Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Muffins

Phew! First of all, thank you everyone for the many many comments on my First Anniversary post. I was honestly overwhelmed and elated that so many people liked the madness that spilled onto that post. Sometimes my craziness and tendency to be dramatic have to be reigned in... I think I might genuinely scare people off otherwise :D So after the Film Food post, I wanted to blog about something that matches up to it, if not in terms of zaniness then sheer scrumptious-ness at least! So I decided to bake some muffins for the first time. My friend SM gifted me a Muffin Tray long ago along with assorted baking goodies and equipment. But it has taken me months to finally get around to baking some muffins in the tray. One of the main reasons was that I didn't have muffin tray liners. In fact I still don't have any :( It's just that there is no store near my house that stocks any baking paraphernalia and I'm too lazy to travel 30km to Crawford Market to buy stuff. So these Chocolate Chip Muffins finally got made without liners and were none the worse for it :)


This recipe is from a vaguely remembered and hastily jotted down episode of Nigella Lawson's 'Feast' I think. I tried to look it up on the net but found various versions of it. So I just made my own changes to it and came up with a pretty good version myself! I was just so happy that the muffins actually looked like muffins that I did a little jig on my own in the kitchen :D
Ingredients:
  • Plain/All-purpose flour - 1/2 cup
  • Wholewheat Flour (Atta) - 1 and 1/4 cup (If your not too hung up on calories or weight, just go with 250gms of plain flour/maida)
  • Powdered Sugar/Castor Sugar - 3/4 cup (I used Brown Sugar)
  • Baking powder - 2 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
  • Dark chocolate chips - 1/2 cup
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Melted butter or Vegetable Oil - 1/3 cup (about 100ml)
  • Egg - 1
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp

Sieve together the plain flour, baking powder and baking soda. Now add the cocoa powder, castor sugar and chocolate chips. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 200 degree C and either line the muffin tray with paper liners, or do what I did and just grease the muffin tray.

In a large glass bowl, whisk together the milk, vegetable oil/butter, the egg and vanilla extract. Add the dry flour mixture to this and combine till you have a nice runny muffin mix. Do not over combine or else the chocolate chips will turn all gooey and melt. Even if you see a few lumps of flour its fine and will only add to the texture.

Now spoon the mixture into the muffin cases filling each muffin mould up to the 3/4th mark.
Bake for 25 minutes or till a toothpick comes out clean.

The muffins were really, really perfect! I wouldn't change a thing and I'm just dying to bake another batch again. Maybe some apple-cinnamon, or some strawberry-banana ones next? What say?

38 comments:

Swathi said...

Whole wheat chocolate chip muffins looks delicious. I love it.

sojo said...

hmmmmhmmmmm... looks delicious...

Priya said...

Great looking super fluffy muffins..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Super looking and yummy muffins...

FunWidFud

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

Wow.. they look so perfect :)
Love anything with chocolate and this is very inviting :)
Thanks a lot for stopping by my blog and ur wonderful comments dear... Following u :)

Radhika said...

fitst time to ur blog and love to follow you. Those muffins are simply yumm. Do drop by mine when you find time.

Swati Sapna said...

@swathi, sojo, priya, reshmi - thanks a ton girls :)
@tahemeem, radhika - thanks for following!

Prathima Rao said...

Looks so soft & yummy!!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Priyanka said...

OMG these look so good, do you have any leftovers? I mean I would have taken a bit already if this whole blogging thing was real than virtual, Wouldn't that be perfect for us food bloggers :)

Plateful said...

Don't you love the fabulous smell of baking muffins in the oven..!?? There's something appealing about them just like the end product - simply more-ish! Your muffins have come out perfect even with out the paper lining- I'd love to gorge on those lil beauties!

Karishma said...

Wow Swathi! Great pics and the answer to my search :) There's some telepathy going on here...this weekend, was going to post a muffin recipe that I'd baked a while ago-banana muffins and another peanut butter one(arundati's). Once i tried apple with cinnamon, but I added apple chopped, because of which i think the flavor didnt blend in with the batter, so i think if you're trying apple next, add it pureed. Just an observation, dont have any expertise to back it :) was looking for something different to bake for my son's snacks as he's in a playgroup now and need to make different snacks daily!! This is perfect for my quest-thanks!

