Whole Wheat Flour- Double Treat

Mens sana in corpore sano. (Your prayer must be for a sound mind in a sound body.) ~Juvenal

Pumpkin Cupcakes

In my never-ending but seemingly unattainable quest to make (somewhat) healthy eats I have tried adding whole wheat flour to the most unlikeliest of foods.
Therefore when I found these recipes in an old issue of Good Housekeeping I was beaming like an insurance salesman about to sell annuities on the Titanic. It is as healthy as healthy can be;still passes off as a er..treat. My youngest son ate quite a few-he loved them, but then he will eat ANYTHING sweet…ANYTHING. My verdict is that it is quite a healthy breakfast/snack time eat. It has none of the delicious but vicious stuff( read butter, flour) but still manages to taste reasonably good.
At least it doesn’t leave any evidence on your hips.

Healthy Pumpkin Cupcakes

2 cups flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ tsp ground nutmeg
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup pumpkin puree( its beta-carotene rich..)
3 tbsp oil
He's gonna grab another Pumpkin Cupcake
Preheat oven to 400 C. Lightly oil muffin tray.
In a large bowl mix the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg.
In another large bowl whisk egg, buttermilk, brown sugar, pumpkin puree and oil.
Add the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
Spoon into muffin tray.
Bake cupcakes for 10 minutes or until nicely puffed and browned.

Whole Wheat Banana Muffins
whole wheat Banana Muffin
Yields 1 dozen muffins
I found this recipe here.
Ingredients
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs
2 cup mashed bananas
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

In a large mixing bowl, combine salt, flour, baking powder and baking soda.
In another bowl, mix honey, eggs, oil, and banana well.
Add banana blend to the flour mixture and mix until Just combined.
Pour into a greased muffin pan or paper muffin cups.
Bake at 325 for 25-30 minutes or until done.
Let cool in pan for 10 minutes and serve warm.

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21 Comments

  1. Am here after a long time. 🙂 And can see you’ve been baking lots of lovely stuff.
    These cupcakes look very, very good. Where do you get those pretty cupcake cases from?

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  2. These look so good!

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  3. aa

     /  October 20, 2009

    ur muffins are so irresistible..i really like them moist

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  4. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog! I’m so glad you brought me to your beautiful blog! I am in awe of your paintings – you are truly, incredibly talented!

    I love adding whole wheat flour to everything too! 🙂 Hooray for whole wheat desserts! I can’t wait to fix your two beautiful muffin recipes – they look so healthful and scrumptious!

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  5. Pumpkin cupcakes are inviting .Have bookmarked to try.
    Nice clicks! Do visit my blog

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  6. I usually use whole wheat flour for my muffins. I love the taste of wheat and I believe this flour adds a special flavors to my muffins… with a healthy side!

    I love your muffins… they look delicious!

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  7. A great way to sneak some nutrition in for the kids!

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  8. ooh…those muffins are so yummy.

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  9. Thank u so much for stopping by kothiyavunu and leaving a sweet comment.
    Yummy!!! Pumpkin cup cakes that looks very inviting…good click too 🙂

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  10. You have such a lovely space.. And your combo of Art, Travel, Food is irresistible as I love them too (not in the same order, though!!)
    Will be coming back! Following you 🙂
    Oh btw, the muffins looks too tempting.. Fab click! 🙂

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  11. Wow…so soft and yum muffins…..love the header of your place….

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  12. Thanks for visiting Collaborative Curry and leading me to your beautiful blog..You have a cool space here. The muffins look yummm:-)

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  13. Looks delicious,s!You can hardly tell you made with whole wheat!

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  14. Both muffins looks healthy, soft and moist!!

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  15. bindiya

     /  October 13, 2009

    These look very good!Have never tried with pumpkin but now surely will!

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  16. The pumpkin cupcakes looks yummy. You got a nice site!

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  17. Cham

     /  October 13, 2009

    In the first recipe, the flour is AP or whole wheat? But definetly looks delicious and i guess there is no leftover 🙂

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  18. U have a nice set of recipes in ur site. Whole wheat flour goodies look so YUM!

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  19. s,
    You are so funny! I love the way you write. The muffins look moist and you’ve baked them to a golden colored perfection.

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  20. Yum…double yum!

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