Monday, June 13, 2011

Vegan Banana Walnut Muffins

Last night I was in the mood to cook AND bake... so Mikayla and I did both.  I credit this feeling to the cold, rainy, dreary day we had yesterday and just wanted some comfort food.  We made lasagna and banana muffins... delish!!

I'm kind of a bad baker because I try to only ever use one bowl, even though most recipes want you to use two... one for wet and one for dry.  I just never do that! I found a recipe for basic vegan banana muffins and decided to adapt the recipe to my liking.  I do realize, although I loooove baking vegan, I am not a vegan and love using regular, real chocolate chips in my recipes!!

First, I mashed up some naners in a big mixing bowl, then added some olive oil and sugar, white and brown.  Then I threw in the flour, using 1/2 white and 1/2 whole wheat, then added the baking soda. I decided to add cinnamon and nutmeg, because all recipes should use cinnamon and nutmeg. Then I let Mikayla pour and add the walnuts, white choc chips, and regular choc chips.  Somehow a few Macadamia nuts found their way in, but that just adds character.

I filled 16 cupcake tins about 2/3 the way full or less.  16 just seemed to fit on my pan, and it prob could have made a hearty 15, but I like to make as many as I can. Popped these babies into the oven for 20 mins... voila...

Bad photo, but delish!! We only have 3 left from yesterday! This is what my lil Mikay looked like after downing THREE of them....

She was impressed! I think Mikayla enjoys bread-y type things over cookies and cupcakes, because she definitely attacks them and wont touch the cupcakes and cookies that she makes.
Banana Walnut Muffins
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup sugar (1/4 white, 1/2 brown)
  • 2 cups flour (1 white, 1 whole wheat)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tspn nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup choc chips
  • 1/4 cup white choc chips
Mix everything together in a bowl... you're supposed to mash naners, and mix in oil and sugars.  In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Add dry ingredients to the wet ones, then add extras of your choice... I will use walnuts and choc chips again, not the white ones. Fill cupcake tins 2/3 the way full, bake on 350 for about 20 minutes.

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1 comment:

  1. Vegan is so intimidating to me - especially when it comes to baking. This looks like a great recipe to try. I love banana baked goods.

    Thanks for linking up with Sweets This Week!