Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins
Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins

I woke up Saturday and wanted to bake something for the library (yeah, most days are like this). Working on Saturdays isn't always the most fun...especially when it's 85 degrees outside and the A/C in the library is broken.

However, I opened the refrig and realized I was out of eggs. What?! Out of eggs? What kind of baker am I? Anyway, I didn't find any eggs, but I did find some old bananas.

Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins
So, I searched for a vegan recipe and found Love and Olive Oil's Chocolate Banana Cupcakes. Her recipe has a frosting, but I skipped that so I'm calling them muffins.

Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins collage 1
The recipe includes coconut milk, banana, cocoa powder and a bit of cinnamon. I doubled the amount of cinnamon because I love it.

Quick and easy to make...the resulting muffin is moist. If you are vegan or don't find any eggs in your refrig, give these a try!

Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins
Love and Olive Oil's Chocolate Banana Cupcakes
1. I used 1/4 t cinnamon instead of 1/8.
2. I did not make the frosting.
3. I used Callebaut Dutch processed cocoa powder.
4. I overfilled my muffin tins and got 10 muffins. Baked for 24 minutes. Next time, I will definitely shoot for 12 muffins!
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Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

These must be very flavorful with the coconut, cinnamon and bananas. I like to add cinnamon and cayenne pepper to my brownie batter sometimes. Thank God for spices :)

MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said... [Reply to comment]

Ooo these look so amazing. I love chocolate and banana...and the cinnamon, NICE on the doubling, I would have done the same for sure.

Jan said... [Reply to comment]

I like that there are no added xanthum gums and all those other "odd" ingredients in this recipe. Some vegan recipes are riddled with ingredients that I just don't have in my pantry. Did you miss the eggs and butter?

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

@Jan Since it has coconut milk and oil, there was enough fat. Yes, no odd ingredients! That was awesome. I hope you give them a try. - mary

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I just tried this recipe recently and loved it! Good idea to skip the frosting and eat them as muffins.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Great recipe, looks so very tasty

Shannon Riley said... [Reply to comment]

These look so good and moist! :D

Natalie said... [Reply to comment]

totally made and posted this these morning, lady! yum!!

Meister @ The Nervous Cook said... [Reply to comment]

Would it be unfair of me to cite this post in an ongoing argument I'm having with someone about how muffins are really just cupcakes without icing?

("But some muffins have icing!" he insists. Yes, but no cupcakes do *not* have icing, I want to rebuke. A square is always a rectangle, but a rectangle is not always a square!)

In the meantime, these look delicious!

Allison said... [Reply to comment]

I'm not a vegan, but these look so yummy I'm definitely going to try them. I definitely have those days where I want to bake but am out of eggs. It's the worst.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I'm not sure if I could do vegan, I get heart burn from non-diary creamer... and cream and milk in excess make my tummy rumble.... Oolong tea makes it all go down nicely though. Don't you just love baking with dutch cocoa?

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