Stray birds of summer come to my window
to sing and fly away.
And yellow leaves of autumn,
which have no songs,
flutter and fall there with a sigh.
Autumn, also known as fall in North American English. Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter, when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier while the arrival of day becomes noticeably later, and the weather becomes cooler.
One of its main features is the shedding of leaves from deciduous trees. From September to November, the autumn harvest brings a variety of healthful and delicious produce. And our this week’s #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is #FallRecipes. My contribution is this yummy fruity muffins.
A delicious muffins made of apple, banana, orange and cinnamon. You will love the aroma of cinnamon and mixed fruits. If you don’t have muffins moulds you can use cake tin too. Make like a cake, slice and serve.
Even if your kids don’t like apple or banana I am sure they will love the taste too without recognizing apple banana in it. You can use grated fresh coconut too in the batter if you like. I have sprinkle chocochips over the muffins but you can use any nuts of your choice or tutti fruity too.
If you want to make it more healthy use 1/2 cup oats powder instead of all purpose flour/maida.
Apple – 1
Banana – 2 – 3
Orange – 1
Khoya/mawa or dried milk – 1/3 cup
Wholewheat flour or atta – 1/2 cup
All purpose flour or maida – 1/2 cup
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Oil or butter – 1/4 cup
Orange juice – 1/2 cup
Orange zest – 1/2 heaped teaspoon
Cinnamon powder – 1 teaspoon
Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon
Peel and grate the apple. Heat a pan and add the grated apple and sugar. Cook on low flame. Stir continuously. Cook till the sugar dissolve and the mixture becomes thick. Now let the mixture cool down.
Chop the bananas and blend or grind with khoya/mawa or dried milk. Keep aside. I have used 2 large bananas.
Sieve both flour, baking powder, soda and cinnamon powder. In this recipe I have used wholewheat flour and all purpose flour/maida both. But if you want you can use only wholewheat flour/atta or all purpose flour/maida or mix half oats powder with the flour.
In a bowl add apple and sugar mixture, oil or butter, orange zest and orange juice. Beat well. Add the dried milk and banana mixture. Mix and add dry ingredients in it. First add half of the dry ingredients and mix well. then add the remaining dry Ingredients and mix well.
You can add 1/4 to 1/2 cup grated fresh coconut too in the batter if you like.
Preheat the oven at 180° for 10 minutes.
Fill the greased muffins moulds or cake tin 3/4 with the batter. Sprinkle chocolate chips or dry fruits or any nuts of your choice.
Bake at 180° for 20 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
Serve the muffins hot or at room temperature as a dessert or with tea or coffee.
Enjoy the heavenly aroma and taste.