Sunday, February 6, 2011

favorite banana nut chocolate chip muffins

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. 



  1. Yum, baking is definitely a great way to warm up the house and it looks like it yielded some delicious results. If cold = treats, maybe winter should last a little longer. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday (it will be open till Monday) and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your muffins up.

  2. These look ever so good, I wish I could have one right now with a nice cuppa tea.

  3. mangocheeks - i just checked out your blog. i'm so impressed that you made vegan soyrizo sausage. now i'm feeling inspired to try that! thanks for stopping by.