How to Make Homemade Brownies, Muffins and Waffles in Your Vitamix

How to make batter in a Vitamix

A Vitamix is an amazing machine for blending smoothies, soups and juices. It can also transform baking with its ability to whip up batters with a perfect texture and consistency.

Gone are the days of store-bought batters. With your Vitamix, it’s possible to make homemade brownies, muffins, waffles and other batter-based foods that will satisfy the hungriest bellies. And there’s no need to mess up your kitchen. Simply dump the ingredients in your Vitamix’s container, blend your batter and transfer it to the baking pan specified by your recipe.

Here are three homemade baking recipes that will help you integrated a Vitamix into your baking process.

Homemade Vitamix Baking Recipes

Pumpkin Brownies

Brighten the flavor of these brownies with more spice, fresh ginger, or orange zest and top with powdered sugar or your favorite icing.

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 15 dried dates, pitted
  • 1 cup (255 g) unsweetened applesauce
  • 15 ounces (425 g) pumpkin
  • 2 cups (240 g) whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • powdered sugar

Directions

  • Place eggs, dates, applesauce and pumpkin into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  • Select Variable 1.
  • Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  • Blend for 1 minute using tamper if needed.
  • Pour mixture into stainless bowl and mix in dry ingredients.
  • Transfer mixture to a greased 10-inch X 15-inch (25 cm x 38 cm) non-stick cake pan
  • Bake brownies for 30 minutes in a 350°F (180°C) oven, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • To serve cut brownies and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

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Carrot and Raisin Muffins

Sweet raisins and carrots marry well in this snack-sized bite for a quick breakfast or afternoon tea.

Ingredients

  • 1⅔ cup (265 g) self-rising flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ⅔ cup (100 g) raisins
  • ¾ cup (90 g) carrots, halved
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup (150 g) granulated sugar
  • ⅔ cup (150 ml) light olive oil

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray or line with paper liners.
  • Place flour, baking soda, and spices in a medium-size mixing bowl and stir lightly. Set aside.
  • Place carrots into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  • Select Variable 1.
  • Turn machine on and increase the speed to Variable 6.
  • Blend for 6-7 seconds until very finely chopped. Stop machine and remove lid.
  • Add eggs, sugar and oil to the carrots in the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  • Select Variable 1.
  • Turn the machine on and increase speed to Variable 5.
  • Blend for 30 seconds until thick and creamy.
  • Pour carrot mixture into flour mixture with raisins and fold to combine. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin tin.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool, then serve.

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Low Fat Waffles

They'll never know these fluffy waffles are low fat! Top with whole-fruit syrup for a simply delicious weekend brunch.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (95 g) oat bran
  • 1 cup (125 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 cups (480 ml) skim milk
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar

Directions

  • Combine oat bran, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • Place eggs, milk, and sugar into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  • Select Variable 1.
  • Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  • Blend for 20 seconds.
  • Stop machine. Remove lid and add dry mixture to wet mixture, and replace lid.
  • Select Variable 1.
  • Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 5 for 15 seconds, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.

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