Aug 7, 2011

Strawberry Banana Muffins - Eggless

I wonder - why did not Little Miss Muffet sit on a tuffet and eat Muffins? Why did she have to eat her curds and whey? 

Just the smell of a warm muffin out of the oven is so comforting. Its like cupcakes for the grown ups. Just a wholesome warm little cup muffin. And if it has ingredients like strawberry and bananas in it, that's just added appeal. 

Baking again this time for A Sweet Punch series, here's us presenting a Strawberry Banana Muffin with a recipe from the Joy of Baking site. I changed the recipe a little bit to make an egg less version to satisfy the entire family. But the timing was perfect - we had a impromptu planned picnic potluck at the park this evening and these muffins found a few friends to please.


Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with liners or use a no stick spray on the pan. This actually yielded about 18 muffins for me - since they were a smaller size muffin. So, keep a few extra liners ready.

Take about 21/4 cups of All purpose flour. For a healthier and grainier texture, you can add 2 cups of flour and 1/4 cups of rolled oats if you'd like.
Add 3/4 cups of brown sugar. I accidentally added 1/2 cup of white sugar first and then remembered the recipe called for brown sugar - so I added another 1/2 cup of brown sugar - and so I had a total of about 1 cup sugar.
Add the 1/4 tsp of salt and instead of the cinnamon, I added a pinch of cardamom powder on to the dry mix.
Finally add 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp baking soda.
Mix everything well together and set aside.


Now, to make the wet mix, mash up a couple of ripe bananas and add to a mixing bowl.
Melt 1 stick of butter and when the butter is in room temperature, add it to the bananas


Add a few drops of Pure Vanilla extract.


Now instead of the eggs, here's where we'll add a good substitute to provide the moistness required - Applesauce.


Add the one cup of applesauce and mix well with the other wet ingredients.


Chop up a few strawberries into small pieces - about 1 cup of chopped strawberries. Thankfully, we might still get fresh strawberries for a few more weeks.


Mix the chopped strawberries with a spoon of flour and set aside. This flour helps the strawberries from sinking to the bottom of the muffins.


 Next comes getting the batter ready. Mix the wet ingredients with the dry flour mix.


Add the strawberries on top.


Gently using a spatula, fold in the wet mix and dry mix. Don't beat too hard - just mix until well combined.

I felt the batter was too thick and did not want dry muffins, and hence added about 1/4 cup of warm milk to the batter and gently mixed that in. And I was thankful I did this - the muffins were perfectly moist and you could not tell that they were egg less.


Scoop up the batter into the lined muffin pan. Give it a tap or two on the counter to release a few big air bubbles. And send it on its way to its sauna bath in the oven.


My muffins on the top are done - and I still had batter for more muffins - so sent another batch in for its hot bath.


And just how happy one is when their muffins come out so perfect from the oven!! I wish you can see what a huge smile I have on my face.


What are you waiting for - bake up some eggless muffins - I won't say its easy as pie - it actually is easier than pie.


You can pick this one if you want.


Or this one.


I want them all.


Enjoy. Peace out!

29 comments:

  1. Scrumptious is understated!! :)
    Loving the first sentence :) :)

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  2. Your name reminded me of my very close childhood friend !! your muffins look great and as u said it is a cupcake for the grown ups..!:)

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  3. very delicious looking muffins :)

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  4. Love these muffins:) Awesome work. I can't believe it is eggless. The background in the first and last pic is just superb:)

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    Reva

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  5. Love muffins :) and your plate is so inviting!

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  6. Really gorgeous !! Nice substitutions..Wish could grab one right from the pic :)

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  7. Wow an interesting combo!!!! Luv it

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  8. Perfect muffins! Love the colour and clicks too..

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  9. Superb muffins.. Loved this recipe.. not yet tried..

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  10. Hi,

    Could u leme knw how many eggs i need to use, if i am planning to use eggs instead of apple sauce? .. Would wana try once u reply.. !!
    Thanks n the muffins luk great :)

    Sudha

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  11. Thank you all!

    @ Sudha - this recipe uses 2 eggs. I've also linked the original recipe here from the Joy of baking site. You can refer to that as well. Enjoy baking your muffins!

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  12. I made an eggless version too!!Looks yummy with those cute li'l strawberry bits peeping from the muffins:)

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  13. wow they look extraordinary!!!!!
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  14. Delicious looking muffins....
    Beautiful clicks...
    First time here...following your lovely space...

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  15. Looks so yummy and mouth watering

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  16. Anu ur friends are really lucky to enjoy this scrumptious treats always(not only this time).. Absoutely perfect :):)

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  17. Hi
    You didn't wrote for how long you need to bake them.. I was planning to make them today..

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  18. @ Ritz - sorry I did not mention - but you can bake them for about 20-25 mins or until they pass the toothpick test. I've linked the original recipe and that has the details too. Let me know how yours turn out - enjoy baking and eating them!

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  19. wow, they look fabulous and love the eggless version :)

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  20. Awesome work, loved all the pictures...makes me hungry.

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  21. hey anu yesterday my muffins were not perfect.. it was all my fault.
    1. apple sauce was not on room temprature
    2. put the butter without properly melting it.
    3. forgot to grease the cupcake liners.:p

    today i tried it again and it looks awsome, can't eat it becoz yesterday ate 5 of them..:( but will let u know when my lil tester comes home and taste it..
    thanks so much for putting the recipe, me and my friends look forward to your posts..and happy pregnancy..:)

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  22. fab Fab receipe Nandu,..I am surely going to try it and let you know :)

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  23. Oh my gosh!! that looks lovely.. yummm.. stunning!! You've got a gorgeous blog!! Hope you have a lovely week ahead!!

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  24. Oh.. and I forgot to say.. i totally love the name of your blog.. Im no good at cooking.. at all.. so will hop here often..

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  25. Got to taste these awesome muffins at our park get-together. And my 5-year old who does not like bananas at all, gobbled up a few :-) Anu, let us know when you are making these next and we will land up.. Great job!

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  26. Got to eat these awesome muffins at our park get-together. And my 5 year old who does not like bananas at all, gobbled up a few :-) Anu, let us know the next time you are making them - we will land up.. Great job!

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