When it comes to dessert, there's a constant battle between choosing a rich, decadent, bad for your arteries recipe, and settling for a healthy, bland, tasteless recipe. More specifically, when it comes to a fan favorite such as banana chocolate chip muffins, it can be hard to give up the typical chocolatey, egg-y, milky recipes. Fortunately, substituting a few ingredients to make vegan banana chocolate chip muffins can be done without compromising on flavor.

The soft texture of the mashed bananas paired with the liquid consistency of the coconut oil keep these vegan banana chocolate chip muffins fluffy. This recipe can be baked as a loaf for banana chocolate chip bread or kept as muffins. Either way, it's a great breakfast, snack, or dessert recipe that everyone will crave. 

Don't be surprised if these muffins make you consider becoming a vegan (or at least baking more tasty vegan desserts). 

Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:20 mins
  • Total Time:30 mins
  • Servings:6
  • Easy


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3-4 medium very ripe bananas
  • Juice 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
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  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350˚F

  • Step 2

    In a bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and pinch of salt. Mix lightly to combine all dry ingredients.

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  • Step 3

    In a separate bowl, peel bananas and mash with a fork. Leave the bananas slightly chunky.

  • Step 4

    Add the oil and lemon juice to the bowl with the mashed bananas. Mix until combined.

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  • Step 5

    Pour the wet batter containing the bananas into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Combine until mixed (do not overmix).

  • Step 6

    Carefully fold in the vegan chocolate chips (add more if desired)

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  • Step 7

    Grease a muffin tin.

  • Step 8

    Using a spoon or ice cream scoop, evenly fill the muffin tin.

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  • Step 9

    Place the muffin tin in the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

  • Step 10

    Serve and enjoy!

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