Thursday, January 21, 2010

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Recently, I tried to bake with white whole wheat flour (WWWF) and whole wheat pastry flour (WWPF). I was really amazed of the results! I hardly could believe they were made with whole wheat!
White whole wheat is milled from hard white wheat, lighter in color and have a delicate mild flavor, all the nutrition and fibers are same as whole wheat. If you have a picky eater in home. All your baked goodies pass the test without being notice!
Whole wheat Pastry flour (WWPF) is milled with soft white berry, the color is lighter compare to the original whole wheat flour and very mild earthy flavor! As the flour is low protein, all your recipes calling for baking soda or baking powder work like wonder. You have a fabulous feathery cookies, muffins, quick bread, etc... But don't combine WWPF with a recipe using yeast!
Today's post, America's most loved Blueberry muffins goes nutritious with whole wheat pastry flour. I had a tender and delicate muffins.
Now, the main difference between quick bread and muffins is texture. The texture is more like cake usually broke apart with your fingertip when you eat. Contains less sweet- usually have a crumbled topping, no frosting! Loaded with fruits and less rich compare to a cake !
Quick bread are sliced, moist and hold the shape, have a longer shelf line!

The only golden rule for muffins: Mix the dry ingredients separately- wet ingredients separately. Dump the wet mixture into the dry one and stir it. The batter should be lumpy. The result you get a lighter muffins! No over mixing !
What else you have a nutritious and full of antioxidant breakfast to start your morning!
The original recipe is from here. I modified according my needs. Personally I don't like to start sweeter my morning, I skipped the sugary topping. If you are a person like me, skip it or otherwise go ahead rise your sugar level with the topping.

Blueberry muffins



Ingredients:

For muffins
Whole-wheat pastry flour : 1 3/4 cups
Sugar :1/2 cup
Baking powder : 2 tsp
Salt : 3/4 tsp
Grated orange zest : 1 tsp
1 large egg
Skim milk : 1/2 cup
Unsalted butter, melted : 5 tbsp
Blueberries : 1 cup

For topping
sugar :1 tsp
Cinnamon : 1/4 tsp

Baking method

Buttered the muffins pans
Preheat the oven for 375°F and place the rack in middle.

Muffins batter:
Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, then whisk in zest.
Whisk egg in another bowl, then whisk in milk and butter. Add to dry ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined (batter will be dense). Fold in blueberries. Divide batter among muffin cups.

Make topping:
Stir together sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over batter in cups.


Bake until a wooden pick inserted into center of muffins comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool in pan 5 minutes, then unmold onto a rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

I am sending my Christmas plum cake to Mahiima Cakes and Cookies event.
I am sending To Show me ur cake event created by Divya - Thanks 4 accepting late entry!


The only change I made is I substituted the All purpose with whole wheat pastry Flour, unbelievable result! It was one of the most searched recipe for the month of DEC 2009!
 




One of my reader wanted to see my Christmas tree - here it is the picture.

66 comments:

Divya Vikram said...

Lovely muffin and cake Cham. Sure you can send it to my event.

Priya said...

Healthy and delicious muffins..after making out bakes with whole wheat flour, am using very rarely all purpose flour now..Glad to see u also getting into the whole wheat world:)..Beautiful christmas tree Cham..

Asha said...

I have heard that of whole wheat pastry flour too, that it gives a wonderful smooth texture to cakes, Muffins etc. I haven't looked for it yet. must do now. Muffins look delicious, love Blueberries.
Last night I was watching Bobby Flay's "Throw down" episodes on Food Network and he was making Blueberry Pancakes, looked so fluffy and yum! :)

Madhu said...

After eating whole wheat goodies, its really hard to go back to white flour.
Muffins look cute and yum. Love your christmas tree, looks grand.

Vrinda said...

Lov blueberry muffins,i always make with left over berries,looks yummmm,will try with pastry flour next time..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Both of them look perfect, very beautifully baked.

Rachana Kothari said...

Healthy and fruity muffins:) looks perfect. I always like to use whole wheat flour in my muffins and cakes...

Beautiful christmas tree:)

Indhu said...

