Orange Chocolate Chips Muffins

What do I do when I discovered there were oranges in the fridge and chocolate chips as well? Ah hah!!! idea pops up and the mood is ON …. yeahh that’s right, the baking mood was triggered precisely at that moment and the outcome?

Orange Chocolate Chips Muffins!!! 🙂

Ready to eat! …. Orange Chocolate Chips Muffins

Got this recipe from allrecipes

Turns out good and delicious! A recipe worth keeping indeed!

Ingredients:
2 cups of flour
2 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of baking soda
1 cup of chocolate chips (can have more if you prefer)
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp orange zest
1/4 cup orange juice (freshly squeeze)
1/2 cup plain yogurt (or buttermilk)

Before baking in the oven….

Method:
– Preheat oven 170 degree C.

– In a medium bowl, mix flour, semisweet chocolate, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

– In a separate medium bowl, cream together margarine and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the orange zest, orange juice, and buttermilk. Pour into the flour mixture, and mix just until evenly moist. Spoon batter into muffin cups.

– Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let muffins cool in the pan on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before removing from the pan.

Maple Dates Muffin

Maple Dates Muffins

There are still a few boxes of dates at home and since I feel like baking something … I decided to bake this Maple Dates Muffin … a recipe I had from Chef Siti’s recipe book.

It’s simple enough to make and I like the taste of it … not so sweet even with the maple syrup. My youngest said “not bad” after first tasting it and then she ends up eating 4 of it hahahaa…. 🙂


Maple Dates Muffin

Ingredient A:
180 g of plain flour
50 g of instant oats
2 tbsp baking powder
50 g corn flour
1/4 tsp of bicarbonate soda
1/4 tsp salt

Ingredient B:
125 g butter
60 g sugar

Ingredient C:
2 eggs

Ingredient D:
100 g maple syrup
225 ml natural plain yogurt

Ingredient E:
80 g diced dates
20 g diced almonds

Method:
– In a mixing bowl, beat Ingredient B till light.
– Gradually add in Ingredient C, beat for about another 4 mins.
– Add in Ingredient A and D … bit by bit and mix well.
– Scoop batter into muffin cups.
– Sprinkle Ingredient E over the top.
– Baked at 180 degree C for 15-20 mins or till muffins are golden brown.

Carrot and Raisins Muffin

A very BIG THANK YOU to Sis N for sharing this recipe.  Love the taste and the texture …. out of the oven and once cooled, within minutes half of the batch was already eaten by us.

I started cooking and baking since 8 am just now … non-stop multi-tasking since I’m pressed for time today. Alhamdulillah I am still able to post this (again multi-tasking) while getting ready to go out in a while. Bringing a few of the muffins for my cousin and my aunt.

I made two batch … one with raisin and the other with leftovers chocolate chips 😉

Carrot n raisins muffin

Ingredients:
1 packet of raisins
1/2 cup milk
2 to 2.5 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
3 eggs
250gm butter or margarine (softened)
200gram castor sugar
1 cups shredded carrots

Directions:
Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
Line muffin tin with paper liners.
In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon powder.
In a separate mixing bowl, beat eggs, butter and sugar.
Add in the milk and mix again.
Pour flour mixture into eggs and mix until moistened.
Fold in shredded carrots and some of the raisins.


Scoop mixture into muffin cups. Topped with some leftover raisins (can even add cherries)
Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked.

Banana Muffin with Sunflower Seeds

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This recipe came from one of my cookbooks and it is a recipe by Chef Mastura. The ingredients are simple but with a twist, using yoghurt and sunflower seeds, thus to me it’s like a more healthier version. More important it taste soo good 🙂

Banana Muffin with Nuts

Ingredients A:
60 g butter or margarine (I prefer butter)
90 g castor sugar
1 egg

Ingredients B:
120 g self raising flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda

Ingredients C:
1 tsp banana essence
2 tbsp yoghurt (plain)
350 g bananas, mashed (about 5 bananas)
40 g chopped cashew nuts
20 g sunflower seeds

Method:
Beat all ingredients A till soft and smooth.
Add in sifted ingredients B.
Finally, add in ingredients C.
Mix well.
Spoon batter into muffin cups. Bake at 170 degree C, for 25 mins or till done.

Note : Can sprinkle some of the sunflowers as toppings. .

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Oreo Muffins

The mood to bake strike again and this time I chose the easiest recipe with most of the ingredients already available at home. Oreo Muffins … 🙂

I did not have enough muffins cup so I combine with few from the balance of my aluminium pie moulds instead.

Within half an hour the muffins were already in the oven …  😉

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Here’s the recipe for the Oreo Muffins :

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cup of flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/3 cup butter
1 cup milk
1 egg
16 pcs of Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped
50 g chocolate chips

Method :

Mix flour, sugar and baking powder in a medium bowl.

Add butter and use rubbing-in method till flour mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Blend milk and egg in a small bowl. Stir into flour mixture. Then add in Oreo cookies and chocolate chips. Mix well.

Pour batter into lightly greased muffin trays or muffins cups. Sprinkle with more chocolate chips on top.

Bake for 15-20 mins at 170 degree Celsius till toothpick inserted into centre comes out clean.

Cool and ready to serve.

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Cempedak muffin

Finally… Finally I bought a big piece of cempedak and pureed the flesh of the seeds to bake as muffins.

For those wondering what is a cempedak … here a link for more info on it!

Since last year I have been wanting to do so but somehow never did managed to do it until yesterday!

Simply love the aroma and taste of the muffin though as usual my eldest did not like such strong smell and taste of such fruits. Thanks to the recipe book written by Chef Siti Mastura.  I bought the book during the fasting month and Chef Siti had kindly even autographed the book …. am soooo happy! 🙂

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Waiting to be bake …

and finally ready to eat! … oh and by the way, this beautiful photo of the muffin was taken by my niece, Aishah! 🙂

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The recipe :

Cempedak Muffin 

Ingredient A :

250 gm butter
180 gm castor sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence

Ingredient B  : 

250 gm cake flour (or Top flour)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
1/4 tsp salt

Ingredient C :

100 ml evaporated milk
120 ml fresh milk
200 gm cempedak puree
50 gm diced almond

Ingredient D : 

100 gm cempedak puree
50 gm diced almond

Method : 

– Beat butter and sugar till light. Add in eggs and vanilla essence.

– Add in ingredient B and C and mix well.

– Pour batter in muffin tray filled with paper casings and then place some of the cempedak puree (Ingredient D) on top of the muffins. Sprinkle some of the diced almonds.

– Bake at 180 degree Celsius for about 25-30 mins.

 

 

Banana and Choc Chips Muffins

Another of my kids favourite 🙂

Somehow the combination of banana and choc chips are always a favourite with the young and old … truly a made in heaven food galore combination … yum yum!!!

Banana and Choc Chips muffins

 

Ingredients :

1 3/4 cup of plain flour (sieve)

3/4 cup sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg

1/2 cup olive oil (or vegetable oil)

1/2 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 cup mashed bananas

3/4 cup chocolate chips

Method :

– In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

– In another bowl, combine the egg, oil, milk and vanilla.  Whisk thoroughly.

– Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients till moistened. Use the whisk to do so.

– Add in the bananas and chocolate chips.  Mix thoroughly.

– Fill the muffin cups with 3/4 of the mixture.

– Bake at 180 degree celsius for 20 min or till cook (use a toothpick to insert into the muffin and if it comes out clean then it’s already cook)

– Cool and ready to serve.