The Quest For Eggless Muffins

I am supposed to make muffins for breakfast this morning – according to my new menu plan – and I don’t have a suitable recipe. I have a great recipe for muffins which don’t have any eggs or dairy, but they have flax (which I am out of). So, I set out again in search of recipes for eggless muffins.

When I have searched for recipes before without any egg or dairy (Hosanna’s allergies), I have  looked for vegan recipes. Sometimes vegan recipes use weird ingredients (no offense to any vegans reading), so today, I decided to search for eggless muffins and just replace any milk (if I need to). I really miss eggs.

I found this Vegan Blueberry Muffin recipe that looks promising.

They replace the egg with vinegar. I haven’t heard of this before. I have lots of vinegar (and it’s cheap).

The recipe calls for milk and I happen to have a bit of soy milk in the fridge. I would have used water or water mixed with the leftover jam from the bottom of the almost empty jar in the fridge.

It calls for lemon zest, but I don’t have any lemons to zest. I do have oranges that I could zest.

Let me tell you a funny story about my oranges. We did our major grocery shop on Friday and I bought three bags of oranges. Only one made it into the fridge and the other two went missing. We looked high and low for them. We looked in my sister’s van (she drove me), we looked all over the house. We could not find these oranges. Well, I opened the deep freeze to pull out something and there, in the deep freezer, sitting nicely on top, were the two bags of oranges. The oranges were completely frozen.  I didn’t know what else to do, so I shoved the oranges into the fridge in hopes that they thaw and are edible. I’ll let you know how it goes. (They zested well, but my husband says that the innards taste like watered down orange juice).

The recipe calls for blueberries and I think the berries in my freezer are blackberries and not blueberries. Yup, they were. They were really sour too, so I went with the full amount of sugar.

In the interest of getting breakfast on the table and not making everyone wait even longer, I am going to attempt this recipe and see what happens. Normally, I would search out a few (or a few dozen) and pick the one I liked best.

I made a double batch of the recipe (doubling everything). The batter tasted good (which is usually a good sign). I only have a jumbo six pan (I really need to get some new muffin tins) and the first pan is in the oven.

I wanted to get some nice pictures of the muffins when they came out of the oven, but everyone gobbled them up so quickly I didn’t get a chance.

The recipe made 15 jumbo muffins and fed 7 hungry bears.

The muffins were delicious and this recipe is definitely a keeper.

What is your favorite muffin recipe?

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