Whole wheat pastry flour and white whole wheat flour are awesome..right? Even I was surprised when I baked muffins with them... love your bluebery muffins... :)

Gita said...

Thanks for the tips about the flours Cham...I too have been trying to search for white whole wheat flour...may be I should try baking with pastry flour :) Lovely muffin and cake!

Gulmohar said...

Healthy muffins..perfectly baked :-) You had a wonderful X'mas tree !

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely tree and yummy blueberry muffins...

sowmya.s said...

beautiful muffins..nice and spongy..

Vaishali Sharma (Bhutani) said...

Both of them looks great! Feel like grabbing a piece right from the screen. :)

KALVA said...

lovely muffins!! love blueberries

Rachel said...

Blueberries in anything gets me all excited.

ruchikacooks said...

Nalla Irrukey! For a second I read it as WWF instead of WWWF :))

Havent moved into whole wheat baking..will do soon..

Christmas tree looks bright and cheerful..What all did santa got for the kid?

PJ said...

Healthy and delicious muffins.. in fact, looking at the less butter and skim milk I am really impressed how moist these muffins are looking! I have this bookmarked now.. blueberry muffins are my favorites and you just made them so much more accessible by this healthy version :)

aquadaze said...

these look absolutely phenomenal Cham. You are so right, with these for breakfast, who'd want anything else!! Love the pictures.

Anu said...

Healthy and delicious muffins... Beautiful christmas tree..

Nandini said...

Muffins looks perfect! Nice explanationand tips about flours, quick bread and muffin.
I love berries but we have to satisfy with dried ones( sold only in cities).

Sharmilee! :) said...

Both cake and muffins looks fluffy & great... Wish we too get whole wheat pastry flour here in India!

Prathibha said...

Both the muffins n cake look super...I love anything with blueberries..they look really yummy n moist..THat christmas tree is very nice..

Happy Cook said...

I do wish bluberry seasons was here. As the muffin looks so so yumm. I canimagine eating them lukewarm.
I have seen in the freeze section the blurberries now, but have never baked with frozen fruits.
Love the tree and of course the cake too. I tend to forget the events these days.

Pari said...

Like Ruchika I am also gonna say Nalla Irrukey. This was one of the few words which I had learnt during our stay in Chennai.LOL.
Glad u picked up the whole wheat pastry flour, makes it even more healthy.

homecooked said...

Your Christmas tree is gorgeous! Your muffins look so yummy and delicious!

notyet100 said...

muffins look good,..

LG said...

muffins and cake look gorgeous and yummm...WWPF is healthy too. Christmas tree looks beautiful.

Akal's Saappadu said...

un joli sapin de Noël !!!

nice informations about the wheat flours and tips about the preparation of muffins; adding whole wheat flour is a great idea too; your blueberry muffins have come out wonderful; c'est dommage que nous trouvons pas de myrtilles souvent , içi.

your xmas fruit cake looks absolutely divine too ( I think I missed that post) , bookmarking that one to make it during our winter holidays :)!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Muffins look sinful and the cake too looking so yumm!

DEESHA said...

muffins look lovely. and the cake is simply gorgeous

Jagruti said...

Hey Cham

Thank you very much for visiting my blog..you made my day...whole wheat flour muffins looks so yummy...nice pics..

cheers and do visit

lata raja said...

The cake, you x-mas tree and these muffins all look so refreshing Cham.I was experimenting whole grains only in breads thusfar. You have shown that they go well into muffins and cakes.

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely muffin and cake.I too loved white whole wheat flour thgh my qnty is now over and here we don't get it.Healthy muffins.I miss blueberry very much.Beautiful Christmas tree as well

myspicykitchen said...

never tried wheat flour for baking cakes & muffins. Should try it sometime. your muffins look delicious!

Faiza Ali said...

Yummy and healthy muffins dear.

Deepa G Joshi said...

superb cakes..I love blueberry cakes and muffins..and these are guilt free..we dont get blueberries easily here in India..:(

Parita said...

Muffins look fantastic!! Love the pictures, they are beautiful!

kitchen queen said...

the muffins look perfect and spongy.u have a nice space.u can visit my blog and give ur comments.

