Friday, 12 May 2017

ORANGE AND DRIED BERRY CUPCAKES (EGGLESS)

ORANGE AND DRIED BERRY CUPCAKES (EGGLESS)

EDITED: This recipe was published in the "Here's The Scoop" newspaper of Airdrie, Alberta on 22nd of June 2017/

EDITED: This recipe was featured at "Cook blog share" blog hop on 23rd may 2017, check here



I love oranges and love using them in my recipes whenever possible. When they are in season, I make these fresh orange juice cupcakes. Fresh juice gives nice flavor and color to these cupcakes.



I make different types of cupcakes so that my grandchildren get to eat fresh and healthy homemade snack during lunch at school. The only problem when I make cupcakes for school is that I can not add any nuts in them because many kids at school are allergic to nuts. I think it is a common problem here in North America. Every year we get instructions from school authorities that even if your children are not allergic to nuts, they should not consume them in the morning before coming to school because it could be dangerous to nut allergic kids as they shake hands and share books etc in school.





After reading a lot of health benefits of avocado oil, I am in love with this oil. Before I was using it only in salads but now I have started using in all baked cakes and savory baked items as well. I bake eggless cakes or cupcakes where butter is already replaced by oil of any kind in many recipes so it is a good idea to use avocado oil instead of sunflower or any other oil.




These are tried and tested cupcakes, one of my friends gave me this recipe a long time ago. I used all-purpose flour before but these days I prefer using brown flour. In these cupcakes, I have used all healthy ingredients like brown flour, avocado oil, greek yogurt, fresh orange juice and brown sugar.




RECIPE
INGREDIENTS



  • 150 grams brown flour
  • 100 ml avocado oil or sunflower oil ( any oil of your choice)
  • 100 grams brown sugar or castor sugar
  • 200 ml fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup dried berries
  • 50 ml yogurt (half cup)
  • 1/2 tsp soda bicarbonate
  • 1 tsp baking powder



METHOD



Sieve brown flour and baking powder and soda bicarbonate in a bowl
Add sugar and mix well
Beat the yogurt with egg mixer and add orange juice and oil in a bowl
Slowly add the wet mixture to a dry mixture and continuously mix in a hand or stand mixture for around 10 minutes, and fold in the dried berries.
Heat the oven to 180 degrees C or 275 degrees F and grease the muffin tray
Pour the mixture up to 2/3 level in the cupcake molds
Bake for 20-25 minutes till the toothpick comes out clean
Serve hot or at room temperature


15-20 cupcakes can be made depending on the size you make

I am sending this recipe as my blog post entry to Matless Monday and Sweet Inspiration blog party and with Cook Blog share and Hearth and Soul blog hop  and with I am pinnable and bake of the week, and with Simple and in Season and with cook once eat twice
























34 comments:

  1. I would love to have them with nuts though. But the point on allergy is very valid, I am fighting pollen one since about 10 days!

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    1. Thanks for your comment Alok. Sorry for the allergy,

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  2. Hi Sadhna,
    Long time no talk! I miss your posts on RFF. I love this recipe for cupcakes - they sound and look absolutely delicious. I never heard of castor oil sugar - what is that and where does it come from? Sharing on twitter & pinning. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day!

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    1. Hi Marla, Thanks for your visit and the comment dear and thank very much for pinning and tweeting. I am also missing RFF, but will keep in touch.
      I mentioned castor sugar not castor oil sugar, castor sugar is a term used in Britain but in North America it is called superfine granulated sugar which we use for icing.

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  3. It makes me sad that so many kids are allergic to nuts. I wonder why that is. Is it all kinds of nuts and does that mean that kids can no longer enjoy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? Okay sorry I went off on a tangent there Sadhna. I've been so starved of your yummy recipes since your anniversary, I missed you. Your orange cupcakes sound so healthy and they look scrumptious

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    1. Hi Michelle,Yes you are right, they can not enjoy peanut butter etc.Thanks very much for your visit and the comment. Next post will be my Blog's Anniversary post.

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  4. I love orange flavors in the muffins thanks for sharing this lovely recipe

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  5. These look amazing! I love making healthy muffins for my daughter and am always on the lookout for new recipes. I've never used avocado oil before, but I will have to look into it. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Amy for your visit and the lovely comment.

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  6. This is my kind of cupcake, Sadhna! My husband refuses to eat any kind of cake-like dessert. So, I usually just use muffins instead of cupcakes for him. But, this is definitely a cupcake he would love!

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    1. Gina,I also do not like to eat cake-dessert.Thanks for the comment dear.

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  7. Yum! I am going to try these out with my boys, I think they will love these. They look delicious and I bet that hint of orange gives it such a lovely flavour. x

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  8. These do sound very tasty and very healthy. Ive not use avocado oil for baking before. Does it add a lot of flavour? Thank you for sharing on #CooBlogShare

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    1. Thanks very much for your visit and the comment. In theses cupcakes, orange falavour was dominating. I use it because it is very healthy.

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  9. These muffins look super healthy and delicious. Thanks for sharing it Sadhna, Pinning.

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    1. Thanks for your comment and for pinning it.

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  10. orange in a muffin is always a good thing ! they look such a lovely golden colour too.
    thanks for sharing with #Bakeoftheweek x

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  11. I love to use orange in baking too, Sadhna. Your Orange and Dried Berry Cupcakes look so delicious, and it is great to have them as a healthy snack. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul. Sharing your recipe on the H&S Facebook page. Hope to 'see' you again this week!

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    1. Thanks April for your comment and for sharing on H$S facebook page.

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  12. These do sound like gorgeous healthy cupcakes! I'm always looking out for slightly healthier recipes for my kids too as they are so hungry when I pick them up from school. Thank you so much for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice .

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  13. They sound like incredibly tasty Muffins and I would love to try them

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    1. Thanks for your comment. I am very sure you will enjoy them.

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  14. Gorgeous! Its lovely for the kids to have a homemade cake in their lunches, the Peachicks love it. I love that these are wholemeal flour too - extra nutrition. So easy to make completely dairyfree for The Peachicks' too! saving for later!

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    1. thanks for the visit and the comment, But these cupcakes are not compeletely dairy free, as I have added yoghurt.

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  15. Your grandchildren are very lucky indeed!!! These cakes sound so simple and delicious - perfect for lunch boxes so I'll have to give them a go for my boys. Thanks so much for joining in with Simple and in Season this month.

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    1. Awwwww, so nice of you, thanks very much for your comment dear.

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  16. I'm definitely going to bookmark this recipe for when I have orange juice to use up!

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  17. When we were growing up we never ever heard of food allergies, but now its so common. We don't have such a big issue here in Kenya, but slowly its changing. Lovely muffins and heard of avocado oil for the first time.

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    1. Yes you are right Mayuri, even I didn't hear of any allergies before and now they are very common.Thanks for your comment dear.

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