Eggless Carrot CupCakes, wholewheat and no butter

What more can be more satisfying than indulging in your sweet craving without the guilt factor! My melt in mouth cupcakes are egg less, butter less, whole wheat with the goodness of carrot which gives it a different kind of sweetness and the spice give a natural warmth!

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I was first introduced with these at a famous cookery show and wanted to try it out. The original recipe called for the basic cake ingredients but I wanted to make it a bit healthy so that I can treat myself with these goodies as often as i can. Having said this, I have these stocked up most of the times as it is easy to just mix it all together and bake. So enjoy this treat.

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Ingredients:

1- 1/4 cup wholewheat flour

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup carrot grated

vanilla essence 1/2 tsp

baking powder 1tsp

baking soda 1/4 tsp

1/2 cup curd

cinnamon powder a big pinch

salt a pinch

half cup olive oil or vegetable oil

Method:

Mix all the dry ingredients

Separately mix curd and sugar until mixed. Add oil, vanilla essence and make smooth batter.

Now mix with dry ingredients to the batter.

Fold in carrots and line in mold and sprinkle almond flaked on top.

Bake at 180° for 20-30 min till done.

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Enjoy!!

PS.

All-spice/nutmeg can also be used instead of cinnamon.

Sugar can be adjusted to taste.

Don’t omit the salt as it balances the spices and sweetness.

Carrots can be replaced by peeled and cubed apples.

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Pesto Elbow Macaroni

Pesto elbow macaroni is delicious and so cheesy.

One of the healthiest core ingredient is pesto which can be used in a variety of dishes. That lovely fragrance of fresh basil churned in with olive oil can bring life to any dish. Here I have used pesto to make elbow macaroni. Frankly any type of pasta works well with this sauce, easy to prepare and delicious to eat.

For pesto recipe click here

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Directions to make pesto elbow macaroni-

Ingredients:

1 cup pesto

2 1/2 cups boiled macaroni

1/2 cup french beans(1 inch pieces)

1/2 cup carrot(1 inch pieces)

1/2 cup mixed bell pepper( Red, Yellow & Green)

Cheese to top

Salt & pepper as per taste

Method:

Saute all vegetables in 2 tsp olive oil until slightly  charred.

Now add salt and pepper as per your taste.

Add pesto & cheese.

Mix  in macaroni and top with cheese.

Serve hot!!

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