Irresistible Vegan Banana Muffins with Sweet Apple Chunks

Irresistible Vegan Banana Muffins with Sweet Apple Chunks #vegan #vegetarian #banana | hurrythefoodup.com

Kat’s done it again! After insisting to Howie and myself that vegan, and therefore eggless snacks are far more than an equal to just your standard veggie ones, she took it upon herself to prove it to be true. And she really did.

These irresistible vegan banana muffins with sweet apple chunks are the real deal – they taste awesome and are on the totally well-behaved end of the healthy spectrum. That’s some pretty sexy muffins.

You’ll be pleased to hear they’re very easy to make too – all you need to do is chop an apple, mix it with the other ingredients, and chuck the resulting eggless mixture into a muffin tray and bake for fifteen minutes. Done!

Irresistible Vegan Banana Muffins with Sweet Apple Chunks #vegan #vegetarian #banana | hurrythefoodup.com

Healthy Banana Muffins – Know Your Sugar

For obvious reasons, sugar gets a lot of bad press. And rightly so. It causes many problems, not least obesity and heart disease (1). But not all sugar is the same. Taking it from fruits brings many great benefits – it’s the added sugar we need to worry about (2).

So how do we make that work for us? Use bananas to make things sweet! Brown bananas get really sugary and make a great natural sweetener – so sweet in fact they can be used instead of sugar. We use them in several recipes already – our two ingredient pancakes for example – and it works a treat.

A very handy trick is to let a few bananas go brown, then throw them in the freezer. When you need one for a recipe, take it out, let it soften for a bit and you’re sorted. A ready supply of natural sugar.

Before you rush off to try these mega muffins I’d like to shout out over to Christine from Vermilion Roots! She’s started a series asking food bloggers why they started writing about food! Interesting question, and it’s already easy to see that her motives are quite different from ours. Check out her first “Why I Write About Food” post.

Irresistible Vegan Banana Muffins with Sweet Apple Chunks #vegan #vegetarian #banana | hurrythefoodup.com

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Irresistible Vegan Banana Muffins with Sweet Apple Chunks

Irresistible Vegan Banana Muffins with Sweet Apple Chunks. A super speedy muffin recipe that proves healthy, eggless snacks are far superior to any others!

Course Snack
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 171 kcal
Author HurryTheFoodUp

Ingredients

  • 1 apple, washed and diced (no need to peel)
  • 2 ripe bananas (more ripe = more sweet, bananas going brown are best!)
  • 1 cup wholemeal flour (1 cup = roughly 125g)
  • ¾ cup rolled oats (¾ cup = roughly 75g)
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 tbsp soy milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (good news - if your bananas are really sweet you won’t even need this! Keep a supply of brown bananas in the freezer)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt

Optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/390F
  2. Wash the apple, cut out the core and dice (no need to peel ‘cos most of the goodies are in the skin) and throw them into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Peel the bananas and mash and mix them with the apple pieces in the bowl. Now add all the other ingredients (throw the optionals in at this point too) and mix well (Kat found it easiest with a big wooden spoon but you can also use a hand mixer, or even just your hands).
  4. Then fill the muffin tray evenly with the mixture and sprinkle some toppings on top for decoration (if required).
  5. Bake for 15-20 min and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

EQUIPMENT:
Muffin tray
Muffin liners (not necessary but makes the cleaning of the muffin tray a lot easier)

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1 serving = 1 muffin. Our nutritional information chart uses soy milk and no added sugar.

40 comments

  1. Loving your use of brown bananas to get these sweet – Kat’s definitely done it again!

  2. Sexy muffins!!! 🙂 I love that! Great recipe guys.

  3. Yum yum yum banana muffiins are the best!!!

  4. Oh I love how healthy these are

  5. Love your healthier trade outs for these muffins. My kind of brunch!

  6. Perfectly delicious muffins!! Love the apple and banana!

  7. Banana muffins are the best! I love that you put apples in them.

  8. These sound wonderful! I love using overripe bananas as a sweetener. What great snack…or breakfast!

  9. These look delicious Howie! I love banana muffins. They are a perfect go to for the morning or a mid day snack and perfect for kids. Yum!

  10. I wish I was a banana fan, so I could gobble these up! I sure do love that you added apples to them too, great idea! They look so pretty and fluffy and I love the overhead shot! 🙂

  11. These look fabulous and a perfect way to use up some of those browned bananas I have in the freezer.

  12. I wish I had a few of those to go with my afternoon tea!

  13. These look great. I love muffins with banana.

  14. Mmmm I love the look of these. Such healthy ingredients too! Bananas are just great for adding sweetness and it is such a handy way to use up those odd ones that end up getting forgotten about in the fruit bowl!

  15. How simple is this. I love adding bananas in baking…they sub for the eggs and sugar and taste awesome

  16. Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily

    Apples + bananas?? Score!

  17. I always want snacks after I visit you guys! These muffins look awesomely delicious.

  18. Those are irresistible! I’m going to make a batch for breakfast in the morning!!

  19. These look so good! 🙂 I love bananas and these look like such a great breakfast or snack!

  20. Such a good recipe, these look delicious! I just put a vegan banana and pecan muffins recipe up on my blog The Kara Edit 🙂 Feel free to check it out at http://sedakaraman.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/banana-pecan-muffins-vegangluten-free.html Thanks xxxx

  21. Can’t wait to make these. Did you line the muffin tins with coconut oil spray?

  22. Another fab recipe from these innovative guys! Thank you, these are truly yummy, will have them on standby – always!

    • Thank you Paddy! Very glad you enjoyed them and we really appreciate your support! It makes us happy to know people are out there enjoying the recipes 🙂

  23. These are wonderful! I live that i dont have to use eggs or milk to bake! Question: Could I sun 2 Tbsp of applesauce for 2 Tbsp of olive oil?

    • Hi Carrie, and very happy to hear you liked them so much! I would say yes, you could certainly swap in the applesauce for oil. While I haven’t tried it in this recipe, I have with other muffins and they were great. I would definitely try it! 🙂

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