Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Squash Muffin


 Nearly a week back I saw this recipe in Suhaina's blog, the golden yellow colour and the moist texture of the muffin attracted me so much and I  desperately wanted to taste that muffin. Since I couldn't get pumpkins , I used Winter squash and it tasted absolutely amazing. The good thing about this muffin, it remained  moist and soft even after three days. Thank you Suhaina for this gorgeous muffin.


Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 to 30 minutes
Makes 12 muffin

Ingredients:
Wholewheat flour- 1 cup
Rolled oats- 1/2 cup
Pureed squash- 1 cup
Olive oil- 3/4 cup
Brown Sugar- 3/4 cup
Eggs- 2
Orange zest- 1/2 tsp
Grated nutmeg- 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon powder- 1/2 tsp
Orange juice- 1 tbsp
Baking Powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Bicarbonate of soda- 1/2 tsp
Walnuts- 12
Rolles oats- 1 tbsp( to sprinkle on top)

Method:
Puree the squash:
Cook about 1 cup of squash in cooker by adding little water, cook upto 1 whistle. Once cooked, let it cool down and puree it in a blender and use 1 cup of puree for the recipe.

  Beat the olive oil and egg, until the sugar dissolves. Beat in the eggs, until it looks light and fluffy. Add the orange juice and all the flavours, mix it well. Then add the puréed squash and mix it well. Now sift the flour, baking powder, bicarb of soda and oats to this mixture and fold it gently.
  Preheat the oven to 190 degree Celsius. Line a muffin tray with muffin cases. Spoon the mixture into the cases, top it up with broken walnuts and rolled oats. Bake it in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
You can keep this muffin up to 4 days stored in an air tight container.

This recipe goes to Champa's Bake off, Bookmarked Recipes by Priya and Aipi, Suma's Baking event with a giveaway, CWF- Oats hosted by Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes started by Kiran and to Healing foods- Winter Squash by taste space, originally started by Siri.

35 comments:

saritha said...

muffins are looking yummy i like muffins a lot...

Soumya said...

wow....muffins looks super delicious and healthy

Subhashini said...

Perfect with evening TEA

janet said...

I love how veggies make baked goods so moist, and squash works beautifully here. Thanks for submitting it to Healing Foods. :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

They look superb. Thanks for linking it to our bookmarked event.

Dimah said...

These sound delicious and your photos are just amazing!

Priya said...

Scrumptious and absolutely gorgeous muffins, just love it..thanks for sending to CWF..

Sweet Artichoke said...

They are beautiful! This golden colour is very tempting and truly amazing! It is now on my list of "must-try"!

Panchpakwan said...

Wow so yummy squash muffin.
Beautiful presentation and clicks.

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

Gorgeous, moist, soft and yum!!!

Pavithra said...

THis is my very very fav one and absolutely love the flavor.. urs looks too good and tempting.

Jay said...

looks very delicious n yummy...beautiful clicks again..
Tasty appetite

Nandini said...

Wow! Beautiful pictures. Healthy muffins. Wish I cud taste those.

aipi said...

Love the look of the muffins..so fluffy n moist!
Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)
US Masala

Kurinji said...

yumm..............
Kurinji

Sanjeeta kk said...

Love the color and texture of the muffin, and the fact that is baked with wholewheat, makes me eager to try.

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

muffins are so nice..

Jaisy James said...

healthy and yummy muffins






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey,

Beautiful muffins dear with squash..:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

Santosh Bangar said...

amazing muffins are looking delicious and moist

Prathima Rao said...

Good one!!! Hats off to u for alwayz coming up with good looking & interesting & yummy recipes...

suma said...

Gorgeous muffins Ayesha! Fruit puree must make them so moist and yumm.. Thanks for the entry!

BangaloreBaker said...

Thanks for the entry. These are awesome looking ones. I liked the glow effect you have given for the first picture.

G.Pavani said...

yummy n healthy muffins,,

Umm Mymoonah said...

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments.
Champa, I haven't given any glow effect, it has blurred at the background :)

Kitchen Boffin said...

Wow!!! looks really amazing... yummy muffins... Great snaps...

Divya Vikram said...

I like baking with squash and pumpkin. looks moist.

Hari Chandana said...

Looks too good.. thanks for the recipe :)

veena krishnakumar said...

Muffins looking very yummy!!!!!!!!!!BOOKMARKED!!!but i will have to use pumpkin. no squash here:-(

NIDHYA said...

Muffins sound very interesting..love the golden color.

Aaha Oho

Krishnaveni said...

super healthy muffin, yummy

Deeba PAB said...

YUM...those do look moist and delicious! How wonderful!

Preeti said...

The muffins surely are inviting...have tagged you, please check at my place. Wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy new year.

Priya Sreeram said...

superb !!

Suhaina said...

Muffins looks very tempting and wonderful clicks too...
Ayesha ...I thick 3/4 cup oil is too much for the flour proportion.. I made another batch last week and added only 1/3 cup oil. It was perfect...

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