Vegan Strawberry & Banana Muffins {easy bake cake}

August 18, 2015Susan

Hey there! How are you?

I’m feeling really rested and refreshed after a weekend away without the children. More on that later this week but for now I thought I’d share this really easy vegan cake recipe that I made with my eldest daughter.

I love baking, I find it really therapeutic and since I realised that being allergic to dairy and eggs didnt mean I’d have to give up cake, its been brilliant. Vegan cake is the way forward. I’m joining in with the Co-operative’s community bake as this weeks theme is baking with kids. There’s a chance of winning £50 too if you want to join in the challenge? For details go here – The Great Community Bake.

Scroll down to win £30 of Co-Op vouchers.

Eldest has always loved to bake with me (cant think why) but now she’s at school its showing her how she can apply what she learns though literacy and numeracy. Reading the recipe and measuring the ingredients- well you get the picture.

We fancied making something new to us, we always end up doing chocolate cake or cookies so this time we didnt go down the chocolate route.

The recipe we used is from Ms. Cupcake: The Naughtiest Vegan Cakes in Town.

If you are a vegan you will obviously need to make sure your ingredients are suitable for vegans- I’m working here from my own basis which is Dairy & Egg allergy.co-op baking ingredients

For vegan Strawberry & Banana Muffins you will need;

  • 560g self raising flour
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 250g caster sugar (I actually used granulated without any issue)
  • 1 over ripe banana
  • 350ml of your preferred non dairy milk. I used Alpro Almond unsweetened
  • 320ml of sunflower oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 fresh strawberries- hulled and roughly chopped

For the optional vanilla glaze;

  • 20g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp non dairy milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Assemble all your ingredients (we bought ours from our local Co-Op, which has a surprisingly large baking range) and equipment so they are to hand and you dont have to go searching for stuff halfway through. Such a pain! Set the oven to Gas mark 4/ 180 C /350 F.

Mash up your banana with a fork in the mixing bowl. So there are no large lumps- some small ones are are okay.

Add the sugar and oil and mix well, so the mixture resembles caramel. Add the milk and vanilla and mix.baking with kids

Then using a sieve add the flour, baking powder, bicarb of soda.

And mix! Before its too combined add the strawberries and fold them in gently.

THAT’S IT.

Seriously, I told you it was easy. It took us about 20 mins max to make the mix.

Spoon into your American muffin cases (bigger than fairy cake cases) so they are about two thirds full.

Its at this point we realised that the batter was going to go way further than we expected, so we poured the rest into a loaf tin. This recipe makes loads- so if you wanted to half the measurements then go for it.

Pop onto the middle shelf in the oven and bake your cupcakes for about 25 minutes. The loaf will need 10-15 minutes longer. Use a cocktail stick to check they are baked through. If it comes out clean or with a crumb on then its done.how check if your cake is baked

To make the icing- mix all the ingredients together and spoon onto the cakes once they’ve cooled a bit.

To be honest the cakes are sweet enough without the icing so I think this part is totally optional. When I make these muffins again I’ll not bother with the icing.

The verdict though…. Well tasty! Elsest said they tasted like strawberry jam and I have to agree. I’ve never baked using fresh strawberries before but certainly will in the future.perfect with a mug of tea. vintage cake fork on 1940s plate

These cakes were light, so soft, and reminiscent of strawberries and cream tea- the banana flavor wasn’t overpowering and it gave a definite creaminess I haven’t experienced for a while.

These were a huge hit in our house and both the loaf and the muffins were gone in less than 48 hours!strawberry and banana muffins cake

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Comments (78)

  • Sarah

    August 20, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    They look delicious! I love anything baked with bananas, they always seem to turn out lovely and soft. Going to bookmark this for the weekend I think!

    1. Susie

      August 20, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      OOh let me know how you get on if you make them Sarah x

  • Tracy K Nixon

    August 20, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Those muffins look delicious – I will have to have a go myelf! Thank you for the giveaway x You are a star x

  • Maya Russell

    August 20, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Lovely prize, yummy looking cake and muffins. I prefer eating banana in cake to eating actual bananas!

