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Get ready for delicious egg free Yorkshire Puddings!

Yorkshire Pudding Day!

Well, did you know there was such a thing!? Apparently, the first UK Yorkshire Pudding Day was in 2007, and it is now observed annually on the first Sunday of February. This year, it falls this weekend, on Sunday 5th February 2023.

History of the Pudding

The history of Yorkshire puddings can be traced back to the 18th century in the United Kingdom. Originally, it was served as a simple dish made of batter and served as a side dish to fill up the stomach and make the main course of roast meat stretch further. Over time, it evolved into the popular and delicious dish it is today, typically served with roast beef and gravy. Yorkshire pudding is so named because it originated in the county of Yorkshire in northern England. It has since become a staple in British cuisine and is enjoyed by people all across the UK and beyond. Despite its simple ingredients and humble origins, Yorkshire pudding has become a beloved dish that is synonymous with British culture and history.

Fascinating Fact

In 2008, it was deemed necessary that to be called a real Yorkshire Pudding, the pudding must reach a height of 4 inches (just over 10cm)! That sounds like a challenge!

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Yorkshire Pudding by Lisa Baker on Unsplash

Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

The traditional ingredients of a classic Yorkshire pudding include all-purpose flour, eggs, milk, and salt. The flour is combined with the eggs, milk, and salt to create a batter, which is then poured into a hot pan with melted fat (traditionally beef dripping) and baked until it is puffed and golden.

A vegan or egg free Yorkshire pudding can be made using flour, non-dairy milk, a neutral oil like vegetable oil, and a pinch of salt. The flour provides the structure and substance of the pudding, while the non-dairy milk creates the batter. The oil is used to prevent the pudding from sticking to the pan and to give it a crispy texture. I add ground linseeds as an egg replacer in my recipes although you could also use aquafaba (liquid from a tin of chickpeas) to make them light & fluffy. Extra ingredients like garlic, herbs or spices can be added for extra flavour, or swap out some milk for non-dairy yogurt to give a creamier texture.

Yorkshire Pudding

A traditional Yorkshire Pudding recipe to a vegan (& egg free) recipe.

Course: Side Dish, sides
Cuisine: British, English
Keyword: roast, roast accompaniments, roast dinner, yorkshire pudding, yorkshires
Created by:: Laurena @LifeDietHealth
  • 150 g plain flour
  • 250 ml milk (I used oat)
  • 3 tablespoons ground linseeds
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • sprinkle of black pepper
  • *optional 1/2 teaspoon garlic/onion powder
  • *optional 1 teaspoon chopped fresh or dried herbs (thyme, oregano)
  • 2-4 tablespoons neutral oil (e.g vegetable)
  1. Preheat your oven to Gas Mark 7 (220c/430f)

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, milk, ground linseeds, salt, pepper and any optional ingredients (garlic/onion powder/herbs) until well combined and smooth. Set aside for 10-15 minutes.

  3. Pour a little oil (about 1 teaspoon) into each cup of a 12-cup muffin tin. Place the tin in the oven for 5-7 minutes, or until the oil is hot and just starting to smoke.
  4. Carefully remove the tin from the oven and quickly pour the batter into each cup, filling about 2/3 full.

  5. Return the tin to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the puddings are puffed and golden brown.
  6. Serve the puddings immediately.

  7. Enjoy!


Yorkshire puddings are a tasty and versatile dish that can be enjoyed in many different ways. You can serve them as traditionally intended with a roast dinner, maybe a nut loaf with roast vegetables and gravy (or not). Try them with savoury toppings such as mushrooms and onions, maybe with a bit of cream cheese. Alternatively, you can eat them as a dessert with sweet toppings – try strawberry jam or stewed apples and custard!

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Yorkshire Puddings by Rumman Amin on Unsplash

What do I need?

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I hope you have a go at making your own Yorkshire Puddings! I do love seeing your adaptions and interpretations of my recipes and I’d love to see your pudding photos (4 inches or not)! How will you serve yours? Traditional or quirky?! Please share and tag me @LifeDietHealth or using #LifeDietHealth on Instagram,  Pinterest,  Facebook or Twitter.

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I hope to speak with you soon

Laurena x

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yorkshire by Brett Jordan on Unsplash


  • evagallon 2nd February 2023 at 17:01

    Hi Laurena, I love Yorkshire Pudding…more for me as it’s another thing hubby doesn’t like hehe

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 7th February 2023 at 19:22

      Oh my! Yorkshires are so good though! I might have made toad-in-the-hole for Yorkshire pudding day… with cheese sauce, veg and gravy!

  • Violet's Vegan Comics 3rd February 2023 at 12:03

    Wonderful, those look great. I had no idea there was a Yorkshire pudding day. 😀 We shall have to have a belated celebration. 😀

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 7th February 2023 at 19:23

      It made it easy to decide what to have for dinner! Do you have a recipe you use, or have you found any tasty vegan ones you can easily get your hands on? Hope you managed to celebrate it late! nomnom!

      • Violet's Vegan Comics 9th February 2023 at 13:16

        Thank you 😀 I haven’t yet but I’m looking forward to it. We usually make it with flour, water and a little oil. 😀 I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂


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