Muffins are always a healthier choice when compare to cupcakes. Which are very easy to make and quick to serve as small breads.. Muffins usually follow 'Mixing' method where dry ingredients and wet ingredients are taken in separate bowl and Then the two are quickly incorporated together with minimal mixing to avoid gluten development. This gives muffins a somewhat coarse crumb.
We can actually make it with 'N' no of healthier option with veggies, fruits, Nuts, whole grains etc. But we have to have a eye on fat and sugar we are adding to it and substitute it with oil and honey to make it more healthy.
Today I have added zucchini to my muffins by replacing eggs with curd. Do try with other vegetables or add any kind of nuts and spices as you like.. Now let get into the recipe..
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 15 minutes
Yield: 12 muffins
4.75 ounces / 1 cup whole-wheat flour
3 ounces / ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup sugar ( ½ cup of sugar is too sweet for me, if you want, you can cut it down to ¼ cup as I did)
1 ¼ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 ⅓ cups shredded zucchini
½ cup milk
2 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp honey
¼ cup yogurt or 1 egg
1 tsp ground cardamom
1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line the muffin tray with cupcake liners and set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, sieve dry ingredients. In another large bowl, mix wet ingredients together.
3. Make a well in center of flour mixture. Add milk mixture, stirring just until moist.
4. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups. Transfer filled muffin tray in to the oven.
5. Bake at 400F for 15 minutes or until golden. Remove from pans immediately; cool on a wire rack.
Eggless Zucchini MuffinPreparation time: 15 minutesBaking time: 15 minutesYield: 12 muffinsDry Ingredients4.75 ounces / 1 cup whole-wheat flour3 ounces / ⅔ cup all-purpose flour½ cup sugar1 ¼ tsp baking powder½ tsp baking soda¼ tsp saltWet Ingredients:1 ⅓ cups shredded zucchini½ cup milk2 tbsp canola oil2 tbsp honey¼ cup yogurt or 1 egg1 tsp ground cardamomMethod:1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line the muffin tray with cupcake liners and set aside.2. In a large mixing bowl, sieve dry ingredients. In another large bowl, mix wet ingredients together.3. Make a well in center of flour mixture. Add milk mixture, stirring just until moist.4. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups. Transfer filled muffin tray in to the oven.Baking:5. Bake at 400F for 15 minutes or until golden. Remove from pans immediately; cool on a wire rack.Recipe adapted from Myrecipes www.sarasyummybites.com