Eggless Yogurt Corn Muffins and May’s YBR Signup

by Spicie Foodie on May 23, 2012

**May 29th update: Submission’s for May’s YBR are now closed. Please join us Wednesday, May 30, for the roundup or next month for June’s edition.**

recipe; corn muffins; yogurt; spicy; cayenne; jalapeno; chile; green chile pepper; eggless; no egg; Spicie Foodie

I’ve always loved spicy food. Perhaps it is because I’m Mexican and many of our dishes are spicy. But let’s be clear when I say spicy I don’t mean mouth burning spicy. I don’t like food which is so spicy that all you taste and feel is the acidity of the chilies. No, I want my food spicy but also want to be able to taste all the other flavors in the dish. Maybe what I consider spicy is mild to others, and maybe what I consider mild is spicy to others. My husband, who is not Mexican, thinks what I consider spicy is mild. I don’t agree with him but then again that is coming from someone (him) who has successfully eaten Phall Curry on several occasions. (If you’ve never heard of Phall look it up.)

recipe; corn muffins; yogurt; spicy; ingredients; flour; corn flour; eggless; no egg; Spicie Foodie

The past month I’ve been craving nothing but spicy food. It seems like I can’t go more than a day or two without eating something spicy. Of course my chile-head husband isn’t complaining. That man could eat spicy with every meal and for days on end. How a Caucasian man can eat and tolerate heat like that is beyond me. Should I be embarrassed that he can tolerate chile more than I?

recipe; corn muffins; yogurt; spicy; cayenne; jalapeno; chile; green chile pepper; eggless; no egg; Spicie Foodie

Needless to say this ongoing chile craving I’m having is making it’s way into almost all of our food. As I gathered the ingredients to make these eggless yogurt corn muffins I imagined how good they would taste with some chile. I know adding chiles, or jalapeños, to corn muffins isn’t anything new. But it was something I had been wanting to try. The muffins turned out great. They were a little spicy, crumbly on the outside, soft and moist on the inside. I know some of you don’t like corn bread or muffins because they tend to be dry, but that is not the case here. I think the yogurt is what helped these muffins come out softer then other batches.

recipe; corn muffins; yogurt; spicy; cayenne; jalapeno; chile; green chile pepper; eggless; no egg; Spicie Foodie

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Eggless Yogurt Corn Muffins

1 cup (140 g) corn meal
1 cup (140 g) a.p. flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1.5 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. light brown sugar
2 tbsp. melted butter or vegetable oil
1 cup (240 g) greek yogurt
1/2 cup (125ml) plus 2 tbsp. milk
1 small green chile, seeded and finely chopped- adjust to taste

1. Preheat oven to 180c or 350f, and prepare a muffin pan. In a large bowl sift together both of the flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar, then set aside. In a separate bowl, combine the yogurt, milk, melted butter or oil, and green chile. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, until just combined. Pour the batter into the muffin pan, filling 3/4 of the way. Place in center of oven and bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through.

Allow to cool before serving.

The next day we had leftovers with cream cheese and Jalapeño Jelly. They were so, so good that I only wished I had another batch. Okay, let’s move on to May’s YBR signup.

Show me Your Best Recipes

It’s time to signup for another edition of YBR. But before you do please help me congratulate Tania of My Kitchen Stories on winning April’s Honest Cooking feature. This was Tanias’s winning recipe, Chocolate and Salted Caramel Tarts Stay tuned to see Tania’s post on Honest Cooking.

Most of you know how it works, but those that don’t please read the full rules on the YBR page here: YBR How To Participate . Thank you and welcome to another moth of YBR!

Very important and in order to participate: Please, Please submit/email your information in the following format:

DEADLINE TO PARTICIPATE IS Tuesday May 29th. The round up will be Wednesday May 30. 

-Your Name
- Your Blog Name
- Name and link to your chosen recipe
- A small image of your dish. You must own the photo, and it cannot be a creative commons or public domain photo.
- Say whether you’d like to be included in the draw for the Honest Cooking feature. (Participation is optional, and open to those not currently contributing to Honest Cooking.)

- Email  the above to spiciefoodie (@ ) gmail.com

- Make sure you’ve added a YBR button/badge to your website. Download it here


If you fail to submit all the required information you risk not being included in the roundup.  As you can imagine having to chase after or figure out the proper names and links for your posts is very time consuming. So please adhere to my request. Thank you guys! If you need any help or clarifications post a comment or send me an email.

