|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
- 3 bananas (very ripe)
- 1/4 cup oil (or softened vegan margarine)
- 1 cup sugar (white granulated)
- 2 cups flour (all-purpose)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Optional: 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Optional: 2 tablespoons sugar
Heat the oven to 360 F and prepare a 12-cup muffin tin by either lining or lightly coating it with nonstick spray (coconut oil spray is a good choice when making muffins).
In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork till soft.
Add the oil or vegan margarine and sugar and then cream them both together.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking soda until well mixed. Combine this flour mixture with the banana mixture, stirring gently just to combine. Don't over mix.
If you're using the optional walnuts, now is the time to gently fold them in. Alternatively, you can sprinkle them on top of each individual muffin before baking.
Next, carefully spoon the batter into your lightly greased or lined muffin tin, filling each well about 2/3 full. If desired, sprinkle the optional sugar on top just before baking.
Bake the muffins in the heated oven for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean. Eat while still warm or cool completely for longer storage.
Storing Your Banana Muffins
While most baked goods are at their best when fresh, these muffins can be stored at room temperature in a covered container for two or possibly three days and still be quite tasty.
For longer storage, place them in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to one week. The texture will have hardened but you can revive them by heating in a microwave for 20 to 30 seconds.
For really longer storage, store them in layers separated by waxed or parchment paper in a cover container and freeze for up to six months. Defrost them at room temperature in the covered container. Or remove one at a time and defrost by zapping in the microwave.
More Ways to Use Up Ripe Bananas
If you've got overripe bananas going bad in your kitchen, another easy way to use them up quickly and deliciously is with this 4-star vegan banana cake recipe or try these vegan banana-coconut muffins.