Monday, November 30, 2009

Vegan Yam muffins

I had some yam left and I wanted to use it up. I usually make a kind of Thair pachadi or a yogurt based gravy which is similar to Raita with it. But, my kids won't eat it. To make them eat this vegetable, I used my mango muffin recipe and tweaked it a bit to make yummy yam muffins.

Here is the recipe..

  1. All purpose flour - 3/4 cup
  2. Whole wheat flour - 3/4 cup
  3. Sugar - 1 cup
  4. Baking Powder - 1 tsp
  5. Baking Soda - 1 tsp
  6. Cinnamon (powdered) - 1/4 tsp
  7. Clove powder - 1/4 tsp
  8. Salt - 1/2 tsp
  9. Veg or Canola Oil - 1/3 cup
  10. applesauce - 1/4 cup
  11. Yam puree - 1 1/2 cup (I steam cooked yam with skin on peeled and mashed with a potato masher)
  12. Topping Optional - Cinnamon sugar (4 TBSP of sugar mixed with 1 TBSP of cinnamon)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients. ( 1 - 8) Stir with a whisk. In another bowl mix the rest of the ingredients except for cinnamon sugar and beat well. Now, slowly mix in the dry mixture to wet mixture. Don't beat or over mix. Stir gently with a spatula. Mixture will be very dry, almost like a drop cookie consistency. Spray the muffin pan with veg. oil spray and pour the batter 3/4 cups full. I actually made these into mini muffins and filled it almost full. It took longer to bake because of this. Since I filled it up so much, I  got 24 mini muffins and 2 regular sized muffins. You can get around 36 cute sized mini muffins using this proportion. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar and bake for about 15 - 20 minutes or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean. Regular sized muffins need 23 - 26 minutes of baking time. Regular sized muffin picture...

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  1. I absolutely love the idea of yams in muffins, the muffins look soft and yum ! First time here you have a lovely space....

  2. Absolutely very unique, never thought of adding yam puree in muffins..Innovative dish!

  3. Usha, Priya Thanks for the comments. That's what keeps us going I guess.

  4. Yam muffin souds interesting kanri..looks yumm

  5. Yam muffin sounds quite new...must be great trying it out and bet it tasted wonderful.

  6. Yam in muffins.. something that would not have crossed my mind at all. I have tried yam kofta something other than the traditional ways I cook yam.

    Very creative of you..

  7. Wow.. simply fantastic.. have never imagined a muffin with yam :)

    I am here for the first time and should say you have a fantastic blog. Keep it going. will be here often.

    Do peep into my blogs sometime.

  8. LG, Malar, Tina, Nithya, Jayasree thanks for the comments. They did taste very good. Very moist.

  9. That's very new to me...looks yummy....

  10. These look great, Champa. I like how you tweak the flavors in recipes to make something totally new.


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