I love banana bread; but it takes a while to cook and sometimes I want all that lovely banana flavour in a bit less time. So…our banana bread cupcakes were born. We’re nut allergic so we don’t add in walnuts to our recipe but you can add in ¼ cup crushed walnuts if you like. As with all banana recipes you really do need to use ripe bananas or the flavour just isn’t the same. The whole wheat flour is a nice addition as it gives a slightly denser texture which works with the bananas.
Free From: Nuts, Soya, Dairy, Eggs
You can make this recipe gluten free by adding in 1 ½ cups self-raising gluten free flour plus ½ tsp Xanthan Gum. The bananas are quite a good binder.
Preheat oven to 180º C 360ºF
Line your muffin tin so you’re ready to go!
1 cup self-raising flour
½ whole wheat flour
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
6 tablespoons melted dairy free margarine or vegetable oil
¾ cup Koko or any other non-dairy milk
4 very ripe banana’s mashed up
1/3 cup dairy free chocolate chips – I use Sainsbury’s
Measure the dry ingredients – the two flours, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar, and cinnamon into a bowl and mix to combine briefly.
Add in the cider vinegar, melted dairy free margarine, apple cider vinegar, vanilla and mashed up bananas and mix briefly. Then add in the non-dairy milk and give it a good mix or stir. Using a wooden spoon mix in the chocolate chips.
Fill the cupcake cases about 2/3rds full, you will have 12 cupcakes from this recipe.
Bake on the middle shelf for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool for 5 minutes in the tin, then continue to cool on a wire rack.
These are lovely plain, or if you prefer whip up some Vegan Buttercream Frosting and decorate with chocolate chips and banana chips.
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