eggless blueberry muffins | eggless recipe

I may have tested about six blueberry muffin recipes so far.  Some used all-purpose flour, some used whole wheat flour.  Some asked for half the amount of berries, some asked for quantity of berries equal to the flour.  Some turned out dense, some still tasted raw despite ten minutes past baking time.
Spusht | Eggless blueberry muffin recipe
eggless blueberry muffin recipe

This time, I tried two eggless blueberry muffin recipes from two blogs that had recipes using same ingredients but with different proportions.  The recipe from gajuskitchen worked out better for me than merrytummy.  Although both rose well and looked fine, the whole wheat flour muffin from the latter blog did not taste and bake as good as the former.  I think the two reasons could be a problem at my end:
     a) it takes some time to adapt to the taste of baked goods with whole wheat flour, and/or
     b) whole wheat flour may require a different temperature and bake time than all-purpose flour
         (whereas I baked both recipes for the same time at the same temperature of 180C/350F instead of 375F as stated on merrytummy)
testing blueberry muffin recipe - all purpose flour vs whole wheat flour
left: gajuskitchen (using all purpose flour) ... right: merrytummy (using whole wheat flour)
I am adapting the recipe from gajuskitchen to share with you here.  Changes I made:
     a) ¾ cup of flour is not sufficient to get dome-shaped muffin - changed to 1 cup
     b) reduced oil by 1 Tbsp and increased milk by 1-2 Tbsp
     c) omitted the extra 2 Tbsp sugar because ¼ cup sugar was moderately sweet
     d) increased amount of blueberries since ¼ cup berries did not seem berry enough.
spusht | eggless blueberry muffins using yogurt as egg substitute
eggless blueberry muffins using yogurt as egg substitute
Eggless Blueberry Muffins Recipe
Yields: 6 standard muffins
Adapted from gajuskitchen

What you need to make eggless blueberry muffins:
1 cup all-purpose flour (or replace ½ cup with whole wheat flour)
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ cup plain yogurt/curd [how to make yogurt at home]
2-4 Tbsp milk (whole or skimmed)
3 Tbsp oil (or melted butter)
½ tsp vanilla extract (pure extract better than imitation essence)
¼ cup sugar (white or light brown)
½ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Prep
1.  Rinse and pat dry blueberries completely.  Take a big pinch from your 1 cup of flour and toss it with the dry blueberries.  Keep aside.
2.  Keep the muffin pan ready with paper liners.  This eggless blueberry muffin recipe makes 6 muffins.
trying two recipes of blueberry muffins at the same time
trying two recipes of blueberry muffins at the same time
Begin
1.  In medium bowl, sift: all-purpose flour + baking powder + baking soda.  Keep aside.
2.  In large bowl, mix: yogurt + 2 Tbsp milk + oil + vanilla extract + sugar.  Amount of milk (2–4  Tbsp) depends on how thick your yogurt is.  If in step 4 you feel the batter is a little thick, add remaining 1-2 Tbsp milk.
3.  Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
4.  Add dry mixture (in two parts) into the wet ingredients bowl, fold gently until just combined.  Whipping or beating will cause dense/hard muffins.  Add the remaining 1-2 Tbsp milk IF required.  The muffin batter is not runny like cupcake batter.  The muffin batter should be of dropping consistency, not flowing consistency.
5.  Now throw in the blueberries, folding them very gently.  You do not want to mash the berries and create a bluish blueberry muffin batter.  Tossing blueberries in flour previously will help the berries to not sink to the bottom of the blueberry muffins.
6.  Drop batter evenly into lined muffin tins, filling until ¾ of the liner.  A thicker dropping consistency muffin batter + filling ¾ of the muffin tin creates the dome-shaped muffin, otherwise a thinner consistency muffin batter + filling just ½ of the tin creates  smooth, flat-topped muffin as you see in my pictures.
7.  Bake for 20-23 minutes at 180C/350F.  Ovens vary, so check yours at 20 minutes first.  If your muffin has a light brown color and if toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean – take the muffin pan out of the oven and onto a cooling rack.  Let the blueberry muffins cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer muffins along with their liners onto the rack and let cool completely.


before and after: baked 6 muffins each for the two recipes tested
baked 6 muffins each for the two recipes tested
This recipe can be doubled to make 12 eggless blueberry muffins.  If you want to have a crusty top - you can reserve some light brown sugar to sprinkle on top of the muffin batter before baking.

Enjoy your eggless blueberry muffins with your morning coffee or afternoon tea. 
Spusht | Eggless Blueberry Muffins Recipe
Eggless Blueberry Muffins
And if you know of a winning Eggless Blueberry Muffin recipe - share the link with me!
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15 comments:

  1. yummy clicks and healthy and yummy muffins

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  2. Muffin looks so puffy and delicious. Beautiful click.

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  3. Delicious eggless muffins, Love that it is spongy and delicious.

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  4. i am so glad i saw this post.. have half a box of blueberries and was wondering what to do with them.. and here you give me a solution,, making these this afternoon :)

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  5. Its stunning and I just can't taste my eyes on the muffins. That colors - the in between dark shade from berries and the light dark yellow tinge from the floor mixture are explosion, not only in the outcome and I bet the taste must be great too.

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  6. I've been thinking of baking a blueberry cake but never got around it. Your muffins look like a great option too.

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    1. I have been thinking of a blueberry cheesecake since forever but never got around it - your comment reminded me of that!

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  7. Cute and extrmely spongy muffins,they looks stunning.

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  8. It's so frustrating testing out recipes. I have been trying to make a good sugar free vanilla cake for at least a month and every recipe i have tried so far has failed me... I have sadly just given up now :(

    But, kudos to you for continuing to try out many recipes until you found the perfect one. Your muffins look perfect! :)

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    1. I can relate to the frustration of testing recipes, but perseverance is sometimes my best virtue :D
      Thanks Abeer!

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  9. so much research went in this. Pinning it! dont have any winning eggless blueberry recipe, but will keep you in mind if I do come across one!

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    1. I learned my lesson after trying a new recipe for several parties and getting disastrous results. Now I experiment beforehand and keep only workable recipes by my side.
      Thanks Shumaila :)

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  10. Fantastic blueberry muffins... Super tempting

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