Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ragi and Banana Muffin


This is a simple muffin modified from banana muffin.  My first experience with muffins was when we were in UK, it my earlier days there.  After a tired long day walk in a big shopping mall (Oracle), we went and sat down for some coffee in bb's, I think I remember the name right.
 My husband asked me what would you like with tea or coffee, actually I'm not a tea or coffee person and very rarely I used to have tea (green tea is an exceptional in that).  I said no tea, I'll just have some juice, also I'm not a big fan of cakes or chocolates until I lived in UK.  UK was the place where I was introduced to the world of chocolates, cakes, fudges etc.. and then I got addicted to these goodies, I think now you can guess why my blog is filled with so many cakes and stuff.

 Ok I got so much deviated from the main subject, coming to the point, so I said no cake or tea and ordered some juice.  My husband ordered some coffee and banana muffin for him, it was the last muffin left in the shop.
I just had a small bit of those muffins for taste, the warm muffins flavoured with cinnamon and nutmeg, topped with walnuts was really a bliss.  I loved it so much,  after that I din't give a small pinch of that muffin to my husband and I finished it off.  From that day, everytime when I go to town centre, I used to go to bb's and ask for this banana muffin and I never got one. After trying hard for so many times in different bb's all around UK, I was desperate to have these muffins.  Finally I managed to get a recipe from BBC, which I published it here, which was bit close to that.  Restaurant food cannot be always recreated in home since they'll have secret formula and special technique so we can aim only something close to that.  Banana muffins or cakes with walnuts is one of my favourite.  That's quite a long story for this humble muffins, huh!   Ok, ok don't worry I'll go to the recipe now, this recipe is just a slight modified version of those muffins.  I have replaced the plain flour with whole wheat and ragi and few adjustment in the flavourings also.  Let's have a look at the recipe now.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Makes 6 muffins

Ingredients:
Wheat flour or all purpose flour- 80 g
Ragi Flour- 40 g
Egg- 1
Banana- 1 medium sized (mashed)
Baking powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Bicarbonate of soda- 1/4 tsp
Jaggery or Sugar- 50 g
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Grated nutmeg- 1/4 tsp
Milk- 60 ml
Sunflower oil  or Olive oil- 30 ml
Walnuts-  6

Method:
Mix all the wet ingredients together in a large bowl.  Sift the dry ingredients in a bowl except sugar.  Mix the dry ingredients into wet ingredients along with sugar.  Don't overmix it, just gently give it a fold twice or thrice.
Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius, line the muffin tin with paper cases.  Spoon the mixture into the paper cases.  Broke the walnuts roughly and sprinkle on top of the mixture.  Bake it in the preheated oven 15 to 20 minutes or until the top of the muffin looks firm.  Take it out from the oven, leave it cool down in a wire rack for 5 minutes.  Remove it from the tin and serve it while they are still warm.

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83 comments:

Jaleela Kamal said...

very delicious and healthy muffin

Lovee to cook said...

nice and colorful . just made a banana loaf today too.

Laxmi said...

Looks soft and yummy.. Tempting me to bite..

BeenaShylesh said...

so beautifuly done.....tasty....

Ambreen said...

Muffins looks great, lovely presentation. Teatime here, please pass me one ;)

Priyanka said...

Lovely breakfast idea

Priti said...

Looks delicious and healthy combo

aipi said...

The healthiest muffins ever :) Perfect breakfast treat1
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Saru Singhal said...

This is very nice, Btw are you a gourmet chef!

Vimitha Anand said...

Those muufins look gorgeous and adding ragi flour makes it more healthy

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Muffins with ragi !! sounds very interesting !! perfectly done and healthy too !!

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Ramya said...

I love banana muffins and this eon sure is a keeper recipe..Ragi n whole wheat muffins:-) Sounds soo yummy..I soooo have to try it!!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Love the addition of ragi flour to banana muffins.. It is like my two favorite things coming together..!!
You could send this to Denny's - Ragi event I guess..

Shobha said...

Very nice recipe of muffins..healthy too. I like the nutmeg flavour...must be very delicious...

Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny said...

These muffins are gorgeous and look so delicious, great job! :)

Zareena said...

Wow!! surprised that ragi can be made like this. Yummy and loved it a lot.

Suja said...

Healthy and flavorful muffins..

Sayantani said...

very healthy mffins. beautiful click.

Authenticoriyafood said...

Beautiful muffins!!! Love the way you have made use of Ragi..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very healthy and delicious muffins.

Deepa
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Neha said...

Wow..healthy muffins...What else can you ask for...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious looking healthy muffins...great for breakfast...

Archana said...

Love the story behind the muffins. . This one is something i will definitely make.

foodiecorner said...

Love how you are using the healthy ingredients - the raggi and jaggery , without compromising the taste... Especially for the kids.. Bookmarking it...

Indu said...

It would be great to eat that muffin and wash it down with the milk. Nice clicks!

Gayathri Kumar said...

Wow!What a healthy muffin? Using ragi in baking is very new to me...

Kurryleaves said...

Absolutely love it..sounds yummy and healthy too...love it

Prathima Rao said...

These look delightful!!! Nice presentation :)
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Nithya said...

Delicious and healthy cake :) Love banana in muffins so much and this ragi makes it unique for sure :) Will give it a try soon :)

S.Menaga said...

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Pushpa said...

Healthy and delicious muffins.

