Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Seeing that we had several very ripe bananas in our kitchen, we got to baking muffins and loafs not to let them go to waste.  So, you’ll notice a few recipes all surrounding bananas these days.
These muffins are the best vegan recipe I’ve ever tried.  They originate from my favourite vegan cook and author, Jae Steele, from her book Get It Ripe (what a cute title, right!)  We baked a dozen yesterday, and aside from a few crumbs, there are no traces of them today.  They are that good.

Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Makes 12 delicious muffins


  • 1 3/4 cups spelt flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (4 medium bananas)
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup sunflower oil (or coconut oil, or olive oil)
  • 2/3 cup non-dairy semi-sweet chocolate chips (I always use these)

Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Batter

Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip MuffinsDirections:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.  
  • Line a 12 cup muffin tray with paper liners, or my favourite, reusable, silicone liners.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Add the banana, syrup, and oil to the dry mixture.  Stir just until combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Portion the batter into the muffin cups and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove, let cool for about 5-10 minutes, then go ahead and indulge!

Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins


  1. I just wanted to let you know that I tried these muffins last night and they were AWESOME. I did not add the chocolate chips but did add a teaspoon of vanilla extract and they turned out great 🙂

    • Fantastic, thank you! Yes, the muffins are also great without the chocolate chips, but I’m a chocolate lover, so I always add them if I have them. Vanilla, yum, sounds tasty!

  2. daveganid says:

    I cannot describe how much I love these muffins.

    Vegan baking at its best. No crazy weird ingredients, just delicious, moist, delicious muffins.

    Did I say delicious?

    I also added a little vanilla paste. yummmmmmmmmmm.

    • Hehehe, they’re pretty awesome aren’t they? I’ve never had a better vegan muffin, and I’m not tooting my own horn, these are from the talented Jae Steele!
      The vanilla paste must have been so delicious.
      Delicious, delicious, delicious 🙂

  3. Your muffins look superb. As you’ve seen my latest post I made a second version of bananas today and didn’t include enough baking powder. So I didn’t get the rise I was hoping for. Tasted great, though! Wolfed three of them before taking photos 🙂

  4. islandspindler says:

    yummy muffins, thanks! I added pecans, yum.

    • Great idea to add pecans! Must have been delicious. I love these muffins, they are one of those go-to muffin recipes in my house. 🙂

  5. When you add so much maple syrup, are the muffins not too sweet then? Could I use less maple syrup?

    • Hi Sophie! Actually this recipe was followed exactly from Jae Steele’s Get it Ripe. I’m sure you can use less maple syrup for less sweetness, but I’m just wondering if you’d need to substitute with more ‘wet’ ingredients.
      Probably not but not sure 🙂 Do let me know if you try it out!

  6. Thanks for your feedback on my blog, I appreciate it… even more as it gives me the opportunity to sneak into your world. I just read your recipe and guess what? I do have extra ripe bananas! So I might give it a try before my bananas are walking by themselves! 😉 It’s always great to meet people with a environmentally friendly view on this world.

    • Hello Nadine! It’s my pleasure. I love connecting with like-minded people. 🙂
      I always have so many bananas going ripe, this is a great recipe to take care of that! Enjoy!
      Sophia 🙂

  7. Hi Sophia, My son asked me to make some treats for a work meeting he is attending this coming Thursday. I had four overripe bananas sitting in my fruit bowl, so decided to try this recipe. I did not have spelt flour, so I used a combination of white and whole wheat. I made mini muffins and they turned out great! Many thanks!

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      Hello Anne! This is so wonderful, I’m glad they turned out great for you. Mini muffins are always fun! Let’s see what everyone says at the meeting about them. 🙂

  8. wow…those muffins look delicious…

  9. Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

    Thank you so much for the mention, Annie. I’m so glad you love the recipe!


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