  • Samantha Loughlin

    August 20, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    These look so yummy xxx

  • Sinead ORourke

    August 20, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    My sister is a vegan and those muffins are defo going to get made by her. Yum!

  • ashleigh allan

    August 20, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    The muffins look lovely!

  • clair downham

    August 20, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    thankyou for the giveaway

  • Carolin

    August 20, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    I’m not a banana fan, but if you replace them with blueberries or blackberries, we’d be onto a winner 🙂

  • Lisa Everaert

    August 20, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Ok, Now im hungry xx – Loving how easy this is to make x

  • traceypeach

    August 20, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    I love the C0-op there’s one not far from me which makes it so handy

  • Julie Booth

    August 20, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    fabulous recipe- a Sunday afternoon baking session coming on

  • whiteshadows1

    August 20, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    They look amazing thanks for sharing the recipe

  • Rachel Wise

    August 20, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks for the recipe – looks tasty. Will get the kids to help me make. Thanks

  • Yvonne Bradley

    August 20, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Emmmmm yummy

  • Layla Thomas

    August 20, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    The Banana and Strawberry muffins look fantastic.

  • Martina Evans

    August 21, 2015 at 2:26 am

    These look absolutely scrumptious!

  • Angela McDonald

    August 21, 2015 at 4:33 am

    Those muffins sound amazing!!

  • Darrell

    August 21, 2015 at 6:31 am

    Seems a pretty easy recipe for the kids and I to do and the finished cakes look delicious. Will certainly give this a go. I’ve got all the ingredients (except the fresh strawberries, but I have frozen ones, which I hope will work ) Thanks

    1. Susie

      August 21, 2015 at 1:47 pm

      Worth a try, it might make the mixture more liquid though… So maybe add less milk. Let me know if you bake them this way- I’m interested to know myself!

  • William G

    August 21, 2015 at 8:30 am

    My wife makes a really nice banana loaf, really handy when you have a couple of bananas you’ve let go too brown!

  • clairew137

    August 21, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Your muffins look delicious.

  • Kelly Ellen Hirst

    August 21, 2015 at 10:10 am

    We love baking in our household. The muffins look delicious

  • Tiff Jordan

    August 21, 2015 at 10:26 am

    These look really scrummy! Love bananas in a cake xx

  • misspond

    August 21, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    These look delicious!!! I have a friend who cannot have any dairy or eggs because of Crohn’s disease and he rarely gets to eat cake because of this. I might have to give these a go for him 🙂

  • Liam Bishop

    August 21, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    I’ve never baked with strawberries before, looks really nice! 🙂

  • aj

    August 21, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    I could just eat those muffins.

  • felicity williams

    August 21, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    These look lovely. My daughter has been diagnosed with sensitivity to both gluten and lactose – any recipes on your blog would be most helpful, thank you 😀

  • Maria Hackett

    August 21, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    that looks scrummy!! I want NOW!!! xx

  • kayleigh Bates

    August 21, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Your muffins are fab 😛 x

  • Bethany

    August 21, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    I have never baked with Banana’s as only 2/6 of us eat them but I really fancy giving these ago

  • driftwood

    August 22, 2015 at 9:59 am

    yum these sound delicious, I shall try and see if they work with gluten free flour too.

  • Mummy Fever

    August 22, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    These look yummy!

  • Susan B

    August 22, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Love, love, love tasty vegan recipes. Thank you!

  • Michaela Hannah

    August 22, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    I love easy bake recipes so this one is ideal to try out!

  • Nicola

    August 22, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    The kids with love these for packed lunches 😉

  • Michelle Banks

    August 22, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    looks lovely x

  • Angela treadway

    August 22, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Yummy x

  • Jess Mary

    August 23, 2015 at 6:29 am

    Those muffins look sooo good ! Thanks for the lovely prize 🙂 xx

  • Julia Nicholls

    August 23, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Always good to have a new vegan recipe for my home cooking efforts, thank you.

