Saturday, February 14, 2015

Strawberry Choco-chip Vanilla Muffins [Egg-less]

Strawberries are such happy fruits! Don't they just make you smile every time you look at them? Vibrant, fresh and oh-so-pretty! 

I love their colour and how they make everything they are added into look beautiful! 

The markets are so full of strawberries right now and I have been enjoying this delicious fruit generously. After making smoothies and some gelato, I ventured onto making some muffins. 

I used my tried and trusted egg-less Vanilla Cake recipe and made these muffins. Strawberries inside as well as on top made my simple muffins look elegant and those little chunks of choco-chips only made them prettier :)

I loved this little mid-week baking experiment and was mighty pleased to have treated my colleagues to some of these beauties :)

Grab those strawberries before they go out of season and make these adorable muffins soon, you guys! 

Happy Baking! :)

Makes: 10 muffins.

All purpose flour/Maida - 1.5 cups
Thick Curd/Yogurt - 1 cup
Strawberries – 8
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Baking powder - 1 and 1/4 tsp
Vegetable oil - 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Choco Chips - 1 tbsp

  • Pre-heat Microwave (in convection mode) to 170 deg C.
  • Dice some of the strawberries into small pieces, while leave some to use as toppings. 
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the yogurt and ensure all lumps are removed. Add in the sugar and mix well. 
  • Add baking powder and baking soda to this mixture and mix well. 
  • Set aside this mixture for 5 mins until small bubbles appear on the surface. 
  • Add vanilla extract and oil to this mixture and mix all the ingredients well. 
  • Add the flour in parts and gently fold in the batter. 
  • Mix well, until no more dry flour is seen. 
  • Add in the choco-chips and the finely chopped strawberries and mix well. 
  • Place cupcake-liners in a muffin tray and pour in little batter into each, up to about 3/4th full. Place a strawberry slice on top of each muffin and toss in some more choco-chips. 
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. 
  • Allow the muffins to cool for a while and then serve them with love! :)

These muffins store well for 2 days in room temperature and up to 4-5 days in a refrigerator. Mildly heat them before serving. Warm muffins are little servings of happiness!! :)

1 comment:

  1. Wow...they just look so yumm. I love baking with fruits in the batter... and strawberry and choc are the best combinations ever!