Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Apple and Raisin Muffins

Here's a peek into my regular Monday.... Got up early, uploaded my post, made tiffins, woke up Saee, got her ready for school, dropped her off to school, came back home to see Ira already up and bouncing around, hubby handed her over to me and went back to sleep, MIL and FIL had to go to pathologists for regular blood sugar checkup, made breakfast, maid didn't turn up, lunch and so on and on and on... and by the time I had some free time, it was almost evening. Saee has her Taekwondo classes on Monday and I knew she, along with hubby, MIL and FIL will be needing something to munch on with their evening cuppa. MIL offered to look after Ira and I set out to make these simple muffins to satisfy the hungry stomachs ( :D ) but more importantly to soothe my nerves and to break the hum-drum monotony of everyday kitchen work.


Baking for me is very therapeutic. It's more like a meditation time for me. The simple act assembling everything you need and  mixing of the ingredients, comfortably ensconced in the knowledge that you will be getting something fulfilling (which in itself ensures instant gratification) at the end of this activity, works like ambrosia for my tired nerves :D.

I often use apples in my bakes when they turn slightly soft (past their best). You don't need absolutely crisp and fresh apples so use those that are still tiredly lying around.


You can have these alone or with a fresh cup of coffee or tea or even better with a big bowl of yogurt with added berries.

Apple and Raisin Muffins
Adapted from BBC GoodFood Magazine India, January 2012
Ingredients:
200 grams self raising flour
50 grams whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
100 grams caster sugar
2 eggs
125 ml semi skimmed or skimmed milk
4 tablespoon vegetable or sunflower oil
2 grated apples
100 grams raisins

Method:
Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius.
In a large bowl, mix the self raising flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder and sugar.
In another bowl, mix the eggs, milk and oil. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well. Then stir in the apples and raisins.
Divide the batter between 12 muffin cases and bake for 25 minutes.
Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

I m linking this post to Magazine Mondays hosted by the incredible Ivonne from Cream Puffs in Venice.
                                               

11 comments:

  1. Hi Anuja, your muffins look delicious. Love the combo of apple and raisin with cinnamon. Must be very fragrant when baking in the oven.

    Have a nice day, regards

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  2. wow... now that I am hungry .. this really looks good with a cup of coffee... ;)

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  3. You're right baking is very theraputic...that's why I think it's so addictive! Lovely looking muffins! :-)

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  4. These look great, really fantastic as a quick snack, perfect for kids' lunch boxes, aren't they? www.LinsFood.com

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  5. Mmmm... delicious these muffins. Apples and raisins are a great combo. XX

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  6. Lovely muffins! If I don't bake something at least once a week, then I am probably on vacation! :)

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  7. The muffins look really good! I always can't finish all the apples at home, this is a great idea! ;)

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  8. Baking is my therapy too! Love the muffins - delicious and healthy :)

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  9. I agree with being "therapeutic". Lovely Muffins. :-)

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  10. Thanks, Anuja! They look delicious!

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  11. how absolutely gorgeous. i am so happy i discovered your blog. will be spending some time here

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! Happy baking! :)

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