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I Must Have Something Against Eggs in Muffins 
Feb. 27, 2012 8:18 am 
Updated: May 15, 2012 7:52 pm
Today I made this recipe:

I had two large REALLY rotten bananas to use up and I wanted to make another faceless recipe for our AR AllStar Challenge for the month of February.  Please note yes this recipe does have a "corporate" face - that is one that is provided by the corporate sponsor, but it didn't have a home cook's picture attached to it.  I read through the reviews and upon other recommendations changed some things but I won't bore you with those details here.  After a sufficient cool down period, I gave one a try and they are tasty!  I would make these again.

Upon pulling up the recipe again to start writing the review I realized - I never added eggs.  This is the SECOND time I've done this when making muffins.  The first time was when I made the most popular muffin recipe:

I totally made them, put them in the oven and when done and cooled ate one before I realized what I had done.  And I just did it again!  I have to say that I have made the banana crumb muffins again WITH all the ingredients and I liked them better WITHOUT the eggs.  They were lighter and less cake-like.  And I think it would be the same with this recipe.

Hmm, maybe there's something to this?  Or is it just senility sinking in (see my prevous blog)?

Here's my custom recipe for the Chocolate Banana Muffins:

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Chocolate Banana Muffins
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Feb. 27, 2012 8:36 am
Thanks for the info about eggs. I would like to make more muffins like these but eggs and I don't always get along. I think I'll try making them without eggs also.
Feb. 27, 2012 8:42 am
ibbz - I think I will start making all muffins that way. I really like them better when they are lighter and less cake-like.
Feb. 27, 2012 9:39 am
Some of the best discoveries are by mistake. I'm out of eggs often and now I know I can still make muffins without them.
Feb. 27, 2012 10:33 am
Sherri - I hope it is a good discovery for you too!
Feb. 27, 2012 11:27 am
I do that frequently with cookie recipes. I think it is because my favorites do not call for eggs. I'm glad you liked the way they turned out. I'll have to remember this if I'm ever craving muffins but have no eggs. Thanks!
Feb. 27, 2012 11:29 am
You are welcome BSM! I guess I always figured muffins had to have eggs to even be successful!
Feb. 27, 2012 11:41 am
Maridele, I am surprised they didn't go flat. I have to deal with high altitude all the time and baking is challenging. I have some almost ripe bananas that I can use one of the recipes you suggested. Thanks!
Feb. 27, 2012 11:47 am
I was surprised also Lela. They really are good!
May 15, 2012 7:52 pm
Hahaha! Maridele. . . I just did this by accident on a muffin recipe~! It worked. The ones I made didn't rise much, BUT they were moist and delicious! I found I had to cook them longer, surprisingly.
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