Monday, November 3, 2008

Whole Wheat Pear and Raisin Muffins

I am always short of breakfast recipes-Sweet Fruity breakfast recipes,so while googling for such recipes that too eggless I found this one and modified it accordingly and also added a single leftover pear and craisins and raisins for some colour and it turned out much better than expected.It was fruity tasty and the recipe is very simple,so here it is.

Ingredients:

Dry Mix:
Whole Wheat Flour: 2 cups
Baking Soda: 1 tsp
Baking Powder:1tsp
Salt:1/2 tsp
Cinnamon: 1/2 tsp

Wet Ingredients:
Apple Sauce: 1/2 cup
Honey: 1/2 cup
Water: 1/2 - 1 cup

Other ingredients:
Pear: 1 peeled,cored and chopped into fine pieces
Raisins: handful
Craisins/Dried Cranberries: handful

Preparation:
In a big bowl,put all the dry ingredients and blend well.In another small bowl mix the wet ingredients with half cup water.Add the wet mix to the dry ingredients,adding more water if needed.I used only half cup of water though the recipe says 1 cup.Blend well until combined and then fold in the raisins,craisins and pears.Do not overmix the batter.Pour into greased muffin tin and baked n a preheated oven at 375 F for 25 - 30 minutes or until the toothpick/fork inserted comes out clean.Cool on a wire rack for few minutes.Serve as ahealthy breakfast muffin.Pears are rich in fibres and whole wheat is nutritious and a good source of calcium,iron,fibre and minerals.

You can use maple syrup instead of honey and canola oil instead of applesauce.The recipe had a baking time of 22-25 minutes,but mine took around 30 minutes.It was tasty,but sugarless-only fruits and raisins give sweetness-I used unsweetened apple sauce.So it is not sugarysweet,but fruity sweet.If you like you can add sugar,but this way it is healthy.


This is my entry for RecipeMarathon Day #3,lets see what fellow runners are putting forth in their delectable blogs:So checkout:

1) DK 2) Siri 3) Srivalli 4) Ranji 5)PJ 6)Medha 7)Priya 8)Bhawna 9)Raaji 10)Ruchii 11)Anu 12)Kamala 13)Roopa 14)Divya Kudua 15)Rekha 16)Divya M 17)Lakshmi 18)Raaga 19)LakshmiVenkatesh

21 Comments:

Arundathi said...

that sounds healthy and great! :-)

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

whole wheat and fresh fruits. healthy combination.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Yummy. Pear and rasins hmm must try to taste it.

Divya Kudua said...

Whole wheat eggless healthy muffins...that one definitely sounds like a must try..and your pics are too tempting..great entry!!

Medhaa said...

Muffins look great, and good breakfast

Priya said...

Pear n raisin, love them like anything..healthy muffins looks fabulous..

ranji said...

I love muffins but not as brkfast food but as a dessert...can never get used to a sweet brkfast :)...this muffin sure sounds healthy and yum...lovely!!!

kamala said...

Grt healthy Combo..Bookmarked it

anudivya said...

I have not had much luck with pear in baked goods. I bet yours tasted good, because it is looks great.

raaji said...

I could see tha pears in there.....lovely with raisins

Cham said...

Pears season re there. Great recipe

Srivalli said...

pears sounds a great way to make these muffins!..looks good!

Bhawana said...

this looks very healthy dear and pic itself is soo tempting & mouthwatering. I always search for such recipes whr wheat is also a ingredient. good one.

Madhu said...

Something differnt, muffin with pears. Looks yummy.

Joie de vivre said...

Looks hearty and healthy and wonderful!

Roopa said...

mmm, that looks good , healthy too :)

rekhas kitchen said...

yumm that s tempting me a lot nice and healthy

Usha said...

Sounds delightful...very healthy and creative too :-)

Jude said...

Nice seasonal recipe :) Gotta love healthier muffins.

Kamalika said...

Wish I could have some muffins for breakfast ...

Eftychia said...

These muffins sound healthy and tasty as well. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for visiting my Blog

/*TYNT script starts here */ /*TYNT ends */