last week it was cold (for us in LA), and one afternoon we decided we needed a tasty warm-up. banana nut chocolate chip muffins were exactly what we needed!
these muffins were one of the first things i learned to bake when i became vegan. i love these because they are easy, and there is no added refined sugar (except for whatever is in the vegan chocolate chips).
3-4 bananas, mashed
5 dates, chopped
.5 cup canola oil (or other neutral tasting oil - or be crazy and use applesauce)
1.5 cups all purpose unbleached flour
.5 cup wheat germ
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
.5 cup vegan chocolate chips
.5 cup pecans
pre-heat oven to 350.
mix oil, dates, bananas. mix dry ingredients. stir everything together, adding the chocolate chips and nuts.
scoop into a muffin tin, and bake until they are golden brown on top, 20-25 minutes.