Thursday, January 21, 2010

Eggless,Protein Rich Banana Muffins





My blog is becoming more of  a baking blog nowadays:)Thanx to my baking obsession!!

I was really tired of baking the same old banana and walnut muffins.So was trying to get adventurous and planned to bake some healthy muffins.Though the muffins did not look pretty,they tasted really good.

Since my kid does not like to eat whole nuts,I often tend to include nuts in disguise.

Ive substituted a part of allpurpose flour with almond meal.Chopped walnuts are added too.So it provides a double dose of protein.

How to make almond meal?

Preheat the oven to 350def F.Spread  half cup of unblanched almonds in a cookie sheet.

Roast in the oven for 5 to 7 minutes till the nuts become slightly brown and you can smell the almonds.

Allow the almonds to cool down to room temperature.

Pulse them in little intervals in a blender.Take care not to over grind them or it  will become almond butter.If it is too hard,a teaspoon of sugar can be added while grinding.

Ingredients:

Allpurpose flour - 1 cup

Almond meal - 1/2 cup

Baking powder - 1 tsp

Baking soda - 1tsp

Salt - 1/8 tsp

Light brown sugar - 1/3 cup

Medium bananas - 2

Apple sauce - 1/4 cup

Unsalted Melted butter - 1/3 cup

Chopped Walnuts - 1/2 cup Reserve a few for sprinkling on top.

Method:

Preheat the oven to 350degF.Line muffin pan with muffin liners.

Sift together allpurpose flour,baking powder,baking soda and salt.Mix in the almond meal.

Mash bananas with a fork.Add the sugar,melted butter and applesauce.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and slightly mix till they incorporate well.

Fold in the chopped walnuts.

Fill the muffin liners till three-fourths.Sprinkle a few on top of each muffin.




Bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.

30 comments:

Rekha shoban said...

wow!!muffins looks perfect...i showed this pic to my kid....she said amma wow!!yum yum...looks cute ramya!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Gorgeous looking...super yummy muffins....

Tina said...

Healthy and yummy muffins...

Parita said...

Muffins look super yummmy!

Padhu said...

Eggless muffins look delicious and is tempting me.
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Akal's Saappadu said...

delicious, rich and nutty delights; they look great!!

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Your muffin looks so lovely, Ramya...would try this soon.

Priya said...

Woww muffins looks rich and soft...looks simply divine..

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Perfectly baked muffins from the oven:)

Haddock said...

Those muffins look inviting.
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Rachana Kothari said...

Muffins look delicious:)

simplyfood said...

Lovely muffins.

Ramya said...

Thanx everybody for the lovely words:)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks so yum...

M said...

These look great. Does anyone have any idea how much proteins these have?

Shri said...

Sinful looking Ramya!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Wow!!! you have a lovely space here..and these muffins look heavenly..come do visit us...

EA said...

These look fantastic.

Abhilash Pillai said...

aah!!! the muffins appear tasty and crisp...

mm... super ones.

Seattle DUI lawyer said...

Delicious!!! I've always loved muffins.

AdukalaVishesham said...

muffin looks so yummy and beautiful click too......

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, thats a terrific combo' for sure...like those interesting ingredients gone into that muffins:) Sounds super yummmmm:)

Jagruti said...

Delectable muffins !!!!beautiful pics...

cheers

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Devi Meyyappan said...

mmmm... nice yummy muffins!!.. looks perfect! :)

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

What beautiful muffins! Especially with almond flour in them! Mmmmm.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Cute muffins. Love them always:)

Divya Kudua said...

Muffins look so pretty Ramya.I always end up making Banana muffins whenever there's an overdose of ripe bananas.Adding almond meal is a great idea,should try them out:):)

Gulmohar said...

wow..I had this in my last post, but your eggless version is more healthy and great :-)

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Oh my i'm die-hard fan for muffins, looks delectable dear!!!

Shri said...

Looks wonderful, Ramya!