Sunday, May 26, 2013

Raspberry Muffins - without oil or butter

I wanted to make muffins so that I can store them and have them for breakfast, hence no cooking in the mornings.. But most of the recipes wither call for oil or butter, and I don't want to add extra fat at the start  of my day. So tried this recipe using apple sauce and the result was delicious fat free muffins, the texture was the same as done with oil . So I was able to remove oil without compromising on the taste or texture.  From now on I am going to make these muffins often and enjoy them without any guilt..


Ingredients :

Egg - 1
whole wheat flour - 1 1/2 cups
rolled oats - 1/2 cup
butter milk - 1 cup
brown sugar - 1/2 cup
apple sauce - 1/3 cup
baking powder - 2 tsp
baking soda - 1/2 tsp
cinnamon powder - 1 tsp
vanilla - few drops
raspberry (fresh or frozen ) - 1 cup

Tips regarding the ingredients

1. If u want the muffins to be on the sweeter side, increase sugar to 3/4 cup.
2. If you are not able to buy apple sauce in the market then peel and core 3-4 apples and chop them and in a sauce pan cook with 1/4 cup sugar and water for 15-20 mins. and then blend it to get a fine consistency.
3. If you want you can use 1.4 cup of any oil instead of apple sauce.
4 .Also can use mashed banana, but that will give a more banana taste to the muffins.
5. If you do not have butter milk, just take one cup of milk and add 1 tbsp of lemon juice or vinegar.


Method :

Preheat oven to 200 C
1. In a bowl take one cup of butter mil and add 1/2 cup of oats and let it sit for 10-15 mins.


2. In a dry bowl mix wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.

3. In a mixing bowl break one egg and whisk with brown sugar.


4. To this now add the oats and buttermilk mixture.

 5. Mix till combined , then add the apple sauce ( if using oil add that) now and just mix till it combines.

6. Now add the flour mixture and combine till everything is incorporated. 


7. Add the raspberry and fold it in gently making sure not to break the berries. 



8. line 12 Muffin liners/cupcake liner/cups in a cupcake tray and fill up to 3/4 thcup in each.


(I ran out of cupcake liners, so I oiled the tray and dusted with some flour. This works well but the cleaning part later is pretty hard)

9. Bake for about 20 mins ,till a tester inserted come out clean. 


Can have it as it is or with some raspberry sauce.