I hate condensed milk in eggless baking recipes as it simply overpowers the subtle flavors of the cake/muffins/cuppies. Hence, I decided to try out with some low fat yogurt to make the perfect breakfast fruit muffins.
Since, my appa (Dad) is coming to visit us for a month tomorrow, I decided to treat him with some eggless breakfast and what can be better than some hot hot muesli, warm breakfast fruit muffins and buttered toast with marmalade.
I added a ripe banana to reduce the amount of sugar and added olive oil to make the muffins moist instead of butter. This way, I decrease the trans fat that butter contains and there is no fuss of creaming the butter. This is a super quick recipe that u can make in 10 mins apart from the baking time. All you need to do is to mix the wet ingredients with the dry ones. Yogurt binds the dough perfectly. I made a small batch to test so that I don't waste too much of my ingredients.
The end result: The muffins were fluffy and super moist!This recipe is under copyright. Please link my name with site/page details when you reuse the recipe or any modified version of it.
So here is the recipe:- Makes 6-8 muffins
1 1/2 cups of flour
7-8 strawberries,cut into small pieces.
1 ripe banana
1tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of baking powder
1/3 cup + 1 tble spn of light/pure olive oil
3/4 cup of sugar (or less- as desired)
2 tble spns of yogurt
Preheat to 350 F
Puree the banana without adding anything to it.
Mix all the dry ingredients well in a big bowl.
Add the banana puree, oil and yogurt. Bind them well. Do not over mix as it will make your muffins rubbery.
Add the strawberry pieces and mix once or twice. Make sure the pieces aren't too big or else they will all tend to settle at the bottom of the muffins. This batter will be a thick batter (dropping consistency).
Fill the cup cake liners to half the capacity. I used 1 full ice cream scoop of batter for each liner.
Bake for 25-35mins or until the tooth pick comes out clean.
My mom who is already here loved the muffins and avi's verdict was: "Perfect!". They felt the muffins came out much better than the ones with eggs and butter. So yipeeee! Another successful recipe!
Last couple of weeks have been busy crochet weeks as I had nothing much to do.Lucky for me as my mother is there to help with all the home chores. I am just too big to do anything elaborate! Hence, I made 3 hots pads, a winter cap and a beautiful scarf for Avi.