Monday, March 8, 2010

Caramelised Walnut and Raisin Muffins

The name says it all! This recipe was made especially for a friend visiting us who is a big fan of everything sweet and everything baked, and loves to try out new variants on old recipes. He is also a big nut-freak, so here is this nutty crunchy munchie sweetie recipe for him...

Ingredients 


1 1/2 cup - all purpose flour
1/2 cup - oat flakes
1/3 cup - raisins
6 1/2 tbsp - muscovado sugar (adjust according to your taste)
8 tbsp - sunflower oil
12 tbsp - low fat milk
5 tbsp - low fat yogurt
1/2 tsp - bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp - baking powder
1/4 tsp - clove powder
a generous pinch of nutmeg powder


To caramelise  


1 1/4 tbsp - muscovado sugar
1/2 cup - walnuts, roughly chopped




Add 1 1/4 tbsp of sugar and the walnuts in a pan and cook, stirring continously,  until the sugar melts completely and coats the walnuts. (approx 2-3 minutes on a high flame)


Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree C and line the muffin tray with 10 papaer cases.
  2. Add the flour, oat flakes, raisins, caramelised walnuts, soda, baking powder, clove powder and nutmeg powder in a bowl and mix well.
  3. In another bowl, add the oil, yogurt, milk and sugar and mix well.
  4. Whisk in the liquid mixture to the flour mixture and mix lightly.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and place the muffin tray in the center of the preheated oven and bake for approx 10 - 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.
  6. Let the muffins cool in the muffin tray for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
Makes 10 muffins



Enjoy!

61 comments:

  1. Muffins looks so rich , nutty and devine...
    Lovely click too

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  2. Muffins looks delectable!Extremely pleasing to the eyes!

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  3. Muffins look so delicious.Nice combination of walnuts and raisins.

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  4. Yummy and moist muffins...

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  5. They look perfect and tempting, Rachana..Love walnut raisin combo :-)

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  6. they look perfect! very tempting rachana.. i love all ur bakes.. they r very innovative!! yumm..

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  7. Wow...such moist and soft muffins...looks so inviting :)

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  8. Ok..i am drooling now .... Awesome click!

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  9. Awesome, muffins looks so rich & moist..yummy

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  10. Rachna,
    I loooooove walnuts .....so I'm going to try this muffin as soon as possible. These are looking so soft and moist. Can I have one please????
    Deepa

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  11. love the idea of using caramelised walnuts in the muffins, sounds yum!

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  12. Such lovely and delicious muffins!

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  13. mmm. looks so tempting!

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  14. Muffins luk heavenly Rachna!!!Luv the combo.

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  15. oh my god...this is making me drool here....such a yummy n perfect muffins

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  16. Rachana
    It is a brilliant idea to add these caramelized walnuts to the muffin batter! I bet they were to die for!
    I am bookmarking it for my next muffin session!

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  17. surely must have been awesome, just by its ingredients i can say how nice it would have been...looks delicious rachana..

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  18. Muffins looks lovely and delicious!!!!

    Wonderful clicks :-)

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  19. lovely click..i would like to have a bite of that beautiful nutty muffin..awesome..

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  20. Looks fantastic.I am drooling!

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  21. woww..looks superb and perfect!!!

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  22. Awesome clicks.....am drooling.Walnut & raisin, lovely combo.

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  23. mmmmmmmm..this looks so yummy and tasty..too good clicks..

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  24. Muffins looks fantastic, love the way u have prepared them..

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  25. Nice combo Rach..Tempting pix.

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  26. Great presentation and this is something new using caramelised sugar and walnut, so delicious dear....

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  27. Hi rachna!gr8 space...droolworthy muffins I must say:)

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  28. Hummmm, que delícia! Lindos!

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  29. Lovely and yummy muffins..;-))

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  30. Awesome and gorgeous muffins

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  31. Walnut muffin sounds very healthy to me.

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  32. They look so good! Rich and delicious!

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  33. Hi I am your newest follower....you have such a delicious site here..and i can't wait to try baking something new!!!

    ciao bella...

    come by sometime to see me too!

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  34. wow!!! so perfect and yummy!!

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  35. Wow eggless muffins!!! Superb recipe, must a try for me!

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  36. Rachana,

    Eggless healthy muffin, looks delicious

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  37. Amazing muffins with raisins and walnuts!

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  38. I love a good muffin! Especially one that includes raisins and nutmeg. Mmm mmm good.

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  39. wow very nutty n yummy muffins...would hv tasted gr8...yummm

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  40. caramelized walnuts!! i like the sound of that!

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  41. Nice little nutty muffins!

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  42. the muffins look so moist and delicious! what is muscavado sugar.. is it like brown sugar?

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  43. Beautiful, i have never tasted something like this before.

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  44. Looks delicious with the added walnuts and raisins.

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  45. Wowww tempting dear ..nice clicks

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  46. Wat a perfectly baked muffins!!Awesome!

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  47. Wonderful presentation. Muffin looks yummy, delicious and mouth watering.

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  48. Moist and soft muffins! Wonderful presentation!!

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  49. Une très belle réalisation.
    Bravo!
    A bientôt.

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  50. Rocking combo..looks mouthwatering & sounds fab..love it!!

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  51. un vrai bonheur gustatif ces muffins, j'en raffole
    bonne soirée

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  52. Love the caramelized part here. Sounds so different.

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  53. Thank you all for your wonderful comments:)

    PJ
    muscovado sugar is a type of unrefined sugar with a strong molasses flavour. For more details please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscovado_sugar

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  54. fantastic congratulations...

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  55. this is soo tempting!! i cant wait to try it out!!

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