November 17, 2007

ORANGE-CORN FLAKES MUFFINS


Nags of "For the cook in me" blog is hosting the monthly event of "Weekend Breakfast Blogging #17" this Nov, which is the brainchild of Nandita of "Saffron trail". This month's theme is "Corn flakes". Orange and Corn Flakes Muffin is my entry to this event.Thanks for hosting Nags!:)



History of Corn Flakes:
"The history of corn flakes goes back to the late 19th century, when a group of Seventh-day Adventists began to develop new food to meet the standards of their strict vegan diet. Members of the group experimented with a number of different grains, including wheat, oats, rice, barley, and of course corn. In 1894, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the superintendent of The Battle Creek Sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan and an Adventist, used these recipes as part of a strict vegetarian regimen for his patients." To find out more about how Corn Flakes came into existence, read here!

I usually do not buy plain Corn Flakes because of the availability of so many other great cereals. When Nags announced Corn Flakes as an ingredient, I went and bought a box just for this event and rediscovered the great taste of plain Corn Flakes! But apart from having it with milk, I have to make something with it, right?
I did find some recipes with Corn flakes on the internet but when I saw the Orange Muffins in one my cookbooks, I was thrilled. We do have Cereal with milk and a glass of Orange juice for breakfast in the morning, I thought why not combine both in one Muffin! Here they are, golden, crunchy and with Orangy flavor, all in one Muffin!! Enjoy!:))

Orange and Corn Flakes Muffins:

You need:
1/3 cup (6 tbsp) softened Butter,
1/2 cup Sugar.
Wet:
1 Egg,
1 tsp Orange Zest or 1/2 tsp Orange essence,
1/2 cup Orange Juice,
1/4 cup Milk.
Dry:
1 1/2 cups Plain Flour,(If you don't want to use Corn flakes, add 2 cups of flour and skip the Corn Flakes)
1/2 cup lightly crushed and packed cup of Corn flakes,
2 tsp Baking powder,
1/4 tsp Baking Soda,
1/2 tsp salt.

1 tbsp Corn Flakes to top the Muffins.


How to bake: Makes 12 Muffins.
Preheat the oven to 400F. Spray the 12 Muffin pan with no-stick spray or line with muffin paper cups.

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and wet ingredients in another bowl. Keep them ready.

1. Beat Butter and sugar for 1 minute on high in a blender or until smooth.Scrape the sides with a spatula.
2. Add wet ingredients and beat slowly for a minute until well mixed.
3. On slow beat, add in dry ingredients, mix just until moistened. DO NOT beat too long.
4. Fill each cup 2/3rd way, stick a few Corn Flakes on top each muffins and bake for 20 mins or until golden on top.
5. Take them out and cool on the rack. Serve with butter or Jelly or on their own!!

Store in a air-tight container or Zip lock bag to prevent drying since this is a quick bread recipe after all!
Have a great breakfast!:))

60 comments:

Mocha said...

SUch a great idea. My family has aversion to orange ,except me of course, so have to try ur recipe with some other flavor. I really want to have one. Maybe I should just make it for myself

Kribha said...

Cool....orange-cornflakes muffins. How did you come up with this combo? Sounds really good and the recipe is very simple. Nice and Beautiful. I've book-marked it.

Asha said...

Mocha, add any fruit juice you like instead of Orange juice, tastes great either way!:))

Kribha, it has milk, Orange juice and Corn Flakes, all in one breakfast! Cool, huh? Hahaha!! Try it.
It has less sugar too. We had it with Orange Marmalade this morning, yum!:)

TBC said...

Asha, that is brilliant! I can imagine how great it tastes:-)

Srivalli said...

Asha, how can you be so innovative?..this is too good!

Rajitha said...

i have really started to appreciate the aroma and flavor of orange more now than ever..the muffins look great!!

musical said...

So very innovative, Ashakka! You are an encyclopedia of fresh and delightful innovations :). Have a great weekend :).

Love,
musical.

sra said...

Very inventive, they look good!

Ashwini said...

Asha you are damn creative girl! Lovely idea

Richa said...

wow! all in one breakfast sounds YUM :)
lovely creation, asha! enjoy ur wknd!

Seema said...

Great idea.. you r so innovative! Perfect for kids.

Saju said...

nice breakie! great recipe, easy to follow, and great pics.

Redchillies said...

Wow Asha, I could never dream of this combination of orange and corn falkes in a million years. Very creative!

Neelam said...

This is such a lovely creation Asha! Feel like tasting them right away!

sagari said...

nice post about cornflakes and those muffins lookkk soooo yummyyyy

Siri said...

The Muffins sooo cute Ashaji. Sigh, Kaash, I cud grab one !!

-Siri

Laavanya said...

What a neat idea Asha.. they look so cute too.

Pooja V said...

Very nice recipe. Very creative idea.

remya said...

cute muffins ashaji!!! very creative of u....really gud combo....i'm a hardcore fan of muffins...wish to try these smetime...thanku...gud entry....

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Fab, Ashakka!!!! This one looks lovely too, as usual

bee said...

no booze in it? c'mon now. one needs a li'l pick me up early in the morning.

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

baking is still a dream for me, asha...so u guys are someone i just envy, u know...hopefully me too will be able to come up with something like these....hummmm

Anh said...

Asha, lovely muffins. The corn flakes should add a lovely crunch!

Latha Narasimhan said...

Nice muffins dear!:) Looking for your herb rolls. I simply enjoyed my stay with lax and sat!:)I think the bihari khichidi will taste great!

Asha said...

Thank you Tbc. Orangy flavor is so yum!:))

Sri, all your events giving my brain a good workout!:D

Asha said...

