Monday, March 26, 2012

Vegan Banana Date Muffins

            Couple of days back, I had tried baking a vegan cake, but it flopped, it slightly stuck to the pan, but I was determined to try again. This time I made these muffins with bananas and dates, not only did I make them vegan but also, I didn't add any sugar and used only whole wheat flour. I was so happy and extremely satisfied with the result and couldn't wait to share it here..

Need To Have
  • Whole Wheat Flour - 1 cup
  • Ripe Bananas - 2 
  • Chopped Dates - 1/2 cup
  • Almond Milk - 1/2 cup + 6 tablespoons
  • Oil - 1/4 cup
  • Flax Seeds Powder - 2 tablespoons
  • Baking Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Baking Soda - 1 teaspoon
  • Cardamom Powder - 1 teaspoon

          Soak the flax seed powder in the 6 tablespoons almond milk for 10 mins. Sift together the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Mash the bananas into a smooth mixture and mix the chopped dates with some sifted flour and keep. After 10 mins, beat the flax seed mixture till it becomes slightly fluffy, to it add the oil, remaining 1/2 cup almond milk, cardamom powder and the bananas, mix well. Now, mix in the flour little by little, finally blend in the dates. Pour into greased muffin pans and bake at 350F for 25 mins. Serve warm as such or with some maple syrup.

Sending it to Tickling Palates for the I Love Baking event,
                to Sizzling Tastebuds for Vardhini's Bake Fest event.
                to Sara's Corner for the Women's Day Celebration event,
                to Shama's Easy2cook Recipes for Sara's Cooking With Love - Granddad Series event,
                to Vegetarian Food And Me for I'm The Star event,
                to Spicy Treats for the Show Me The Hits - Fiber Rich Foods event,
                to Ramya's Recipe for the Fruit Fiesta event and
                to Srav's Cooking Concepts for the Vegan Diet - Only Plant Based event.

I got 24 mini muffins, for some reason, the muffins that I did in the muffin liners stuck to the paper, but the ones that I did directly in the pan came out clean.
The muffins were sweet enough, but if you want it more sweeter, either mix in some maple syrup to the batter or as I mentioned earlier, serve it with the maple syrup.

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  1. I too baked banana cuppies but not vegan.. nice recipe and muffins look delicious wth maple syrup

  2. Vegan is a new thought!! I will try this soon. :)

  3. Wow..This vegan muffins look wonderful and what a valuable recipe to share...Yum!

  4. I too bake muffins often but not vegan though.. Love this version..

  5. Good that you kept trying and did not give up. The muffins have turned out well. Good job.

  6. These looks really gorgeous.........u done this perfectly..n very nice cliks too.....thanx 4 this recipe......

  7. u have made it zoo healthy with flax seeds.. the banana must have made the house so aromatic right??? looks lovely!

    Ongoing Event : I'm The Star

  8. cute muffins !! perfectly baked !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

    Ongoing event CC:Vegan Diet - Plant Based Food

  9. what a great muffin I love dates! thanks for sharing!

  10. Banana with elaichi powder combination, nice!
    Btw, I think muffins & cupcakes always stick to the paper liners & come out clean out of pan if it's greased well - so yours is fine :)

  11. muffins look delicious and tempting too........

  12. nice combo and lovely muffins Hema..

  13. Nice combo, love the vegan version

  14. Oh super cool...I am trying to imagine the taste without the sugar...good job :-)

  15. wow...lovely n healthy combos put together, gud that u added whole wheat flour.....I feel the whole wheat flour with the addition of fruit based cakes goes well better than the addition of plain flour/....lovely vegan cup cakes dear

  16. I do like the combination of dates and bananas here-yum! Also, very fiber rich. All in all you have presented a healthy as well as tasty muffin. Those are the qualities which I like-well done. Enjoy the day!

  17. very healthy muffins ...looks so yummy

  18. I have a friend that's practically vegan and he hardly eats anything! Might make this for his upcoming birthday. Thanks for the recipe :)

  19. what if you don't have flax seeds?

  20. dates, banana & cardmom sounds heavenly.. must have been awesome

  21. healthy and delicious banana muffins...

  22. lovely and healthy muffins. thanks for linking with FRUIT FIESTA

  23. Great recipe... I just turned vegan so this is very helpful.