A Lotus Grows in Brooklyn

Vegan Banana Muffins
July 21, 2009, 12:59 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetarian | Tags: , , ,


I made the above muffin (and eight others just like it!) on Saturday morning. There’s nothing like waking up and realizing you have all the ingredients on hand to do some impromptu baking. I used this recipe, posted on VegWeb, which was easy enough. I’m recreating it below with some of my own additions and fixes. These only made nine smallish muffins, so if you want more than that, do some quick math and up the ingredients.

    2 tablespoons unsalted vegan soy butter
    2 heaping tablespoons sugar (I used brown, but you can use turbinado or non-bone-char-filtered white sugar)
    1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
    2 very large ripe bananas
    1/2 cup whole wheat flour
    1/2 cup dry oats
    1 heaping teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    Dashes of cloves and nutmeg (optional—I like spicy muffins)
    pinch of salt
    walnuts or carob chips, optional (I didn’t use these, but I think nuts might have provided a nice crunch.)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place paper cups in muffin pan, if using.

Put the butter, sugar, and vanilla extract in a pan on a low heat to melt, then remove and set aside for a few minutes.

Mash the bananas. In another bowl, measure out the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt, and mix dry ingredients together. Add bananas, flour mixture, and butter mixture in a medium mixing bowl. Don’t over-mix: just stir a couple of times—you will have a not terribly attractive lumpy sludge, but don’t worry about it.

Fill the muffin trays about two-thirds full of batter. Put in the oven and cook about 25 minutes. Cool 5 to 10 minutes.


2 Comments so far
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where’s my freaking sample?

Comment by Dhaval M.

In my tummy. Sorry! Next time. Actually, these weren’t spectacular enough to pass the Dhaval test, so you didn’t really miss out.

Comment by Carrie M

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