Rajitha, orange and Lemon flavor just perks you in the morning!:)

Thank you Musie. Yesterday was a busy day. Trisha has a birthday party to go today, so got to stay home!:)
Enjoy your Sunday too.

Asha said...

Thanks sra, your's is coming next!:D

Ashwini, THANK YOU girl!:)

Asha said...

Richa, milk, Cereal and Orange juice in one muffin in the morning, what more could you want?:))

Yes Seema. We had them for our breakfast on Saturday, got very few left!:))

Asha said...

Very easy Saju, got to turn on the oven before you start mixing the batter, it will be ready in 5 mins!!:))

Thanks RC.These events make me come up with all sorts of stuff!:D
Enjoy.

Asha said...

Thanks Neealm. Grab some!:D

It was hard to to think about Corn flakes dishes Sagari, but made it!:)

Asha said...

Thanks Siri. Make some girl, they are easy!:))

Thank you Laavanya, enjoy!:)

Asha said...

Thanks Pooja, try it!:)

Enjoy Remya. My kids prefer Cup cakes rather than these but I love light muffins!:))

Asha said...

Thank you Ramya.I saw your post yesterday, couldn't get in, tried three times!:)

Hello Boozy girl Bee. Booze in the breakfast muffins? AHH!!
As I said before, my kids will be taken away if I put any booze in there!!:D
You could replace milk with Sherry or something, try it!:)

Asha said...

I hardly baked in India too Sona except few cakes with small electric oven. But with practice, it gets easier. Hope you try!:))

It does Anh. Corn flakes also dries them up a bit, so not as moist as other muffins!:)

Asha said...

Latha, are you back already? Did you meet Sri? Hope you tell us in your post!:))
Yeah, Kichadi was so tasty, hope you try with Chaar Yaars too.
Glad you had a little break with family in Chennai. I will see you later. Just got up and replying to all the comments!:))

MONA said...

Wow! I love corn flakes & Muffins are my weakness since I was small!

Asha! I love the way you provide history and information with your recipes. That makes your blog all the more interesting!

Anonymous said...

looks like breakfast in a cup,asha!:))
paati

Roopa said...

Asha the muffins looks fabulous never thought of it :) i am still in thelag after deepavali.

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Really nice combination....sounds gud!! need to try it out!!

Raaga said...

hmmm... yummy... all in one muffins :)

Asha said...

Thanks Mona!:)
History of anything makes everything interesting more than the recipes. Corn Flakes are so yummy, I had forgotten that!

Exactly Paati, isn't that wonderful?:))

Asha said...

Roopa, take it easy. I know it's tiring to keep up with everything sometimes.I am taking a break too after the end of this month!:))

Thank you Swati. Hope you do, easy to make these!:))

Asha said...

Hi Raaga, good to see you. Yes, they are. Tastes better and better after a day! Enjoy:))

Latha Narasimhan said...

I just mixed the dough for the herb rolls. Hope it turns out well! :) These days I am just cooking and cooking for events and from other blogs too! I am copying my favourites in my old hand written note book. Your Herb rolls are copied too! :) Will let you know how it turned out!

Asha said...

Good luck Latha. Dough has to rise well to get a yummy bread, that's the only thing it needs to do well. Everything else is easy. Enjoy.
I know how it is these days,cooking only for blog events, not any of our own dishes!:D
I just made Mythrayee's (her mom's) Chana masala south Indian style, it's tastes so good and different!! I will post later.
Preparing for Thanksgiving feast, got to go shopping now.See you later!:))

Happy cook said...

Delicious muffins.
You do come up with some great things like these.
You are always fast with these events. I still have to think what i am going to send.

Lissie said...

asha, you are very innovative! muffins look yummy... :)

Pravs said...

This sure must have tasted yummy. Like the ingredients :)

Chickoo said...

Ashakka,
Wow! Cool recipe! Nanu idanna madtheeni ee weekend. Nan magalige muffins andre tumba ishta!

AnuSriram said...

Gr8 idea and a simple recipe... i want to try it out right now... Hmmm...

Mansi Desai said...

Cool...orange and cereal that too bundled up in a muffin! fantastic Asha! I've tried oats with crushed cornflakes and cranberry before, so I'm sure this one will be great too!

Asha said...

Going on a break from Dec 1st to 12th F. I am trying to get in 2 more entries before that and then I am done! NEED a break! Enjoy the muffins:)

Thank you Lissie, hope you try girl!:)

Asha said...

Thanks Orange makes everything sunny!:))

Chickoo, corn Flakes use madbekagilla, 2 cups flour hakidru agutte, bakidella same.
Makkalu Corn flakes ishta padalilla adrolage, E eventge anta hakde ashte!:))
Make them, they are delicious.

Asha said...

Try them Anu, you can skip corn flakes and add 2 cups of flour instead. Enjoy!:))

It does Mansi. Only problem is Corn flakes tends to dry them a bit, it sucks the moisture. Other than that , it's an excellent recipe!:))

Lakshmi@TOM said...

Lovely Muffins Ashakka. 3 in one ...:)

Menu Today said...

Hi Asha,
You are sooo creative!!!
Recipe sounds nice with orange juice and orange zest. Thanks for sharing.

Asha said...

They are light and delicious, try it Lakshmi!:))

Thanks MT. Orange Zest gives it such a great aroma, it wakes you up in the morning!:))

Isha said...

heya darling dearest!! :) how are ya?? I m good... Guess I'll finally have to look into making some of yer recipes as im cooking all the time now.. bahaha :P

Puspha said...

Looks wonderful!!!

Asha said...

Hi Isha, good to see you girl. Glad you are cooking now. Got to learn anyway, right? :))
Enjoy.

Thank you Pushpa, give it try. Skip the Cornflakes if you want, it's not necessary to add them!:))