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The Best Banana Muffins Ever

What you need: 

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
pinch salt
walnuts or carob chips, optional

What you do: 

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.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes; Baking time 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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They were ok.  The texture was fabulous--very moist and springy.  They also rose perfectly, which is rare for the vegan muffins I make.  However, the taste felt like it was missing something....

I made a variation to try and combat this, filling each muffin with a dollup of gingerbread pudding before baking. That seemed to help things out tremendously  Maybe adding a bit of ginger or molasses to the batter would work?

Thanks for the recipe!

PS:  Now that I think about it, maybe walnuts is what I thought it is missing--like banana nut bread.  And don't let this review scare you away from making these muffins, they're still very tasty!!!


We went with the chocolate chips on this one. Loved it!


they were a bit dry and thick, so i added some soymilk to the mix. It turned out with a great, soft consistency, esoecially with the chewy oats.


This is a great recipe, though the directions could be clearer.  (Doesn't say when to add the oats or the butter mixture - but no worries, it's not hard to figure out.  ;))
I halved the sugar and they tasted just fine (thanks shabbyChicVeg for the suggestion.)  I doubled the recipe and made a dozen larger muffins and it worked out perfectly.  My 10-month old son loved them!



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