These vegan chocolate chips banana muffins are stuffed with almond butter for a delicious, creamy treat with every bite. These muffins could easily be dessert but can be enjoyed as part of a weekend brunch or for a sweet snack anytime.
When In Doubt, Add Chocolate Chips
There’s something about chocolate chips in baking, isn’t there? How they stay in place but melt at the same time, making for little chocolate explosion surprises. That combined with banana and almond butter in these muffins? So good.
For dairy-free chocolate chips, I recommend Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips or Chocolate Morsels. Lily’s also has vegan Dark Chocolate Chips what would work well. If you can’t find any chocolate chips, you can use chopped dark chocolate. I like brands like Alter Eco and Green & Black’s.
Vegan baking is easy as pie, especially with the help of an egg replacer like ground flax seeds. To make a “flax egg,” simply mix ground flaxseed with water and let it sit to form a gel. Flax eggs work well for binding in all kinds of vegan baking recipes. For more options for replacing eggs in baking in this post: Vegan Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.
Below you’ll see how the flax egg looks after it sits and forms a thick gel.
Almond Butter Filling
The almond butter filling is optional but as you can see in the photo below – it adds a most delicious twist to these muffins! You can use any nut or seed butter for the filling. I used almond butter but peanut butter is delicious, as is sunflower seed butter or tahini if you prefer the recipe to be nut-free. You can also skip the filling and just bake as is, they’ll still be delicious.
To make these banana muffins you’ll need baking basics: flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, oil, plant-based milk and sweetener. From there, you’ll need some ripe banana and chocolate chips and you’re all set!
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This recipe was originally published January 30, 2014. It was updated August 2019 with new photos and improved instructions.