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March 5, 2017

Wholewheat Orange Choco chip Muffins | Eggless Baking

After the chocolate overdose in yesterday's Triple Chocolate Cupcakes, I needed something I could bite into :) So, one of my fav combos - Orange and chocolate (actually my best ever is Ginger OR chilli with chocolate), and this is a great healthy breakfast option.

No refined sugar or flour. Just plain everyday pantry essentials and you have a sumptuous muffin for snack or breakfast time. I am waiting for the summer vacation to make this again in larger quantities for the frequent hunger pangs that strike kids :)

Wholewheat Orange Choco chip Muffins - easy breakfast or snack option


Prep time : 10 mins, bake time : 18 mins (varies from oven to oven) ; makes : 6-7 medium sized muffins

Ingredients:

  • Wholewheat flour - 1.25 cups (1 cup = 200 ml)
  • organic powdered jaggery - 1/3 cup
  • Baking powder - 1/3 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
  • Neutral oil - 1/3 cup
  • Yogurt - 1/4 cup
  • Fresh Orange Juice -  1/4 cup
  • Orange essence - few drops ( I didnt use)
  • Orange zest - 1/2 tsp (dont skip)
  • Choco chips - about 3 tbsp


Method:

  1. Sieve flour with Baking powder and baking soda. 
  2. Dissolve the jaggery in the yoghurt, beat well, add the oil, juice, essence if using, zest and mix well.
  3. Preheat oven to 170 C.
  4. Add the sieved flour in batches slowly to the liquid mixture. Mix slowly till there are no dry streaks.
  5. Slowly fold in half of the choco chips without melting them.
  6. spoon batter into prepared muffin liners and top with remaining choco chips
  7. Bake for 18-20 mins or till a skewer / tooth pick comes out clean.
  8. Retain them in the moulds for further 4-5 mins. Then serve warm or at room temperature. 

15 comments:

  1. Orange and chocolate is my favourite combo too , using jaggery is a super option , though I have to train my mind for using it . The muffins look fantastic.

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  2. That is the best classical combination Kalyani. And those muffins look so good..

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  3. Nothing beats a combination of orange and chocolate... always amazing...

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  4. Orange and chocolate heavenly combo !

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  5. Orange and chocolate heavenly combo !

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  6. Love that texture and I too love orange in baked dishes..very nice and can indulge!

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  7. Healthy yet delicious muffins.

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  8. Am ready to kick start my day with this fantastic muffins, just love it.

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  9. That is a great combo there. Sugar less is super cool.

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  10. I have baked with lemon but never with orange.The orange-choco combo sounds delicious.Must try during the kids vacation

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  11. Love orange flavored bakes and these muffins look so moist and delicious.

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  12. Orange and chocolate is a classic combination and adding jaggery to it is a fabulous idea! Yumm

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  13. Hi,your recipe is awesome, made this cake couple of times but after i used indian choco chips my cake isn't coming out well,what went wrong can you explain
    I baked 3times with imported choco chips and later I tried with Indian choco chips it rose well then slowly sat down. TIA

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    1. hi. thanks for trying my recipe. I have the same issue sometimes with locally procured choice chips. Go for a good brand or that from an established company like CCDS. Also, in any sweet bakes, dust the choco chips in a tsp of flour well before adding to the batter. Good luck ! and let me know if u need any further help...

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