Thursday, July 1, 2010

Spiced Mango Pecan Muffins

This is a simple quick bread/ muffins I made with the pecans sitting in my pantry for a long time and the mangoes that were peeping from my fridge.I found an excellent recipe at Eatingwell site and adapted it slightly by halving it and replacing butter with the mango puree and as usual the egg replacer.The muffins do not look professional but tasty they surely were.

Ingredients:
Dry Mix:
Whole Wheat Flour (aatta):3/4 cup
All Purpose Flour: 1/2 cup
Baking Powder: 3/4 tsp
Baking Soda: 1/4 tsp
Salt: 1/8tsp or a pinch
Ground Cinnamon,Cloves and ginger :as per taste


Wet Mix:
ButterMilk: 1/2 cup
Egg : 1 large OR Ener G Egg: 1.5 tsp + 4 tbsp of water
Mango Puree :3-4 tbsp
Brown Sugar: 1/3 cup I used light brown sugar

Diced Mango: 3/4 -1 cup
Pecans: Toasted and Chopped: 1/4 cup


Preparation:
Mix the dry items in a big bowl.In a mediium bowl mix the wet items along with the sugar.Make a hole in the centre of the dry mix and pour the wet mix into it.Stir just until combined.Fold in the chopped mango and pecans.


Scoop into muffin pan/cups and optionally top with a whole pecan.


Bake in a preheated oven at 200C /400F for 20-25 minutes or until the tester in the middle comes clean.My first batch took 27 minute while second one was done by 25 minutes.Keep an eye after 20 minutes.Once done,take out of the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes in the muffin pan.Then invert onto a wire rack and cool completely.

First look....



Then.....





The muffins were tasty but do not have the professional look.The original recipe had 1 table spoon of butter and oil each which I replaced with thick mango puree.I used 3 tbsp of puree but if the batter looks very dry then you can add 1 more tbsp.Since I used egg replacer I added at first 2 tbsp of water but still the mix looked very dry thanks to the wheat flour in the dry mix and so I added 2 tbsp water more.If you use a large egg I suppose this may not be the case.Since I used mango as a puree and also in chopped form the muffins tasted mangoey if there is a word.Then the pecan taste will come followed by the spices taste.This again depends on the amount of spices you have used.

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