The Jam swirl muffins suggested by Priya Suresh from Technicolor Kitchen is our challenge on Eggless Bakers Group. the challenge is a monthly event where we a group of bloggers convert a egg based recipe into a eggless. With plenty of egg substitutes it is rather exciting to go through the round up. it surely is interesting as well as challenging.
I had been wanting to bake these ever since the challenge was announced, but with no one to eat didn't know what to do . Finally on a fine Sunday morning I decided to scale down the recipe and bake.Since I know any recipe with chocolate is the preferance I was very keen on using Nutella in some of them , but all I saw was an empty jar.So it had to be jam ones only.I used the egg re placer , my very precious gift from Mireille, a fellow blogger, whom I met in USA.
2/3 cup (133g) caster sugar
2 cups (280g) all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup plain yogurt or sour cream
1 1/2 tsp egg replacer mixed with 2 tbsp water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ cup butter, melted and cooled
2/3 cup mixed fruit jam ( you could use any )
Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F; butter or spray 12 regular size muffin pans.
In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add sugar and mix. Blend the yogurt, egg replacer ,vanilla and melted butter until well blended.
Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and whisk lightly with a fork – do not over mix the batter, otherwise you’ll end up with tough muffins.
Add the jam and whisk lightly, to keep the marbled effect.
Divide the batter evenly among the prepared moulds.
Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the tops are golden and a skewer inserted in the center of the muffins comes out clean.
Transfer to a wire rack, cool 5 minutes, then carefully unmould.
Let cool completely on the wire rack.
The muffins turned out really very soft and spongy.They just melted in the mouth. My son and hubby who are forever avoiding these things tasted and my son raised his eye brow...to ask..have you baked kinds.he loved them but refused to eat more.Boys when they work out they are so strict with their diet.Fortunately my daughter came with the kids...I was surprised the kids did not want to look at these..there was no chocolate....but my daughter loved them and packed the rest and took them. Later she told me that the kids too liked them.