13 Dec 2011

Sunshine Breakfast - Carrot Beet Muffins


Now this is what I call "Sunshine Breakfast" .... Winter is here now and I am having trouble even getting up from my bed. Just want to curl up even more under the duvet and sleep until I see the sun .... of course that is not going to happen for one good reason "The sun never appears" during the winters ..:(

I definitely have to get from my bed ... now what can be the motivating factor to make me come out of my cosy bed..!!!

Hhhhhmmmm , if sunshine doesn't stream through the window, make the sunshine stream through the breakfast plate.


Missed the point!!! Well, tasty filling breakfast can make any person feel better and if the breakfast is filled with spring flavours and autumn colours, then it is guaranteed to beat the winter blues and run a mile against the icy winds singing songs...

No , I am not exaggerating..... You know that I don't make up stories. Read on and I am sure that by the end of the post [recipe] you will agree with me..:)


Makes: 10 large muffins and Freezable
Carrots [peeled and grated]: 200 gms.
Fresh beets [peeled and grated]: 100 gms.
Eggs [medium]:2.
Dark muscavado sugar: 100 gms.
Plain flour: 260 gms.
Sunflower oil: 60 ml.
Baking powder: 2 tsp.
Ginger powder: 1 tsp.
Cardamom powder: 1/2 tsp.
Vanilla extract: 1/2 tsp.
Yogurt: 80 ml.
Skinless groundnuts: a handful.

Garnish: few tbsp of creme fraiche.


1.Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C /325 degrees F /Gas 3. Place 10 paper cases in a muffin tray.
2.Dry roast the groundnuts on medium flame, cool and pulse to coarse bits. Keep aside.
3.Put the eggs, sugar and oil in a bowl and beat until well combined.
4.In a seperate bowl sift together flour, baking powder, ginger and cardamom powder.
5.Then add this mix to the egg mixture.Beat until well combined.
6.Add the yogurt and vanilla extract and stir gently until combined.


7.Add the groundnuts, grated carrots and beets and stir gently until just incorporated.
8.Spoon into the muffin paper cases until two thirds full and place the tray in the preheated oven [middle rack]. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the skewer inserted in the centre of the muffin comes out clean.

Cool and serve with a dollop of creme fraiche ..


Note: You can omit the beets and add courgettes or just plain carrots. Try to play around with other veggies like pumpkin, squash or leafy greens like spinach to give a completely new flavour..:)

You can a big batch and freeze half the muffins wrapped individually in cling film for upto a month. Just defrost for a couple of hours and warm them in the oven preheated to 150 degrees C/ Gas mark 2 for 4 to 5 minutes. They will be fresh as new...:)

Enjoy..

Scribbled by Reva

37 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Beautiful post! Loved the recipe and clicks a lot :)

சிநேகிதி said...

nice clicks

Loveforfood said...

great photos.. i would love to try it.

Chandrani said...

Really all this muffin are healthy and sunshine........

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Muffins have always been my fav and these ones are utterly maddening... :)

Ambreen said...

Great flavors, looks delicious and perfectly baked.

Tina said...

what a beautiful clicks and muffins dear..perfect nd tempting.

Sayantani said...

real beautiful post. love that cutesy set up. awesome recipe.

zareena said...

Lovely snaps dear. Excellent presentation too.

Ramya said...

colourful as spring..ive made carrot muffins before, but never had the idea of adding beets

Kaveri said...

Truly a sunshine breakfast...Loved that cute hedgehog in the pic.

Roshni said...

Beautiful Clicks Revathi. The colours looks great!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Simply beautiful looking muffins . Wish I was there to get a taste of .Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Priya said...

Incredible and quite unique combo for muffins,they looks simply gorgeous.

Pavithra said...

Reva...absolutely stunning pictures .. lovely muffins and love the combo too :) Beautiful post.

Pranati Nath said...

wow...delicious muffins..:) & Sanaps are also sooo beautiful..:) loved it..Could you please link it to my on going event Yummy Dessert 4 New Year using my logo
http://pran-oriya-recipies.blogspot.com/2011/12/eee.html

Aarthi said...

awesome recipe..Thanks for sharing..

Aarthi
http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

Mahi said...

Hmm..interesting combo! Looks good!

Uma said...

Very beautiful post. Like the muffin as I find they are unique and bookmarking it.

ANU said...

awesome breakfast muffins dear Reva....amazed by ur creative presentation!

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VM said...

Nice n healthy muffins..lovely colorful clicks..

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Really,really a sunshine breakfast,luv the last click its awesome....

Sobha Shyam said...

awesome muffins..so yummy and pretty..

Teena Mary said...

Very interesting combo!! Nice clicks too :)

divya said...

very healthy and delicious recipe.. looks yummy !!

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Looks awesome, beautiful clicks.

Ganga Sreekanth said...

wow awesome dear....beautiful clicks

Sanhita said...

This is amazing, and sooo healthy!!! Have to try it for my boys!
Happy Cooking!

Prathibha said...

love the colors n presentation of those beautiful muffins

Mélange said...

Those clicks are beyond any explanation.Terrific and they not only talk,sing...Too cute and romantic Revs..Nice muffins..perfect for the season.

SouthIndianHome said...

Wonderful and breathyaking clicks. Could not take my eyes out from the monitor.Sorry i was so impressed with the clicks that i did not read the recipe yet :-)

radha said...

Aptly called the sunshine breakfast. Would brighten up anyone's bleary morning!

Kanchana Radhakrishnan said...

nice clicks.looks delicious.

Padhu said...

Beautiful pictures and yummy muffins

Sudha said...

This is an amazingly fantastic idea!!Carrots and beets together in a muffin - must be so nutritious too.Brilliant presentation and lovely clicks,Reva:)

ANU said...

hello dear...I have an ongoin event on cardamom....would you like to send this recipe to my event!
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Pavithra R said...

Muffins are one of my favorites & having just one makes you feel full, that is the good thing. Love your Muffin!!

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