Eggless Chocolate Ricotta Muffins

April 7th, 2014 Madhuram Posted in Muffins/Cupcakes, Whole Grain Baking 6 Comments »

Chocolate Ricotta Muffins

I’m one among the millions of people who love chocolate flavored baked treats but unfortunately my husband is not. So I have to keep alternating between chocolate and non-chocolate treats to please my son and husband respectively. My son like me will just drool when he hears the word chocolate. So he gets upset if I don’t bake anything chocolaty. He has been requesting me to bake chocolate cupcakes/muffins for a very long time now. I have been baking a lot of non-chocolate muffins like these vegan mango muffins, high-fiber carrot bran muffins and gluten-free banana muffins recently. So it was time for something decadent and very chocolaty. I knew which recipe it had to be because I have this pending in my bookmarks list for almost a year now. It’s chocolate ricotta muffins!. As usual I have made changes to the original recipe to make it egg free, slightly healthful and to make a smaller batch. And as usual like my other chocolate flavored recipes this one didn’t fail me and was devoured by everybody other than my husband. Poor him, he doesn’t know what he’s missing. Just leave it at that!

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Vegan Mango Muffins

March 31st, 2014 Madhuram Posted in Muffins/Cupcakes, Vegan Baking, Vegan Muffins, Whole Grain Baking 3 Comments »

Vegan Mango Muffins

I had some ripe mangoes at home and wanted to bake something with it. I already have a vegan mango cake recipe which I love to bake anytime. I was trying to choose between a muffin and quick bread. Muffins it was! I took some inspiration from a couple of my vegan muffin recipes and came up with this vegan mango muffins recipe. The muffins turned out pretty good but I thought it was missing some spice. Ground cardamom or nutmeg would have been a lovely addition.

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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

March 17th, 2014 Madhuram Posted in Muffins/Cupcakes, Whole Grain Baking 4 Comments »

Eggless Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

I had some leftover pumpkin puree after I tried a pumpkin biscuit recipe. The biscuits didn’t turn out good enough to blog about it and I was looking for recipes to use the rest of the pumpkin puree. I already have a couple of pumpkin recipes, including my decadent pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and vegan pumpkin cake roll. I saw a recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip muffins here and I thought that it was a good idea. I took some input from there and combined it with my famous vegan blueberry muffins and came up with this whole wheat pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. The result was excellent. I have been using whole wheat pastry flour in most of my baking for almost 4 years now and I don’t miss all-purpose flour at all. I think it needs quite a bit of time to get used to its taste and flavor. But once you get used to it you would never go back to using all-purpose flour at least for your regular baking and limit it for special occasion cakes and pastries.

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High Fiber Carrot Bran Muffins

February 28th, 2014 Madhuram Posted in Muffins/Cupcakes, Whole Grain Baking 5 Comments »

High Fiber Carrot Bran Muffins

Hi friends, I’m back after a small hiatus. I’m not baking as often as I used to because I’m trying to shed some pounds. I have lost quite a few and don’t want to sabotage it by getting tempted. Finally I did bake some coffee flavored muffins and pumpkin biscuits last week, but was not satisfied with the result. My family and friends did like it but I was not comfortable posting it here because I felt it was not the best. You know me, I don’t post recipes just for the sake of posting. But this usually happens to me. When I bake after a long break the first few things I try doesn’t turn out good. So I was not surprised when it happened this time too. I was patiently browsing a few recipe sites to find a recipe that would break my “baking curse” and that’s when I found the winner.

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