Ekadasi Buckwheat Muffins

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I was recently spring cleaning in our office (well, autumn cleaning), and in a file in an unused cabinet I found a hand written, photocopied page with a recipe on it. I don't know how successful the recipe is, or even where it came from, but wanted to put it out here in case anyone can try it and tell us if it's any good. I'd also appreciate any suggestions for improvement from the bakers and cooks out there.

Updated 3/9/12: One of our avid cooks here on the Food Channel recently sent us pictures and notes on her experience with this recipe. Chitra Dasi made a half-batch of these, and only baked them for about 20 minutes because of her oven. You can see the results in the picture above. (Thank you so much Chitra!) Have you tried this recipe yet?


My Kids Favorite

I was pleasantly surprise with the outcome of the muffins. My kids usually do not like any ekadasi sweet I make, but they loved these muffins! Guess i'll be making these every Ekadasi from now on :)


I used 1 cup banana & 1 cup applesauce and followed the recipe as stated. Then I folded in just over a cup of dried apricots that were soaked in water for 1/2 hour and cut into small pieces and also just over a cup of chopped walnuts.

This recipe was happily received.

Thank you for posting.

Buckwheat in Indian languages

For the devotees in India, Buckwheat is --

* कुट्टू / कुटू in Hindi depending on the region

* કુટ્ટિ / કુટ્ટિ નો દારો in Gujarati.

Hope this helps.

tasy right out of the oven

Just made these exactly according to the recipe, and my first taste was good. The cinnamon and banana (plus some chopped cooked apple yield a nice flavor. Hopefully they are still good for breakfast in the morning.

Hare Krishna!

What amount of oil did u add?

what is Buckwheat N CAN WE U

what is Buckwheat

Buckwheat, Baking Soda

Hare Krishna! Buckwheat is actually not a grain. It is a seed, and is commonly used in substitution on Ekadasi days because buckwheat flour acts similar to wheat flour.

Baking soda is used on Ekadasi days because it is sodium bicarbonate (a mineral). But if you buy an inexpensive kind, do look at the ingredients because some companies cut it with other ingredients at times.


I tried this out with oil instead of butter and it came out well..

very nice!

This recipe came out pretty good! Thank you

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