Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • Hiya everyone! I hope you’re having a very special weekend. I thought I’d share with you a little #bakinginspo with these vegan Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Muffins. They are cozy and comforting!

    This post has been a long time coming as I’ve been looking for ages to make a reliable vegan banana bread recipe for muffins and loafs. Banana bread muffins are a family staple, and one we all need a good go-to recipe for. But vegan banana breads can be a bit tricky – and often I find the recipes come out too heavy or wet. Of course, they are supposed to be more dense than a traditional muffin, we have the banana to thank for that. But I like my baked goods to have a bit of spring when you give them a little “love squeeze.”

    And I’m not going to lie – it took me a while to master these Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Muffins, and to have them flawless enough to share on the blog. In my first attempt I added too much liquid and as predicted they were too heavy and dense. But a few mods have resulted in this gorgeous muffin mix that’s moist, and the perfect combo of wholesome and light.

    To make the recipe I have used a half-and-half flour blend, using oat flour and regular white flour. I just love the comforting taste that oats bring to baked goods! However using all oats can lead to a too-dense batter, and so the white flour really helps to fluff it up a bit.

    For the liquids I’ve used coconut yogurt, chia egg (you can also use flax) and mashed banana. And for the sweetener I’ve used coconut sugar. I’ve mixed the dry and wet ingredients together and finished by folding in some semi-sweet chocolate chips. (Because what’s a banana bread muffin without chocolate!?).

    The end result is a moist, spongy and sweet banana bread chocolate chip muffin that will melt your soul. Served with a cup of tea or coffee and it’s truly a vegan bakers dream. We did it folks!

    I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday than sitting down to these freshly baked muffins. I do hope that you give these gorgeous vegan Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Muffins a try. And, if you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I love hearing from you. And of course, tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.


  • Banana Bread and Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Vegan Banana Bread and Chocolate Chip Muffins! Deliciously moist, spongy and sweet vegan muffins that will melt your soul This is a classic banana bread muffin that every needs on hands. You can use this recipe to make muffins or a banana loaf.
    Category Breakfast, Snack
    Cuisine vegan, vegan baking
    Keyword vegan baking, vegan muffins
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 25 minutes
    Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
    Servings 16 muffins
    Author Hannah Sunderani

    Ingredients

    • 2 tbsp ground chia (you can also used ground flax)
    • 6 tbsp water
    • 1/2 cup large flake oats
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 3/4 tsp sea salt, finely ground
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil
    • 1 cup coconut sugar
    • 1/3 cup coconut yogurt (or other plain plant-based yogurt of choice)
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 cup mashed banana (I used 3 bananas)
    • 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

    Instructions

    • Make chia egg by combining ground chia and water in a bowl. Whisk with a fork and let sit for 10 minutes. In a blender or food processor pulse oats until powder form. Pour into mixing bowl. Sift all purpose flour into bowl. Add baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and mix to combine.
    • In a saucepan melt coconut oil on medium high heat. Remove and pour into large mixing bowl with coconut sugar, coconut yogurt, vanilla and chia egg. Whisk together to combine. Add flour mixture to liquid and mix until just combined. Then add mashed banana and mix again. Pour in chocolate chips and gently fold into batter.
    • Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Add muffin cups to tray and scoop the batter mixture into cups until 3/4 full. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

    Notes

    Muffins will keep in fridge for up to 5 days. Store in fridge in an air-tight container. They can also be frozen and thawed for when ready to eat. Wrap tightly in tin foil or air-tight container before freezing.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g

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  • VEGAN – VEGETARIAN – DAIRY-FREE – SOY-FREE – NUT-FREE 

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    2 comments on “Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Muffins

    1. Made the Banana Bread and Chocolate Chip Muffins as a loaf yesterday. Seems to be a hit at the office … thank you! However, I notice in the ingredients list you say 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder and in the instructions you say to “Add baking soda …” I went with baking soda which seemed to be right but you may want to just make the change on the recipe. Also, I was guessing at the amount of time in the oven for a loaf versus the muffins. I baked it for about 55 minutes … my oven is hot so it was at 325 degrees but it was starting to get almost to the burnt-around-the-edges stage. I do love it though and would definitely make it again. One of the folks in the office just asked for the recipe so I am printing it off and adjusting the baking powder/baking soda part. Love your blog.

    2. Hannah Sunderani

      14 Mar 2019 at 6:18 pm Reply

      Marion! Thanks so much for reaching out about this recipe. I’m really glad that you and your colleagues enjoyed the banana bread, and that you passed on the recipe. 🙂

      Thanks as well for the note about the baking powder vs. soda – sorry that I hadn’t caught that. I have revised the recipe as it should be – to add baking soda to the mix. 🙂

      I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the muffins as a loaf too! It’s true that they take much more time to bake! (Why I opt-in for making muffins over loaves if I’m being honest). If you are having trouble with burning you can always cover the top of the loaf with tin foil closer to the end to stop from burning. 🙂 Thanks again for the very sweet note, I’m really glad you enjoyed this recipe and my blog. Lots of love! Hannah xx

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