Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Super Soft Fat - Free Fruit Paniyaram (Apple & Banana)

Well..it is originally a  fat-free  vegan muffin recipe , but not sure if its coz of the extra soft texture; it just didnt work for me as a muffin, and i ended up making a batch of paniyarams.  Trust me...was indeed very pleased with the outcome. It cooked much quicker on stove top, than being baked in the oven. 
 
Fat -free Apple - Banana Paniyarams
 
 
 There is plenty of moisture (and healthy fiber) from the apple juice and fruit content in the recipe, so there's no need for margarine or oil, which adds fat as well as calories. If you're looking for a healthy fat-free or low-fat vegan snack, this is a good one to try.
 
Good to know....

*   A banana ripens quickly (overnight), when you put it into a brown paper bag with an apple or tomato .

*   Apples come from the Rose family, Rosacea, that’s why they have a rosy aroma!




Ingredients:
 
2 cups flour/maida
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups apple juice
1 apple, diced
2 ripe bananas, mashed
 


 
Preparation
 
 

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar.

 
and thats exactly why..we add in the apple and mashed banana and mix it well with more apple, but the juice.

 
And once mixed, tha batter looks like this. 


Good to know...

*     About 80 percent of the weight of a banana is water...but...you need nuclear science to extract juice from bananas .

It's awfully hard to do so. Agree ? Have you ever tried squeezing one?

Their molecular structure is just not very squeezable. The currently available banana juice is blended banana, not squeezed banana.....which is obviously cheating...hummmm

 
 
Spray some cooking oil on the paniyaram pan and pour the batter into the holes.
 
Let it cook on either sides ( a few minutes)

(the original recipe was to preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and
bake in a lightly greased muffin tin for 35-45 minutes, or until they raise and are golden brown).

 
 
Well..the obedient me did so too..but.. sadly...


....it was a flop-show. The paper lining just wouldnt peel off the muffin . :(
 Wonder y...or y not ?
  

Anyways, the paniyaram pan was there for the rescue. Just couldnt be throwing the batter away. And, back to smiles....they cooked in very less time compared to the 40 mins required for the muffin, were extremely soft,  and yes ! healthy too !!
Best when taken hot.

 
Good to know..
 
Apples ,  Bananas  and even Watermelons float in water. Statistics state that approximately 25% of an apple's volume is air hence making it less dense than water. When you place the banana in water, it will sink at first, then it will rise to the surface and float as they too have tiny air pockets in them.
 
 


 
But..just be very clear on the question . Life of Pi .... clicks ?
 
The question isn't whether bananas float, it's whether they float with a 100+ pound adult orangutan sitting on top of them, and the answer is almost certainly NOOO !!!.


 :)

Original recipe source - from here .

38 comments:

  1. Ah delicious paniyaram! I had a very different vision towards paniyaram which was not much acceptable! but not now! thanks for sharing ur twist :) Im loving it

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    1. Really ? Well..time to change that view then, Aara. I personally feel every house hold shud definitely have a paniyaram pan...very handy...for some quick fixes and remakes as well.

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  2. interesting fruit stuffed paniyaram......delicious.

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  3. Thanks for letting us know about banana's relative density to the sea water ;)
    These muffin/paniyaram definitely worth a try because they seem to be so healthy and tasty!!

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    1. Hey ! not surprised that you did dig up the techni bit in from there ;). Do give a try..they indeed are...

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  4. delicious paniyarams. nice innovative idea.

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  5. super looking paniyaaram....i know you will try to bake i next time too....till you get it right with different ingredients..

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    1. Thanks for that ! Preetha....but to be honest, i might not vary the ingredients...i just love it the way there are..but might give a try once again without the paper liners....hope it works.

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  6. This is a very good way to eat fruits . I am surely trying this out
    Keep in touch,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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  7. Wow lovedur idea of making paniyarams istead of muffins ...

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    1. Well Sathya, cudnt be throwing away the batter, is it not..when it flopped, as a muffin. :)

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  8. very delicious and lovely paniyaaram...

