Chocolatey Orange Muffins

This is the story of my life. I get excited about things..jump in with gusto and leave it hanging after a while. I have made these muffins atleast 3 weeks back..uploaded the photos to the blogger..but waay too lazy to type the post. It is b'coz i truely suck at typing and then i am bored to correct my nad to and ..hte to the..u get it right ;)
This is definately the first year i have not made any resolutions..seriously..i never seem to do anything i let me see if i do anything productive without planning for it..this way at the end of the year..i do not have to look back and say damn!!..what have i acheived..instead on dec 31st 2008..i can look back and say pretty good!....u did what you have put ur mind to..:D

These muffins are absolutey yummilicious..yikes! getting to be like RR..i hope never...but these are good :)


All purpose flour- 1 cup.
Brown sugar - 1/2 cup.
Cocoa powder - 1 tbls.
Baking soda and powder - 1/2 tsp.
Salt - 1/4 tsp.
Oil - 1/4 cup (use flavorless oil)
Orange zest - 1 tbls (make sure no white part comes) (this is optional)
Orange extract - 1 tsp.
Flax meal - 1 tbls
Soy milk - 1/2 cup
Chocolate chips - 1/2 cup + 2tbls


1. Preheat oven to 375 F.

2. Whisk the flax meal with the milk till frothy and keep aside. Reserve the 2 tbls chocolate chips for later

3. Mix all the above ingredients well...then add in the flax-milk mix and sir well to make a smooth batter.

4. Pour the batter in muffin tins which have been sprayed with oil-free cooking spray and sprinkle the reserved 2tbls chocolate chips on top.

5. Bake these for 30 mts. Cool them on a wire rack and stuff your face ;)

This is off to Deepz of Letz Cook who is hosting JFI - Chocolate and to Bindiya who is In love with food and is hosting your favorite things -chocolate


bindiya said...

My favourite combo too!!Rajitha ,thanks for the fab entry, yummy!!!

Sagari said...

those muffins look wonderfulll

Asha said...

Mmm!!! That's sounds good Rajitha, delicious combo.
See you Monday, enjoy the weekend!:)

sra said...

What or who is RR?

Mansi Desai said...

Chocolate and Orange always go well together:) nice and easy Rajitha:)

Namratha said...

That's an awesome picture Rajitha, and love the combo of chocolate and orange...yummy!

TBC said...

Oooh! Chocolate and orange- a match made in heaven!:-) Your muffin looks very soft and moist. A Tbsp of flax meal- is that just so that you feel less guilty about indulging?;-)
I make chocolate-orange brownies regularly but have never made these as muffins.
I've stopped making resolutions...never seems to work anyway!:-)

SRA- RR is Rachel Ray.:-)You know how Rajitha likes to make her readers think a bit!

easycrafts said...

Lovely and chocolates are a great combi

Shella said...

The muffin looks gorgeous. Forget the typo error Raji, we all know it, n still will be able to read your posts. Dont bother correcting. We dont mind

lakshmi said...

this is a fantastic recipe - is the flax meal is like an egg substitute?

i could never get "and" right for a loooong time - my assignments in school used to filled with "nad"s - so i can imagine :D

Richa said...

good combo, that one :)

sra said...

Rajitha, TBC - am enlightened :-)

I kept thinking of rest and recreation but it didn't seem to fit - I live in India, not used to RR but always keep dreaming of R & R. Heh heh!

Laavanya said...

I've been meaning to try orange and chocolate combo ever since TBC raved about Nandita's brownies. Now here's a lovely alternative. Can i skip the falx meal? (don't have it).

Sig said...

YUMMO!!!!!!! hehe now I know how to annoy you... RR gets on your nerves huh?

Shankari said...

I have been craving for something sweet...I might give this a try

Rajitha said...

bindiya - same here

sagari - thnks :)

asha - see ya on Monday too girl...

sra - madame TBC has answered...and trust me you are not missing out on the non-stop gab of Ms. RR..she is annoying as hell!!

mansi - just way i like to cook ;)

nammu - it is a good combo

tbc - no is an egg sub..and i made this 3 weeks it was before my healthy eating plan!! and you thought u caught me ;)

E - thnks :)

shella - thnks girl..u know i have had some pesky people emailing me that my spelling of this and that is wrong!!,,i got all irritated for a day..then decided i could care less :)..ppl like u are the ones who matter :)

lakshmi - yes..flax meal with soy milk is a great egg sub..

richa - thnks

laav- instead of soy milk and flax meal ..use an egg laav..the flax meal subs for the egg ..

sig - can i come and kill u ;)..she annoys me to insane levels..her and ms.bobblehead...guess who that one is...shh..tbc ;)

shankari - if you liked it lemme know :)

Prema Sundar said...

Choclate cake looks very nice and soft Rajitha... Flax meal sounds interesting..should check it out

Sig said...

I can think of at least 5 bobbleheads on food network... who is on top of the list? Sandra lee? :)

Rajitha said...

prema - is is..great for health too :)

sig - nope :)..another hint..the lady who shows a lot of cleavage for not that big boobs ;)

Sig said...

hehe not Giada...? :)

Daily Meals said...

Hi Rajitha! The muffin looks so delicious.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Dear Rajitha
Visting your blog for the first time and am impressed. Very good content.

Rajitha said...

sig - bingo!!

daily meals - thnks :)

anamika - hope as much as i am with your spectacular cakes ;)

Happy cook said...

Who can resiste them.
I am there to grab it any time of the day

Seema said...

Lovely muffins!!
Looks like all r staring 2008 with sweet beginings:-)

TBC said...

Stop talking about Giada like that! I can hear u guys!

Rajitha said...

happy cook - same here!!

seema - yep! what a healthy way to start the new year ;)

tbc- and that makes it even more sweeter :D

aparna said...

Thanks, Rajitha, for dropping by.
Ialso just came across your chocolate muffins at Bindiya's. Lovely.

Pelicano said...

Flax seed?! are you telling me this yummilicious :-) -looking muffin has health benefits too?! I like your resolution for the year, I might make a similar one...

Kribha said...

Just sinful and decadent. I see that you have used flax meal in this recipe. That's why I left a comment in your vegan scones post. Thanks for sharing this great muffins.