuts
1tbsp Choco chips
Mix all the dry ingredients together (APF, Sugars, cinnamon powder, baking powder and baking soda).
Mix all the wet ingredients together (oil, milk and vanilla essence).
Mix the wet ingredients into the dry by cut and fold method. Do not over mix else the muffins will not rise and turn dense.
Add the carrots and nuts and give a final mix.
Pour the batter into greased muffin molds ( I used silicon cups). Place a few Choco chips into each cup.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 15-20mins or till the toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Unmold and cool on cooling rack.
This post is a part of Healthy & Tasty Recipe Contest with Fortune Rice Bran Health Oil & BlogAdda.com .