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:)

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

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

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

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

  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..

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


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