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Vegan Banana Muffins

Easy oil free vegan banana muffins recipe made with applesauce. This vegan muffin recipe will be your new favorite!

vegan banana muffins recipe with applesauce

Today I decided to try my hand at making vegan banana muffins for the first time.

While I am not vegan myself, I do post quite a lot of vegan recipes on my blog.

One area that I noticed I have not posted many vegan recipes is muffins and breads.

I’m making it a mission to start experimenting more with baking for my vegan readers!

You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy these muffins though!

I wanted to create a healthy vegan muffin recipe that was oil free, didn’t require any difficult ingredients, and was easy to make.

While I know a lot of people make flax eggs to replace eggs in a recipe (and I may myself do this in the future), I wanted to see if I could make vegan banana muffins without the use of any egg replacements.

ingredients to make vegan banana muffins

  • unsweetened applesauce
  • pure maple syrup
  • mashed bananas
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • brown sugar
  • whole wheat pastry flour
  • vanilla extract
  • cinnamon

Simple, wholesome ingredients.

vegan banana muffin

Instead of using an egg replacer, I instead used a combination of applesauce and extra mashed banana to help the muffins stick together.

It worked great!

easy vegan muffins

I crossed my fingers and was happy to find out that not only did it work, but these vegan muffins were beyond delicious!

They are sweet (but not overly so), soft (even though they are oil free!) and just all around delicious.

I ate 3 and called it brunch!

vegan butter on vegan muffins

Personally, my favorite way to eat these was warm with a bit of vegan butter spread on top.

Soooooo good.

You can also eat them cold!

They would make a great lunchbox snack for kids.

vegan breakfast muffins

Now that I know my mashed banana trick worked, I am going to start seeing if I can make more muffin recipes vegan-ized!

Do you have a favorite way to replace eggs in a recipe?

I want to know!

Many of my recipes are already dairy free, so the egg is the one part to make vegan.

vegan muffins with mashed banana

Overall I couldn’t be happier with these banana muffins!

They are so healthy and only took minutes to whip up.

I can definitely see these becoming a regular in our house!

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Vegan Banana Muffins Recipe

Healthy and easy vegan banana muffins recipe with applesauce – these are amazing and totally oil free! No flax eggs or difficult ingredients. So easy and a great vegan breakfast or snack. #veganbananamuffins #veganbreakfast #vegan #breakfast #healthymuffins #healthybananamuffins #veganmuffins

Vegan Banana Muffins

Joy Shull
Healthy and easy vegan banana muffins recipe made with applesauce. (oil free)
4.67 from 27 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 133 kcal


  • cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 ½ cups mashed very ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon


  • Whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, use mixers to beat together mashed banana, applesauce, maple syrup, brown sugar, and vanilla extract
  • Add dry mixture to wet, and use a rubber spatula to gently stir until just combined (do not over mix)
  • Line a muffin tin with parchment paper liners (these do not stick.) If you have regular paper liners, you will need to spray them with cooking spray to help avoid sticking.
  • Distribute batter evenly into the 12 muffin liners
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes, until tops are cracked and toothpick inserted comes out clean
  • Serve cold or warmed up with vegan butter 


Calories: 133kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 2gFat: 0.5gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 201mgPotassium: 188mgFiber: 2gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 22IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
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Recipe Rating


Friday 4th of June 2021

Just made these with a cinnamon icing drizzle, came out delicious and super moist!

Joy Shull

Saturday 5th of June 2021

sounds delicious!


Friday 24th of April 2020

I don't have any apple sauce. What can I substitute for the unsweetened apple sauce?

Joy Shull

Wednesday 6th of May 2020

You can use olive oil as a substitute.


Sunday 5th of April 2020

I made these muffins tonight with my extra bananas. I cooked them for the full amount of time to make sure they weren’t mushy in the middle. They were so delicious I ate two right away!


Saturday 20th of April 2019

Hi, I’ve made these twice now and they’re very tasty. I have used honey instead of maple syrup (I know it’s not vegan) and I was wondering if you could make these without the sugar to make it healthier? I mean the maple syrup/honey is in the recipe to make it sweet right?

Joy Shull

Monday 29th of April 2019

Hey Nikki! I used the granulated sugar for 2/3 of the sweetener since it is non liquid. Since these muffins have a lot of liquid ingredients, I would worry that using all maple syrup would result in mushy muffins. Let me know if you try playing around with it! Perhaps with a bit more flour it might work, I'm not sure!