Monday, January 20, 2014

Cantaloupe Muffins / Eggless Cantaloupe Muffins / Vegan Cantaloupe Muffins

Cantaloupe Muffins is one of my recent experiment that turned out so good. This is a Egg free, Vegan muffins made using whole wheat flour and fresh Cantaloupe Puree. Cantaloupes or Must Melon is my favorite fruit and love the fruit in any form but the Cantaloupe Juice is my most favorite. Cantaloupes are low in Saturated Fat and Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Niacin, Vitamin B6 and Folate. It is also a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Potassium. Its always good to consume the fruit as such fresh way but once in a while can also make such delicious bakes with such healthy fruits or veggies.
 Last month on our visit to Fresh Market saw Cantaloupe on sale, since we love cantaloupe and other melon fruits a lot bought 3 cantaloupes. But the melons were too ripe and it should be consumed soon, so i made our favorite Cantaloupe Juice and with remaining fruit wanted to try some cake or muffins. At the same time wanted to make a guilt free & vegan muffins, so my search ended here with this Whole wheat Cantaloupe muffins, but the recipe has eggs. But i wanted to make a egg free muffins so i simply skipped the eggs and tried it. To my surprise the muffins turned out so good. It also smelled so good while baking. Muffin were soft, moist and delicious. I added walnuts to half of the muffins and to the other half batter added Tutti Frutti. Loved both the muffins, even the next day the muffins were soft and flavorful like the Banana Nut Muffins.
This can be baked as a cupcake without nuts and tutti frutti as a plain cantaloupe cupcakes and frost with cantaloupe frosting or any desired frosting. But i don't want to add more messy job & more calories so i simply baked it as a muffins. Now off to the recipe...

Prepartion Time : 10 minutes
Baking Time : 20-25 minutes
Makes About  12 Standar muffins
Ingredients
  1. Whole Wheat Flour   1 cup
  2. All Purpose Flour   1/2 cup(i used unbleached APF)
  3. Baking Powder     2 tsp
  4. Baking Soda    1 tsp
  5. Ground Ginger    1/2 tsp
  6. Ground Cinnamon   1/2 tsp (i skipped)
  7. Brown Sugar   1/2 cup*
  8. Salt   1/2 tsp
  9. Cantaloupe Puree   1 and 1/2 cup (from 1 medium cantaloupe)
  10. Vanilla Etract    1/2 tsp
  11. Oil    2 tbsp
  12. Walnuts or Tutti Frutti   1/4 - 1/2 cup(if using tutti frutti use 1/4 cup)



Method
  • Preheat Oven to 375 degree Fahrenheit. Line Muffin pan with paper liners or grease pan with oil or cooking spray and keep ready.
  • Wash cantaloupe well and cut into two half and remove the seed portion and scoop out the pulp and blend it to a smooth puree and measure 1 and 1/2 cup and keep aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl add flours, baking soda, baking powder, ground ginger, brown sugar, salt and mix well.
  • In another bowl combine cantaloupe puree, oil and vanilla extract.
  • Now add the cantaloupe juice mixture to the flour mix and combine well until get a smooth batter.
  • Finally stir in walnuts or tutti frutti.
  • Divide the batter evenly into prepared pan.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 20-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffins comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool on wire rack and serve.
  • Store the muffins in ziploc or containers in refrigerator. This stays good in room temp for 2 days.



Notes:
* If you are using a sweet, ripe and juicy fruit use scant 1/2 cup Brown sugar.
OR if your fruit is not much sweet then add 3/4 cup sugar
As the Cantaloupe i used were too sweet the muffins were bit more sweet(i used 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp brown sugar) to my tooth but kids H were ok with the muffins.
Instead of walnuts use any desired nuts and also replace tutti frutti with any desired dry fruits or candied fruits.


27 comments:

  1. thats a beautiful cover looks fabulous.

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  2. Wow! beautiful muffins...love the addition of cantaloupe in them

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  3. awesome cuppies Sangee, that first click is super tempting love your addition of fruit and wheatflour to the muffins looks so tempting

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  4. really healthy muffins!!! looks really soft...

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  5. amazing colour and awing texture....:)

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  6. wow sis, super muffins looks so gorgeous... very very interesting....

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  7. Wow.. wow wow!! great clicks.. Hw do u get those ideas ? i just couldnt take my eyes off from those pics.. Seriously y dont u start a photography tips series starting from basics n covering step by step.They would surely help many bloggers ( including me..)

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    1. Thanks so much Smitha for your kind appreciation...I am just learning and still do not much about Photography but, definitely will share my known tips to you :)

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  8. quite interesting recipe...awesome presentation...

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  9. Awesome muffins, vegan, whole wheat flour, you have made it very healthy and with cantaloupe, very nice..

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  10. Wow nice never thought of this fruit in the cupcake it's so yum

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  11. i second janani's comment sangeetha...never knew this boring fruit(according to me) could be used so beautifully :)

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  12. i second janani's comment sangeetha...never knew this boring fruit(according to me) could be used so beautifully :)

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  13. beautiful muffins. loved the addition of cantaloupe. really delicious and healthy too

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  14. Looks super soft and perfect.. wonderful clicks too!!

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  15. looks perfect and the addition of cantaloupe is very interesting

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  16. Sneha's Recipe February 8, 2014
    Made these muffins twice with some changes turn out awesome. This is a really good and healthy muffins

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    1. Thank you Sneha for trying my recipe. Happy that you liked it too.

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  17. I would eat a few of those in a jif

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