Now Serving said...

Hi Swati, thanks for stopping by - You muffins look HOT as in deliciouso!
Glad to have you follow me - please reveal yourself to me, dear :) you may have your following set to private -
thanks for leading me to your blog - Seems like a fun combo of fun and films ...

sojo said...

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Chitra said...

Muffins looks gr8 :)

Padhu said...

Healthy muffins

Swati Sapna said...

@prathima, priyanka, plateful, chitra, padhu - u guys are the best :) thanks so much for all these wonderful comments...
@karishma - there sure is telepathy girl! thanks for the tip! Im really gonna try apple cinnamon next. its my favorite flavor in everything - pies, cupcakes, jams...;)
@sojo - i'm overwhelmed!!! my first ever award!!!! thanks a ton :)
@Now Serving - hey, hope you can see my profile now... am publicly following you :)

Vimitha Anand said...

Those have come out really perfect... Love ur blog and glad to follow...

Priya said...

Hi Swathi, regarding ur q"n about flaxmeal,just grind the flax seeds as fine powder and mix it with warm water,its replace the eggs..Btw u can completely avoid the applesauce..Hope this helps..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

hey read through lot of the blog... very nice writing style!
love your food and spicy filmy bits too!
Keep going! Good job!

Authenticoriyafood said...

Thanks for visting my blog and posting such a lovely comment!! Looks like ur a baking expert Swati..delicious cookies.....followng you!!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

first time @ ur space...muffins looks yummy n delcious...visit me if time permits...
sanyukta
http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

Neenu Praveen said...

Hi..Pls accept an award frm me. Yummy muffins

Reshmi said...

delicious muffins.. first time here and I'm in love with some of ur recipes.. hav bookmarked them..
following u!!

Dasbehn said...

I am loving the photo... Needless to say you are making this for me next time I come over. Okay?

And please do post a video of you doing your jig :-))

Swati Sapna said...

Hey girls! Thanks so much for following the blog and for all the encouragement :)
@Priya - Thanks for the tip!
@Smruti - Someone has to shoot the jig no? Next time you can record it :P

aipi said...

That is custom made for me. Chocolate and whole wheat and baked. Personally I always try to use whole when I make these. A classic recreated perfectly.


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Raina said...

Hi Swati. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind words.

I am loving your chocolate chip muffins. They look great, and I also love that you used the whole wheat flour. It is always nice sneaking a little healthy in the goodies:)

Bridgett ~ La Bella Cook said...

So glad you visited my blog as it led me here to you lovely site. I would never be able to resist one of your chocolate chip muffins. How delicious!

kitchenmorph said...

i can see it's been raining awards and comments on you...so another award to boot...
i know you busy making some pretty polly...so pick it up at your convenience...feel free to ignore...whatever.

kitchenmorph said...

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Jay said...

loved ur version ...sounds awesome..
first time to ur blog n amaze to c ur recipe collections...glad to follow u Swati..
Do stop by mine sometime..:)
Tasty appetite

divya said...

first time @ ur space...muffins looks yummy n delicious..love to follow u..

Yummy Team said...

They look so perfect and yum!!

shooting star said...

i saw the episode of nigella's baking muffins..seemed quite easy to me!!..lets see..even am searching for muffin trays and muffin parchments in my city as soon as i get my hands on them...its muffin time!!!

Ola said...

They look so delicious!

Suman Singh said...

Irresistible muffins..first time to your blog..you have a lovely space..glad to follow you.

Samira said...

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Plateful said...

Hey Swati, still struggling with your comment issue? I searched in vain to leave a comment on your recent post. Since I couldn't figure out, I'm writing here. First, congrats on all those awards- well deserved!! And thanks so soooo much for sharing them with me. I'm touched and thrilled to the core! Love and hugs!