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Jackfruit ~ Nangka Muffins


Jackfruit - Artocarpus heterophyllus of the mulberry family which is native to parts of South and South East Asia is an aromatic fleshy fruit renowned for its delicious taste.  It is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium and high in vitamin C and manganese.
The Jackfruit is enormous and prickly on the outside, looks somewhat like a durian.  Once the fruit is opened you'll find 'bulbs' ...... a kind of fleshy covering for the true seeds which are round and dark like chestnuts.  These seeds can be eaten once boiled.  When cutting up a Jackfruit, better to oil your knife and hands before cutting, as the fruit is very sticky.  You'll need to acquire the taste of the Jackfruit which frequently does not appeal to those unfamiliar with it. 
Incidentally, the Jackfruit is the national fruit of Bangladesh.  Want to know more about the Jackfruit?   Check it out 'Here'.




Jackfruit which is opened up to expose the edible bulbs.
Bulbs of the Jackfruit, even the fibery membrane can be eaten and they are sweet too.  The seeds can be boiled and serve as a tasty and nutritious snack.  Roasted,  dried seeds can be ground to make flour, which is blended with wheat flour for baking.



Just can't resist posting this picture ............  a bit chewy and utterly sweet!






Moist muffin with the sweet smell of Jackfruit ....... it lingers!

Ingredients
  • 1 cup low fat plain yogurt, 135 gm to 150 gm
  • 180 gm fresh jackfruit, chopped 
  • 250 gm self-raising flour
  • 1  tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4  tsp salt
  • 150 ml canola oil
  • 90 gm caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1  tsp vanilla
Method
  1. Wash and cut up the jackfruit into small pieces, mix in the  yogurt and let it rest for about 30 mins.
  2. Sift the flour with the bicarbonate of soda, salt and mix in the sugar thoroughly.
  3. Lightly beat up the eggs, mix into the jackfruit yogurt mixture, add in the oil and vanilla essence.  Mix well till the oil has been fully incorporated into the mixture.
  4. Pour the wet mixture into the flour mixture, mix till just combined.
  5. Spoon into paper cups and bake in preheated oven @ 180 deg C for about 20 to 25 mins.
  6. Test with a skewer till it comes out clean, remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
  7. Serve warm.


Comments

  1. This is a first for me Aunty Cheah! Have been a while I had jackfruit too!

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  2. Wow...delicious! But I like jackfruit so much that i don't think there'll ever be any left for making muffins :D

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  3. OMG, this is my favourite fruit! But it's like a curse to me. I'll have to sit in the toilet a whole day if I'm taking this thing. Maybe I should try baking them as well huh! But right now, I want to grab a few from you. Don't mind, right? haha.... Have a pleasant evening.
    Cheers, kristy

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  4. what a great and creative idea, jackfruit muffin, i must try this one day. Thanks for sharing dear.

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  5. What a great idea to use jackfruit. Must try this out when I manage to find a good one

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  6. I love jackfruit too! Like the way you added jackfruit in it...so yummy!

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  7. What a delicious and original muffin! I have not had jackfruit in ages. They are sold here in cans.

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  8. I never cook or bake with Nangka before. Great idea to bake with it. I can imagine the great smell that comes out of the oven when you bake these :)

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  9. 3 hungry tummies
    Thank you.

    Mary
    Yes I like to eat it as it is but just wannna try out in bakes and no regrets!

    Kristy
    Oh, your tummy can't take it? Nvm be my be guest, maybe once it's baked it'll work differently for you.

    You are most welcome, Sonia.

    penny
    Oh yes,please do. Funny, I still find it very difficult to go into your blog, takes ages.

    Thanks, Anncoo

    Biren
    Wonder how they taste canned. Can't beat fresh ones anytime.

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  10. I love jackfruits too, they are much tastier than the other species, chempedak. Great idea to make muffins out of it!

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  11. ICook4Fun
    Was just experimenting with it and it turned out great!

    Jeannie
    I love chempedak too, fresh, deep-fried or in ice cream.

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  12. Never had Jackfruit muffins....I wish I could find some jackfruit and make myself some!

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  13. I included jackfruit in a smoothie today. Would have never thought of muffins.

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  14. may i pls know is jackfruit = cempedak or nangka?

    rgds
    cat

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  15. Thank you for sharing. I will be trying this one.

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