August 9, 2011

Fat free Wholewheat Vegan Choco Coconut Muffins

I bet the title confused you enough ! Is it Chocolatey ? Fruity ? Fat free ? Vegan ? Wholewheat ? Yes ! It's all of these, and is completely guilt free and one that contains Oats too !! Adapated from this recipe by Harini, it also gave me an opportunity to make Applesauce at home - Applesauce was like an enigma to me for quite some time, as was Cider Vinegar. Thanks to Harini for the inspiration to make this recipe. I omitted ginger powder, tea decocotion from the original recipe and substituted white sugar with brown while adding a ripe banana instead of pineapples. Also used cupcake moulds rather than ramekins, and the end product was still wonderfully smelling of cocoa-nutty flavour.
And also thanks to my blogger friends, some of who are quite conscious about avoiding deep fry / refined flour / butter in cooking, I was determined to use Applesauce in my next baking sojourn. So, there it was, home made applesauce (process here) added to my muffins along with some nutty Olive Oil and dessicated coconut, and it made the perfect tea time treat, not to forget a great option for kiddo's breaktime snack too :-)

Knowing the chocoholics at home, I added a dash of cinnamon and cocoa powder along with 1/2 tsp of drinking chocolate (fat free versions) and I was in seventh heaven just smelling the aromas from the oven :-) Tasting them with family post dinner (that's when I got to eat them) seemed to be the perfect craving for my otherwise dormant sweet tooth.

This goes to Priya's Bookmarked recipes

Also to Monika's WWC - Oats for Baking  started by Sanjeetha


Prep time : 10 mins. Cooking time : 17-20 mins. Makes : 10 muffins / Cupcakes


Ingredients:

Dry ingredients:
Wholewheat flour - 1.5 cups
Oats - 1.5 cups (I used Quakers rolled)
Sugar - 3/4 cup (you may use white / brown, but I used Demerra sugar)
Cocoa powder - 1/2 TBSP
salt - 1/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Drinking chocolate powder - 2 tsp (opt) - you could also substitute with choco chips
Dessicated coconut - 1/4 cup (may be a little more)

Cherries for glazing

Wet Ingredients:
Home made applesauce - about 1/2 cup (approx)
Apple cider vinegar - 1 tsp
Pureed Banana - 1/4 cup
Vanilla Essence - 1/4 tsp (opt) -I didnt add it.

Method:
1) Sift the all dry ingredients except Oats twice . Powder the Oats coarsely and add it in and mix well. Preheat oven to 175 deg C.

2) Mix the wet ingredients in a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. Do not over beat.
3) Lightly grease the ramekins or muffin cups (with olive oiled fingers) and spoon in the batter uniformly. Top with remaining dessicated coconut and bake at 175 for 18 mins. Then lower the temp to 155 and bake for further 3 - 4 mins till fully done.
4) Top with glazed cherries and /or whipped cream , and bite into a guilt free sinfully sweet delight !

11 comments:

  1. Awesome muffins! Vegan or not - they are always tasty! :) Will definitely try your recipe, thank you.

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    call Nepal

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  2. Delicious and yummy version,luks gr8!

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  3. yummy combo..looks so soft and yummy

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  4. Hey Kalyani, thats a very neat adaptation! Looks very yummy too!
    Thanks so much for your good words :)

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  5. Love the name of your blog! I mean seriously creative :-)

    The muffins looks yummy and healthy.

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  6. always for yummy healthy cooking...they look yummy

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  7. this is absolutely flavourful..and though i have never tried making applesauce at home..but would like to give a shot.
    got your lovely entries for the event: Monsoon Medley and thanx for the follow

    Sukanya

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  8. Hi Kalyani..the BW Wednessday event is open to all..just post the pic on wednessday and send your entries..do check Susan's link

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  9. Hello...lovely looking muffins here!!! First time here and got hooked as soon as I saw your name. (Same as my mother's) :-). Happy to follow you. Please do visit my space as well whenever u find time :-)

    www.cinnamonNchillies.com

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  10. @ Cinnamon n chillies - Thank you for stopping by..
    @ Sliceofmylyfe - thanks for the wonderful words..
    Cheers
    Kalyani
    New Event: Fasting Foods – Vrat ka Khaana Special
    Event: healthy Lunchbox ideas – Carrots – all this August

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  11. @Jimmy - thanks for dropping by !

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Cheers
Kalyani

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