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Eggless Whole Cornflour-Strawberry Muffins

I have been baking eggless cakes using Yogurt/ Dahi [Indian curd] as an egg substitute and been getting good results. This time decided to use apple sauce. I read somewhere that apple sauce not only replaces eggs also fat. Looks like this is true, this time I used just half amount of vegetable oil . My cake was super moist too, do you think its because of apple sauce?
Now coming to the corn flour...I used Bob's Red Mill 100% stone ground whole grain cornflour. I combined with equal parts of unbleached whole wheat flour. I noticed cornflour adds slight gritty texture to the cake. This is my first time baking corn cake, wasn't sure of the cornflour-whole wheat ratio, just decided to try half and half and it worked.

Ingredients: [makes 6 medium sized muffins]

Dry ingredient:
Yellow whole cornflour - 1/2 cup
Bleached whole wheat flour - 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking soda - 1/ 2 tsp
Salt - pinch
Wet ingredients:
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Table sugar - less than 2/3 cups* [I would suggest 1/2 cup]
Apple sauce - 1/4 cup [I used Gerber baby food]
Vegetable oil - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1/4 cup
Strawberries - 1 cup, chopped

  • Grease the muffin pan and pre- heat oven at 350 degree Fahrenheit 
  • Sift all the dry ingredient at least three times. Sifting mixes the ingredients properly, also incorporates air in the mixture which helps in raising the batter while baking
  • Mix wet ingredients by a hand blender on a medium speed for 1 minute [don't add all the milk at once, save a little to adjust the final consistency of batter]
  • Fold in the dry ingredients and blend again for 1/2 minute. 
  • Now add chopped  strawberries, mix gently and pour the batter in muffin pans 
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean
  • *I used 2/3 cups of table sugar and the muffins were on the sweeter side. I think half cup of table sugar would have been enough to provide the required sweetness.
  • The batter rose quite quickly unlike in the past. I wasn't sure of getting the structure, but to my surprise muffins had nice crumbly structure, however they were more moist than regular muffins. I am thinking the extra moistness was due the the juices of strawberry in the batter.

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    Pavithra said…
    Wow that really good one.. Looks so good and perfectly raised. Wish to grab one from the screen.
    Priya said…
    Wow beautiful muffins, looks prefect and cute..
    Looks fluffy & soft.Nice click
    Sarah Naveen said…
    Oh wow!! What a beauty they are..looks so yummy!!!nice click too
    Mangala Bhat said…
    wow! reallyy good!perfect!
    simplyfood said…
    Your muffins look wonderful , I havnt tried apple sauce in cooking before but will try it for sure.Your pictures are wonderful.
    Soma Pradhan said…
    Looks very
    Tina said…
    Fabulous muffins...
    Prathibha said…
    They look really gorgeous dear....yummy..
    Sara's Corner said…
    Looks great n perfect. Thank you for participating in the event. Nice snap.
    Oraphan said…
    Your muffins look absolutely fantastic! Thanks for sharing such an interesting recipe, I can't wait to give it a try:)
    Uj said…
    Strawberrymuffins is my all time fav muffins.. Looks delicious...
    Deepti said…
    You always come up with a new baking experiment n surprise us...keep up the gud work.
    Mangala Bhat said…
    Nice one ..looks too good Thanks
    Ms.Chitchat said…
    First time to ur blog space and loved it. You have interesting and tasty recipes. Perfect muffins. Following u.

    Renu said…
    thank you all for your wonderful comments !
    Preety said…
    i also wanted to try eggless version for a while.but after looking at your muffins i am more tempted to try now..
    Pari said…
    Hi Renu, the muffins look perfect. I had read somewhere that applesauce is used as an egg replacer but have not used it personally.
    my doubt or rather my question to u is can we use corn meal instead of cornflour. We get white coloured cornflour got very confused.
    Rachana said…
    Hey Renu,
    The Muffins look yumm:)I always use Yogurt instead of egg and have used apple sauce too, it does make the cakes moist and yummy:)
    Loved yr post.
    Madhuram said…
    Renu, that's such a beautiful shot of the muffins. Great job. Thanks for sending it to the event.

    I think in the notes section you meant to say that brown sugar is sweeter than white.
    Renu said…
    thx Madhuram for pointing it out...I have edited the post now....
    Maheswari said…
    Looks perfect.Loved the strawberries.First time here and you have loads of good recipes that i have to go thru..:)
    they look delicious!! never had cornflour muffins..

    regarding cabbage parathas, i fried the cabbage in oil for about 3 minutes so that they turn soft.

    i think you missed reading it.
    Parita said…
    Wow your muffins have baked beautifully!
    Padhu said…
    Muffins look gorgeous! Do drop by
    when time permits
    Anonymous said…
    Hi Renu,
    It was a pleasure browsing your site. Can you please provide me more details on Bleached whole wheat flour. I found the Corn flour ar Wegmans.But I was not sure where to buy CF.
    Hima said…
    Hi Renu,
    It was a pleasure browsing your site. Can you please provide me more details on Bleached whole wheat flour. I found the Corn flour ar Wegmans.But I was not sure where to buy CF.
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    Gauri said…
    I have tried ur recipe and the muffins are indeed wonderful. I have posted the link of this recipe on my blog. I hope you dont mind.

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