I am kick starting ‘Kids Zone’ on a sweet but healthy note. ‘Energy Muffins’ is a recipe I found at ‘Taste’ website. I tweaked the recipe to suit Nehal’s palate and with the available ingredients in my pantry. This super moist muffin a good breakfast food or an evening and lunch box snack.
Original recipe for Energy Muffins
Golden brown treat, subtle in flavor, slightly fruity and melt in the mouth texture. This recipe is definitely a keeper and a snack that is sure to be popular among kids!
Energy Muffins Recipe
Preparation: 15 mts, Baking: 30 mts
Makes approx 13-15 muffins
3/4 cup maida/all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour/atta
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup raisins and chopped dates
1/2 cup grated carrot
1 grated large apple (with skin)
2 tbsps desiccated coconut
2 tbsps chopped walnuts
4 tbsps vegetable oil
1/2 cup thick curd/yogurt
3/4 cup jaggery syrup or brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Sift flour, cinnamon and baking powder into a large bowl. Add chopped dates, raisins, carrot, apple, coconut and walnuts. In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, oil and vanilla.
3 In a separate bowl, beat together the egg, oil, jaggery, yogurt and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and fold until just combined – do not overmix.
4 Spoon into muffin liners and bake for 28-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Note: You can add prunes, sultanas, pecans and almonds. To make it eggless, replace egg with a mashed banana OR a tbsp of flax seed pwd whisked together with 3-4 tbsps water till it forms a thick paste.