14 February 2013

Low Calorie Muffins

Happy Valentine's Day!!!
As the valentine's day approaches , all around you see food turn to heart shapes, red, sweet and sassy. It looks lovely. This year lets skip the high calorie food and go for something healthy. What better way to say 'I love you' than with some healthy food at home. :)

I have another reason to celebrate. My blog reached a new milestone 500 likes on Facebook. Yayyy!!! Thanks to all my dear readers...



INGREDIENTS
Recipe Adapted from here

All Purpose Flour - 1 cup minus 2 tbsp
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Baking Soda - 3/4 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Sugar - 100 g
Cocoa Powder - 50 g
Hot Water - 125 ml
Finely Grated Carrots - 1/2 cup
Coconut Oil - 2 tbsp
Egg - 1
Low Fat Yogurt - 1/2 cup




METHOD
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C (350 degree F).
Put the finely grated carrots in a mesh strainer or lemon squeezer and squeeze out the liquid.
Place it in a medium size bowl.
To the bowl add the oil, egg, yogurt and mix.
Pass the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa through a sieve and add to the mixture.
Add in the sugar. Mix till just combined.
Pour in the hot water and mix. Do not over mix.
Scoop the batter into muffin cups and bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until an skewer inserted into the muffins comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
You can top it with some chocolate cream cheese icing. (optional)

16 comments:

  1. very yummy looks.... happy valentine's day...

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  3. Very healthy way to consume our favorites....

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  4. Happy Valentine's Day dear...Healthy yummy muffins...

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  5. Cute and attractive muffins, prefect for valentine's day.

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  6. happy valentines day, these looks yummy

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  7. super valentine's day treat! yummy looking muffin

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  8. Healthy and delicious Valentine's day treat.. Love it..
    Happy Valentine's day dear!!

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  9. Happy Valentine's Day...yummy chocolaty muffins

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  10. OMG! what a stunning pic! Drooling here...Happy valentines day to you!!

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  11. Looks great Rinku!! We all need low fat recipes what with so much of calories yet to burn off from Christmas! :D

    Great recipe!

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  12. Beautiful mufifns and healthy too. Congrats on reaching 500 and Happy Valentines Day :)

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  13. Rinku,divine and healthy to celebrate like this...happy valentines day.

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  14. Rinku..Hi dear,yummy cupcakes and a beautiful presentation with those lovely roses..I have also started a food blog..please do visit when you are free

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