Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Orange and Chocolate Chip Muffins with Sprinkles

Do you know what happens when your 6 year old bakes muffins? -  you digress so far from the original recipe that it bears only a slight  resemblance to what you intended to bake. Almonds get turned down (because nuts are good only with chocolate, Amma), chocolate chips get added in (there's so little left in the packet Amma, lets finish it) and finally the muffins miraculously sprout sprinkles on top (Please Amma, can we have sprinkles on top - Please, please pleaaaaaase).

I started with The Cooker's recipe for some delicious Orange, Oats and Almond Muffins - they seemed delicious. K had a compensatory holiday last Friday, after her Sports Day in school and was bouncing off the walls at home. So we decided to bake - and she said she would do "everything".  I helped her measure out the ingredients,  and as she poured and stirred and whipped, she slowly took over the kitchen till the recipe morphed into something else with a life of its own! 
 But she was so thrilled at the fact that she was doing "everything", that I didn't have the heart to turn down her suggestions. After all, what's a few choc chips and sprinkles between friends - am sure the Cooker wouldn't mind the transformation of her recipe! 
And this was also K's gift to Amma and Appa on their 14th anniversary :) - how much sweeter can it get? The muffins rose beautifully and were soft and fluffy. Must be all the love and enthusiasm which went in with those tiny hands.
This also goes out to my best friend S whose anniversary it is today - Happy Anniversary S and A - here's wishing you many more!.

 Orange and Chocolate Chip Muffins with Sprinkles

½ cup Quaker Oats ground coarsely
1 ¼  cup flour
¾  cup whole wheat flour
 ½  cup butter (or oil)
½ cup sugar (I used castor sugar and would probably increase the quantity a tad bit more next time)
2 eggs
1 cup orange juice
½ cup yoghurt
½  tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ cup yoghurt
½ cup multicoloured sprinkles
½ cup chocolate chips
1 tbsp orange zest, grated

1. Mix the refined flour, whole wheat flour, oats, salt, baking soda, baking powder and orange zest in a bowl.
2. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar together till shiny, then add the eggs one by one and beat for 2 minutes each.
3. Add the orange juice, yoghurt and chocolate chips into the egg mixture and mix till combined.
4. Gently fold in the flour mixture, one third at a time into the egg mixture till just combined; do not overmix.
5. Pre heat the oven to 180C (350F). Grease 2 muffin trays (6 muffins each).
6. Spoon the batter into the muffin trays till they just graze the top of the moulds. Decorate with sprinkles on top/
7. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes – a skewer inserted should come clean. Cool completely before unmoulding. 


Such said...

Thank you my dearest friend! That is so sweet...And the sprinkles look so cute, just the way would have loved it!

Such said...

Thank you my dearest friend, that is so sweet! And the muffins look amazing with the sprinkles...just the way Anaya loves it :)

Arch said...

Such pretty looking muffins...kids are in love with sprinkles, lil S is ready to top anything with sprinkles ! And very sweet that she made it for your anniversary !

Sobha Shyam said...

very cute and yummy muffins, so sweet of ur lil one to help u out..

The knife said...

these look ike they belong to Disneyland. wonderful

indosungod said...

Those are the best muffins with sprinkles that I have ever seen. Happy Anniversary!

Priya said...

Muffins looks super fluffy and damn attractive with sprinkles..

Sarah said...

Looks delicious and a very sweet post :)

Cham said...

I bake with my son, he does the same and end up with another creation!
But still fun and important they love it!

Dru said...

waiting to sink my teeth into it :)

BongMom said...

Awww how sweet is that. Sprinkles are the best. I totally support K on this one.

Loads of wishes to both of you on your anniversary(the day is past but the feeling is there right ?)