Saturday, August 13, 2011

Blueberry,Orange & Chocolate Chip Muffins

I have always loved the chocolate orange combination and this time since I had blueberries with me, I also used this with the combo. I have been planning to make the simple chocolate orange muffins for my birthday and the blue eyed berries added to the joy. I have used the simple chocochip muffins recipe with variations Dianas Desserts and please find below my version.

Ingredients:
AllPurpose Flou: 1 cup
Sugar: 1/4 cup
Salt: 1/4 tsp
Baking Powder: 1.5 tsp

Orange zest: 2 tsp
Chocochips: 6 tbsp (I used a mix of milk and white chips)
BlueBerries: 6-8 tbsp

Egg White: 1 OR Egg: 1/2 :D OR Egg Replacer egg for 1/2 an egg 
(1/2 egg = 1 tbsp cornflour + 1.5 tsp water whipped together )
Milk: 6 tbsp 
Orange Juice: 2-4 tbsp (can use more to replace milk)
Vegetable Oil: 8 tsp

Preparation:
Mix together in a big bowl, the dry ingredients of flour,sugar,salt and baking powder. Stir in the chocochips and blueberries and mix well.

Mix the liquid ingredients of egg white/ half of an egg, oil, milk and orange juice together. You can completely replace milk with juice or use a combo. You can make this completely vegan using soy or other vegan milk. I used a combo of both milk and juice and hence started with 2 tbsp of juice. 

Make a well in the centre of dry mix and stir in the liquid mix. Stir until just combined. If the batter turns out to be too thick, you can add in more juice or liquid.

Scoop into muffin cups lined or greased and bake in a preheated oven at 200 C /400 F for 15-20 minutes or until the tops starts browning and a tester inserted comes clean. 

Cool in the pan for few minutes before turning them to the wire rack to cool completely.


The above  estimate gave me more than 6 muffins. I actually went for smaller muffins and then turned half of the batter into a mini loaf pan . The loaf too another 5-8 minutes more to bake than the muffins. You can even freeze the batter for future use. 

Simple and tasty muffins .They were light and almost crumbly. Mine does not look like professional muffins with a smooth perfect top,but taste wise its spot on.


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