Glorious {You’ll Never Believe They’re Vegan} Peanut Butter and Banana Chocolate Muffins

These awesome muffins are a veganised version of my Banana, Peanut Butter and Chunky Chocolate Muffins, but in no way are they inferior.

To give them a bit more oomf over the originals, I’ve made them chocolate with a generous measure of quality cocoa powder, given them a bit of a PB ripple and topped them with a golden banana chip.  

After smugly popping them in the oven, I read the back of the banana chip packet {to see the calories} only to discover they were coated in sugar and not-very-vegan honey. Whoops!

That was just the chips I got from the local supermarket, I’m sure most others don’t. You don’t have to make them vegan, they can be made with cow’s milk {or buttermilk} and milk chocolate just as deliciously.

There is no need for eggs whatsoever.

I baked this batch round at my man’s mum’s, still no van back. We have so many options for the next few months, who knows where we’ll be this time next week, next month!

Until we get the van back though we’re on hold, moving between relatives but it’s free time for me to bake, in proper kitchens.

oven 180 C / gas 4

12 hole muffin pan lined with paper cases, makes 11 or 12 depending on how big the paper cases are

  • 150 ml  dairy-free milk of your choice, I used Soy
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 75 ml sunflower oil
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 5 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 115 g light muscovado sugar or light brown sugar
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of golden syrup {or maple syrup)
  • 20 g cocoa powder
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100 g dark chocolate chopped chunkily, or chocolate chips
  • banana chips to decorate {optional}

First off you need to sour your milk, so pour the milk into your mixing bowl and stir in the lemon juice. Leave it to stand for a few minutes while you mash your bananas in another bowl.

Add 3 tablespoons of the peanut butter to the bananas and use a fork to mash them together. Add the mashed banana/PB to the soured milk along with the oil, the sugar and the golden/maple syrup.

Use a balloon whisk and beat well. The cocoa powder gets added now, beat to a dark, well blended batter.

Sift the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into the bowl and use a spoon to gently stir in, don’t over mix though. When the flour is almost mixed in, add the chocolate and stir to evenly distribute.

With the other 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, drop teaspoons of it into the batter, as below. Gently stir it to ripple it, to leave streaks of pale peanut butter through the chocolatey batter.

Fill your muffin cases about 3/4s full, an ice-cream scoop works well for this, top with a banana chip now if you’re using them. Bake for 20-25 minutes until well risen and a cake tester comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Eat with gusto!

If you make them with buttermilk, omit the lemon juice.

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Glorious Vegan Chocolate and Banana Muffins with Peanut Butter

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Hazelnut Choc Chip Oat Cookies and Memories of Grenoble. Delicious vegan cookies and travel memories.

Peanut Butter Choc Chip Cookies Peanut Butter freaks, you are going to love these. They are vegan!

Vegan Swedish Cinnamon Rolls The perfect match to a cup of coffee. Vegan Fika!

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes (vegan) moist cocoa sponge and luscious chocolate frosting

15 Responses

  1. My boyfriend’s sister is Vegan and loves to bake. I will have to share your awesome recipes with her! 🙂

  2. Mmm, these look divine! That’s a triple threat in a cupcake. 😉

  3. Sophie33 says:

    Delightfully & tasty looking vegan PB & banana chocolate muffins! I must amke them soon! Smashing pics too!

  4. davegct says:

    Bananas and chocolate, mmmm. So sad to hear that Juan still has a mystery illness! I hope the figure it out soon and you can get back on the road…

  5. Britta says:

    These look so awesome! I need to make them!! They would probably also freeze perfectly for easy snacks on the go 🙂

    • yep, I think they would freeze fine. I used to freeze muffins to take to work. I’d get them out of the freezer in the morning them pop them on the kettle at work, they were defrosted by elevenses!

  6. You had me at Peanut Butter! This makes three recipes from you we’ve put on our must do list….I better get going!