2 tablespoons vegan margarine
2 heaping tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 very large ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup dry oats
1 heaping teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
walnuts or carob chips, optional
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Put the butter and sugar in a pan over low heat to melt. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
3. In a bowl, combine the butter-sugar mixture, bananas, flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Don't over mix, just stir a couple of times; you will have a not terribly attractive lumpy sludge, but don't worry about it.
4. Fill the muffin trays about two-thirds full of mixture. Bake for 25 minutes. Leave in pan for 5 minutes, then remove to wire rack for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until cool.