Banana Nut Muffins (Vegan)

Friends! I have come up with the perfect vegan banana nut muffins and it was all kind of by accident. This might actually be the happiest accident ever because I have not been able to stop eating these since I made them.

The other day someone was talking about making banana bread and they posted their nana’s recipe along with talking about it. The recipe looked easy enough and it didn’t actually require any milk or anything and just a little bit of butter and one egg. So since I had all the ingredients on hand I knew I had to make it.

No offense to that sweet nana but that was the driest and least flavorful banana bread I ever had. It actually may have been my fault because my bananas probably could have been a little bit riper but I also know that the recipe called for way too much flour. It also called for a whole cup of sugar but somehow wasn’t at all sweet. It was kind of a mystery.

I was so disappointed in the recipe (even though we ate all of it because I have been trying to really cut down on wasting food) and so of course I was still craving really good banana bread.

While I was making that bread I had though that it would be really easy to make vegan since it didn’t call for any milk and only one egg. So as soon as I had some more ripe bananas I set to work on making these vegan banana nut muffins. I went with muffins because I was not about to have dry bread again so I figured muffins were going to come out a lot better.

They ended up turning out exactly like I hoped they would and actually they were even better. I used half the sugar and yet they were still so sweet and full of flavor. The oats added a bit of texture while not drying them out. And of course there is coconut oil and a flax egg which both have nutritional benefits so that’s another win.

These muffins have been my go to breakfast for the past two weeks! I grab a couple with some fruit and I’m all set until lunch. If you kind of hate breakfast or you just never know what to make or need something quick these are going to be right up your alley. And because people would have no idea they are actually vegan they are perfect for veggies and carnivores alike. Trust me, if you didn’t tell em they would never know!

If you do try this or any other recipe, let me know! Leave a comment and don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #modernlittlevictories on Instagram! I’d love to hear what you think and what you create in your kitchen.

5 from 3 votes

Banana Nut Muffins (Vegan)

Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 muffins
Author Modern Little Victories


  • 4 medium ripe bananas
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 tbsp flax egg 1 ground flax seed + 3 tbsp warm water
  • ½ cup oats
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350*. Grease muffin tin or line with baking cups.
  2. Mash bananas in a medium bowl. Add in sugar, coconut oil, and flax egg. Mix well.
  3. Add oats, flour, baking powder, salt, and vanilla extract into banana mixture. Stir until the dry ingredients are thouroughly incorporated with the wet. Fold in walnuts.
  4. Using an ice cream scoop or a large spoon scoop the batter into muffin tin until all cups are filled.
  5. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until tops are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely (so that the wrappers peel away easily and enjoy!

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    1. What! That’s the best tip to get them ripe quick. I always have those moments where I want to make banana bread but the bananas aren’t ready. Thanks for that tip I’m going to have to try that!

  1. They look so incredibly moist! Love them. I should really get on this flax egg thing. I haven’t tried it yet. Somehow it really scares me. I also have a vegan banana bread recipe and I use apple sauce instead of eggs, but I really want to try it with flax egg and coconut oil.

    1. I totally know what you mean about the flax egg being a bit scary. I felt the same way but I love using it. I’ve got a couple brownie recipes on here that use flax eggs too! I totally think you should try it. ? I’m so glad I started using them!

  2. I love the flavour of banana bread. And, I too, have fallen prey to taking on a recipe from someone’s nana only to be extremely disappointed. Banana bread should be moist and banana-y. I’ll give yours a try. 🙂

    1. Sometimes even nana’s get it wrong I guess lol! It most definitely should be moist and banana-y and luckily these tick both those boxes ? hope you enjoy it!

  3. I love anything banana in breads cupcakes muffins and juices.. Somehow I rarely eat them as a fruit. Weird..!! These look so moist and lush. The walnuts must add a nice crunch.

    1. I love banana in all sorts of stuff too (I also make pancakes with mashed banana ??) but I also love to just eat them by themselves too. Thanks so much!! ?

    1. They really are soft and perfect! I like these even better than my regular banana bread I’ve made for years lol!

  4. Yum! Love love love Banana Nut Muffins. Especially love that these are Vegan, since I’m trying to limit dairy right now. Can’t wait to try it out!

    1. I try to limit my dairy too and these are perfect for that because you definitely don’t feel like they are missing anything!

  5. Just a matter of time and I will get munching on these too! I always have ripe bananas on hand because I buy them every time I go to the store and they never get eaten. Good thing I have them for smoothies and banana bread. These muffins are next on my list and I love the coconut oil!

    1. I have the same thing happen with bananas all the time haha! I hope you enjoy them!! Let me know what you think! ?

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