Bottle gourd muffins

Recently I saw a zucchini bread recipe online , a veggie muffin 8-O!!! That is really amazing and the recipe got my attention.  Zucchini is quite expensive around here and may not be available all the time.  :cry: I was thinking for a good alternative to make these wonderful muffin.
One fine day I went to local market, the shopkeeper was selling this really tender… bottle gourds. That’s it. I found my alternative for zucchini , hooray ….happy dancing me  :-)  . Next day I made this super moist, fluffy, spicy bottle gourd + apple muffins loaded with delicious ingredients.
It’s time to Bake bottle gourd muffins…….

Ingredients to make muffins:-

Grated bottle gourd1 cup
Apple1
Sugar¾ th cup
Brown sugar½ th cup
Cinnamon2 inch
Eggs2
Oil½ cup
Walnutshandful
Dark/milk chocolatehandful
All purpose flour / maida1 ½ cup
baking powder1 ½ tsp
Nutmeg¼ th tsp

Method :-

I took this tender bottle gourd and washed it thoroughly , peeled and grated the gourd to 1 cup and I kept it aside. Next comes the apple. I scrubbed, peeled chopped into pieces and ground it in the food processor. Make sure that apple pieces are not too smooth or chunky.
I added the sugar and cinnamon stick in the food processor and grounded it into fine powder ( if you have cinnamon powder , be my friend add it around 1/2 tsp) . Now i took a large bowl and added the following ingredients powdered sugar, oil, eggs and i whisked it well.

I added the flour and baking powder in the sifter and sifted  directly into the bowl. Don’t sift all the flour. Here is a little tip:

mix little flour in the nuts and chocolate chips and then add it to the batter. Nuts and chocolate chips spread evenly.
I tossed the chocolate chips and nuts in the remaining flour and added back in the bowl. gently mixed the batter. Don’t forgot to pre-heat your oven at 190º C. Now prepare the muffin tray/cupcake mold. Fill the batter equally.
Placed it in the pre-heated oven at 190 ºC for 20 minutes. Every oven differs in size and watts. So keep an eye on the muffins after 10 minutes. The easiest way to check – if you touch the muffin on the top it shouldn’t stick to your fingers or try the toothpick / skewer inserted in the middle of a muffin come out clean. If under-cooked, bake it again for 5 minutes and check for every 2 minutes. If it’s overcooked you don’t get the soft texture. So keep an eye…

Pictorial:-

 

The interesting part of the recipe is no one in the family found that bottle gourd is in the muffins.  :lol:  :lol:

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