Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

March 17th, 2014 Madhuram Posted in Muffins/Cupcakes, Whole Grain Baking 10 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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Eggless Chocolate Banana Split Cupcakes

January 1st, 2014 Madhuram Posted in Muffins/Cupcakes 6 Comments »

Eggless Chocolate Banana Split Cupcakes

Wishing all my readers a very happy and peaceful new year!. I made these fancy chocolate banana split cupcakes last week for my friend’s daughter’s birthday. I got the original recipe from here but made some changes to bake an egg less version of the same. The cupcakes were a super hit with everyone. I only wished it made 12 cupcakes because I just got 8 of them and it was all gone in no time.

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Gluten-Free, Vegan Banana Applesauce Muffins

December 23rd, 2013 Madhuram Posted in Gluten-Free Muffins, Muffins/Cupcakes, Vegan Muffins 3 Comments »

Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Muffins

I bought a pack of Cloud 9’s gluten-free, all-purpose baking mix from Costco to experiment with gluten-free, egg free baking. It’s a combination of rice flour, buckwheat flour, corn starch, potato starch, tapioca flour and xanthan gum. I tried my usual vegan waffle recipe with the mix and we all liked it. In fact my eldest son mentioned that he can barely tell any difference in the taste or texture. I tried my luck with a blueberry scone recipe but it was a total disaster. I can’t figure out what went wrong. So I had stopped trying out new recipes for a while. I didn’t want to waste the flour which is quite expensive. My successful attempt in baking these gluten-free brownies gave me the courage to experiment with the mix again. We had a lot of very ripe bananas at home and couple of boxes of unsweetened applesauce. I remembered seeing a banana applesauce muffins recipe in Canada’s 150 Best Diabetes Desserts books. So I decided to bake a gluten-free version of the same. While gathering the ingredients I also decided to make it vegan.

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