19 Aug 2014

Eggless Whole Wheat Apple Jaggery Muffins

For all the cakes and cookies I bake, my kids don't like the sweet stuff! They are like their father! While my husband and kids prefer bajji and bonda for snacks, I prefer brownies and muffins. So to satisfy my cravings to bake, I bake mostly for others. My maid's family, my driver's family, my husband's friends and neighbor's get to enjoy on their birthdays and anniversaries free of cost!! Aside from preferring bondas and vadas, my family wants to eat only healthy stuff! So when baking for family, you need to bake some healthy stuff in between indulgence bakes! After last week's indulgence post, here's a healthy guilt free muffin that you can bake for your kids.

This is an extremely soft and moist muffin made with wholewheat flour and jaggery. We love this muffin and I'm sure you'll love it too!

Preparation time 20 mins | Baking time 20 mins | Makes 9 muffins

  • Whole wheat flour - 3/4 cup (I used aashirvaad)
  • Vegetable Oil - 1/4 cup (I used refined sunflower oil)
  • Grated jaggery / Cane sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Chopped apple - 3/4 cup
  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Nutmeg powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Vanilla Extract - 1/2 tsp
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Walnuts - 1/3 cup

Makes 9 muffins. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C. Line a muffin pan with paper moulds and set aside.
1. Grate the jaggery and dissolve it in 1/2 cup of water. If there are any impurities, strain it and transfer to a bowl.

2. Add the oil and vanilla extract and mix well.
3. Sift in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon powder and nutmeg. Or pre sift and add.

4. Fold gently with the wet ingredients until just incorporated. Do not overmix.
5. Add the chopped apples and mix again.

6. Spoon into muffin moulds and sprinkle the chopped walnuts on top.
7. Bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees C or until a skewer comes out clean.

8. Let cool for 5 minutes and remove from pan. 

1. Once you add the dry ingredients, be very gentle in mixing. Do not overmix.
2. You can add more walnuts, if you prefer and mix it in the dough.
3. You can add a tbsp of cocoa powder and make this a chocolate based muffin too.

Until next time,
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  1. wow these muffins luks delicious!!!!

  2. wow such a healthy muffins, would try them out soon!

  3. you have turned to more healthy these days, Beulah which is really good.. I shall try and learn something from you... Good one & hats off to your patience to click at every stage

  4. healthy muffin with a twist of jaggery

  5. A different recipe..it looks soft and very tasty...

  6. Healthy muffins . Will try

  7. Yummy muffins with a healthy twist,please visit me too,I have enabled comments on my posts now :)

  8. Healthy and delicious muffins.. They look yummy..

  9. So Yum and healthy muffins sis:)

  10. Healthy muffins. soft and moist.

  11. yeah i can understand my dear <3 my husband do't like sweet stuff that much too.. normally i have to bake in small quantity or mostly muffins, he like most.. sometimes he ask me for baking :) your muffins turned so great just awesome i am loving them

  12. just made these muffins and they are moist n melt n the mouth. I wish i had doubled the quantity.thanks for posting!

    1. Thank you for the feedback! Glad you liked it!

  13. Awesome yummy recipe Beulah! I am new to baking and using jaggery in bakes is something I am looking forward to trying. However, I do not have a muffin mould; so could you please tell me how I could convert this recipe into a cake/brownie?

    1. You can try baking this in a small pan like a 5 inch pan since it's a small batter and the timings will also vary. Good luck :)


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