Egg-free Yorkshire Puddings



Yorkshire puddings are surely an iconic feature of the British menu and the ideal way to pep up a roast dinner for the long suffering ‘you can just have the veg’ vegetarian. I have tried so many approaches but all my previous attempts at Yorkshire puddings have been a total failure – greasy little doughy things with no noticeable rise – just not nice. Some people swear by a recipe that uses grated potato, but it didn’t work for me and I’m a bit baffled by Yorkshire puddings containing grated potato!

This recipe I devised is as true to the original ingredients as possible (if you leave out the main ingredients of milk and eggs of course!). The puddings you end up with are crisp but also light and fluffy with an airy centre, just perfect as a vehicle for some rich red wine gravy. I didn’t get the sunken in the middle effect, but am going to try egg-free vegetarian ‘toad in the hole’ and see if the puddings get the sunken thing going on when made on a bigger scale.

Egg-free Yorkshire Puddings (egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan)


Makes about 18 small ones

  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 cup dairy-free yogurt
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

– Mix together all the ingredients and set aside for at least half an hour
– Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade/Gas Mark 4 (or there abouts if already have it a bit higher for some roast potatoes in the oven)
– Pour 1/2-1 tsp sunflower oil into each cup in a cupcake tray
– Heat in the oven for 10 minutes
– Carefully remove the pan from the oven and half fill each cup with the batter
– Place back in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until risen and golden


28 Comments Add yours

  1. this is too cool! i love yorkshire pudding; reminds me of dinners my mom made when we were children 🙂

  2. mrsveg says:

    Brilliant!! My family are all from Yorkshire so life without puds is quite a challenge for me. Will be trying these with my next roast. Thank you!

  3. Feast Wisely says:

    As a Yorkshire girl myself I was skeptical when I saw the title of this post but they do look very authentic – I didn’t expect the centre to be airy but seems like it is. Definetly worth a try.

  4. mrsmjs says:

    Thank you thank you thank you! Roast beef and Yorkshires on Sunday it is! Big hug from a 3 year old! 🙂

  5. Mr Fitz says:

    egg free? wow!! very cool!

  6. Sophie33 says:

    You are are really a genius woman! xxx Waw! x

    1. lucylox says:

      You always leave the nicest comments 🙂 xx

      1. Sophie33 says:

        But they are all true! 😉

  7. Nicola says:

    Nom Nom, these are so delicious. My children are very fussy & are currently on an egg free diet. Well they love these & they are so easy to make. I will continue to make these even if we reintroduce eggs in our diet.
    Thank you so much
    From another Yorkshire girl X

    1. lucylox says:

      Oh that’s just fantastic – so pleased you like them as much as we do x

  8. eat2healthUK says:

    Interesting! We would have never thought of using yoghurt! Great recipe.

    1. lucylox says:

      Thank you 🙂

  9. Karen says:

    These are delicious! Even better than my traditional recipe. My daughter can finally taste my favorite side dish. Keep up the great work!

    1. lucylox says:

      Oh what a lovely comment – thank you so much and so pleased you enjoyed 😀

  10. Mrs Donna Holmes says:

    ive Just found your blog and am totally loving all the recipies! This is the first one I have tried, because well I havent had a Yorkie in 30 years, and those egg free ones ive attempted have been awful, so i didnt hol dout much hope fore these.. but well I was wrong – Very wrong. First attempt and they are fluffly and a little pudding-like – but my yorkshire pudding loveing family finished every crumb with a resounding “please keep this recipe and please make them again” so well.. Thank you (and Ive just eaten a left over on, cold from the fridge next day with some Jam and they are fabulous!!)

    1. lucylox says:

      Hi Donna, what a lovely comment – you’ve made my day! I’ve not tried them cold but I think I will! X

  11. libby says:

    Hi Lucy, what is your 1 cup measurement equal to please ?

    Many thanks

    1. lucylox says:

      Hi its 125g. Hope that helps 😀

  12. Delia Rowley says:

    Thank you, eighteen months after developing a severe allergy to eggs, peanuts and tree nuts this northern lass finally got Yorkshire Pudding with Sunday Roast again and they were delicious. Will now be trying your other recipes as so suited to my allergy requirements, thank you so much.

    1. lucylox says:

      Hi Delia, I’m so pleased you’ve found my blog and enjoyed the yorkies! Any request would’ve happily received! Happy new year x

  13. Alison Savage says:

    Wow! Was skeptical but having had no Yorkshire for 2 years I was desperate. These were so tasty. Even my mother- who made a face when I said I was going to try egg free Yorkshires had another one as they were so tasty. Thank you so much for sharing, am going to try toad in the hole with this- ridiculously excited’ thank you sooo much.

    1. lucylox says:

      Hi Alison, I’m so pleased you enjoyed them and they converted your mum. Let me know how the toad in the hole goes as I’ve not tried it yet x

  14. Mark says:

    Hi Lucy, wow I cooked a beef dinner for our friend that can’t have eggs, she/we loved the egg free puddings, thank you for recipes will only use this from now on, thank you once again.

    1. lucylox says:

      That’s brilliant! Thank you 😊

  15. Emma Cotter says:

    So delicious, best recipe I’ve tried by a mile! Egg, Dairy, Gluten and Nut free family

    1. lucylox says:

      That’s brilliant, so pleased you enjoyed them x

      1. Emma Cotter says:

        ☺️ I just wanted to add… we’ve made smaller versions, rolled in sugar while hot = donuts! And another 1/2-3/4 cup of milk for a looser batter = crepe pancakes! Both also amazing! 🥰🥰 thank you again

      2. lucylox says:

        Now that’s a great idea! Can’t wait to give them a go xx

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