Monday, March 24, 2008

Vegan banana chocolate chip muffin

I made them again for Easter lunch at Bonnie's house. My, oh my, these are tasty! Not a crumb was left for us to take with us. In fact, the recipe makes a dozen muffins but only 9 made it to Bonnie's house.

*Note: Any good semi-sweet chocolate chips will be dairy free, which is all I care about with our little dairy-allergic guy.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Adapted from The Joy of Vegan Baking by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 c granulated sugar
1/3 c canola oil
4 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 c water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c non dairy semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease your muffin tins.

In a medium bowl, mix the flour, salt and baking soda.

In a large bowl, beat the sugar and the oil. Then add the mashed banana and chocolate chips. Stir in the water and vanilla until incorporated. Add flour mixture, a little at a time and stir until just incorporated.

Fill all 12 muffin cups evenly and bake about 30 minutes, until they are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle of one or two comes out cleanly.

26 comments:

  1. These were amazing! I recently started wading in to vegan baking for the sake of a boyfriend's roommate's girlfriend, but have always been disappointed by the fact that nothing ever rises quite as well without eggs. These not only tasted great but presented like regular muffins.

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  2. This is my favorite muffin recipe ever. It's so easy and everyone loves it!!!! Thank you!!!! oh and every time I come to this site to find it my four year old spends about a half hour watching the videos of your son, she gets sooo excited! haha

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  3. Thanks so much for this recipe! These were GREAT! I made one batch yesterday, and I'm making two today to distribute to my family and friends!

    Mimi

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  4. I just made these, adding a tsp of fresh ground cardamom and anise..so good!

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  5. YUMMY! I used some substitutions:

    whole wheat flour instead of all purpose
    2/3 cup of agave nector for the sugar and water
    coconut oil instead of canola

    These were way fluffier than my usual banana muffins. Thank you for the recipe.

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  6. Thank you! These were delicious and my kids love them.

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  7. This recipe is a staple in our house. The kids love adding carrots, craisins, nuts, whatever we feel like :D And they always turn out perfect! Thank you

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  8. I'm glad you all are enjoying them! An adaptation I've made for birthday parties is to make a coconut buttercream frosting and then top with flaked coconut or sprinkles. The frosting is 2c powdered sugar, 1/4c vegan margarine and 2-6tb coconut milk or coconut cream, all whipped together until it's creamy and frosting perfect.

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  9. These were the best muffins I've ever made!!!! I halved the recipe and I still got 8 muffins. I didn't have chocolate chips so I just chopped up a chocolate bar. I sprinkled some cinnamon sugar on top before baking. These were so delicious, I ate 5 in one sitting!! There goes my diet! I will be making these over and over again! Thank you for a great recipe!

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  10. These were delicious! I doubled the recipe for 2 dozen regular size plus 6 mini muffins. I used half white and half whole wheat flour. Baking time was only about 20 minutes in an electric convection oven.

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  11. definitely going to try these! thanks so much! :)

    http://HLDFashion.blogspot.com

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  12. My family loved these. I replaced the canola oil with coconut oil and used whole wheat pastry flour with some brown rice flour. Delicious.

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  13. Banana and Cinnamon Chips worked also - thank you so much!

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  14. These were great. I filled the 1/3 cup measuring cup about 3/4 full with applesauce and then the rest with the canola oil. I also only 3/4 cup sugar. They still turned out really excellent. I think might experiment with adding some oats and pecans the next time. Thanks for a great recipe.

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  15. OMG these muffins are divinely delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us! I own a vegetarian/vegan cafe & we made them today...they sold out in a couple of hours
    Blessings
    Elke

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  16. i made a half batch of these tonight subbing applesauce for the oil and leaving out the choc. chips. they came out pretty good but were done probably after just 24 minutes. sadly, i had set a timer for 27 minutes and didn't get around to checking them until the timer went off. so the outer "shell" was a little tough/chewy, but the inside was great. will definitely try them again and make sure to check them after about 22 minutes. thanks!

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  17. FYI for all you vegans out there, I would replace the granulated sugar with raw sugar, as granulated sugar isn't considered "vegan".. (processed thru animal bones) you can look it up on the PETA website! ;-)

    Amazing recipe tho! Really tasty!

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  18. havnt tyed yet but gonna coz evr1 is leevin good comments.

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  19. Great recipe! We made it into mini muffins, and got 48. Replaced the oil with vanilla soy creamer, and only used 1/2 c sugar. We found them still plenty sweet. My little one ate 5 in record time. Thanks for a great recipe!

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  20. Just tried these and they turned out great!

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  21. Just made these with whole wheat flour and rice bran oil. Delicious! ! Thanks you for sharing your recipe!

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  22. Just stumbled across this recipe. These muffins taste great! I ate 2 right from the oven. I am now thinking of all the glorious variations I can make. The possibilities are limitless. Plus, they are super easy to make! I'm glad the post is still here, as I am 5 years late!

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  23. This looks SO tasty and healthy. Thanks for the recipe.

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  24. Just to let you know, this is my favourite cake recipe ever! It`s so moist and yummy! I`ve been using it for years and have been desperately trying to find this page again after I lost my print out of it!

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