I like muffins to be rather distinctive from cupcakes.
Not too sweet. Heartier than a light and fluffy cake. And filling enough to leave me satisfied after just one.
Although, hints of decadence (like chocolate chips) are a must, so that the yearning for an icing topped cupcake doesn’t follow.
These Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins fit the bill perfectly for that description, packed with wholesome ingredients like oats, whole grain flour and bananas, while being balanced with a touch of sweetness lent by brown sugar, cinnamon and a dose of dark chocolate.
Eat them for breakfast, eat them at snack-time, eat them for dessert, eat them whenever — guilt-free.
Feel free to play around with this recipe, too, by adding nuts or raisins or even other spices. There’s no better time to play around in the kitchen than when it’s cold outside, and as I agonize over the blanketing of snow outside my window, I hope these will give you a little comfort like they’ve given me!