Gulab Jamun Mix Muffins

I write this blog post mainly for two reasons –

1. Blogging Marathon time again. yay!

2. More importantly, to serve me as an eternal reminder – Never trust the Husband with grocery shopping. Like never ever!

We travel 100 kms once a month to the ‘nearest’ Indian grocery store. The scene is usually a very crowded shop that is as big as the inside of a truck. Add a usually hungry two year old to the mix and you have pure chaos! To save time, we split the shopping list and on the husband’s share of the list, I wrote – instant gulab jamun mix – 1 pkt. Yup! My mistake. I assumed when you live in a 2 adult household and you need to buy instant gulab jamun mix, you would choose the smaller one. Nah! He chooses the 500 gms packet that makes a 100 Gulab Jamuns. Like 100 of them.

Ever since, I had dreams of crater size gulab jamuns chasing me. 100 of them.

Finally, it hit me. Muffins! So here goes –
WHAT WE NEED (for 9 muffins)

Gulab Jamun Mix – 1 Cup

Bananas 1- 1 1/2 large ripe

Curds / Yogurt. 1/4 Cup

Oil 3 tbsp

Baking powder 1tsp

Baking Soda. 1/2 tsp

Sugar 1/2 Cup

Butterscotch chips – as you wish / totally optional

  • Mash the bananas thoroughly. If they are really ripe,nit should be a breeze
  • Mix the mashed bananas with oil and curds. Keep aside

  • Mix the gulab jamun mix, sugar, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients
  • Add the butterscotch chips, if you are using them, at this point.

  • Pour into a greased muffin tray.

  • Bake at 180C for 20-25 minutes till the toothpick inserted comes out clean.


  1. My muffins did not rise up. I guess I will have to tweak the recipe a bit. Except for that, they were soft and delicious with a good banana flavour.
  2. I added the butterscotch chips just because they were at hand and I wanted to use them up too. It’s totally optional though recommended.


My dreams are a lot less scary now. Peace!

Do check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM#55

10 thoughts on “Gulab Jamun Mix Muffins

  1. hahahah..that was quite funny!..just keep up the sending him part, he should graduate worries..the muffins seem perfect and a wonderful snack..Infact should say thatsa neat idea too..:)

  2. My nightmares were about tons of chana dal and broken urad dal that my hubby picked up. But glad to see that you have used them up in an innovative way. Bookmarking this!

  3. I agree, never trust husbands with grocery list 🙂 Love your gulab jamun muffins — interesting way to use up gulab jamun mix.

  4. LOL!! I have such countless grocery list disasters(?) over the years and still counting!! But these muffins are very innovative.

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