Recipe Difficulty: Easy
Yield: 12 - 16 muffins. (mine were a bit smaller than normal size but not the mini size)
History of Muffins!
The history of banana muffins specifically isn't certain, as the origin of the recipe is not well documented.
What is known, is that muffins have been around for a long time and have evolved over the years. The first known reference to muffins in English literature appears in a 1703 book called "The English Huswife" by Gervase Markham. The muffins described in this book are similar to modern-day English muffins, and they are made from a type of bread dough that is shaped into small, flat rounds and baked on a griddle.
In the 19th century, muffins became more popular in the United States and were made with a sweeter, cake-like batter that was baked in muffin tins. These muffins were often served as a sweet breakfast food or as a dessert.
My Banana Muffin Recipe Notes
This is my go to banana muffin recipe. (or banana bread if baked in a loaf pan) I like to mix it up. Sometimes I will mix in walnuts and dried cranberries with a streusel topping, other times I mix in chocolate chips and sprinkle a few extra on top. You can totally keep the batter plain if that's your thing! These really are the perfect banana muffin. They don't taste "vegan". They remind me of the ones my mum always made growing up. Simple, deliciously moist and banana-y. They do not disappoint.
My favourite vegan butter for spreading on muffins or bread is Melt. For this recipe you could also use solid coconut oil or another brand of vegan butter in the batter.
This recipe calls for a "flax egg". Which is 1 tbsp of ground flax seed, mixed with two tablespoons of water. Let it sit for 10 minutes before adding to the recipe.
This was my first time making a streusel topping for my banana muffins. At first it was REALLY crunchy, but by the next day it had softened and was tasty. Definitely not a necessary component.
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For a quick video on how to make these muffins, the recipe is also on YouTube!
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