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National Muffin Day 2023: Irresistible muffin recipes to enjoy as evening snack

The humble muffin doesn’t need a special occasion. It can very well be your breakfast substitute on a busy morning, a quick dessert to enjoy with your friend to celebrate a small victory, or an evening snack to team with your coffee. Whether you are looking to indulge in a rich chocolate dessert, or a healthy mindful snack is something that completely depends on you. They are said to have originated as early as 10th century and were cooked with yeast in a pan and it was not before 19th century that they become widely and wildly popular. If you are in a mood to bake something super-fast, a muffin is the perfect choice considering they can be made in a jiffy even on a weekday.

On the occasion of National Muffin Day, here are 2 delicious recipes you can make at home and relish with your loved ones.

1. Blueberry Ragi Muffins

(Recipe by Chef Arvind Rai, Executive Chef, The Ashok Hotel)


1. Refined Flour – 200 grams

2. Finger Millet Powder – 50 grams

3. Finger Millet Whole – 50 grams

4. Butter – 300 grams

5. Sugar – 300 grams

6. Egg – 9 Nos.

7. Baking Powder – ½ tsp.

8. Vanilla Essence – 5 ml

9. Blueberry Fruit Filling – 100 grams

10. Broken Cashew nut – 100 grams


– Take butter and bring it to room temperature. Take a mixing bowl and beat the butter in it using a whisker. Add sugar and whisk till it gets creamier and fluffy.

– Gradually add eggs one by one while whipping. Continue whisking until you get a smooth, creamy texture of the batter. The whole beating process may take up to 15-20 minutes.

– Roast the finger millet and crush to coarse powder.

– Mix refined flour, finger millet flour, roasted and crushed finger millet, baking powder and gradually add the flour mix into the batter using a spatula. Gently stir and fold the mixture, as you keep adding flour into the batter mixture.

– Add Blueberry fruit filling to the mixture.

– Pre-heat the oven to 175 degree celcius.

– Pour the prepared batter in muffin moulds and top with broken cashew nuts and bake it in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or till toothpick or skewer pierced in the centre of the cake comes out clean.

– Cool it to room temperature and then serve.

2. Choco Almond Muffin Recipe

(Recipe by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor)


Cocoa powder – 4 tablespoons

Refined flour coarsely ground – 2 tablespoons

Almonds chopped – 10-12

Eggs – 4

Sugar – 1 cup

Refined flour (maida) – 3 tablespoons

Butter melted – 4 tablespoons


– Preheat oven to 180ºC. Break eggs into a bowl.

– Add sugar and blend with a hand blender till frothy. Sieve refined flour and cocoa powder into a bowl. Add coarsely ground almonds and mix.

– Add this flour mixture gradually to the eggs, mixing with the blender continuously. Add melted butter and mix.

– Pour the batter into muffin moulds till half full. Sprinkle chopped almonds on top and bake in the preheated oven for twenty to twenty five minutes.

– Serve hot.

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