Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Chocolate Strawberry Muffins

Muffins are good for breakfast. Particularly if you throw in some fruit into the batter. Have it with a glass of milk and it is an almost complete breakfast. Of course it is better to make it with whole grain though. This is such a simple recipe which combines two made for each other ingredients. Chocolate and Strawberries. You could make it with whole wheat flour or a combination of whole grain flours. This muffin actually tasted better the next day. And it stayed moist even on the third day of making. For those who complain about muffins being hard and dry, this is a recipe to try.

One year back -  Zucchini Kootu
Adapted from - Allrecipes.com
Ingredients:
All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups
Unsweetened cocoa - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Oil - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Egg - 1 large
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Baking Powder - 2 tsp
Strawberries - chopped 1 cup
Vanilla - 1 tsp


Method:
Preheat the oven to 375 F. Grease or line with liners. In a bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa, sugar, salt, baking powder. In a 2 cup measuring cup, measure milk. Top it with oil. Whisk together. Add the egg and whisk to mix them. Stir in vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into dry and mix till just dry ingredients are incorporated. Stir in the strawberries. Divide into 8 muffin cups and bake for 23 - 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then turn on to the wire rack to cool completely.

Note:
I filled the cups a little less and filled 11 muffin cups. That is the reason for the muffin not being very tall.

Linking it up to Lisa's 'Sweet as Sugar Cookies'.

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16 comments:

  1. To me the muffins looks perfect. Cal I have mine with a cup of tea? Love the pictures!!

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  2. Perfect muffins and lovely clicks..

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  3. Muffins looks super gorgeous and incredible..

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  4. I agree, muffins with some fruit are the best for breakfast, yours look superb :)

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  5. I could have these muffins for breakfast everyday... might vary the fruit though :)

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  6. Slurppp..Looks tempting & mouth watering.

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  7. I love those plates and other containers in the pics.. The muffin and the strawberries look wonderful in these pics...

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  8. Thats such great looking batch of muffins Champa. not getting good strawberries here but am bookmarking this.
    between made your red pepper dip and it was a massive hit in my family. thanks for the recipe.
    I also plan to decorate a cake with your vegan fondant but the problem is that we dont get corn syrup. can I substitute it with glucose syrup or anything else? and also what shortening should we use in India? would Dalda be an option?

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  9. Sayantani,
    Thanks for the feedback on the pepper dip. Corn syrup is similar in consistency to honey. So, if the glucose syrup is the same consistency, it probably works. I haven't used that glucose syrup so can't say if that works. Shortening is the same as Dalda. Good luck with your vegan fondant.

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  10. Those are delicious and chocolat-ey :)

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  11. Perfect softy chocolate muffins. I will try it definitely.......

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  12. Delicious looking muffin, I baked those banana muffins right, I had them for breakfast and seriously filling!...:)..will surely try this next time when it's strawberry season..

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  13. Those sound like chocolate covered strawberries in muffin form, yummy. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd love it if you'd come by and link up your muffins. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/07/sweets-for-saturday-23.html

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  14. I just baked these and I'm saving this recipe!! I like that they're not too sweet, which I think highlights the other flavors. They are wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Jessica. I am glad you liked them.

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