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Mini Vegan Banana Muffins {Kiddie Snack}

Thank you so much for all the sweet comments yesterday! I loved reading every single one of them πŸ™‚ TheΒ announcements were a long time coming and I was so excited to finally share the news with you!

We had a very busy weekend that involved lots of cleaning and reorganizing. Its amazing how much stuff we’ve accumulated in the past 5 years. Β I didn’t get much cooking done, but I did make these vegan banana mini muffins for M. She loves eating muffins, but can barely wrap her hand around a normal sizeone. These mini muffins are the perfect size for her little hands.

One of my missions before we leave DC is to clean out our pantry. That includes the 97 frozen bananas I have in my freezer. I pulled out four of them and let them defrost to make these vegan banana muffins.

No need to shy away from these because they’re vegan. I make just about all my muffins and quick breads vegan. I love butter, but there’s something about baking with vegetable oil that makes them so moist.

Another good thing about these muffins is you don’t need a mixer to make them. Not even a hand held one.

All you need is a bowl and a spoon. Easy peasy πŸ™‚


  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (you can use all-purpose flour too)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 very ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 325 degree. Spray your mini-muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together to combine. Set aside. In a smaller bowl, combine your apple sauce, canola oil, vanilla, and mashed bananas. Stir until all ingredients are combined.

Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients. Stir until all ingredients are mixed through.

Using a small spoon or a melon ball scooper, scoop the muffin batter into the muffin tin. Only fill each cup 3/4 full.

Bake for 20 minutes rotating pan once halfway through cooking.

These are the cutest little banana muffins ever πŸ™‚


22 Responses

  1. Anne Keo said on February 8, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Can you tell me more about freezing bananas? I like to use my “too brown” ones for baking but don’t always need to bake more when I get overripe bananas. I just wondered this week if I could freeze them to use later.
    BTW – just recently found your site and I’m really enjoying it!

  2. Amanda said on February 8, 2011 at 8:23 am

    yummmmm those look delicious! hang in there with moving, i know it can be stressful, but so worth it! πŸ™‚ M is adorable and should keep you company….just don’t loose her in one of the moving boxes πŸ˜‰

  3. Estela - Weekly Bite said on February 8, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Anne – I always freeze my over ripe bananas. It works perfect for me πŸ™‚

  4. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on February 8, 2011 at 8:27 am

    I’d like to say they’re more than a kiddie snack. I’d eat those right up. They look great.

    Also, I hear ya on the junk. This time when we move we’re going to be selling/trashing/donating a ton of stuff. It’s amazing how much junk you hold on to when you have the room.

  5. Estela - Weekly Bite said on February 8, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Tracey – these are totally not just a kiddie snack πŸ˜‰

  6. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said on February 8, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Do you really have 97 frozen bananas or were you exaggerating? That’s a lot of bananas!! πŸ™‚ These look really tasty. Meghan loves mini muffins, too.

  7. Blog is the New Black said on February 8, 2011 at 8:40 am

    These muffins look great- I love that they are bite-size, and your daughter is THE cutest!

  8. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on February 8, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I love mini-muffins! They always feel a little more special than regular ones!

  9. Estela - Weekly Bite said on February 8, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Maryea – 97 bananas is an exaggeration πŸ™‚ I have close to twenty in the freezer, but it feels like 97 because my freezer is so small πŸ˜‰

  10. Sarah said on February 8, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Oh, my goodness. Photos of your daughter make me melt- she is too precious.

  11. Eliz@The Sweet Life said on February 8, 2011 at 9:51 am

    what a precious face she has! so cute.

  12. Lauren at KeepItSweet said on February 8, 2011 at 9:51 am

    I love mini muffins- need to make them more often! That way you can have more than 1 at a time:-) These look delicious!!

  13. Apicius' Apprentice said on February 8, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Banana muffins are probably in my top 3 favorites of all time. So excited for you and all of the upcoming changes!

  14. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on February 8, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Oh YUM! I love banana muffins. I just posted bread today because my husband prefers bread to muffins. I think he is crazy! I love the shots of M…too sweet!

  15. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on February 8, 2011 at 10:43 am

    she’s so cute eating her mini muffin!

  16. Jen @ keepitsimplefoods said on February 8, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I always toss overripe bananas in the freezer as well. Perfect way to hang on to them so you can make yummy muffins later. Love the adorable minis!

  17. Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons said on February 8, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    awww so flipping cute!!!! Bet those taste ahhhmazing!

  18. Anne@butterandbear said on February 8, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Those look delicious. My little boy loves his muffins in mini size too. I will definitely try them out.

  19. Anne @ Baking Me said on February 8, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    These look great! I just recently started freezing bananas, but I haven’t tried to bake with them yet. I will have to give this recipe a try!

  20. Lisa (Dishes of Mrs. Fish) said on February 8, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    What a great idea! πŸ™‚ Love bananas as snacks. Even better as little tiny muffins. πŸ™‚

  21. Dionna said on February 9, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Fantastic message, I must say i anticipate fresh news from you.