Nori Seaweed Muffins

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Nori, the Japanese name for various edible seaweed species, is commonly used as a wrap for sushi and onigiri. It is also a common garnish or flavoring in noodle preparations and soups. Nori is a source of iron, calcium, vitamin A, B, C1, iodine, protein fiber, and carotene.

  • 10 g Seaweed
  • 200 g Cake flour
  • 3 g Baking powder
  • 1 g Baking soda
  • 4 Eggs
  • 150 g Sugar
  • A large pinch of salt
  • 35 g Honey
  • 150 g Shortening, melted
  1. Soak the seaweed, drain and set aside. Sift together the cake flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  2. Whisk the eggs, sugar, salt, and honey together. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture. Mix until just combined.
  3. Add in melted shortening and seaweed to become the cake batter.
  4. Spoon the batter to the greased muffin cups or mini loaf pans, 80% full and bake at 175C/350F for 20-25 minutes.


Peggy 6/9/09 12:38

very innovative way of using the nori! looks great!

My Little Space 6/9/09 13:51

These muffins look really delicious! And such a nutritious treat

Ju (The Little Teochew) 6/9/09 14:56

You come up with the most unusual, unique creations! Are these muffins slightly savoury, given that nori is usually salty?

Cookin' Canuck 6/9/09 15:54

What a fantastic idea! I never would have thought to use nori in muffins.

citronetvanille 6/9/09 16:32

Never thought of Seaweed muffins...very curious about what they taste like. They look beautiful for sure.

Angie's Recipes 6/9/09 16:47

@Peggy, Kristy: Thank you!
@The Little Teochew: yep. it's sweet savory muffins. ;-) The nori sheet are for the sushi, they are not salty like those snack nori.
@Cookin'Canuck: Thank you, I am glad that you find it good.
@citronetvanille: It's like normal muffins, only with hints of nori.

Selba 6/9/09 17:52

Wow! What a great innovation! Never ever crossed my mind to use nori for baking! I believe it tasted yummy :)

TasteHongKong 6/9/09 17:58

Am impressed with your creativity.

Ivy 6/9/09 18:15

Angie, how creative!! They sound great.

theUngourmet 6/9/09 19:02

This looks really tasty! I've never used seaweed this way.

Tasty Eats At Home 6/9/09 19:48

So unique. I had to take a minute to consider how these would taste, but I would imagine they'd be a nice savory-sweet treat. Yum!

Vrinda 6/9/09 20:21

I lov to bake muffins,never tried with seaweeds,sounds healthy and delish...

nora@ffr 6/9/09 20:28

hmm nice name!! those sea weed muffins turned out beautiful! :)

Christo Gonzales 6/9/09 21:22

you are so unique and creative!

LizNoVeggieGirl 6/9/09 23:03

I eat seaweed every single day (in the form of dulse), so I am LOVING those muffins!!

♥peachkins♥ 7/9/09 01:43

Not your usual muffin flavor but it looks good..

ICook4Fun 7/9/09 01:47

This is so interesting. I never see seaweed being used this way. You are very creative!

Reeni 7/9/09 02:01

How delicious and nutritious these are! The only thing I could think to do with my seaweed was to make soup. Your so creative!

Marillyn Beard 7/9/09 02:22

Very interesting! Will keep that in mind when I am swamped with seaweed :o)

Sophie 7/9/09 09:34

These look quite fab & so nutritious!! MMMMMM,....I love seaweeds!!

Yum Yum Yum!!

I just gave you an award, Angie!! Why? You can read it @ my latest post!! Come over & pick it up!!!

Parita 7/9/09 10:08

Never made anything using seaweed forget really are very innovative!

Angie's Recipes 7/9/09 10:47

@Selba, TasteHongKong, Ivy, the ungourmet, Tasty Eats At Home, Vrinda, Nora, doggybloggy, Marillyn Beard, VeggieGirl, ♥peachkins♥, ICook4Fun, Sophie, Reeni, Parita: Okay, now you guys make me believe that I am cRE8tIvE! LOL

Y 7/9/09 12:51

What a great way to use nori. Love this!

pigpigscorner 7/9/09 16:43

Great idea! Love the taste of seaweed!

lisaiscooking 8/9/09 02:06

This is a nice way to add vitamins and minerals to muffins! The flecks of color look pretty too.

chow and chatter 8/9/09 02:31

love the idea od adding seaweed also a great source of vitamin K

Elin Chia 8/9/09 10:04

Hi Angie,
I am going to try this out...yumm yumm I have lots of this in the pantry...leftovers from the last sushi making. Thanks for sharing such a nice muffin :)

petite nyonya 8/9/09 12:23

Use of seaweed in muffins is so interesting! And healthy too.

Palidor 8/9/09 12:48

That's really cool. I would never have thought of putting nori in something savory. I think that would taste great!

Anonymous 8/9/09 20:25

These are very unique muffins with nori, how creative! I actually have a bunch of nori that I need to use, so I can't wait to try these!

Anonymous 9/9/09 06:23

I have never tried maknig any dessert with seaweed. It's about time! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Sophie 9/9/09 16:26

My dear friend, don't forget abourt the award I gave you!!
Come over @
& pick it up!! Why??? You can read it over there!

Luscious Temptations 9/9/09 19:56

A really cool recipe but would you mind if I asked how it tasted?

Mythreyi Dilip 9/9/09 19:56

Both the Muffins looks great and yum!

Angie's Recipes 9/9/09 21:25

@All: Thank you my friends :-))
@Luscious Temptations: The mild saltiness of the nori seaweed complements perfectly the sweetness of these moist muffins.

Food For Tots 10/9/09 17:04

I have not thought of using seaweeds for muffins. They look and sound so interesting and unique! You are really very creative!

Heather S-G 11/9/09 01:14

What a creative and original way to use Nori...something I never would have thought up! You are so innovative, Angie. I'd love to try these!

Anonymous 27/10/09 11:28

Hey, is there anything that I can use to substitute the shortening? I can't get shortening here =(

Angie's Recipes 27/10/09 12:53

@Anonymous:In this recipe corn or saffron oil can be used instead.


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