  • Liz Briggs

    August 23, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Thank you for the lovely giveaway x

  • Nikki Hayes

    August 23, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    I will have to pass this recipe on to friends of ours who are vegans, the muffins look lovely :o)

  • claire griffiths

    August 23, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    the muffins look very yummy x 🙂 x

  • Natalie Osborne Thomason

    August 24, 2015 at 4:36 am

    Great comp I would get lovely food with this

  • Ruth Harwood

    August 24, 2015 at 8:36 am

    great recipe and great looking bakes!!

  • Lisa Rowsell

    August 24, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    I love to bake although my creations don’t always turn out edible lol. Would love to stock up on various ingredients, and have a good baking session.

  • Jayne T

    August 24, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Those vegan Strawberry & Banana Muffins, look very tasty, thanks for sharing.

  • Laura Nice

    August 25, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    These look so yummy x

  • Alix Smith

    August 26, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Those muffins look fab! – thanks for the prize draw.

  • Becca Staples

    August 27, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Loving the recipe and thanks for the giveaway x

  • Tracy Gladman

    August 28, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Lovely. xxx

  • Monica Gilbert

    August 28, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    This recipe sounds fantastic. I’ll have to give it a try.

  • Kat Glynn

    August 29, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    That would be lovely thanks, our local Coop has a fab range of baking supplies! x

  • Miss Tracy Hanson

    August 29, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Wow, yes please. Thanks for the chance. 🙂 Dying to try the recipe too. x

  • Claire Barker

    August 30, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Gorgeous photos of a delicious looking recipe 🙂

  • Janine Atkin

    August 30, 2015 at 9:59 am

    im hungry now!

  • Nancy Bradford

    August 30, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    These look delicious. My little girl would love them.

  • kim neville (@kimneville2)

    August 30, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Your muffins look very nice 🙂

  • Christine Caple

    August 30, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    The muffins look delicious.

  • michael boothby

    August 30, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    so yummy great giveaway

  • lizzyjanecooper

    August 30, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    These look delicous! 🙂

  • sheridarby

    August 30, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    These sound really delicious

  • Jo Glasspool

    August 30, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Looks delicious, cant wait to have a go myself.

  • Chrissie Curtis

    August 30, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    We have the same scales! (love them) The Muffins look amazing! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  • Kelly (@Jakeysmummy2006)

    August 31, 2015 at 12:36 am

    Oh yes please!

  • s allen

    August 31, 2015 at 1:33 am

    Marvellous merrymaking muffins

  • Hez264

    August 31, 2015 at 2:08 am

    looking forward to trying this recipe…….and others!

  • Victoria Prince

    August 31, 2015 at 8:44 am

    These look scrummy, especially the view inside! I will definitely be trying them, would they work with fresh strawberries that have been frozen do you think or will they be too wet and mushy?

  • Martina Alban

    August 31, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    I love baking

  • Rebecca Austin

    August 31, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    All these muffins look amazing. I must give this ago and make some with my little girl. Great Giveaway. Fingers crossed

  • susan thornton

    August 31, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Muffins look fantastic, thank you for the comp x

  • Kirsti Peters

    August 31, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    This a fab blog with some great recipes on it Thanks

  • Karen Richards

    August 31, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    The muffins sound and look delicous

  • Gemma Holland

    August 31, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    They look lovely. Can’t beat homemade cakes

  • Heather Haigh

    August 31, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Lovely looking recipe and great competition – I love my local Co-op

  • Sammi McSporran

    August 31, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    They look delicious! I love how the loaf turned out too! 😀

  • Helen Gilbert

    August 31, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Always looking for new recipes for ripe bananas..these look really easy to make

  • Ellen Stafford

    August 31, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    The muffins sound fab! Thanks for the chance x

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