November 30, 2006

Eggless Chocolate & Nuts Muffins


This is no ordinary muffin. It is a muffin that reminds you of sunny days and weekends when you can sleep late. You wake up to coffee brewing in the kitchen and you get muffins fresh out of the oven for a scrumptious breakfast. Filled with chocolate and nuts, but not too sweet, this muffin is a treat. I bought a muffin pan this summer I have been wanting to try it out ever since. And it did not disappoint me.


Ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup chocolate - I used bittersweet cocoa
1/2 cup almonds, walnuts & raisins (chopped)
1 1/2 tspoon baking soda
1 tspoon vanilla extract
2 tbspoon butter
1 tbspoon heavy cream
1/2 cup milk


Method:
Mix the flour, sugar, baking soda (update) nuts, raisins and chocolate. Add the butter and heavy cream.
Mix the vanilla extract in the milk (update), then add the milk and whisk till it all mixes together.
Heat the oven to 350F.
Put the batter in the muffin pan covering about 1/2 of the cup.
Bake for 18-20 min till they turn golden brown and the toothpick comes out clean.


Cool and serve with coffee, tea or orange juice.


This is my entry for WBB# 7 Baking for Breakfast hosted by Nandita at Saffron Trail.

37 comments:

  1. Love your extradinary muffins, Mandira! Look great and yummy. Wish I could grab some for breakfast:)

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  2. great looking muffins and that too eggless, have to try.

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  3. Eggless Muffins!!!
    Great looking muffins....
    Thanks for sharing

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  4. great lookers those muffins
    I liked the second pic where you showed all the ingreds., it has an old worldly feel to it.
    thanks for sharing mandira
    --sandeepa

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  5. dear Mandira,
    eggless Muffins looks great ,so puffed upand ready to be eaten ..excellent .
    hugs and smiles
    Jaya

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  6. Anonymous3:16 PM

    Hi Mandira,

    Lovely pictures and recipe. Can the Tbsp of heavy cream be rpelced or omitted?

    Thanks,

    Ranjani

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  7. Mandira, tomake mail korechi

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  8. Hi Mandira,thanks for coming to my blog..your muffins look great.Plus they are eggless..anything eggless is always in my fav.list.Will try this soon.

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  9. Oh do those look good! my kids would love it...and they're eggless-perfect for me, I can't stand that 'eggy' smell.
    Trupti

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  10. Hi Mandira,

    I tried these muffins this morning (didn't have any bananas for my old standby, banana chocolate chip). I have a couple of questions:

    1. After my first batch, I realized I'd left out the vanilla. I re-read the recipe and didn't find it, but I assume it should go in with the milk? or maybe the butter and cream?

    2. When starting my second batch, I realized I'd also left out the baking soda! It's not in your directions, either - safe to assume we should add with the flour etc?

    3. Does the original recipe call for melting the chocolate? (I used cocoa powder as well, but am wondering about the original. Using melted chocolate would have more fat than using cocoa, which would change the texture of the muffins.)

    Thanks for the inspiration on a chilly Saturday morning!

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  11. Hi Mandira,

    nice entries for respective events....thanks for sharing them

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  12. Asha, Lakshmi, Hyderabadi, Sandeepa, Mantu, Ranjani, ViniK, Trupti - Thanks. This is quick, easy and delicious muffins without eggs. Do give a try.

    Tricia- Thank you for letting me know. I added the Vanilla extract in the milk and the baking soda with the flour. I am also updating the post. Please let me know how it turned out. I did not melt the chocolate but added cocoa powder.

    Meena - Thanks

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  13. a must try eggless recipe. looks really wonderful. great recipe too. thanks for sharing.

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  14. Mythreyee - Thanks. Do try when you get a chance.

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  15. Anonymous2:10 PM

    Hi Mandira,

    Would be very happy if you can answer these:
    1. Can cooking chocolate be used instead of cocoa?
    2. Can the heavy cream be replaced or omitted?

    Thanks,
    Ranjani

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  16. Ranjani - So sorry I missed your questions the first time.
    1. You can definitely try with cocoa powder. You should look at the label to see if it also has sugar. In that case, adjust the sugar.
    2. Heavy cream added moisture and softness to the muffins. You can definitely try without the cream. Bon appetit and let me know how it turns out.

