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Ugwu-Infused Muffins

This muffin recipe is healthy and very nutritious, I decided to do some experiments with “greens in pastries”…and yeah, first up is ugwu-infused muffins.

If you’re not a fan of ugwu (pumpkin leaves), you can swap with any green leaves you’re comfortable with. It’s all about the end result, which is “redefining the regular meals to healthy alternatives”
Here’s a simple recipe you should try.


  • 2 cups of Oats flour
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of Ugwu leaves
  • Dry Fruits
  • Coconut flakes
  • 3/4 cup of oil
  • 1/2 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of baking powder


  • Break eggs in a bowl and beat nicely. I used a hand blender for mixing, you can as well use a mixer or a fork
  • Add sugar, oil and vanilla to the eggs and blend properly
  • Blend the ugwu with about a cup of water, sieve out the shaft and set the juice aside
  • In another bowl, mix all the dry ingredients
  • In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients with the juice until you get a smooth paste
  • Preheat oven at 200 degree Celsius. Grease the muffin pan with butter or use the muffin cups and pour the batter inside it.
  • Add the raisins and coconut raisins for garnish
  • Bake for 30-45 minutes

Tip:you could deep a long knife or toothpick in the center of the batter to see if the muffins are well baked.

  • And that’s how to infuse greens into your pastries…

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