Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

This vegan, gluten-free banana muffin recipe is easy to make any day of the week. It is chock-full of goodness, and sure to hit the sweet craving that sometimes strikes midday.

AuthorThe Hearty BakerCategory, , DifficultyBeginner

This vegan, gluten-free banana muffin recipe is easy to make any day of the week. It is chock-full of goodness, and sure to hit the sweet craving that sometimes strikes midday.

Yields12 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time40 mins
 ½ cup vegan margarine (or oil)
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 ¾ cup cane sugar
 2 egg substitute (4 tbsp. flax meal + 6 tbsp water)
 2 tbsp chia seeds
 1 ¼ cups all-purpose gluten-free flour (I like to use Bob's Red Mill 1:1 Gluten Free Baking Flour)
 ¾ cup quick oats
 ¼ tsp fine salt
 1 tsp ground cinammon
 1 tsp baking soda
 2 tsp baking powder
 1 cup very ripe banana, mashed (approx. 3 bananas)
 ¾ cup vegan chocolate chips
1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners or lightly grease. Set aside.

2

Using a handmixer or a wooden spoon, cream the vegan margarine, vanilla and sugar until light and fluffy.

3

Mix in the flax eggs and the chia seeds. Mix for a minute until blended together.

4

Add the mashed bananas and mix for another minute until mixed in well.

5

In a separate bowl, mix together the gluten-free flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

6

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix together for a minute or two.

7

Add the chocolate chips.

8

Divide between 12 muffin cups. Place a few chocolate chips on top of each muffin. Bake until slightly browned and a tester inserted into center of muffin comes out clean, about 20-25 min. Cool in pan on a rack, 20 min. Remove from pan and let cool completely.

Ingredients

 ½ cup vegan margarine (or oil)
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 ¾ cup cane sugar
 2 egg substitute (4 tbsp. flax meal + 6 tbsp water)
 2 tbsp chia seeds
 1 ¼ cups all-purpose gluten-free flour (I like to use Bob's Red Mill 1:1 Gluten Free Baking Flour)
 ¾ cup quick oats
 ¼ tsp fine salt
 1 tsp ground cinammon
 1 tsp baking soda
 2 tsp baking powder
 1 cup very ripe banana, mashed (approx. 3 bananas)
 ¾ cup vegan chocolate chips

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners or lightly grease. Set aside.

2

Using a handmixer or a wooden spoon, cream the vegan margarine, vanilla and sugar until light and fluffy.

3

Mix in the flax eggs and the chia seeds. Mix for a minute until blended together.

4

Add the mashed bananas and mix for another minute until mixed in well.

5

In a separate bowl, mix together the gluten-free flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

6

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix together for a minute or two.

7

Add the chocolate chips.

8

Divide between 12 muffin cups. Place a few chocolate chips on top of each muffin. Bake until slightly browned and a tester inserted into center of muffin comes out clean, about 20-25 min. Cool in pan on a rack, 20 min. Remove from pan and let cool completely.

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

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