Vegan Banana Muffins

This is my go-to, super easy, and quick recipe for vegan banana muffins. These are scrumptious enough to be a treat, but healthy enough to snack on. I like to use a combination of flours such a spelt and sorghum, and toss in chocolate chips and dried cranberries; but feel free to add in whatever you like. This recipe is very adaptable. I freeze leftovers for breakfast during the week!

Produce On Parade - Vegan Banana Muffins - This is my go-to, super easy, and quick recipe for vegan banana muffins. These are scrumptious enough to be a treat, but healthy enough to snack on. I like to use a combination of flours such a spelt and sorghum, and toss in chocolate chips and dried cranberries; but feel free to add in whatever you like. This recipe is very adaptable. I freeze leftovers for breakfast during the week!

With a wee little two month man in the house, our world pretty much revolves around him. When he eats, when he sleeps, the diaper changes, and his play time, all dictate when I eat, sleep, shower, and have my own play time. With regards to the adults in the house eating, the quicker the better. 

Often, there is no time to make dinner when we are hungry and snacks are definitely in order. Our house went from no snacks around to lots of snacks! I bake muffins and breads when I find the time and refrigerate them or freeze them for when our tummies can't wait until we are able to make a proper meal. They've been a real lifesaver! I imagine they could be in yours too; for any business that delays dinner or when you need a snack and you need it now. You know those moments; these muffins are perfect.

Produce On Parade - Vegan Banana Muffins - This is my go-to, super easy, and quick recipe for vegan banana muffins. These are scrumptious enough to be a treat, but healthy enough to snack on. I like to use a combination of flours such a spelt and sorghum, and toss in chocolate chips and dried cranberries; but feel free to add in whatever you like. This recipe is very adaptable. I freeze leftovers for breakfast during the week!

Vegan Banana Muffins

Kathleen @ Produce On Parade

Published 04/04/2017

This is my go-to, super easy, and quick recipe for vegan banana muffins. These are scrumptious enough to be a treat, but healthy enough to snack on. I like to use a combination of flours such a spelt and sorghum, and toss in chocolate chips and dried cranberries; but feel free to add in whatever you like. This recipe is very adaptable. I freeze leftovers for breakfast during the week!

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose or whole wheat flour (or whatever combination of flours you like)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 3 large, ripe bananas
  • ½ cup firm silken tofu
  • ¼ cup agave nectar
  • 1 ½ tsp egg replacer powder (optional)
  • 2 tbsp vegan milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries (optional)
  • ¼ cup vegan semisweet chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a blender, add the remaining ingredients except for the cranberries and chocolate chips. Blend on high until smooth.
  3. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, along with the cranberries and chocolate chips, with a wooden spoon until just combined.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 F and coat a muffin pan with a nonstick cooking spray. Divide the batter evenly into the pan and bake for about 20 minutes, until the muffins are golden brown on top. Allow to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack. Cool completely, then store any leftovers in a ziplock bag in the fridge or freezer.

Yield: 12

Produce On Parade - Vegan Banana Muffins - This is my go-to, super easy, and quick recipe for vegan banana muffins. These are scrumptious enough to be a treat, but healthy enough to snack on. I like to use a combination of flours such a spelt and sorghum, and toss in chocolate chips and dried cranberries; but feel free to add in whatever you like. This recipe is very adaptable. I freeze leftovers for breakfast during the week!
Produce On Parade - Vegan Banana Muffins - This is my go-to, super easy, and quick recipe for vegan banana muffins. These are scrumptious enough to be a treat, but healthy enough to snack on. I like to use a combination of flours such a spelt and sorghum, and toss in chocolate chips and dried cranberries; but feel free to add in whatever you like. This recipe is very adaptable. I freeze leftovers for breakfast during the week!

Apple Rhu-Berry Fruit Leather

Fruit leather has been on my "to make" list since I got a dehydrator a few years ago. Admittedly, at first, I wasn't sure what the weird flat trays were for that came with the dehydrator. I ended up tossing them in the dark hole that was the back of the pantry and when we moved, I found them cracked and just threw them away. That was that. Until now.

When Todd and I go backpacking, we always buy fruit leather. It's nice to have something sweet, healthy, and satisfying but apples and berries definitely don't travel well. That's where the fruit leather comes in! The store-bought stuff is expensive and when you make it yourself it's really reassuring to actually see exactly what's in it. 

Making the leather couldn't be easier (as long as you've got some time to kill) and it's a great way to use up those apples that were shoved in the back of the fridge and essentially forsaken. Yes, I did cut many brown spots off of the organic honeycrisp apples that I payed for with my left arm. I wasn't about to waste those puppies!

Produce On Parade - Apple Rhu-Berry Fruit Leather - Sweet and tart, these homemade fruit leathers are chewy and nutritious with juicy apples, rhubarb, and blueberries. No refined sugar too!
Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.
— St. Francis de Sales

When making these scrumptious fruit leathers...you can't be in a hurry. They're so undemanding, yet utterly swish, and definitely worth the wait. Aren't they delightful all wrapped up?

