Monday, 24 August 2015


Whole Wheat flour-carrot-Muffin
Muffins are denser than cakes and require less fat (Oil/Butter). Carrots/Apples/Pear and other fruits make it very healthy and nutritious along with tasty. If these muffins are made brown sugar or yet better organic unrefined jaggery then it tops the list of all muffins for its nutritional, health and taste quotient. Since I am a chocolate buff thus I divided my batter to two parts (3:1) and in one part added dark chocolate and put it in the bottom and the rest 3 parts was used for pouring above the chocolate batter, I found this experiment unique and yummy. Try if you are cocolate buff like me. Else avoid the cocolate part.

Preparation Time: 20-30 min.
Baking Time: 25-30 min. maximum
Servings 4 large muffins (100gm each muffin)

Nutritional Value of Carrot muffins: (Approximate)
Calories:  1036
Total fats: 47.17 gm
Cholesterol: 478mg.
Sodium: 627mg
Potassium: 606 mg
Carbs: 151.34gm
Dietary fibers: 40.2 gm
Sugars: 71.05 gm
Proteins: 27.12gm
Vitamins A,B,C group
Minerals calcium, Iron
Divide the above data with 4 to get approx. value /muffin.
To reduce sugar amount and increase iron and fiber contents white sugar should be replaced with organic unrefined jaggery and to reduce fat butter should be replaced with Olive oil (60% of butter amount).

Ingredients Required For Making Whole Wheat Carrot Muffins:
  • 100 gm. Whole Wheat Flour
  • 50 gm. Salted Butter
  • 50 gm. Sugar
  • 100 gm. carrots
  • 2 Medium size eggs (The eggs I used weighed 50 gm each)
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda/Eating Soda
  • 1/2Teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
  • 1 egg white for glazing muffins (Whisked separately)
Directions For making Whole Wheat Carrot Muffins:
  • Wash and remove the fibrous roots from carrots. Do not peel them else many nutrients will be lost.
Carrots Cleaned not Peeled
  • Grate the carrot and keep aside for later use.
Cleaned and grated carrots
  • Sift flour, cinnamon powder and baking soda 3-4 times to ensure even mixing of baking soda and flour also this incorporates air in flour which helps batter to rise.
  • Powder the sugar by pulsing it in grinder.
  • Cut the butter to small cubes and beat with sugar powder till creamy mixture is obtained. (3-4 min. with hand mixer)
Whisked Butter and sugar 
  • Add egg yolks and whisk for a minute.
Butter and egg yolk beaten to creamy texture
  • Whisk the egg whites till stiff peaks are obtained.
Egg white beaten to stiff peaks
  • Add flour to grated carrots and then add this mixture and whisked egg whites in butter and sugar mixture.
  • Mix with light hand without whisking, just swirl and mix this will give a thick uniform batter.
Thick batter for muffins
  • Pour the batter in muffin cups and brush the top lightly with whisked egg white.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or till done in a preheated oven at 180o C.
  • The top will become golden and the testing skewer should come out clean when baked.
  • Cool on the rake. Remove from the molds and when muffins come at room temperature wrap them individually with cling wrap. Store and enjoy with hot cup of coffee/tea/milk.
Whole Wheat flour-carrot-Muffin
  • Do not beat while mixing the ingredients in final stage as the air trapped will get released and the muffins will not rise. Use swirl and cut method.
  • Under-mixing will result in non-uniform batter so mix slowly with light hands till uniform batter is obtained.
  • Eggs can be beaten together with butter without separating yolk and white. This will shorten the time required.
  • Carrots and flour mixture should be added together just before adding to butter egg mixture because moisture of carrot will start the reaction of soda.
  • Oven should be always pre-heated for baking else slow baking will start during heating of oven causing the baked product (Muffins in this case) to get spoiled.
Suggested Variations:
  • Nuts can be roasted and added to the batter this will add crunchiness to the muffins as well as nutrition.
  • Replace sugar with brown sugar/ jaggery for better nutrition.
  • Replace butter with Olive oil for reducing fat content and fewer calories.
  • Extra 50 gm of carrots can be added to the batter in paste form to get more carrot flavor and dietary fibers.
  • I prefer my cakes and muffins nude, if you want top them with whisked cream and fruits.
  • As I haqve mentioned in strating that for chocolate fans like me I included chocolate by taking 1/4 part of batter and adding melted dark chocolate 50 gm. Then this part of batter was poured at the bottom and above it pure carrot batter, then baked to get yummy muffins. Try it if you are chocolate buff like me.


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