These vegan banana muffins are perfect for quick on the go breakfast idea. Just like your favorite from your local bakery, they are an absolute must in your recipe collection.
Go hop in the kitchen right now and make these easy vegan banana muffins.
Don’t get us wrong, our vegan blueberry muffins are insanely delicious and a classic bakery staple. But, personally, banana muffins are so much better. Especially if you like banana nut muffins, then these are going to be a staple.
Don’t worry, no nuts are needed if you have an allergy. It’s super easy to make these allergy friendly.
We even show you how to make these banana muffins with a crumb topping that genuinely tastes like you just ordered it from your favorite bakery.
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What ingredients do I need to make these vegan banana muffins?
We love simple dairy free recipes that are both easy to make, but also have easy to find ingredients, most of which are already in most people’s pantries. These dairy free banana muffins are really simple to put together. The ingredients that you need for these vegan muffins are:
- bananas (ripe preferred)
- vegan butter
- vegan milk
- maple syrup
- vanilla extract
- vegan sugar
- brown sugar
- baking powder
- baking soda
- walnuts, optional
There is an optional crumble topping that is highly recommended also. For that you will also need:
- brown sugar
- vegan butter
How do you make dairy free banana muffins?
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
The very first thing you want to do to make these vegan banana muffins, is to add the bananas to a mixing bowl. Blend together with a mixer on medium until no large chunks remain.
Then, add in the softened vegan butter, dairy free milk, maple syrup and vanilla. Blend again just until combined.
To that, add all your dry ingredients and blend just until combined again, careful not to over mix.
If you are going to add in walnuts, chop them and fold them in with a spatula.
Fill muffin cups up 3/4 of the way full and then place in the oven. Cook at 350 for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
For the optional crumble topping, add all the ingredients together and mix with a fork. Add on top before putting in the oven.
As you can see below, there are options for regular vegan banana muffins, vegan banana nut muffins or vegan banana muffins with a crumble.
What is the key to making vegan banana muffins look like bakery style muffins?
We decided to make these look like normal muffins; however, if you saw our vegan blueberry muffins and want to make them tall with a fancier paper liner, just like at the bakery, then keep reading.
The key to get the taller, fluffier, perfect bakery style vegan banana muffins is using these tulip muffin liners. They fit in a regular muffin tin, but help keep all the ingredients in, making them absolutely perfect.
Can these be Top 8 Allergen Friendly Banana Muffins?
These vegan banana muffins use both wheat and almond milk in the recipe as we have it written, as depending on the dairy free butter you use, may have soy.
However, you can swap out the almond milk for any dairy free milk of choice.
Also, you can try to make them with gluten free measure for measure flour. This specific King Arthur gluten free flour is our favorite!
And just make sure that you use a soy free dairy free butter if needed. We love the Earth Balance soy free in the red tub.
Can I make these into mini vegan banana muffins?
You can absolutely make these mini dairy free banana muffins. You just need to follow the directions and fill mini muffin tins instead of regular size.
Likewise, you could make extra large muffins with this recipe too.
What are other dairy free muffins ideas that I should try?
Once you try these vegan banana muffins, you may want to learn what are some other options. All of these dairy free muffins listed below are vegan, so they are also egg free and many are gluten free.
- Vegan Apple Muffins
- Vegan Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Vegan Pumpkin Muffins
- Vegan Strawberry Muffins
- Vegan Blueberry Muffins
Pin these vegan banana muffins for later:
Vegan Banana Muffins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Peel and add the bananas to a mixing bowl. Blend together with a mixer on medium until no large chunks remain.
- Add softened vegan butter, dairy free milk, maple syrup and vanilla. Blend again just until combined.
- Add all dry ingredients and fold just until combined again, careful not to over mix.
- Fold in chopped walnuts with a spatula, if adding.
- Fill muffin cups 3/4 of the way full and then place in the oven.
- For regular or large muffins, Cook at 350 for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. For mini muffins, cook for 12-15 minutes.
- *For the optional crumble topping, add all the ingredients together and mix with a fork. Add on top before putting in the oven.
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This post was originally published on 8/16/19 and updated on 6/25/2020 to include a video.