Fluffy vegan banana bread muffins loaded with fresh bananas and spices, topped with a buttery streusel, vegan, dairy-free, egg, free and easy to make. Easy to make, great for beginners and made using simple ingredients, you’ll be impressed by they’re bakery worthy high tops.
Vegan Banana Bread Muffins
We all love a good old slice of banana bread, but how about baking it into muffins?! Your mind will be BLOWN with how good these muffins are. With a chewy and flavourful banana muffin topped with streusel, they have become my go-to breakfast muffin.
I don’t throw the term “best” around lightly because it can set a very high expectation. But these muffins deserve it! They will not let you down, they’re moist, high, crisp on top and of course have the shop stopping high tops. I really could go on and on with describing these muffins, you just need to make them to see for yourselves!
Why you’ll love this recipe:
- Vegan friendly – Doesn’t contain any animal ingredients.
- Delicious – They are even better than having a slice of banana bread, as they’re loaded with flavour.
- Streusel – The crisp and crunchy streusel on top tastes delicious along with making the muffins look amazing! It also has cinnamon for the classic banana bread flavour.
- Easy to make – These muffins are easy to make and are great for beginners.
- Simply ingredients – This recipe uses ingredients which you probably already have in your kitchen cupboards!
- The high top – These muffins have a bakery worthy high muffin top which looks gorgeous. I can’t get enough of it!
- Little preparation – The recipe doesn’t need much preparation so they make for a really quick and easy treat!
- They’re the perfect breakfast muffin : Store in a sealed container and tuck into them for breakfast.
Vegan Banana Bread Muffins ingredients
This banana muffin recipe requires a handful of basics like flour, sugar, and dairy-free milk. The full recipe, method and ingredients are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Bananas : Make sure the bananas are ripe. This will add more flavour and create a better muffin texture.
- Dairy-free milk : You can use any vegan milk for this recipe including soya, oat, almond or cashew.
- Oil : Use a neutral flavoured oil, sunflower is best!
- Vinegar : Apple cider vinegar is best for this recipe.
- Flour: As we are adding in raising agents use plain flour for these muffins. Make sure to sift it before use.
- Sugars: Use a mixture of white caster sugar and light brown sugar for a delicious flavour and texutre.
- Ground cinnamon : Added into the muffin batter and streusel for the classic ‘banana bread’ flavour.
- Baking powder + baking soda : These will help the batter rise and create the iconic muffin domed tops.
- Dairy-free butter : Make sure to use a vegan block butter for the streusel. You want the butter firm so it will help the streusel crumble and not turn into a paste. My favourite vegan block butters are Naturli Block and Flora Plant Butter.
How to mash banana?
For this recipe, it requires mashed banana. It is super easy to prep, all you need to go is peel your ripe bananas. Break them into chinks and add into a bowl, use a fork or potato masher to mash them to soften. Alternatively you can even beat them in a mixer to mash. Once they’re mashed, they’re ready to use in the muffins. Super easy!!
How to make & keep banana muffins moist?
There’s a fine line between a delicious moist banana muffin and a dry banana muffin. To make banana muffins moist, make sure to use ripe bananas. The riper the better, you want the banana to be soft (not hard). If they are under ripe, the muffins won’t be as sweet or as moist. I also like to use a mixture of white caster sugar and light brown sugar. This also helps adding moisture to the muffins and gives them a slight caramel flavour.
To keep the banana muffins moist, you want to store them in an airtight / sealed container at room temperature. As these muffins don’t contain any cream cheese or frosting on top, they can be left at room temperature. Make sure to enjoy them within a few days of making, or they will dry out.