Sunday, November 11, 2007

Banana Hemp Muffins

Oh, the weekend, how I love thee. I always try to bake some bread or some muffins that the kids can take to school in their lunches. These banana hemp muffins are great--packed with protein, a touch of sweetness, and easily converted to a low-fat recipe. I found an old mixed CD that I made for Vegan Mom when we were dating (ah, the sign of true love in the early 90s!) and rocked out to some tunes I had not heard for a while: REM's "What's the Frequency Kenneth?," Midnight Oil's "Beds are Burning," James' "Sit down," BNL's "When You Dream." With all the rocking out I forgot to put in the baking soda, so excuse the somewhat unleavened look of these muffins.

Makes about 16 muffins
- 6 really ripe bananas
- 1/3 cup oil (or applesauce for low-fat)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 1/4 cup hemp powder
- 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350
1. Mash bananas really well in a large bowl. Whisk in oil and brown sugar.
2. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix. Spoon into lined muffin tins and bake for 20-22 mins.


Gwenlet said...

Thank you so much for this recipe! I'm going to try it as soon as I find a good excuse... how many muffins does it make? My friends tend to be vegan-phobic, so if it makes more than a dozen, I'll' be halving the recipe.

Vegan Dad said...

The recipe makes about 16-18 medium muffins, or a dozen big muffins.

peruvianveggie said...

hi vegan dad, I made the muffins earlier this week and they were amazing, I used spelt flour and no chocolate chips! I will definitely be making more recipes.
You rock keep up the good work!!!

mustardseed said...

Hey vegan dad, will flax seeds work? We don't have hempseeds in Singapore...

Vegan Dad said...

You could put flax seeds in, if you wanted to. I use the hemp seeds for extra protein--they don't actually serve any baking purpose (i.e. they don't help hold the muffin together, or help it rise). You can add whatever suits your fancy to the batter (dried fruit, nuts, seeds, etc.)

angela said...

By Oatmeal, do mean I have to cook oatmeal first, or do you mean uncooked quick-cook/rolled oats? Thanks!

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