- Nancy, Spicie Foodie
- Chitra V., Chitra’s Cuisine
- Shannon, Just As Delish
- Anuradha, Baker Street
-Suzanne P.,You Made That
- Suzanne , Strands of My Life
-Nandita, Paaka-shaale
-Brittany, Kitchenette
-Victoria C., Flavors of the Sun
- Emily, Life On Food
-Trix, Tasty Trix
- Alisha~Magic of Spice, The Ardent Epicure
DEADLINE TO PARTICIPATE IS Tuesday May 29th. The round up will be Wednesday May 30. 



**May 29th update: Submission’s for May’s YBR are now closed. Please join us Wednesday, May 30, for the roundup or next month for June’s edition.**

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{ 59 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa May 23, 2012 at 7:17 AM

Lovely muffins! Perfect at any time of the day.




2 Spicie Foodie May 23, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Thank you Rosa!


3 claudia @whats cookin italian cuisine May 23, 2012 at 7:32 AM

Wow how great these look and eggless? love me some corn muffins! Off to post for May thanks for your awesome job on hosting!


4 Spicie Foodie May 23, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Hi Claudia,

Thank you! I saw your email, will get back to you shortly.


5 Michelle May 23, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Spicy muffins – interesting. Try making chocolate and chili muffins. :D


6 Spicie Foodie May 23, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Thanks! I made a chocolate cake using a small amount of chile, and it was good. ( Pastel de Chocolate Mexicano or Mexican Chocolate Cake )


7 Nandita May 23, 2012 at 10:28 AM

These muffins look so yum. I will try making this soon enough. I am bookmarking this :)


8 Spicie Foodie May 23, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Thanks Nandita!


9 TastefullyJulie May 23, 2012 at 10:49 AM

I’d love to participate again, thank you! These muffins look amazing. How would they be with a little cheddar cheese?


10 Spicie Foodie May 23, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Hi Julie,

Great! Cheddar sounds like a great addition:)


11 Baker Street May 23, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Muffins look so delicious! Thanks for sharing an eggless recipe. I bet the yogurt made them moist and tender.


12 Spicie Foodie May 23, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Thanks, yeah it really did.


13 balvinder ( Neetu) May 23, 2012 at 12:56 PM

I love these egg less corn muffins. Even I like spicy food but not that I burn my tongue.


14 Spicie Foodie May 23, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Thanks Neetu!


15 Asiya May 23, 2012 at 2:10 PM

These muffins look great! I’ve actually been searching for a recipe like this :)

Would love to join YBR again this month!


16 Spicie Foodie May 23, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Hi Asiya,

Thanks and I hope you give them a try. Okay, I’ll be waiting for your email.


17 Ramona May 23, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Gorgeous muffins. I just figured out why your photography is so beautiful…. it’s like poetry. There is so much just than the picture.. There is light.. shadow… nuance. Really striking. :) I’ll send you an email soon regarding my YBR. :0)


18 Spicie Foodie May 24, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Oh Ramona, you’ve just made my day:) Thank you so much and I’ll be waiting for your YBR email.


19 CookingRookie May 23, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Gorgeous muffins :-) You are amazing, Nancy: turning such a simple recipe into a masterpiece!


20 Spicie Foodie May 24, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Thank you Elana:)


21 pachecopatty May 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Hi Nancy! Count me this month’s YBR! I love baking with Greek yogurt and your corn muffins look great, amazing how well baked goods, like muffins, turn out without using eggs.


22 Spicie Foodie May 24, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Hi Patty,

Glad to have you back this month. Thank you!


23 Suzanne Perazzini May 23, 2012 at 7:02 PM

As always, I love your photos with the play of light and shadow. I would love to use the light like that but when I do, my photos are rejected by Foodgawker as having lighting issues, which frustrates me no end. Do they only want photos with all light and no depth? Maybe I am doing it wrong. Do all your photos get accepted by them? I have had many accepted but sometimes they reject what I think are the more interesting ones photographically. I am confused.


24 Spicie Foodie May 24, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Hi Suzanne,

Thank you! Foodgawker, and other sites alike, are hard to understand and know exactly what they want. Many of my photos get rejected by them for a variety of issues. It’s kind of like throwing photos at them and see which stick, lol. Tomorrow I have a tutorial all about those websites. I hope you find some useful information.


25 Val @ Tips on Healthy Living May 23, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Love that second photo. Cooking truly is art! Muffins look delish.


26 Spicie Foodie May 24, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Thank you Val:)


27 Flavors of the Sun May 23, 2012 at 9:43 PM

I agree with what Suzanne says about the play of light and shadows in your photos. So lovely–always. And this is a great recipe that I have bookmarked as a definite recipe to make–I love corn muffins, corn bread,…all of them, and this is a nice twist.


