I’m participating in National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) which means I’m blogging every day of November, 2013!

I am really particular about my bananas. I love snacking on ones that are just on the verge of ripeness, but once they hit that ripe to slightly overripe phase? Blech: they kind of gross me out. So most of the bananas I buy end up being frozen to put into smoothies, or I let them blacken. Then I make banana bread or muffins.

Vegan Banana Muffins | Healthy Green Kitchen

I have been eyeing a recipe for Coconut Cocoa Banana Muffins over on the lovely blog Food Loves Writing for a while now. Yesterday I was going to make those muffins but then I realized I was out of eggs (yes, even those of us with chickens find ourselves without eggs sometimes!). So I decided to change up the muffins a bit and make them vegan, and to leave out the cocoa and coconut since my family really prefers simple to embellished when it comes to baked goods.

Vegan Banana Muffins | Healthy Green Kitchen

These vegan banana muffins really are exceedingly simple to make, and they are delicious! They have wonderful banana flavor and a dense texture I really like. I used Florida Crystals Demerara Cane Sugar to sweeten them, but you can use any type of granulated sugar, including organic cane sugar or coconut sugar, in yours. I tossed bittersweet, fair-trade chocolate chips into 1/3 of the batter, but accept my apologies for not measuring exactly how much I used (I am a terrible food blogger sometimes!) If you prefer to make these with an egg and butter, they won’t be vegan (but they will be yummy). We’ve been enjoying them with a smear of organic peanut butter on top.

Vegan Banana Muffins | Healthy Green Kitchen

Be sure to check out all of Shanna’s recipes. I frequently drool over her food and her writing! Speaking of her writing, she wrote one of the most beautiful ebooks I have read: it’s called Written Together: A Story of Beginnings, in the Kitchen and Beyond. I read it a few months ago and absolutely loved it…you will love it, too!

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    Shanna Mallon — November 21, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

    Oh, Winnie, you are too kind. I love your take on these muffins, and I love thinking back to the original version Tim and I had after we’d only been married a month or so. We’re still in the same house, cooking in the same kitchen, two years later, and would you believe we made two batches of some other muffins last night? It’s nice when some things don’t change. : )

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — November 21, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

    These look and sound fantastic! Nothing beats a banana muffin, and I almost always have ripe bananas on hand to make them! Must try this recipe next time.

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — November 21, 2013 @ 7:14 pm

    These sound so perfect and simple. I need to stock up on some bananas!!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — November 22, 2013 @ 1:28 am

    Your muffins look scrumptious, a perfect breakfast!

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    Nicole — November 22, 2013 @ 11:19 am

    I have three bananas on the counter that are past their prime and I’m trying to decide whether to bake with them today or toss them in the freezer. Muffins might be fun!

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    jjpink34 — January 3, 2014 @ 3:23 pm

    Can vouch for how scrummy yummy these muffins are! Just made them and they are delicious!

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    zldr — January 7, 2014 @ 10:02 am

    i really love those muffins!! i changed the chocolate chips for raw almonds and it’s simply delicious! Thanks a lot :)

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    jjpink34 — January 28, 2014 @ 4:39 pm

    OMG these are the best muffins I have ever tasted! Sooo pleased I found them! Yummy! One of the first vegan recipes I tried since I went vegan 1/1/14. Thank you!!!!!!

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    Winnie — January 29, 2014 @ 3:13 pm

    I am so glad that you like them :)

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    jjpink34 — February 19, 2014 @ 6:56 am

    Just made them into chocolate banana muffins by substituting 2tablespoons of flour for cocoa powder. Not bad!

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    Soo — April 26, 2014 @ 10:15 am

    Just made these using Earth Balance. Other than that no other adjustments. Well no chocolate chips but I plan on getting some. Fantastic recipe! Husband toddler and I all really enjoyed. They were surprisingly light, not dense or wet like other vegan muffin recipes I’ve tried. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    Winnie — April 26, 2014 @ 11:15 am

    Happy to hear you all enjoyed them :)

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    Anne — August 7, 2014 @ 10:08 pm

    Found these needed some extra liquid, maybe where I live bananas are a bit drier. Added a good slodge of almond milk to make ingredients come together, came out perfect.

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