Produce On Parade - Apple Rhu-Berry Fruit Leather - Sweet and tart, these homemade fruit leathers are chewy and nutritious with juicy apples, rhubarb, and blueberries. No refined sugar too!
Produce On Parade - Apple Rhu-Berry Fruit Leather - Sweet and tart, these homemade fruit leathers are chewy and nutritious with juicy apples, rhubarb, and blueberries. No refined sugar too!
Produce On Parade - Apple Rhu-Berry Fruit Leather - Sweet and tart, these homemade fruit leathers are chewy and nutritious with juicy apples, rhubarb, and blueberries. No refined sugar too!
Produce On Parade - Apple Rhu-Berry Fruit Leather - Sweet and tart, these homemade fruit leathers are chewy and nutritious with juicy apples, rhubarb, and blueberries. No refined sugar too!
Produce On Parade - Apple Rhu-Berry Fruit Leather - Sweet and tart, these homemade fruit leathers are chewy and nutritious with juicy apples, rhubarb, and blueberries. No refined sugar too!
Produce On Parade - Apple Rhu-Berry Fruit Leather - Sweet and tart, these homemade fruit leathers are chewy and nutritious with juicy apples, rhubarb, and blueberries. No refined sugar too!
Produce On Parade - Apple Rhu-Berry Fruit Leather - Sweet and tart, these homemade fruit leathers are chewy and nutritious with juicy apples, rhubarb, and blueberries. No refined sugar too!
Produce On Parade - Apple Rhu-Berry Fruit Leather - Sweet and tart, these homemade fruit leathers are chewy and nutritious with juicy apples, rhubarb, and blueberries. No refined sugar too!
Produce On Parade - Apple Rhu-Berry Fruit Leather - Sweet and tart, these homemade fruit leathers are chewy and nutritious with juicy apples, rhubarb, and blueberries. No refined sugar too!
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Apple Rhu-Berry Fruit Leather
Sweet and tart, these homemade fruit leathers are chewy and nutritious with juicy apples, rhubarb, and blueberries. No refined sugar too! Notes: Feel free to use whatever dried berries or raisins you like.
Ingredients
  • 4 medium very ripe apples, cored and chopped
  • 2 cups sliced rhubarb (about 4-6 stems)
  • ½ cup dried blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp. molasses
  • 1 tsp. alma powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp. lime or lemon juice
Instructions
Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until very smooth. If you don't have a vitamix with a tamper tool, then you may have to pause it several times to push down the fruit.Coat two fruit leather/liquid trays of the dehydrator with a nonstick cooking spray. Pour about 2 cups (half the mixture) onto one of the trays and smooth over. Repeat with the second tray.Place the liquid trays at the highest slots and dehydrate at about 140 F for about 6-10 hours.The center should be slightly soft but definitely dry. The leather should be pliable and not crack too much. Store in an airtight container with parchment in between the leather strips. For long storage, put in the freezer.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 16
Produce On Parade - Apple Rhu-Berry Fruit Leather - Sweet and tart, these homemade fruit leathers are chewy and nutritious with juicy apples, rhubarb, and blueberries. No refined sugar too!
Produce On Parade - Apple Rhu-Berry Fruit Leather - Sweet and tart, these homemade fruit leathers are chewy and nutritious with juicy apples, rhubarb, and blueberries. No refined sugar too!
Produce On Parade - Apple Rhu-Berry Fruit Leather - Sweet and tart, these homemade fruit leathers are chewy and nutritious with juicy apples, rhubarb, and blueberries. No refined sugar too!
Produce On Parade - Apple Rhu-Berry Fruit Leather - Sweet and tart, these homemade fruit leathers are chewy and nutritious with juicy apples, rhubarb, and blueberries. No refined sugar too!
Produce On Parade - Apple Rhu-Berry Fruit Leather - Sweet and tart, these homemade fruit leathers are chewy and nutritious with juicy apples, rhubarb, and blueberries. No refined sugar too!
Produce On Parade - Apple Rhu-Berry Fruit Leather - Sweet and tart, these homemade fruit leathers are chewy and nutritious with juicy apples, rhubarb, and blueberries. No refined sugar too!
Produce On Parade - Apple Rhu-Berry Fruit Leather - Sweet and tart, these homemade fruit leathers are chewy and nutritious with juicy apples, rhubarb, and blueberries. No refined sugar too!

Bob is ridiculously dapper, don't you think?

German Word of The Day

Fruit leather --> Obstleder (oobst-laydeh) - Okay, so I kind of made that one up. Any German speakers around? Did I make a real word!? What do you call fruit leather? Obst = fruit/Leder = leather

Good Deed of The Day

Are you near Santa Monica? If so, you must go to the first ever vegan Oktoberfest in my place since I won't be able to attend. Maybe email me with names of all the awesome vegan beers you loved? Check out the deets, here, so I can live vicariously through you and your vegan privileges.