Nitha said...

I always wonder how you come up with all these healthy and yummy recipes.

Shanavi said...

Delicious spread and very healthy muffin

That Girl said...

I was thinking about banana muffins this weekend, but ended up with carrot instead.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Absolutely love the idea, great and look so moist :)

Paaka Shaale said...

I loved the whole wheat and ragi combo in this muffin. The presentation is just superb :)

Junia said...

these banana muffins look PERFECT. something you would find in a cafe :D

schmetterlingwords said...

Hey, muffins look yummy. Can we use jaggery too in Muffins?? Hmm interesting!! Good that you continue your baking in India too. When I go to London, insha Allah, I shall search for this bb store and try to have that muffin.. of course, on your behalf :-)

harini-jaya said...

Love to see ragi being used in a muffin!!
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Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Hmmm these muffins look delicious and your pictures are so beautiful! Never had Ragi flour before and I'm very curious how it tastes like in muffin.

muppy said...

Looks delicious, i'll have to lookup Ragi

Uma said...

It is a very healthy way of eating muffins and I am also addicted to these kind of foods in UK only. :-)

Cheers,
Uma
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divya said...

Slurp..drooling here.Its so yummy..

Radhika said...

You topped it yaar. using Ragi flour is really nice. I'm so glad of the resulting muffin. No difference at all. Thanks for giving the idea.


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Rekha shoban said...

healthy combo....perfectly baked!!nice click!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Healthy n delicious looking muffins...beautiful clicks as well

Janine said...

I love banana muffins but I've never heard of ragi flour though it sounds really interesting! I also like your cute muffin tops - they look perfect!

Tina said...

Healthy muffins with beautiful and tempting clicks...

Indie.Tea said...

Sounds delicious. There's something so comforting about banana muffins...

Kaveri said...

Delicious muffins...Likes the lavender and white polka dots background...

Vegetarian Zest said...

Healthy muffins! Love the way you come up with such combinations.

Lavanya Selvaraj said...

Very healthy muffin.

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hanushi said...

I also have not heard about ragi flour. Muffins are my fav since I start baking. :)

Deeksha said...

muffins look fantastic...

Prathibha said...

very delicious muffins...looks yummy

Prathibha said...

very delicious muffins...looks yummy

Rachana said...

Healthy and delicious muffins.

Mangala Prabhu said...

Wow! Awesome idea. Using Ragi in muffins :) I am enthralled, i have a lot of ragi flour waiting to be used, I will try out your recipe.

Thanks!

Ciccia said...

Oh, I'm swooning just by looking at them! Can you send me some here in Rome? I'm following you immediately, I just love sweets!

thekitchenaffaire said...

Wow.. delicious looking muffin :D Looks great

Spoon and Chopsticks said...

Your banana muffin looks perfect. Very nicely done.

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Vidhya said...

Wow these look so yummy and healthy.

Juliana said...

Yummie, these banana muffins look delicious, would take one just now. Beautiful pictures as well.
Hope you are having a wonderful week :-)

Now Serving said...

I LOVE ragi and this will be an entirely new way to use it for me :) Bookmarking to try!

Roxana GreenGirl said...

it's been a while since I last visited. Seems I missed a lot, including these amazing banana muffins. They would make a perfect breakfast. Stumbling them!

Cakewhiz said...

I have had banana muffins and i like them but i haven't had them with ragi flour ...i want to try this out. Your muffins look wonderful... Nice and chewy on the outside :)

Biny Anoop said...

a muffin can't be anymore healthy ...love it and loved the clicks

Plateful said...

Muffin looks delicious and moist. I just love all your healthy recipes-- keep them coming sweetie!

Swathi said...

Healthy muffins i like you used ragi and banana.

CinnamonNChillies said...

Ragi in muffins? wow! These look perfect. Lovely clicks!!!

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Sounds so healthy ... I am a huge addict of these goodies to.. Would love to have them for tea now :)

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Gloria said...

these muffins look perfect! gloria

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely moist and healthy cupcakes:)

Sweet Artichoke said...

Very pretty and healthy muffins! I love millet and it is a great idea to have it in muffins ;-)

Ramya said...

How I wish I could grab those muffins...And the ragi in it makes it so nutritious

Ramya
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ANU said...

OMG! love your creativity....and these muffins are awesomely delicious....and healthy....

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you can send this recipe if you would like to: http://anuzhealthykitchen.blogspot.com/2011/06/event-july-healthy-fiber-and-protein.html

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reneesrecipe said...

what a healthy combination. Just y'day i made banana muffins. Had i seen this earlier.. I wld have tried your version :)

cfooking varieties- wan said...

salam umm mymoonah, my God, soooo many comments for you. alhamdulillaah.
i like bananas very much, just perfect to have banana muffins for tea ya...
take care dear

laksh said...

Such a healthy combo, gonna try it out! Thanks a lot for stopping by my blog :)

Rosita Vargas said...

Quality muffins look perfect, I love the kitchen, I never tire of seeing your lovely recipes, hugs.,

Princy Vinoth said...

thats one healthy muffin :) guilt free eating :)

ANU said...

Thanks you dear for sending me this recipe....

http://anuzhealthykitchen.blogspot.com/2011/07/event-berries-strawberry-desserts.html

Nupur Mehra said...

Lovely recipe Ayeesha.. I could smell the aroma filling my room :) Will try it next

Nupur

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