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Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Do you remember when you were little and your mom would bake muffins, bread, or something else you loved? Something freshly out of the oven, moist and delicious? One of the recipes I loved that my mom used to make all the time was banana chocolate chip muffins.
Unfortunately, when I started healthy, and more vegan, I realized how unhealthy those muffins were! And, up til recently I haven’t been making them for myself and kids, even though I have her recipe; simply because they had eggs and oil in them. (Which is mostly just fat, and not the good kind.)
But, I missed them so much that I decided to create my own recipe, that’s a bit healthier and vegan, and they taste practically the same as my moms recipe!!
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Let’s Make These Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
First, if you have kids who are old enough to help you bake, go ahead and invite them in the kitchen!
I know, I know, it can take a bit more time when your kids come in the kitchen to help you make food; but, how will you feel when your kids are older and are able to make food themselves, from scratch, that’s healthy?
I don’t know about you, but I’d be thrilled if I could get some of these muffins, or any other healthy food for that matter, without having to make it myself!
Even if your kids are toddlers, they can still help with stirring the batter or pouring it in muffin cups or a muffin tin. Plus, you get to spend quality time with your kids while teaching them a life skill, that they’ll appreciate the older they get!
Do know, though, that the 10 minute prep time for making these muffins is estimated and may differ every time these are made, depending on interruptions from kids and how much the kids help.
Get and Prepare the Ingredients
The first thing you’ll want to do is preheating the oven to 350°F.
Then make the flax egg by adding 1 tablespoon of flaxmeal and about 3 tablespoons of water; mix it together and let sit for a few minutes.
If you make your own oat flour, like I do, this would be the best time to prepare your oat flour. I usually batch make my oat flour by processing old fashioned oats in my food processor and keeping it in a glass jar til I use it. Mostly, so that I don’t have to take my food processor out anytime I want to bake, which is often!
Add in the Ingredients
Next, mash the bananas for the muffins. There are a few different ways you can do this. I was always taught to mash the bananas with a fork on a plate, and this works, but isn’t always the best or fastest way to do it. I’ve found that squeezing the banana while still in the skin, then place the bananas in the bowl you’ll be mixing everything in and whisk the bananas til they look and feel mashed enough.
Then, add in the half a cup of sugar, applesauce, and flaxegg than you had set aside.
After all the wet ingredients, and sugar, are mixed well, add in all the dry ingredients besides the chocolate chips and mix well again.
Then fold in the chocolate chips.
Next, prepare the baking cups or muffin tins and pour in the batter about two thirds of the way up.
Bake for about 20 minutes or til slightly golden in the top.
Let cool and enjoy!
Also, if you would like to make these extra delicious, make this vegan chocolate frosting to add on top!
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
You and your kids will love these healthier vegan version of chocolate chip muffins! Perfect for breakfast, snack, or even a dessert with chocolate coconut frosting!
- 4-5 ripe bananas mashed
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup applesauce
- 1 flax egg
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F and set out silicone baking cups or add liners to a muffin tin.
Make flax egg by mixing together 1 tbsp flaxmeal and 3 tbsp water, set aside.
Mash bananas either with a fork, whisk, or by blending them in a blender or food processor.
Add mashed bananas, sugar, applesauce, and flax egg to a bowl and mix well.
Add flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir til mixed well.
Add in chocolate chips and fold in.
Add batter to baking cups or muffin tin, about ⅔ of the way to the top.
Bake for about 20 minutes or til almost golden on the top.
Let cool and enjoy!
These freeze well and take about 15 seconds to warm up in the microwave, or leave out overnight to thaw.