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Coconut Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins | Vegan

Healthy Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • Author: Deborah Davis
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 12 Muffins 1x
  • Category: Snack, Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Description

These healthy vegan banana chocolate chip muffins are super simple to whip up with a few basic pantry ingredients and are naturally sweetened with the ripe banana and maple syrup.


Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 3 bananas (very ripe bananas are best)
  • 1/3 cup oil (use whichever oil you prefer – canola, olive oil, melted coconut oil all work well)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup plant-based milk, unsweetened (soy milk and almond milk are my go-tos!)
  • 1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour (for a fluffier muffin, use 1 cup white flour and 3/4 cup whole wheat flour)
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened (plus extra for topping)
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Grease your muffin tin with cookie spray.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the flax seed and water. Set aside for 5 minutes or until gel forms.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas well with a fork. Stir in the melted coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup, and almond milk. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Stir dry ingredients and flax/water mixture into the banana mixture until well combined.
  6. Add the shredded coconut and chocolate chips. Stir to combine.
  7. Divide batter evenly between 12 muffin cups. Sprinkle batter with extra shredded coconut flakes.
  8. Bake 18-20 minutes or until coconut flakes are lightly browned and toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Notes

Adapted from this recipe from Cookie + Kate: http://cookieandkate.com/2015/healthy-banana-muffins-recipe/


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Muffin
  • Calories: 218 kcals
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Sodium: 150 mg
  • Fat: 8.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.5 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 34 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg