Friday, March 27, 2009

Eggless Vanilla Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

I am not a big fan of muffins but as I had a box of strawberries in my fridge which I had bought last week and I had to use them as they were getting spoiled, I thought why not lets make vanilla strawberry muffins, vanilla and strawberry go well together. Even while making strawberry milkshake I always add little dab of vanilla which gives nice flavor...hmmm..I love vanilla. When i started making these muffins i realized, I was out of eggs...hence made eggless version using milk and yogurt. I always used to prepare eggless cakes using milkmaid or condensed milk but somehow i dont like the flavor of condensed milk which empowers the cake, on the other hand yogurt is an excellent binding agent and it also helps to make the cake moist. I have used plain yogurt here but you can also use vanilla yogurt. The strawberries which i had bought were not very sweet, to make them sweeter, I chopped them fine and added little sugar to it and kept it aside for few mins, you can also reduce the sugar in the recipe accordingly. Finally after making the batter, I added few chocolate chips and wow the results were surprisingly good....I took these muffins to a friends place and they were gone in seconds..:) The recipe made 12 medium sized muffins.
This is my entry to the event Egg substitute - Yogurt/Buttermilk hosted by Madhuram, you can find the event details here
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of All purpose Flour
1/2 cup sugar (I have reduced sugar little as I had added sugar in strawberries as well)
1/2 cup yogurt
1 - 2 tbsp milk
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup butter at room temperature
2/3 cup strawberries finely cut
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
Procedure:
  • Preheat the oven at 180 degree C.
  • Sieve all purpose flour, baking soda and baking powder together and keep it aside.
  • Beat butter and sugar together until creamy.
  • Add yogurt in the butter and sugar mixture and beat well.
  • Add the dry ingredients in the yogurt mixture along with milk little at a time and beat well. Check the consistency, donot use the entire milk if not required. Sometimes yogurt may be very thin because of which you may not require all the milk given in the recipe.
  • Finally add vanilla essence, chopped strawberries and chocolate chips.
  • Mix gently, donot overbeat as the strawberries may get mushy.
  • Grease the muffin pan or fill them with paper liners.
  • Fill in the each muffin mold upto 3/4 level.
  • Bake them for 25 to 30 mins, until a knife inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove the muffins from oven and cool them completely on wire rack.
  • Serve them with cold milk or enjoy them like I do with jam... :)
The muffins turned out to be moist, not too sweet and just perfect for my taste. You can skip chocolate chips and add any other dry fruits of your choice.

13 comments:

  1. hmmmmm they look soo yummy...plzz come here n make 4 us alsoo.....

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  2. Those are amazing muffins Paritha. Love the combo of flavors. Thank you very much for sending to the event.

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  3. Hi Madhuram, thank you so much for your encouraging words :)

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  4. Hi Kripaprasanna, thanks for visiting :)

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  5. Jyotsna PanickerMay 10, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    Hope to see you soon in India.. so that I can eat them rather than viewing them!

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  6. mm.., this looks very very tempting..., i love strawberries, want to try this also sometime...,

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  7. that's a yummy yumm, delicious muffins!

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  8. hi I tried these today, they were moist and nice. I did not use strawberries just chocolate chips and forgot to add more sugar so they were not sweet enough but the icing did the job. Thank you

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  9. bake at 180 degrees? Is this correct?

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  10. oooh, celsius. Perhaps you should specify.

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