Cholesterol-free puto is here! Enjoy your favorite steamed puto with the same classic taste but in a healthier way. Top with a strip of lovely cheese and have it with a cup of coffee to warm yourself in a cozy morning. Good for the heart and good for the tummy!
Puto is one of the top native delicacies in the Philippines. These steamed small rice cakes are dense and fluffy with a slightly sweet taste. Puto are best served during potlucks and celebrations because they are easy to carry and serve individual portions. Just like with loaf bread, puto are commonly eaten with pancit and dinuguan.
One of the common challenges of the savoury cooking nowadays is how to make them healthier. Aside from a happy eating experience, a healthy and nutritious meal is the utmost priority of preparing food.
Making the classic puto involves whole eggs which helps the puto rise and become a delightful treat. Since eggs are known to be rich in cholesterol which may be harmful to the heart, some alternatives may be used to make the original puto without any worries.
Puto is one of mom’s favorite breakfast and afternoon snack. She likes it best when dipped in diniguan. Whenever I make a large batch of puto for a special occassion, she won’t stop eating until she’s full. For the ageing people, heart health is really important. As the one who cooks most of the meals for my family, I start make my puto cheese without eggs and by using baking powder instead. During the first time I made these, I didn’t reveal that they were eggless just to see if they can notice any changes in the taste. I got no negative feedback and the eggless puto cheese was indeed successful.
For those who experience a worry-free puto cheese, here’s a good news! Yummy Kitchen got your back! To make your own eggless puto cheese at home, simply follow the recipe below.
HOW TO COOK PUTO WITHOUT EGGS
If you have prepared the classic puto in the past, you might be familiar with the steps in this eggless puto recipe.
Make the eggless puto batter by combining the dry ingredients followed by the wet ingredients until you form a nice and thick puto batter. Instead of the eggs, baking powder will be used to help the puto batter rise.
Just a quick note when using baking powder. Always buy fresh ones to ensure the effective rising of your puto. During my past trials where I used unsealed baking powder, my puto didn’t expand and it was not a nice experience. For this specific ingredient, I highly recommend buying sealed baking powder from groceries unlike the ones from the market.
Grease your molds and pour the puto batter. Just like other puto, you can add any filling or topping of your choice. In this recipe, I opt to decorate the top with a strip of cheese for a classic puto vibes. Steam your puto pieces until cooked. It took me around 15 minutes of steaming until I am satisfied with the texture.
Let your eggless puto cool before enjoying with a cup of coffee! Make sure to share some with your friends and family.
Puto without EggsCourse: Filipino Recipes, Snacks
1 cup all purpose flour
½ cup sugar
2 tablespoons powdered milk
1 tablespoon melted butter (oil or margarine)
¾ cup water
1 tablespoon baking powder
a pinch of salt
cheese strips (for toppings)
- In a large bowl, combine the all purpose flour, sugar, powdered milk, baking powder and salt. Mix gently until well-blended.
- Add the melted butter and water. Mix until well-incorporated with the dry ingredients. You should achieve a thick but flowy puto batter at the end. Set the batter aside and let it rest for 15 minutes.
- Prepare and grease your molds lightly. Pour the puto batter into puto molds. Only fill ¾ of the mold since it will expand later after steaming.
- Top each puto with a cheese strip or any topping of your choice.
- Arrange the puto molds in a steamer with boiling water at the bottom. Cover the lid with cloth to prevent steam water from dripping.
- Steam the puto for 10 to 15 minutes using medium high heat.
- Remove the puto from the steamer. Let it cool a bit before removing from the molds.
- Remove the puto from the molds using a toothpick and transfer to a serving plate. Serve with some hot coffee or tea. Enjoy!
Paano Magluto ng Puto na Walang Itlog
- 1 tasa ng harina
- ½ tasa ng asukal
- 2 kutsara ng powdered milk
- 1 kutsara ng tinunaw na butter (oil o margarine)
- ¾ tasa ng tubig
- 1 kutsara ng baking powder
- cheese strips (pang-toppings)
- Sa isang malaking bowl, paghaluin ang harina, asukal, powdered milk, baking powder at asin. Haluin ng dahan dahan.
- Ilagay ang tinunaw na butter at tubig. Haluin ng mabuti para magkaroon ng malapot pero flowy na puto batter. Isantabi ang batter ng 15 minuto.
- I-brush ng konting mantika ang mga puto molds. Lagyan ang ¾ ng mold ng puto batter. Mag-eexpand pa ito mamaya kapag naluto.
- Lagyan ng gustong toppings ang ibabaw ng puto. Sa recipe na to, gumamit ako ng cheese strips.
- I-arrange ang puto molds sa steamer na may kumukulong tubig sa ilalim. Balutin ng tela ang takip para hindi tumulo ang steam water sa puto.
- I-steam ang mga puto ng 10 hanggang 15 minutes gamit ang mababang mataas na apoy.
- Alisin ang mga molds sa steamer. Palamigin muna ito saglit.
- Alisin ang mga puto sa molds gamit ang toothpick. Ilipat ang mga ito sa serving plate. Iserve ang eggless puto kasama ng mainit na kape o tsaa. Enjoy!