Sayantani said...

amazing clicks and perfectly baked goodies. love it.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow the muffins have puffed up well... Love the addition of wheat and your plum cake looks very delicious too!!!

Uma said...

lovely muffins!! so healthy and yummy. Nice christmas tree.

RV said...

Looks like you had a feast Cham...Haven't used the whole wheat stuffs so far.. but guess I should seriously think about buying them...

Usha said...

I love baking with whole white wheat flour but have never combined it with whole wheat pastry flour, the muffin looks fantastic !

Rujuta said...

Whole wheat blueberry muffins and Christmas plum cake look so deliciously yummy.....
Thanks for sharing such lovely and healthly recipes....
First time here....I really liked your blog.....You have lovely recipes and amazing photos.....

http://theworldaccordingtorujuta.blogspot.com/

ruchikacooks said...

Athukulle Feb 14th kku Preparation aa??

Cham said...

Ruch: Mood create panna vennama?

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

oh yummy muffins.. and healthy as well.

thanks for sending the cake to my event. i got it.. and it looks great too.

christmas tree is pretty :)

Madhavi said...

Oh awesome muffins and beautiful x'mas tree!!

Pravs said...

muffin looks perfectly baked with blueberries. love plum cakes..nice info on whole wheat pastry flour.

Soma said...

Those look absolutely gorgeous! I don't know which one to kine better, the cake, the muffins or the tree?:-) I haven't used wwpf before, but now you have really convinced me. Will get some soon.

Suparna said...

hey cham,
The muffings look beautiful and perfect!! nice clicks, the recipe is sure healthier. Beautiful decoration for the tree!!
Enjoy!!
TC

Dershana said...

wow, new look for the season! love those healthy blueberry muffins. am yet to see WWpastry flour in the regular supermarkets here. the tree looks fantabulous.

Malar Gandhi said...

WOnderful x-mas tree...nice decoration. Cake looks fabulous, infact I suggested some of friends to see ur cake recipe b'4 x-mas, they said it turned out perfect.:)

Roopa said...

I like your blog look, the color is awesome :) Whole wheat pastry flour is used in many healthy baking goods, wud be making these in my new toaster oven soon :)

Faiza Ali said...

Those looks lovely dear...My kid will definitely love to gobble this beauties.They look perfect.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Lovely muffin and cake cham..Ofcourse yours christmas tree. It was amazing.

karuna said...

thses look so tempeting. I havent baked in a while and I just got blueberries today.....But what would u suggest if I dont have pastry flour? wht wld the proportions be if I use All purpose flour?

Cham said...

Karuna:Pastry flour can be always substituted for All Purpose flour (maida). Use the same amount I gave in recipe for WWPF.
Or: Use 1 cup of All purpose flour and 3/4 cup of atta (Whole wheat flour)- but the muffins will be dense but more fiber and nutritious!

ranji said...

the muffin look delicious cham...cant really make out its made of whole wheat..they look so soft and fluffy.The brownies i posted earlier asked for whole wheat pastry flour ,i didnt have it so used all purpose flour..it came out good ..but i guess it would have made it softer and lighter if made with the whole wheat pastry flour...
The christmas tree looks beautiful:)..

ruchikacooks said...

Yenna pannarathu..muscle pull..If I had it I would have slept..

Beach..God you are so lucky.Pondy and here too?

Nostalgia said...

Awesome.. you are doing quite well with whole wheat.. really good. I am inspired to do some health cooking myself

Bong Mom said...

That Plum cake looks so perfect and the muffins too. Bookmarked, maybe for next month :-)

Padma said...

Healthy and delicious muffins. Your christmas tree looks nicely decorated.

n33ma said...

Thats a great looking tree Cham.The muffin is super healthy and cake looks great too.

ruchikacooks said...

Yennachu inniku innum postee kaanum? The first time I got plantain flower here, I was so happy, paid $10 for one flower, but it was slightly bitter..Now I check a lot and buy, may be they kept it in fridge like you said.

Pooja said...

A hello from your old friend :) !
As always you have a wonderful post here with mouthwatering muffins.. i want some right now :P !