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  17. hey mandira :
    your muffins look yummy plus bonus for me since its eggless ...not that i dont eat egg but i prefer eggless recipies ..
    Thanx buddy
    Seema

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  18. Mandira, the difference between the first and second batches of muffins was immediately obvious (since the first didn't have baking soda)!! However, my boys ate the 'flat' ones without complaint. (Anytime you get to eat chocolate for breakfast is a win in their eyes. :^) My second batch had hazelnuts and dried cherries - which they don't really like in muffins, so we adults didn't have to share - and they were very tasty. I think I prefer my muffins with eggs, though (and less sugar) - I can fool myself that the protein boost from the egg makes it a reasonably healthy breakfast. :^)

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  19. Seema - Thanks. I hope you give it a try.

    Tricia - You muffins sound delicious. It was my first time baking without eggs and I was pleasantly surprised with the taste and the texture. Thanks for trying them out. Hazelnut and cherries sound like a great combination.

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  20. Anonymous6:11 AM

    Hi Mandira,

    I baked the muffins - with cooking choclate (grated) and 1 tbsp malai. The muffins looked and tasted fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing a yummmy recipe.

    Ranjani

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  21. Ranjani - you made my day! I'm so glad that it turned out great for you. Thank you for letting me know.

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  22. Hi Mandira.Im visiting your blog for the first time.This look yummy.Will surely give a try and write back to you.Thanks .

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  23. Soumya - Thanks. It's quick and easy. I had the muffins ready in less than an hour.

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  24. Anonymous3:46 PM

    wow madira eggless muffins i never thought they could look and taste that great im defnitly addicted
    -aisha

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  25. Anonymous3:48 PM

    hello i am allergic to eggs so these went down a complete treat thanks soooooooo much.
    .shaskimraeka.

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  26. Aisha - I'm glad that you liked them. It did turn out quite well.

    Shaskimraeka - one of my aunts is also allergic to eggs. The taste and the testure of the muffins are very similar to original muffins.

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  27. Anonymous9:46 AM

    HI, new to the site, however the eggless muffins are baking in the oven as I type. Will let you know.

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  28. Hi Mandira,

    First time visit to your site. Loved it. I was searching the net for eggless baking recipes and got here. The picture of the muffins look so tempting.

    Actually I tried them yesterday, but made the mistake of overfilling the muffin pans, so even though it rose first it became flat later with a dent in the center. But the taste was very good. The tops only became hard but the bottoms were very very moist and didn't feel like eggless. I also tried pouring them in ice cream cones and got it right the second time.

    Thank you very much for such an easy and tasty recipe. Will bake it again and again.

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  29. HI MANDIRA,

    i tried the muffin and it came out excellent. it taste so good..
    can't believe there is no egg in it.

    thanks for sharing the recipe with all.

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  31. hi mandira.... i started baking recently and the first time it was eggless chocolate chip cookies and it was yummy. I am encouraged by that and now going to try ur eggless chocolate & nuts muffins . Wish me luck :)

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  32. Meenu6:49 AM

    Hi mandira,

    tried ur chocolate n nut muffins n it came out excellent. Was me n my sister's first time at baking but it was a huge success thanks to u. even my mother who doesn't like chocolate much had 4 :) thanks again!

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  33. Shimmy.9:10 PM

    hi there, i am allergic to eggs so eggless recipes are my life, i tweaked your recipe a bit though, i added a pinch of salt . and a cap full of vinegar to help it rise more. came out great i'm happpy :)

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  34. Hi Mandira,
    Recipe looks great, am sure my daughter is gonna love it!!!! but can i use vanilla essence instead of the vanilla extract

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  35. ok, so I got here by searching for eggless muffin recipes and boy does this look yummy !!!
    I gotta a few rookie questions though.
    When you're talking of adding chocolate to the muffin then which chocolate are we supposed to add? are there special ones or a bar of dairy milk melted would do ? also if i want to substitute chocolate with cocoa powder then how much of the latter ?
    and ahhem what is heavy cream ? and baking in India what brand can i get the same in ?
    cant wait to try out the recipe ...

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  36. reshma10:15 AM

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh cant thank u enough for the wonderfull reciepe.......my kidz loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooved it..... it came out so damn perfect.... ditto like the picture.....thx...can i get an update of every eggless reciepe u post...iam ur fan...thx again..

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  37. Anonymous1:14 PM

    Have tried your recipe to make simple chocolate muffins and they turned out great! Thanks a lot. Just to add I used ghee instead of cream...Thanks again.

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