Sunday, May 3, 2009

Vegan 4 Grain Strawberry Muffin/Cake


Know what you Eat : Strawberries have higher levels of vitamin c, fiber, folate and potassium than most other fruits like bananas, apples and even oranges. A recent study has shown that eating one serving (about 8-10 strawberries) a day can significantly decrease blood pressure, which may reduce the risk of heart disease.



I love to bake and baked goodies but after baking and eating them i really feel guilty of the amount of sugar and the carb in them. Now a days, i am trying to substitute all purpose flour with whole grain flours. For sugar with apple sauce and fruit juice, in this recipe i added 1 table spoon of beet pulp but really got scared at the color but after baking the color was all gone.


Cooking Time: 30mins
Preparation Time: 15 mins
Serves – 12 muffins


Ingredients

Chopped strawberries - 1 and 1/2 cups
Oats - 1/2 Cup
Whole barley - 1/2 Cup
Whole wheat pastry flour – 1/2 Cup
Brown Rice flour – 1/2 cup.
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Chia powder - 2 table spoons (chia is very good egg substitute, instead of chia add 1/2 tsp more of baking soda and 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar)
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Apple Sauce - 1/2 Cup
Beet Pulp - 1 tbsp
Raw Sugar - 1/4 cup
Cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 table spoon
Water - 1 Cup

Method

1) Grind whole barley and oats into powder
2) In a bowl combine Oats, whole barley, brown rice flour, Whole wheat pastry flour, Baking soda, salt, Cinnamon powder, Chia powder and sugar.
3) Mix the dry ingredients well and add Oil ,apple sauce and beet pulp.
4) Now add the chopped strawberries and add water and mix the batter well.
5) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
6) Pour this batter to 3/4 of muffin mould and bake for 20 to 30 mins till a knife inserted comes out clean.
7) The muffin was slightly sweet if you have a sweet tooth add more sugar or serve with fruit preserves sweetened with fruit juice and fresh strawberries.

Event Participation

This dish goes to Whole Grain Baking Event - Barley hosted by Madhuram.

This dish is our contribution to Srivalli's Mithai Mela hosted by Cooking 4 all Seasons.
This goes to Strawberry Feast @ My kitchen treasures.
This dish goes to Original Recipes - Monthly Round up event hosted by Lorie.

10 comments:

Uma said...

Wow, what a healthy way to eat muffins. They looks so tempting and yummy. I also get scared of the color we get from the beets :) So vibrant and strong color.

Rachel said...

very healthy...

Renu said...

A very healthy muffin....would love to try it...
Good blog.

a2zvegetariancuisine said...

Uma, Rachel and Renu thanks for the comments.

Rolland said...

WOW! What a surprise while I was away! This blog has become real good and big. I have to appreciate you. By the way, where you buy your Chia and Quinoa from?

a2zvegetariancuisine said...

Thanks Rolland for your comment. Chia and Quinoa we buy in bulk from Nutsonline.com in 25 pound cases.

Srivalli said...

that looks so lovely...thanks for all your wonderful contribution..my head was spinning when I completed all of them..:))

Happy cook said...

Thankyou again for sending this, muffins look really yumm and delicous.
Have to google what chia is, good tha tyou had written we can use baking powder instead. Othewise i would have thought it was some kind os spice os something like that :-)

Lore said...

Fruity baked goods are my favourite sweet treats so your muffins are right up my alley, yummy!
Thanks for sharing them with the Original Recipes Round-Up :)

Madhuram said...

Thanks for the entry. Where did you find whole barley? The least I can get here is pot barley. Also is it easy to powder it?

 
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