12 Tips for Making Healthy Muffins From Scratch

Have you ever wondered about how to make healthy muffins from scratch at home? Making Healthy Muffins is easy enough for kids and beginning bakers. All you are some healthy muffin making tips.

It’s important not to go overboard when making healthy baked goods or you can end up with muffins that are dry, tasteless and/or rubbery. You need to find the healthy balance, so it’s important to include some fat and sugar in your recipes for best flavor.

Here are 12 tips for making homemade healthy muffins from scratch.

12 Tips for Making Heathy Muffins from Scratch

Decrease the fat, but not completely. Usually just 3 to 4 tablespoons of oil or butter per batch of 8 to 12 muffins is enough to keep your muffins moist and tender.

Use whole wheat pastry flour. It’s much lighter than regular whole-wheat flour while retaining the healthy antioxidant-rich bran and germ. Try substituting half the flour in your favorite muffin recipe for whole wheat pastry flour or another favorite whole grain flour such as oat, barley or spelt flour. Also see Healthiest Breakfast Foods.

Add some healthy omega-3 rich nuts. Walnuts and almonds are good choices.

Substitute 1/4 to 1/2 cup fruit or vegetable puree for the same amount of oil in your favorite muffin recipe. This will increase the nutrition, moisture, tenderness and natural sweetness of your muffins. Applesauce and pumpkin puree are personal favorites.

Mix together the dry ingredients well with a fork or wire whisk. You want to fluff the flour up which will help create lighter more tender muffins.

Mix the dry and wet ingredients together gently just until blended. Over mixing will cause your muffins to be heavy and tough.

Stir in 1/2 to 1 cup of healthy additions to boost nutrition. Such as berries, chopped apple, shredded carrots, shredded zucchini, raisins or miniature dark chocolate chips which are all good sources of vitamins and minerals and fiber.

Use an ice cream scoop to fill the muffin cups. It’s much faster and neater.

Add water to any empty muffin cups. This will prevent your muffin pan from buckling.

Don’t let the baked muffins sit in the pan too long. They will become soggy.

Well made muffins are golden brown with slightly rounded bumpy tops. They are tender and light to fairly dense and moist inside and easy to remove from the pan.

Most any recipe for a large (9 x 5-inch) loaf of healthy quick bread can be turned into 12 (2-1/2-inch) healthy muffins. Just evenly distribute the batter among the muffin cups and bake in a heated 375 degree F oven until golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean, somewhere between 20 and 25 minutes.
So, there you have it – 12 tips for making delicious healthy muffins from scratch.


Guidelines for Eggless Cakes

Cakes have been created by using flour, milk, eggs and a leavener or rising agent such as baking powder or soda bicarbonate. Eggs supply the cake airiness preventing it from turning into dense and stodgy. But what happens to many of the people who really do not or are unable to consume eggs. Should they suffer from a cakeless life? Luckily the correct answer is “no”. Due to specialist and home bakers (especially all those Indian baking Einsteins who mastered the remedies regarding eggless baking since they were restricted from ingesting eggs), it is possible to bake properly moist and fluffy cakes without the need for eggs. Below are a few recommendations on trying eggless cakes and brownies:

Eggless cakes could consist of yogurt, very soft cheese just like home made paneer, sour cream, vinegar, bananas etc to provide the excess moisture and fluff aspect in order that the cake does not necessarily end up dry out and thick. Do check more about Healthy Muffins and Easy Cupcake Recipes.

Extra fat by means of butter or maybe essential oil has to be blended properly with the sugar to do something to be a binding agent but proper care has to be taken to not over do it since that could create a flat cake.

Baking soda as well as other leaveners should be used sensibly. Putting a lot will make the cake get bigger more than ordinary inside the oven and after that at some point sink as soon as taken out.

In order to avoid overmixing, that may deflate the mixture of air, it truly is wiser for you to beat together the wet elements independently, blend the dry elements independently and then fold in the dry mix in the moist one with a very gentle hands.

Here is a fairly easy recipes regarding Eggless Chocolate Orange Pecan Brownies. Chewy and fudgy, these kinds of brownies really are a healthy and balanced treat to your friends and family.

Eggless Chocolate Orange Pecan Brownies

Makes 12 pieces

One cup basic flour

A HALF cup old-fashiones rolled oats

A HALF cup brown-sugar

A HALF cup high quality cocoa

One cup buttermilk or milk blended with A single teaspoon vinegar

ONE-THIRD cup vegetable oils

A HALF teaspoon instant coffee powder

Just one teaspoon soda bicarb

A pinch of salt

Juice and grated or maybe carefully chopped rind of 1 orange

A small number of roughly crushed pecans or walnuts

Mildly grease a 9×9 inch baking tin and line with baking parchment. Preset the oven to A HUNDRED AND EIGHTY degrees C.
Inside a huge bowl, combine along the flour, oats, salt, sugar, coffee powder, soda bicarb and cocoa.
In another bowl, carefully beat with each other the buttermilk(or milk with vinegar) and oil. Pour into your dry mix and blend right up until just merged, making sure you do not overmix, otherwise the baking soda will go flat. At this moment insert the orange juices and rind, and scatter the pecans at the top.
Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Leave brownies to cool completely in the tin before slicing.