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Vegan Banana Muffins

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Vegan Banana Muffins

Banana bread has always been a staple in our diet. It’s easy and delicious and a great way to use up all those bananas that seem to go from green to brown overnight. As a child, I can remember looking forward to my grandparents coming for a visit, knowing that Grandma would bring a loaf of this sweet, moist treat. I used her recipe for years – with a half a cup of butter, two eggs, white flour, and a whole cup of sugar!

As the years went by, we became more health conscious and our diet evolved to reflect this. I discovered Bonnie Stern’s HeartSmart cookbook while running our bed and breakfast on Vancouver Island. Her banana bread recipe made a quick and tasty batch of muffins on a foggy, west coast morning. Using yogurt, canola oil, a bit less sugar, some whole wheat flour and only one egg, it was definitely a healthier alternative and made a great-tasting muffin.

With the HeartSmart recipe as a starting point, I’ve experimented to come up with this recipe for vegan banana muffins. Using whole grain flours and no dairy or eggs, I think this tastes much better than any previous versions. It’s important to use ripe, brown bananas because this is where the sweetness and flavor come from. This version uses three different bowls, which might seem much, but the results are well worth the extra dishes. They freeze well – if you can keep any around long enough to get them into the freezer!

 

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Vegan Banana Muffins
Vegan Banana Muffins in a Baking Pan
Course Baking
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
Course Baking
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
Vegan Banana Muffins in a Baking Pan
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400'F.
  2. Grease muffin tin with coconut oil.
  3. In a small bowl combine bananas with water, lemon juice and baking soda Let stand.
    Vegan Banana Muffins Ingredients
  4. Mix flax meal and two tablespoons of cold water in a small bowl to make one flax “egg”. Let stand until thickened.
  5. In a large bowl, beat oil with brown sugar until light. Beat in flax "egg" meal mixture and vanilla.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk flours with baking powder and salt.
  7. Fold bananas into oil/sugar mixture. Add flour gradually, stirring until just moistened. Batter will be a bit lumpy. Do not overmix! Add chopped walnuts or banana chunks (optional).
  8. Spoon ⅓ cup into each muffin tin Sprinkle with shredded coconut bake for 20 minutes or until centers spring back when lightly touched.
  9. Remove muffins from tin and let cool for 10 minutes.
    Vegan Banana Muffins Cooling
  10. To freeze, cool to room temperature and place in an airtight contain. Store in freezer for up to one month.

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By |2018-05-29T03:15:31+00:00May 28th, 2018|Categories: Health and Fitness|Tags: , |0 Comments

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Diane and Alex have spent their lives together in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia. For 25 years, they have been trying to see and share as much of the world as they can.

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