Vegan Banana Muffins
I can never say no to these vegan banana muffins! They are incredibly moist, delicious, and super easy to make! Besides, they're much healthier than most muffins and make an awesome afternoon snack or even breakfast!
Servings 12 muffins
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
- 6 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 cup plant-based yogurt (unsweetened soy or coconut yogurt)
Mash the bananas with a fork. Then prepare the "flax egg" a vegan egg replacement) by combining ground flax seeds and water and let it sit for 5 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients for the muffins including the flax egg. Stir with a spoon until well combined.
Line a muffin tray with paper liners. Divide the mixture evenly among the 12 muffin paper liners. Sprinkle some chocolate chips and oats on top.
Preheat the oven to 350 °F and bake the muffins for 20 minutes until they're golden brown. Transfer them to a cooling rack and let them cool down.
- It's really important to use very ripe bananas for this recipe. The banana skin shouldn't be completely brown, but it should have some brown spots. In this case the bananas are much sweeter and the muffins will be much more flavorful.
- I sweetened my muffins with maple syrup, which gives them a great taste. It's my favorite sweetener. However, you could also use brown sugar, coconut sugar, or agave.
- If you want the muffins to be vegan, make sure you use vegan chocolate chips that don't contain any kind of dairy. So just read the labels in the grocery store. Usually, it's pretty easy to find vegan chocolate chips.
- If you like you could also add some more nutrients to the vegan banana muffins by adding some walnuts. Just roughly chop the walnuts and add them to the batter.
- Besides, you could replace the chocolate chips with blueberries if you're looking for a fruitier version.
Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 291mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1.3mg