- 1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour (may also use white whole wheat flour, whole wheat flour, or organic unbleached flour)
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or non-dairy milk of choice
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 3 large bananas (the riper, the better)
- 1/3 cup non-dairy, vegan chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350˚F and line a muffin pan with paper baking cups. You can also use a nonstick or silicone muffin pan.
- Combine all of the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl, whisk, and set aside.
- In a small mixing bowl add the milk, applesauce, vanilla, and maple syrup. Mix until everything is well combined. Then mash the bananas, add to the wet ingredients, and stir to combine.
- Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until everything is just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Line a muffin pan with paper baking cups and fill each space until they are a little more 3/4 full. I used about 2 heaping tablespoons.
- Place on the center rack and bake for 20 minutes. The muffins are ready when you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. If the muffins are not ready bake for another 5-minutes or until done.
- Remove from the oven and allow the muffins to cool for 10-15 minutes.
Measure your flour. For perfect baked goods and muffins make sure you want to be precise with your flour measurements. Scoop the flour into your measuring cup then use the back of a knife to level it off. Don’t just shovel it out of the container.
Don’t overmix the batter. Baked goods and muffins are best when the wet and dry ingredients are just combined. If you overmix the batter, you will get dense muffins.
Use ripe bananas. Ripe bananas are much sweeter and softer than unripe or semi-ripe bananas. So, wait until your bananas are soft and covered with brown spots.
Bake on the center rack. This will ensure your muffins bake evenly as possible.
Toothpick test. The best way to check and see if these banana chocolate chip muffins are done is by inserting a toothpick into the center of one of the muffins. If it comes out clean or a few moist crumbs, the muffins are done.
- Prep Time: 10 mins.
- Cook Time: 20 mins.
- Category: Vegan Breakfast Recipes
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: Vegan
- Diet: Vegan
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