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  9. SonZZZ.....U also do things differently...illustrating many facts n all...I meant...I never knew dat apple z frm the family of rose.....Beautiful paniyaramz.....U rockz.....n wanna c u on some day..... :)

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    1. :) :) sure..wud love to meet up with most of you. wud be jsut great !!! and ullathu parayallo..me too didnt know these facts earlier, either ;)

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  10. thatz a twist to the paniyarams and a nice one actually...love the idea

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  11. I always love fat free recipe containing fruits. Love the idea of combining apple and banana in it, so simple and healthy treat!

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    1. yes indeed...infact most of these muffin recipes if no butter, it will either have oil in it. This has none ! and thats the best part.

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  12. this is adipoli dear... and thank u for all the general knowledge there... :)

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  13. This is a nice recipe and something new Sona :-)

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  14. Healthy and easy preasy. I shall go for the second option, baking because I don't have the pan.

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    1. do give a try and let me know how it works out for you, ok..

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  15. wow..you have added two fruits, we usually make with banana only, will def try with apples next time..looks yummy :)

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  16. Looks so tempting.. Love to have it.

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  17. Interesting.love ur does n pics r pretty.happy new year dear:)
    Nice header too..

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  18. A nice way to make paniyaaram. Interesting.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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  19. Alla Sona 2 cup maidaku 1 1/2 cup apple juiceooo appo pinne muffin dosa akanjathu bhagyam :)). Pazhams and panjasara randum vellam akkum.I think if u skip apple juice and try it should come out well.Stove top muffin is better than that ...adipoli brain thaneee. :)

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    1. Meena - oops..dont know..this was the exact recipe and i kept it that way. It was definitely not watery...as you see in the batter images, after teh addition of mashed banana and apples.

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  20. Hi Sona, wonderful pairing... banana and apple I'm sure it taste superb. Look great to go with coffee. May I have 2 or 3 pieces please? :))

    Best regards. Hugs to you.

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  22. Love the idea of making it into paniyarams! So many times i have had banana muffins and thought it would be better as a panniyaram! Lovely blog! Following you!

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  23. Nice recipe. Easily prepare. Thanks By Cookscpae

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Super Soft Fat - Free Fruit Paniyaram (Apple & Banana)

Well..it is originally a  fat-free  vegan muffin recipe , but not sure if its coz of the extra soft texture; it just didnt work for me as a muffin, and i ended up making a batch of paniyarams.  Trust me...was indeed very pleased with the outcome. It cooked much quicker on stove top, than being baked in the oven. 
 
Fat -free Apple - Banana Paniyarams
 
 
 There is plenty of moisture (and healthy fiber) from the apple juice and fruit content in the recipe, so there's no need for margarine or oil, which adds fat as well as calories. If you're looking for a healthy fat-free or low-fat vegan snack, this is a good one to try.
 
Good to know....

*   A banana ripens quickly (overnight), when you put it into a brown paper bag with an apple or tomato .

*   Apples come from the Rose family, Rosacea, that’s why they have a rosy aroma!




Ingredients:
 
2 cups flour/maida
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups apple juice
1 apple, diced
2 ripe bananas, mashed
 


 
Preparation
 
 

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar.

 
and thats exactly why..we add in the apple and mashed banana and mix it well with more apple, but the juice.

 
And once mixed, tha batter looks like this. 


Good to know...

*     About 80 percent of the weight of a banana is water...but...you need nuclear science to extract juice from bananas .

It's awfully hard to do so. Agree ? Have you ever tried squeezing one?

Their molecular structure is just not very squeezable. The currently available banana juice is blended banana, not squeezed banana.....which is obviously cheating...hummmm

 
 
Spray some cooking oil on the paniyaram pan and pour the batter into the holes.
 
Let it cook on either sides ( a few minutes)

(the original recipe was to preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and
bake in a lightly greased muffin tin for 35-45 minutes, or until they raise and are golden brown).

 
 
Well..the obedient me did so too..but.. sadly...


....it was a flop-show. The paper lining just wouldnt peel off the muffin . :(
 Wonder y...or y not ?
  

Anyways, the paniyaram pan was there for the rescue. Just couldnt be throwing the batter away. And, back to smiles....they cooked in very less time compared to the 40 mins required for the muffin, were extremely soft,  and yes ! healthy too !!
Best when taken hot.

 
Good to know..
 
Apples ,  Bananas  and even Watermelons float in water. Statistics state that approximately 25% of an apple's volume is air hence making it less dense than water. When you place the banana in water, it will sink at first, then it will rise to the surface and float as they too have tiny air pockets in them.
 
 


 
But..just be very clear on the question . Life of Pi .... clicks ?
 
The question isn't whether bananas float, it's whether they float with a 100+ pound adult orangutan sitting on top of them, and the answer is almost certainly NOOO !!!.


 :)

Original recipe source - from here .

38 comments:

  1. Ah delicious paniyaram! I had a very different vision towards paniyaram which was not much acceptable! but not now! thanks for sharing ur twist :) Im loving it

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Really ? Well..time to change that view then, Aara. I personally feel every house hold shud definitely have a paniyaram pan...very handy...for some quick fixes and remakes as well.

      Delete
  2. interesting fruit stuffed paniyaram......delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks for letting us know about banana's relative density to the sea water ;)
    These muffin/paniyaram definitely worth a try because they seem to be so healthy and tasty!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey ! not surprised that you did dig up the techni bit in from there ;). Do give a try..they indeed are...

      Delete
  4. delicious paniyarams. nice innovative idea.

    ReplyDelete
  5. super looking paniyaaram....i know you will try to bake i next time too....till you get it right with different ingredients..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for that ! Preetha....but to be honest, i might not vary the ingredients...i just love it the way there are..but might give a try once again without the paper liners....hope it works.

      Delete
  6. This is a very good way to eat fruits . I am surely trying this out
    Keep in touch,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow lovedur idea of making paniyarams istead of muffins ...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well Sathya, cudnt be throwing away the batter, is it not..when it flopped, as a muffin. :)

      Delete
  8. very delicious and lovely paniyaaram...

    ReplyDelete
  9. SonZZZ.....U also do things differently...illustrating many facts n all...I meant...I never knew dat apple z frm the family of rose.....Beautiful paniyaramz.....U rockz.....n wanna c u on some day..... :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. :) :) sure..wud love to meet up with most of you. wud be jsut great !!! and ullathu parayallo..me too didnt know these facts earlier, either ;)

      Delete
  10. thatz a twist to the paniyarams and a nice one actually...love the idea

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  11. I always love fat free recipe containing fruits. Love the idea of combining apple and banana in it, so simple and healthy treat!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yes indeed...infact most of these muffin recipes if no butter, it will either have oil in it. This has none ! and thats the best part.

      Delete
  12. this is adipoli dear... and thank u for all the general knowledge there... :)

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  13. This is a nice recipe and something new Sona :-)

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  14. Healthy and easy preasy. I shall go for the second option, baking because I don't have the pan.

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    1. do give a try and let me know how it works out for you, ok..

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  15. wow..you have added two fruits, we usually make with banana only, will def try with apples next time..looks yummy :)

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  16. Looks so tempting.. Love to have it.

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  17. Interesting.love ur does n pics r pretty.happy new year dear:)
    Nice header too..

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  18. A nice way to make paniyaaram. Interesting.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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  19. Alla Sona 2 cup maidaku 1 1/2 cup apple juiceooo appo pinne muffin dosa akanjathu bhagyam :)). Pazhams and panjasara randum vellam akkum.I think if u skip apple juice and try it should come out well.Stove top muffin is better than that ...adipoli brain thaneee. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Meena - oops..dont know..this was the exact recipe and i kept it that way. It was definitely not watery...as you see in the batter images, after teh addition of mashed banana and apples.

      Delete
  20. Hi Sona, wonderful pairing... banana and apple I'm sure it taste superb. Look great to go with coffee. May I have 2 or 3 pieces please? :))

    Best regards. Hugs to you.

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  22. Love the idea of making it into paniyarams! So many times i have had banana muffins and thought it would be better as a panniyaram! Lovely blog! Following you!

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  23. Nice recipe. Easily prepare. Thanks By Cookscpae

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