The power of suggestion sure is strong. Just looking at all these delicious muffin photos is likely enough to prompt a mental ingredient inventory. Flour, check. Oatmeal, check. Bananas, check. Better add chocolate chips to the grocery list! Vegan muffins are pretty darn amazing, so it's no surprise that they're a year-round favorite. They're an equally great way to showcase what's in season or use up what you've got in your pantry. They also make a convenient, on-the-go breakfast or a wholesome yet highly portable afternoon snack. And there's a whole spectrum of muffin types to suit your every taste and need. From super-healthy, fruity, and whole grain to chocolatey, glazed, and downright dessert-like, we've got quite a diverse selection of vegan muffin recipes below:
1. Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
What better way to use up overly ripe bananas than to combine them with chocolate? Bananas give muffins an incredibly soft, moist texture, while chocolate chips melt to gooey perfection. You can experiment with varying amounts of chocolate chips, depending on your craving!
So what are you waiting for? Enjoy these vegan banana chocolate chip muffins fresh out of the oven, or zap leftover muffins (like there will be any!) in the microwave for about 10 seconds. Also, feel free to double the recipe for a big group. These are perfect for a Sunday brunch, a book club or as an alternative to birthday cupcakes. Enjoy!
2. Banana Peanut Butter Breakfast Muffins
One of the best ways to make muffins healthier is to use bananas in it. Bananas make them sweet without sugar and moist without butter. Oats on the other hand, make muffins fluffier and lighter and of course add a lot of fiber.
These muffins have all ingredients to make them perfect for the breakfast table; they have oats, bananas, peanut butter, flax seeds and they are also whole wheat! Enjoy them with a tall glass of your favorite plant-based milk or a hot cup of coffee for a quick weekday breakfast.
3. Carrot Apple Muffins
Do you ever wake up with a hankering for a sweet, but healthy breakfast treat? A great way to make your muffin healthier is by sneaking things like carrots and summer squash into them. It's also a great way to add an extra serving of veggies to your diet!
So go on and make these vegan carrot apple muffins to satisfy the morning sweet tooth! These moist & delicious muffins make the perfect breakfast treat, or sweet snack with afternoon tea!
4. Orange Poppy Seed Muffins
To make any muffin vegan, all you have to do is remove the butter, milk, and eggs and replace them with vegan substitutes. Since this recipe is a twist from the regular "lemon" poppy seed muffins, you also need a nice plump orange which we insist you must add! The result is delicious.
5 Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins
Zucchini has an unobtrusive, delicate flavor that plays well with others. You can dress it up with all sorts of seasonings and the zucchini will blend right in - it's kinda like the tofu of the vegetable world. But don't let the mellowness fool you, though, because zucchini is a hardworking vegetable that is packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory nutrients and B vitamins, which help us fight stress and balance our blood sugar.
Zucchini is the perfect addition to these chocolate chip muffins. They straddle the line between savory and sweet - you could certainly choose these for dessert, but they'd also work well slathered with nut butters or a vegan buttery spread!
The post was originally published on One Green Planet.