Healthy Whole Wheat Choco Orange Muffins To Compliment The Christmas Season

Oh finally I could break this silence and come back in this space that is so close to my heart! Its been two long months and trust me, every day I have been grouching myself for not writing anything here. Sometimes it happens, we are not so busy but still are not able to find enough time. It is more of a mental block than anything else and I was so badly stuck because of this. Tried some garlic rolls and brownies but they did not come out so great that they would bring me out of this quite mode.

Finally yesterday I tried these muffins and they are the best from my oven till date! Whole wheat, orange juice, flax seeds, walnuts, raisins, olive oil and milk are some of the healthy ingredients I used for this and I was so happy to see the result that I could not wait to share it with all of you.

Ingredients

(will make 12 muffins)

  • 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour (APF)
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup ground Flax Seeds
  • 1 1/2 tea spoon Lemon Zest (approx. use two lemons)
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil (I used olive oil)
  • 3/4 cup regular Sugar (Use palm sugar as a healthier option)
  • 1/2 tea spoon Salt
  • 1 1/4 cup Milk (I used full cream milk)
  • 1/2 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1/2 tea spoon Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2  tea spoon Baking Soda
  • 1 tea spoon Vanilla essence
  • 3/4 tea spoon Cinnamon
  • 8-10 pieces of Walnut (cut into small pieces)
  • 20-25 pieces Raisins

Preparation Steps

  1. Mix together the oil, orange juice, sugar and milk in a bowl.
  2. Mix whole wheat and all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and soda and sieve.
  3. Add salt, cinnamon and lemon zest and ground flax seeds.
  4. Add the milk mixture to these dry ingredients slowly and keep mixing with a spatula to avoid lumps.
  5. One the entire milk mixture is added, mix the batter with a spatula for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add the dry fruits and fold them in the batter. (You can keep some batter aside if for a couple of muffins without dry fruits if our kids don’t like them.)
  7. Keep the oven pre heated at 180 C.
  8. Grease the muffin tray and add the batter. Each cup should have batter till the top level
  9. Bake in oven at 180 C from 17 to 20 minutes. Insert a tooth pick to check if the muffins have baked. The tooth pick should come out clean.
  10. Once done, let the muffins cool down in tray for 5 minutes. Do not keep the tray under fan. It may make the muffins less spongy.

Relish these with tea or milk if you can wait that long!These are so moist that they will just melt in your mouth!

This one goes to Magic Mingle #12, Bake Fest #14 and Eggless Bakes anTreats.

 

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Comments: 6

  1. Rashmie @ Mommy Labs December 16, 2012 at 9:38 am Reply

    Srishti, I had my eye out for your blog post so I could grab the recipe! Thank you for sending us the muffins yesterday. It was the BEST I’ve ever eaten. Melted in our mouths before we knew it and the different aromas that lingered spoke of the wonderfully healthy ingredients you’ve used to make this.
    I’ll be sharing this post with my readers and pinning too.

    PS: Ah..and the pictures are as lovely as the delicacy! Way to go!
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    • Srishti@Prolific Cooking December 17, 2012 at 9:51 am Reply

      Thank you my dear sis for those wonderful words. You know they mean a lot to me. I feel so happy when Pari relishes my baked goodies.Thanks a lot for sharing in your network.

  2. Himani December 17, 2012 at 5:17 am Reply

    T, the muffins tasted even better the next day. I have shared the link with my frens who have young kids and always look fwd to such recepies. AND you made me a star at office :D everyone loved the melt in mouth muffins with lil sugar and such healthy ingredients. Kudos to u!!! mwwwah

    • Srishti@Prolific Cooking December 17, 2012 at 9:48 am Reply

      Love you for trying it out and this feedback :). I missed to add vanilla essense in the recipe earlier. Was revisiting to check why you faced that problem. Have added it now. May be the soda smell was because of that. Try adding it next time :). Cheers

  3. Runnergirlinthekitchen December 17, 2012 at 11:45 am Reply

    Welcome back.. what a lovely way to get back.. a healthy whole wheat recipe.. would love to have some of these!
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  4. Priya December 17, 2012 at 3:02 pm Reply

    Super moist,healthy muffins, wish i get some rite now to have with a cup of tea.
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