28 Spicie Foodie May 24, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Thank you so much Victoria:)


29 tania@mykitchenstories May 23, 2012 at 9:57 PM

This is a great recipe nancy, I love it am going to try straight away. Thanks for the YBR call out


30 Spicie Foodie May 24, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Thank you Tania, and congrats to you:)


31 Eha May 24, 2012 at 12:42 AM

A baker I am definitely not, but I DO feel seduced by these corn muffins: ‘hello’ yogurt, ‘goodbye’ eggs, these look so moreish! Weekend coming [a day earlier for us :) !] : have put it on my agenda . . .


32 Spicie Foodie May 24, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Hi Eha,

I’m not the strongest of bakers so all my baked recipes are very easy. Have fun trying them:)


33 Shannon | JustAsDelish May 24, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Love muffins, but have to cut down on wheat, so cornmeal is perfect. I have missed YBR last month, will join this month, emailing shortly.


34 Spicie Foodie May 24, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Hi Shannon,

Cornmeal is a great way of cutting down on wheat. Plus it’s quite versatile too. Great to have you back for YBR:)


35 Holly May 24, 2012 at 6:58 AM

mmmm I’ve been thinking of making corn muffins. I might try these, the pepper sounds awesome.

I love burn your face off spicy food, but there is something extra special about food where still taste all the flavors and is also spicy. I think it takes a good cook who understand spices really well.


36 Spicie Foodie May 24, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Lol! You’re like my husband:) Thanks and I hope you give them a try soon.


37 Natalie May 24, 2012 at 10:17 AM

I love these corn muffins and it is so cool that you used yogurt. I have to agree with you on the spicy food idea about eating spicy food that doesn’t burn your mouth. You end up spending half of your meal drinking water to cool down your mouth. Hope all is well!


38 Spicie Foodie May 24, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Yeah, then you fill up on water instead of food. Thanks Natalie!


39 Liz May 24, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Gorgeous muffins! I’m always inspired by your photography!!! Sending you my YBR submission :)


40 Spicie Foodie May 25, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Thank you Liz! I’ll be in touch shortly.


41 Reem | Simply Reem May 24, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Absolutely delicious Muffins!!!
I can have them at anytime of the day..


42 Spicie Foodie May 25, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Thank you Reem:)


43 kankana May 24, 2012 at 5:54 PM

I wanted to make a savory muffin but was confused about how to start. Now I know :)


44 Spicie Foodie May 26, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Have fun and enjoy:)


45 Suzanne May 24, 2012 at 9:37 PM

I’m craving these now…I have had my mind set on making some corn muffins for a while now I’m going to do thanks for nudge :) Beautiful Photos as always xoxox my friend


46 Spicie Foodie May 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Thank you Suzanne and I hope you bake some soon. xoxo


47 anna May 25, 2012 at 1:45 AM

oo i bet the greek yogurt makes these really soft and delicious. i love the sweet/spicy combination in chili cornbread. looks great!


48 Spicie Foodie May 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Yes, it really did Anna. Thanks!


49 Javelin Warrior May 25, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Every Friday, I share my favorite food finds in a series called Food Fetish Friday. I love this post so much I’m featuring it as part of the roundup (with a link-back and attribution) and I hope you have no objections. It’s a pleasure following your creations…


50 Spicie Foodie May 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Thank you Javelin. I’ll stop by soon.


51 Suzanne Perazzini May 26, 2012 at 7:59 AM

I have just emailed you my submission for the YBR. Thanks.


52 Spicie Foodie May 26, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Hi Suzanne,

I received it and just now replied. Thanks:)


53 Nami | Just One Cookbook May 28, 2012 at 7:50 AM

Corn muffins! Sounds delicious – my husband will enjoy these “spicy” muffins for sure!


54 Spicie Foodie May 28, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Thank you Nami!


55 Abby May 28, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Oh we love spicy too! Great recipe. This will be my first time participating in YBR, can’t wait to see what everyone makes!


56 Spicie Foodie May 28, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Thanks Abby! Glad to have you joining us this month.


57 Steph May 29, 2012 at 1:33 AM

These look great. I’m planning on trying them tomorrow and will report back on how I fare ;) One question though- I’m assuming you add the butter/oil with the rest of the wet ingredients? And did you personally use butter or oil in the muffins pictured above? Thanks!


58 Spicie Foodie May 29, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Hi Steph,

Oops, thanks for catching the typo. Yes, you add the butter/oil to the rest of the wet ingredients. I used oil to rub the muffin tin, then Lightly dusted it with flour, make sure you discard the extra flour. Have fun and I hope you like them as much as we did:) Thanks!


59 Magic of Spice June 4, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I think my “spicy” ideal is right along with yours, and I am pretty sure your hubby and Adam, aside from the computer stuff would be insuperable :) I love the use of yogurt here and I imagine them to be incredibly moist and flavorful!


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