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A Mothers Delight

When I first saw this recipe at Meeta’s amazing blog I felt that the recipe has too much going around with it, too many flavours that may clash with each other but than I sat and looked hard at the recipe and as she mentions, the recipe is every mother’s delight… it has vegetables, fruits and nuts all rolled into one. I decided to give it a try and was very very pleasently surprised at the results. The flavours blend with each other so well that its hard to imagine that their are so many ingredients that went into it.

I did make some modifications to meeta’s recipe though… the major one being I used whole wheat flour instead of maida and yes I added a tsp of flax seeds powder to it

What I used

  • 280g whole wheat flour
  • 200g sugar
  • 50g walnuts – toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 270g carrots – grated
  • 1 large apple – grated
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup desicated coconut
  • 3 large eggs
  • 180 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp flax seed – roasted and grounded to a powder

How I made it

  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Toast the walnuts till slightly brown, I roast them in the oven itself when it is getting heated
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together i.e. flour, sugar, baking powder. salt and cinnamon, Add walnuts and coconut to it and mix a little
  • In a large bowl whisk the eggs a little, add oil and vanilla essence
  • Fold in the grated carrots and apple.
  • Add this mixture to the dry mixture, stirring until the dough is moist.Dont overmix it which I think is the key to make good muffins
  • Pour in greased and lined muffin moulds and bake for about 20 mins

Cool and bite into them, as I said before they were yummy… the carrots and apples keeping it moist, eggs adding softnes and walnuts and flax seeds adding the crunch… and very nutritous 🙂

32 comments on “A Mothers Delight

  1. Swaram
    October 29, 2010


    • Swaram
      October 29, 2010

      Wow! Am on a roll today 😀

      • monikamanchanda
        October 29, 2010

        ROFL so happy to come first no?


      • Swaram
        October 29, 2010

        Wow! Thatz a gr8 mix of things. Love it 🙂

  2. Smitha
    October 29, 2010

    This is absotely delightful! Poohi has been after me to bake and this might just get baked today 🙂

  3. starsinmeyes
    October 29, 2010

    YUM! Thanks for this recipe!

  4. Tes
    October 29, 2010

    Wow those look really cute and delicious! It sounds simple and easy to make, too. Thanks for sharing!

  5. PNA
    October 29, 2010

    That looks delicious.. I have to try it out now.. 🙂

  6. choxbox
    October 29, 2010

    My stomach is growling now. Bet you can hear it too.

  7. Bikram
    October 29, 2010

    ok i have just finished lunch and these look so inviting oh i want them so bad…
    lovely jubley they look 🙂


  8. Preeti
    October 29, 2010

    Okay Monika… I have to try this out… but pls pls tell me where I can find these muffin paper liners… Art gave me some pointers… a shop in jayanagar
    If you can tell me some place closer… I will be most grateful…

    • monikamanchanda
      November 10, 2010

      oh will mail u preeti but basically I dont buy them from here, I ask my friends travelling from abroad to get them from me but I would like to have the jayanagar address

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  10. Sandhya
    October 30, 2010

    This recipe is interesting and seems to taste different. Will try soon!

  11. priyaiyer
    October 30, 2010

    Wanted to ask you… we are planning to buy an oven, but don’t know the ABCD of oven buying or using it. 😦 we are vegetarians, and would largely be using the oven to make cakes and grills and sandwiches.. that kind of stuff.. of course, we’d be experimenting more and more at a later stage.. what kind of oven/brand would you suggest for these requirements?

    • monikamanchanda
      November 10, 2010

      oh an OTG shld do i have morphy richards that works beautifully mail me if u need more details

  12. the ghost who eats
    October 31, 2010

    Now that is something !

  13. Roop Rai
    October 31, 2010

    now, this, i want and now!! fabulous.

    why are you not on masterchef?

    • monikamanchanda
      November 10, 2010

      LOL I hate the india version and for reasons abs cant on the aus one

  14. UmaS
    November 1, 2010

    Looks yum….certainly is a delight to do this…..but will be more happy to bite into one… 😛 😛 😛

  15. Deeps
    November 2, 2010

    Looks absolutely delicious. It has apples, carrots,walnuts..WOW! Very nutritious and looks totally yum! Will try them out!

  16. Aarti
    November 2, 2010

    Yummm recipes.. shd try em!!

    LOVEEEEE the background, layout n header Mon..hope ur back on ur feet n ready for celebrations

  17. mandira
    November 2, 2010

    no!! nooooo!!!! baking and posts related to baking , now depress me… no oven, you see! 😦 😦 😦

    • monikamanchanda
      November 10, 2010

      awwww mandy hugs go buy that oven and make urself happy no

  18. mandira
    November 2, 2010

    this is all whole wheat and it doesnt look dense at all.. super!

    • monikamanchanda
      November 10, 2010

      oh well I have almost become an expert in whole wheat baking 😉

  19. Reema
    November 12, 2010

    I want them!! Nowwwwwww!!

  20. bet365
    November 22, 2010

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  21. Noodlehead
    December 1, 2010

    This is a mother’s dream come true – very aptly named, mon 🙂 bookemared this one. Btw, if u find out about the muffin liners , pls to let me know. Jayanagar is the frontyard and I’d love to have some!

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