March 23, 2010

Flax seeds and Apple Muffins (Eggless)



Also known as Agasi/Akshi in Kannada, Jawas/Javas (जवस) or Alashi (अळशी) in Marathi. Flax seeds are good source of fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids. It is gluten free and contains no cholesterol and sugar. Milled flax seed can replace butter, oil and eggs.


I found this wonderful recipe on 'Hodgson Mill's Milled Flax seed' carton.

The original recipe was as follows:
1/4 cup Milled flax seed
3/4 cup whole wheat graham flour
3/4 cup white flour (I used whole wheat flour instead)
1/2 cup sugar (I used light brown sugar)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten (I used 1 tbsp extra milled flax seed mixed in 3 tbsp of water, instead of egg)
1-1/2 cups finely chopped apples (I used apples and sugar pears)
3 tbsp vegetable oil (I used peanut oil)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Blend dry ingredients in a bowl. In a seperate bowl, combine egg (flax seed mixture, here), veg oil and milk. Add dry ingredients to egg mixture (flax seed mixture) and stir until just blended. Fold in apples and nuts. Batter will be thick. Fill well greased muffins cups 2/3 full. Bake at 400 degree F for 18-20 mins or top springs back when touched.
Yield: 12 muffins

Notes:
The recipe says the batter will be thick, but i added 1/4 cup milk in the end since I added wheat flour, my batter was just like cookie dough after i added apples and nuts. Since i was unable to mix it well, I had to add milk to make it bit thin. Well, this is optional. Of course, I added extra sugar to make it more sweet since adding milk reduces the sweetness.