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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins - Dairy-Free and Vegan

Updated on February 28, 2013
Dairy-Free and Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Dairy-Free and Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins | Source

Some people may choose to be vegans due to moral reasons, but my vegan curiosity mainly stems from being health conscious. While I don't feel obliged to forever bid farewell to succulent lamb shanks or scrumptious meatball lasagna, I think it's good to go vegan once in a while just to avoid cholesterol overload. It might be hard for some to turn away from a juicy rib-eye steak and grab a plate of steamed broccoli. It should be easier, however, when it comes to baked goods like muffins and pies. If done right, vegan baked goods can be just as mouth-pleasing as the regular versions full of heart-harming cholesterol. These banana chocolate-chip muffins, for instance, are absolutely cholesterol-free. Now some of you may think: "Ah, right, since they're healthy they probably taste pretty much like cardboard." Well, not at all! These vegan muffins do contain fat, which keeps their texture moist and lovely. Most of their fat content, though, is heart-friendly unsaturated fat. Plus, there's chocolate in them! How could you resist?

Please Rate this Vegan Muffin Recipe

4.7 stars from 3 ratings of Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 6 muffins
Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffin Ingredients
Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffin Ingredients | Source

Vegan Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffins - Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 3 tbsps canola oil
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsps vanilla soy milk***
  • 1 large ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsps dairy-free chocolate chips

***The soy milk I use contains added sugar, but you may opt for the plain version if you would like to limit your sugar intake.***

Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffin Batter
Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffin Batter | Source
Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins - Ready to Be Baked
Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins - Ready to Be Baked | Source
My Lovely Vegan Muffins Cooling on a Wire Rack
My Lovely Vegan Muffins Cooling on a Wire Rack | Source

How to Make Dairy-Free and Vegan Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffins

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
  3. In another bowl, mix together canola oil, soy milk, and mashed banana.
  4. Make a little well in the middle of the dry mixture. Add the wet mixture and 1/4 cup of dairy-free chocolate chips, then use a spoon or rubber spatula to fold together until combined. Don't beat or overmix the batter. Let it be slightly clumpy!
  5. Line your muffin tins with paper liners.
  6. Fill about 2/3 of each muffin tin with your banana chocolate chip batter.
  7. Use the rest of the dairy-free chocolate chips to top each muffin.
  8. Bake your vegan muffins in the preheated oven for about 20 - 25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Remove from the oven and muffin tins, then allow your banana chocolate chip muffins to cool on a wire rack.
  10. These vegan muffins are best served warm, but you can also keep them refrigerated for a few days, then reheat them before serving.
Vegan and Dairy-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Vegan and Dairy-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins | Source

Vegan Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffins - Nutrition and Calorie Info

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 muffin
Calories 267
Calories from Fat81
% Daily Value *
Fat 9 g14%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 6 g
Carbohydrates 44 g15%
Sugar 21 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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  • Om Paramapoonya profile imageAUTHOR

    Om Paramapoonya 

    5 years ago

    @Suzie HQ - Yep, whether you're a vegan or not, you can enjoy these banana muffins! Thanks for your comment, vote and pin!

    @Carly Sullens - Thank you :)

    @Elias Zanetti - You're welcome. Glad you like this vegan muffin recipe.

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    Elias Zanetti 

    5 years ago from Athens, Greece

    Those muffins look so yummy! Great recipe! thanks for sharing! Voted up and useful

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    CarlySullens 

    5 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

    oh wow this looks delicious!

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    Suzanne Ridgeway 

    5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

    Hi Om,

    This looks delicious and even though I am not a vegan I would happily try this it looks so tasty. Banana and chocolate . . . a winning combination for sure! Voted ++++ Shared and pinned!

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    Om Paramapoonya 

    5 years ago

    @Pinkchic - Thanks! :)

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    Sarah Carlsley 

    5 years ago from Minnesota

    Yum, these look delicious!!

  • Om Paramapoonya profile imageAUTHOR

    Om Paramapoonya 

    5 years ago

    @chef-de-jour - A fruitarian? Wow, I've never met one. I think it's fun to meet people with various food preferences, and learn about their cooking styles and quirks. Food never ceases to interest me. :)

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    Andrew Spacey 

    5 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

    What a great hub : excellent photos, good information and useful recipe. In my work I meet many people with varied dietary needs and likes - I once worked with a fruitarian who liked to buy his weekly fruit from local suppliers but had to go supermarket certain times of year - talk about heavy weight shopping! Apples and pears and oranges being the staple, with fancy fruits as luxuries.

    Votes for this delicious looking hub.

  • Om Paramapoonya profile imageAUTHOR

    Om Paramapoonya 

    5 years ago

    @vespawoolf - I hope your vegan friends like this muffin recipe, vespawoolf. Thanks so much for dropping by :)

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    vespawoolf 

    5 years ago from Peru, South America

    Although I'm not vegan, I respect those who are and I'm happy to have this recipe for my vegan friends!

  • Om Paramapoonya profile imageAUTHOR

    Om Paramapoonya 

    5 years ago

    @leahlefler - Heheee yep, I guarantee these vegan banana chocolate-chip muffins are very yummy. And actually, you just gave me a good idea: maybe I should come up with a gluten-free version for this!

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    Leah Lefler 

    5 years ago from Western New York

    Oops - just realized they aren't gluten-free. But they're still super yummy for those of us who can digest wheat!

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    Leah Lefler 

    5 years ago from Western New York

    I must stop reading your food hubs. I am SO hungry and they are very tempting! What a great recipe, Om, and I am going to share it with my friends who have kids with Celiac.

  • Om Paramapoonya profile imageAUTHOR

    Om Paramapoonya 

    5 years ago

    @Sweetie1 - Thanks! Hope you enjoy them :)

    @akirchner - Yep, carob would be a nice alternative for those who can't eat chocolate! Glad you like this recipe, Audrey!

    @AliciaC - Thanks, Alicia. Hope you give this cholesterol-free muffin recipe a try soon.

    @CassyLu - Exactly! Thanks for your comment, votes and pin, Cassy.

    @Ruchira - Thanks for dropping by, Ruchira. I have to warn you, though, that this recipe is dairy-free and cholesterol-free, BUT not gluten-free so your friend probably can't enjoy these muffins.

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    Ruchira 

    5 years ago from United States

    Great recipe. Will fwd it to a friend who is allergic to gluten.

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    CassyLu1981 

    5 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

    How could you possibly go wrong with chocolate and bananas!!! Excellent Om :) Voted up, shared and pinned!!!!

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    Linda Crampton 

    5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    Banana and chocolate are a delicious combination, and I love the look of those big chocolate chips in your muffins! Thanks for the recipe, om.

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    Audrey Kirchner 

    5 years ago from Washington

    Yummy, Om---these would be great with carob too~ Love how you do the chips--I do mine that way too without blending into the batter. Makes 'em come out so much better and you can control the chips in each muffin!

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    sweetie1 

    5 years ago from India

    Hi om, this looks very nice and tasty recipe. I have always been trying to find cholesterol free recipes. Book marked it and plan to make it soon.

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