Monday, March 16, 2009

Chocolate Almond Muffins

Last weekend I decided to treat us to some delightful muffins. I have been baking quite a lot of bread of late, and have been avoiding baked goodies like cakes, muffins, and cookies. But then, last Saturday I purchased a new muffin pan and I could not stop myself from inaugurating it:)

Ingredients:
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup wheat bran
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup almond meal
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup demerara sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup canola oil
1 tbsp vinegar
Pinch salt
1/3 cup water
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
6 whole almonds

Method:
  1. Sift the flour, wheat bran, wheat germ, and salt. Add the cocoa powder, almond meal, sugar and baking soda.
  2. Using a spatula, blend in the water, vinegar, vanilla essence, and oil. Mix well to make a smooth thick batter.
  3. Spoon into the muffin pan. Top each muffin with an almond.
  4. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 400F for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  5. Remove the muffins from the pan. Cool on a wire rack.

This recipe will yield 6 medium-sized muffins with a somewhat soft and grainy texture and a beautiful chocolate-almond flavour!! These muffins go out to JZ @ Tasty Treats who is hosting Lets Go Nuts... Almonds. It also goes out to Pallavi @ All Things Yummy. She is hosting Sunday Snacks - Grab n Go.


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6 comments:

  1. Love chocolate..This looks so yummy and perfect..

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  2. The best way to inaugrate them was definitely with chocolate!
    And healthy too. Looks lovely.

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  3. Looks yummy.. and I like the whole grain goodness in it.. Thanks for the entry.. !

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  4. Apu, the muffins sound healthy and delicious. I love it that the recipe is for the right portion...The addition of almond meal must've elevated the taste to another level! YUmmy...

    Thanks for sending this to my event..

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  5. You have a wonderful food blog!
    I truly loved your recipes including this Chocolate muffins recipe.
    Thanks!

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