Beer Makes Wonderfully Fluffy Vegan Muffins!

Attempting, yesterday, to make a Vegan snack/dessert sort of thing, I found some carrot cake mix in my pantry, and a 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree.

I love pumpkin, and thought mixing the two would be a nice idea — add some pumpkin pie spice, some cinnamon (maybe some walnuts) — it would omit the need for eggs or oils, which always confuse me. Did you know Canola oil is a Canadian blend?

Anyway, the box mix and the pumpkin made a very thick unmanageable batter I could barely bring the whisk through.

It needed thinning, but with no eggs, no oils and not enough apple sauce in the house, what to do? What goes good with pumpkin and carrot cake?


I added the better part of a bottle of lager to the mix, and it became a soft fluffy batter that 25 minutes later produced 12 large, fluffy and light Carrot/Pumpkin Muffins!

So, you know…keep that in mind. Beer makes a lovely muffin!

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  • Melanie B

    well that makes sense. I make a quick beer bread all the time. Beer muffins sound yummy.

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  • deiseach

    I like that you didn’t have eggs on hand but you did have beer :-)

    [I had eggs; I was cooking for a vegan who does not eat eggs. Our house always has eggs, b/c we love them. Sometimes it's ALL we have in the fridge! :-0 -admin]

  • Ellen

    I use beer in baking all the time. No vegan for me though – I must have my eggs and sweet, sweet butter.

  • jc

    Delicious vegan muffins is one reason why the number of vegans has doubled in less than 3 years. Here are two uplifting videos that will help people understand just some of the implications of this lifestyle: and

  • Hannah

    Could you please publish the exact recipe/cake box? Thanks!

    [Trash is out, sorry. I don't remember, it might have been Duncan Hines Carrot Cake Mix but it was your basic Carrot Cake Mix, plus on 15 ounce can of Libby's pumpkin and the better part of a bottle of Ysingling lager. I didn't measure the amount...and I drank what was left. You can pretty much eyeball the right consistency of the batter. -admin]

  • benning

    Beer! The wonder-food! :D

  • Karen LH

    Beer makes good pancakes, also. Just substitute for the milk.

  • Teresa

    I’m not much for sweets but those muffins do sound good. I use Yuengling beer in my chili. As an aside, the Yuengling beer brewery in Pottsville, PA is the oldest brewery in the country.

  • Theodore Seeber

    Beer is the secret ingredient in Knights of Columbus Breakfast pancakes.