Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins

Soft, rich chocolate muffins full of banana flavor! Made with 5 healthy ingredients, gluten free and naturally sweetened.

Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins

Happy muffin Monday, round 2! This was a totally unplanned, double week of muffin recipes, honest! But once I made these banana babes, I knew I wanted a chocolate version.

It’s basically my mission in life to ensure that to every non-chocolate treat, there’s a chocolate option, too. What a noble quest I’m on. It’s off to a great start with these vegan chocolate banana muffins, if I do say so myself.

Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins

We start school in literally two days, and I’m freaking out a little, half due to stress, half due to excitement. I’m thinking I’ll need a batch of these on deck, ya know, for the end of long, crazy, fun kindergarten days!

Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins

Seriously though, how cute are these?! Just like the original banana version, they’re easy to throw together, sweet, healthy, but so rich and chocolatey. The dry ingredients begin with banana flour! This time around, though, we need cocoa powder, of course. I love using extra dark cocoa powder for richer, deeper chocolate flavor, but any will work just fine.

Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins

The wet ingredients are exactly the same, too! Flax eggs, almond milk, and plenty of sweet, ripe, mashed banana. In this recipe I added a little bit more banana than the original base muffins, since cocoa powder is naturally bitter. Let’s counterbalance that with a little bit of extra fruity sweetness, and we’re ready for the oven.

Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins

Vegan banana chocolate muffins are amazing on they’re own, because ya know, chocolate, but you can definitely throw some chocolate chips into the batter, I wouldn’t judge (I’d praise, actually). They’d also be great with some nuts, but that’s totally up to you and your muffin preferences. I loved leaving them plain and spreading some peanut butter on top (drooling). Choose your add-ins if you want any, bake, and you’re done!

Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins

 

Just like their more understated sister muffins, these vegan chocolate banana muffins are a great option for healthy snacks and breakfasts. They’re really easy to make ahead on the weekend and already have a jump start to a healthy but delicious week!

Have a happy, healthy, muffin-filled week. 🙂

Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins

If you try this recipe, let me know how it goes/what you think! Take a picture and tag me @beamingbanana on Instagram. Happy baking!

Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 c banana flour
  • 1/2 c cocoa powder
  • 2 flax eggs - 2 tbsp ground flaxseed in a small bowl with 6 tbsp water, set in the fridge for 15 minutes
  • 2 1/2 c mashed, ripe banana
  • 1 1/2 c almond milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the banana flour and cocoa powder.
  3. Add the flax eggs, mashed bananas, 1 cup of the almond milk, and stir to combine.
  4. Add the remaining almond milk and stir until all ingredients are incorporated.
  5. Measure about 1/4 cup of batter into each muffin tin. You may have some batter leftover - just distribute it equally amongst the muffins. It's okay if they're very full, they won't rise in the oven!
  6. Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes, until the centers are soft but not gooey.
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Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins