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Irresistible Vegan Banana Muffins with Sweet Apple Chunks

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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!

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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 a great blogger with some lovely recipes. Have a look!

Irresistible Vegan Banana Muffins with Sweet Apple Chunks #vegan #vegetarian #banana | hurrythefoodup.com
Irresistible Vegan Banana Muffins with Sweet Apple Chunks
4.68 from 31 votes
Irresistible Vegan Banana Muffins with Sweet Apple Chunks. A super speedy muffin recipe that proves healthy, eggless snacks are far superior to any others!
Cuisine:Vegan
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes
Servings:12 muffins
Calories:171kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 apple (no need to peel)
  • 2 ripe banana (more ripe = more sweet, bananas going brown are best!)
  • 1 cup wholemeal flour
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • 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

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/390F
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Then fill the muffin tray evenly with the mixture and sprinkle some toppings on top for decoration (if required).
  • Bake for 15-20 min and enjoy!

NOTES

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

Nutrition Facts
Irresistible Vegan Banana Muffins with Sweet Apple Chunks
Serving Size
 
82 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
171
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
9
g
14
%
Saturated Fat
 
1.3
g
8
%
Sodium
 
68
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
141
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
20
g
7
%
Fiber
 
2.9
g
12
%
Sugar
 
5.3
g
6
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin C
 
5
mg
6
%
Calcium
 
10
mg
1
%
Iron
 
0.5
mg
3
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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53 comments
  1. Loving your use of brown bananas to get these sweet – Kat’s definitely done it again!

    1. She really did! 🙂

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

    1. Thanks Cris! Who doesn’t love sexy muffins hey?

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

    1. Thanks Hedi, glad you agree! 🙂

  4. Oh I love how healthy these are

    1. Yes! Great, isn’t it?

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

    1. Thanks Ginny, we’re chuffed with these too!

  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!

    1. Yeeeah, it’s such a handy thing to do!

  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! 🙂

    1. Hahahha, yes I knoowwww! We are very banana focussed, sorryyy 😛

  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. 5 stars
    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!

    1. yes, that’s exactly what I did, hahahah

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

    1. Exactly, it really works well! 😀

  16. Apples + bananas?? Score!

  17. 5 stars
    I always want snacks after I visit you guys! These muffins look awesomely delicious.

    1. Aww that’s great to hear Gin. Thanks!

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

    1. Aren’t they just?? Let us know how it went 🙂

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

    1. They really are! They’re a bit on the moreish side though 😉

  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 https://sedakaraman.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/banana-pecan-muffins-vegangluten-free.html Thanks xxxx

    1. They look great Seda! Bananas really are the way forward, and anything vegan is a massive bonus too 🙂

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

    1. Nope, but it certainly won’t hurt 🙂
      Great idea actually! Hope they turn out great.

  22. 5 stars
    Another fab recipe from these innovative guys! Thank you, these are truly yummy, will have them on standby – always!

    1. 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. 4 stars
    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?

    1. 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! 🙂

  24. 5 stars
    Hi! I made thes tonight and they came out. ” da bomb ” I used walnuts and a sprinkled cinnamin on top didnt have a muffin sheet, so I used my loaf pan still came out great. Will keep this reciept handle… Thanks

  25. 5 stars
    Muffins were mushy but I cut them in half and put in the air fryer after for about 6 minutes and they were the best!!!

    1. Oh! Well, it sounds like you saved them, Heather! Great stuff. Glad you enjoyed 🙂

  26. 5 stars
    These muffins were truly amazing and delicious. Even my picky 8 year old was enjoying it. I just made them today and I can’t wait to make these again!

    1. Wahey! Very happy to hear it, Jessica. Especially that the little one enjoys them too, that must be a win :). Thanks for writing!

  27. 3 stars
    These were pretty tasty. I followed the recipe almost exactly (a tablespoon of honey instead of maple syrup, though). Great for quarantine baking after we ran out of eggs! They were kind of raw inside, though, after 21-22 minutes of baking, wish I had left them in an extra 10 minutes.

    1. Thanks for the tip, Lindsay! Glad you liked them anyway 🙂

    2. Wish I could edit the rating. I realized my baking powder expired in 2018 so that might have been the issue, lol! Will definitely try this again when I can replace my baking powder.

      1. Oh dear!! Thanks for getting back to us though, I’m sure the second time will be better 🙂

  28. 5 stars
    Tasty,easy and loved by the teens thank you – I used golden syrup instead of maple as was out and was still good

    1. Ah, thats awesome to hear!!

  29. What can I use in place of soy milk? I don’t have milks of any kind in the home and wouldn’t want to get one just for this recipe.

    Thanks.

    1. Hi Raj! My second option would be almond milk. Alternatively oat milk. If that’s not an option. Do you have any kind of cream at home? You could “stretch” it with some water and us that 🙂

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