February 13, 2012

Vegan Banana Cupcakes

I have to admit that I have never made a vegan dessert before. With recipes that call for butter and egg substitutes, I was afraid of sacrificing taste and texture to make a vegan dessert. However, when making cupcakes for a vegan friend, I started exploring new blogs with vegan recipes that don't require any substitutes. In fact, these banana cupcakes can be made with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry! I love baking with banana, and these cupcakes were sweet and moist - perfect for all of your vegan and non-vegan friends to enjoy.

printable recipe
2 bananas
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup non-dairy milk (soy, almond, or rice)
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream bananas using mixer.
Add oil, non-dairy milk, vanilla, and almond extract and mix until combined.
Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Do not over mix.
Fill cupcake lines 2/3 full and bake for 20-22 minutes.
Recipe adapted from swirlycinnacakes



  1. Inspiring... you friend is very lucky =).... and it looks delicious.

  2. It's so nice that you decided to make a vegan dessert for your friend. A lot of people think you can't have a great tasting treat if you don't use regular eggs, milk, and even flour. They are so wrong. Once you start exploring recipes, you realize there's plenty of options available for you to try.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. Yum! What a recipe. I love all things banana.

  4. Just wanted to let you know that meringue powder is made out of eggs, so the frosting is not vegan.

  5. Really nice and healthy cupcakes! It's a pity you didn't publish more images!

  6. it's been 8 months but just wanted to let you know i stumbled across this recipe and just gave it a try... in fact my cupcakes are in the oven right now! thanks for sharing!! :)

    rachel x