Vegan Banana Crumb Muffins are a delightful treat that’s both moist and satisfying. These muffins are not only vegan, meaning they contain no dairy or eggs, but they also feature a delicious crumb topping that adds a delightful contrast in texture and flavor. Whether you enjoy them for breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or as a sweet ending to your meal, these muffins are a hit with vegans and non-vegans alike. Let’s dive into making these Vegan Banana Crumb Muffins.
Recipe: Vegan Banana Crumb Muffins
For the Muffins:
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup almond milk (or any unsweetened plant-based milk)
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
For the Crumb Topping:
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons vegan butter or coconut oil, melted
Making the Muffins:
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners or lightly grease it.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed bananas, unsweetened applesauce, almond milk, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
- In another bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
- Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are okay.
Creating the Crumb Topping:
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, and melted vegan butter or coconut oil. Mix until it forms a crumbly texture.
Assembling and Baking:
- Fill each muffin cup about two-thirds full with the muffin batter.
- Sprinkle the crumb topping evenly over the muffin batter in each cup.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Cooling and Serving:
- Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool in the muffin tin for a few minutes. Then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
(assuming 12 muffins in total):
- Calories: 170
- Total Fat: 3g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 200mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 35g
- Dietary Fiber: 1g
- Sugars: 16g
- Protein: 2g