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Simple Banana-Cinnamon Muffins

Nicole Kearsley
What to do with over-ripened bananas? Classic recipe modernized for cruelty-free times.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Vegan
Servings 12


  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tablespoon Ground Flax Seeds
  • 2 Very Ripe Bananas mashed
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 2/3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • Topping
  • 2 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon Vegan Butter melted


  • Heat oven to 375°F. Combine ground flax seeds with 6 Tbsp water, let sit 20 minutes before using. Grease bottoms only of 12 regular-size muffin cups, or line with baking cups.
  • In a medium bowl, beat 2/3 cup sugar, the oil and flax eggs with a whisk. Stir in bananas and vanilla. Stir in remaining muffin ingredients just until moistened. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • In a small bowl, mix 2 Tbsp sugar and 1/4 tsp cinnamon. Brush muffin tops with melted vegan butter, then sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.


CREDIT: Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker.