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Chunky Monkey Muffins (Vegan and Refined Sugar-Free)

Easy recipe for Chunky Monkey Muffins with chocolate, peanut butter, bananas, and walnuts. They are made without eggs and dairy. These vegan and refined sugar-free muffins taste amazing! Go make them now! I bet you have all the ingredients at home already!

Chunky Monkey Muffins on a cooling rack with milk in the background

Ever since I’ve made these vegan Chunky Monkey Cookies, I’ve been determined to Chunky Monkey my life! I’m still obsessed (like a crazy person!) with the combo of

  • bananas
  • peanut butter
  • chocolate chunks
  • and walnuts.

It’s all the good stuff in one tasty treat!

At the very end of summer 2017 a couple of vegan Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors popped up in the stores in Austria (I know.. we are always a bit behind). Obviously, my boyfriend and I had to try all the new flavors at once: Chunky Monkey, Chocolate Fudge, and PB & Cookies.

Chunky Monkey wasn’t even our favorite (PB & Cookies for the win!) but the combo of bananas, peanut butter, chocolate chunks and walnuts stuck to me. And I’ve been enjoying to incorporate these flavors in various desserts like these Chunky Monkey Cookies!

Chunky Monkey Muffins before and after baking

The recipe is super easy and you’ll only need a bowl! Just add all the wet ingredients into the bowl first, then add the dry ones. Combine. Add the goodies (pb, chocolate, walnuts). Scoop into the muffin pan. Add more chocolate, peanut butter and walnut goodness on top. Bake. And enjoy. Told ya, easy!

Chunky Monkey Muffins on a cooling rack

As with all the recipes on my blog, this recipe is

  • dairy-free
  • egg-free
  • vegan

but it’s also

  • refined sugar-free (sweetened with bananas, maple syrup and of course the chocolate chunks).

I’ve been trying to stick to basic ingredients for this recipe. So you’ll probably have all the ingredients at home already. What are you waiting for? Go and make this recipe for you and your loved ones. They will thank you for that :)

Chunky Monkey Muffins on a cooling rack

Chunky Monkey Muffins with milk

So fluffy!

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Chunky Monkey Muffins on a cooling rack with milk in the background

Chunky Monkey Muffins (Vegan and Refined Sugar-Free)

Bianca Haun | Elephantastic Vegan
Easy recipe for Chunky Monkey Muffins with chocolate, peanut butter, bananas, and walnuts. They are made without eggs and dairy. These vegan and refined sugar-free muffins taste amazing! Go make them now! I bet you have all the ingredients at home already!
4.79 from 14 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Vegan
Servings 6 muffins
Calories 266 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 ripe banana - peeled
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup plant-based milk (I used unsweetened rice coconut milk)
  • 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil - melted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chunks (save a few to add on top right before baking)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts - chopped (save a few to add on top right before baking)
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter - chilled

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
  • In a large bowl, mash the banana. Add the maple syrup, plant-based milk, apple cider vinegar and coconut oil. Whisk to combine.
  • Into the bowl, add the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir to combine. It should be a thick batter. 
  • Add in about 3/4 of the chocolate chunks, walnuts, and peanut butter. Stir to combine. 
  • Scoop the batter into a muffin pan lined with muffin papers or silicone forms. The batter should be enough for 6 muffins. Divide the rest of the chocolate, walnuts and peanut butter onto the muffins. 
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden on top. You can use a toothpick or small wooden stick to check if the muffins are baked all the way through. Let them cool off a bit before digging in! 

Nutrition

Calories: 266kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 92mgPotassium: 294mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 15IUVitamin C: 1.7mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 2mg
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Rukmini Priya

Thursday 11th of March 2021

Super excellent recipe, thanks and please create additional refined sugar free recipes :)

Sherry Irsik

Saturday 30th of May 2020

This is a great recipe and they freeze well too! I prefer to mix all of the peanut butter into the batter instead of placing some on top.

Marina

Monday 20th of April 2020

These are fantastic. I did use gluten free oat flour instead and turned out amazing. So good!!!

Ashley

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019

These are great! My kids loves them. Do you think you could mow them into cookies? Would you need to do anything differently? Less Liquid? More flour?

Rachel

Monday 5th of November 2018

Thank you! Made them last night. Yummy!