September 29, 2011

Eggless Chocolate Muffins with Butternut Squash

Finally this post has come out of my drafts. I made these muffins last week and totally forgot to post it. These muffins taste very unique with the flavours of butternut squash and chocolate together. This is my first attempt of making muffins without following any recipe and I was very doubtful of the texture of the muffin without using egg or egg substitutes. But after mixing all ingredients, I had a confidence that this would be soft, moist and delicious. The butternut squash pureed with brown sugar itself was so tasty that my daughter started licking from the blender jar :-). Try these muffins for a unique flavour combo.

For those who are not familiar with butternut squash, here is a pic. It tastes similar to pumpkin. You may use pumpkin and follow the same recipe.


All purpose flour - 1.5 cups
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Unsweetened Cocoa powder - 3 tbsp
Butternut squash - 1
Dark Brown sugar - 3/4 cup
Oil - 1/2 cup


1. Peel the butternut squash using a peeler, scoop out the seeds inside and cut the flesh to small cubes. The peel is very hard to remove with a knife. Steam these cubes till soft, about 10 mins.
2. Once the cubes cool down a little, keep about 10-12 cubes aside. These are to be used to top the muffins. Puree the rest of the cubes along with brown sugar. Keep aside.
3. Preheat oven to 200C and line the muffin tray with paper muffin cases or grease with a little oil.
4. In a mixing bowl, sift together APF, baking soda and cocoa. Add the puree and the oil and combine with a spatula till all the ingredients are incorporated well. Do not mix too much.
5. Scoop into the muffin tray and top it with a cube of the butternut. Bake for 15-25 mins till they are baked well.  Insert a toothpick or cocktail stick to check.

Linking this recipe with 100 day Global Food Festival


  1. Very unique & interesting..I have got to try this out!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  2. Very interesting recipe.......even though they are eggless muffin looks perfectly puffed.

  3. wow interesting recipe and looks delicious ........

  4. lovely full of choclate and the butternut additon is unique

  5. very unique...muffin looks very inviting...

  6. Seeing a butternut squash for the first time...but the muffin looks too yummy!

  7. Unique recipe,combo sounds delicious..perfect muffins

  8. i recently have started eggless baking and this recipe is a keeper. very soft and crumbly muffin.

  9. Looks super delicious and prefect for chocoholic person like me..

  10. Wow...These looks so good...Perfectly baked...

  11. First time here...yay..Happy to find a blogger from U.K.
    Very unique combi,must have tasted good too.Will be following u :)

  12. nice interesting recipe check
    Event: Kerala Kitchen and participate :)

  13. Very unique dish.Butternut squash in a muffin intresting too..

  14. Good try Ramya!!! It came out really nice. I always do not experiment in baking as it turns out bad even with perfect measurement. :-( Keep trying...


  15. Soft, delicious and perfect muffins.

  16. Super delicious Muffins dear.Luv to grab one.


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