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Vegan Orange Banana Muffins

Get on board with these light and fluffy Vegan Orange Banana Muffins!  These sunshiny muffins feature delicious hints of an orange and banana bread flavor infusion that will really get your mornings going.  
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Banana, cream cheese frosting, frosting, healthy muffins, muffins, orange, Vegan Muffins
Servings: 12 Servings


Vegan Orange Banana Muffins

  • 2 large ripe bananas or 1 cup mashed - measured
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup oil of choice or melted vegan butter cooled to room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar of choice can add up to 1 cup if want sweeter
  • 1/2 cup orange juice or juice from 2 oranges
  • 2 cups all purpose flour or gluten free flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: For extra orange punch of flavor: 1 ½ tablespoons orange zest
  • Add-ins - 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup chopped walnuts, or 1 ½ cups non-dairy chocolate chips or cranberries

Orange Cream Cheese Frosting (or see shortcut option in NOTES)

  • 1 8 oz vegan cream cheese room temp
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice or juice from 1 orange
  • Choice of non-dairy milk if needed


Vegan Orange Banana Muffins

  • Prepare a 12 muffin tin pan with cupcake liners or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine the mashed bananas, orange juice, sugar, oil and applesauce; mix well.
  • Combine the dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and add to wet mixture, beating just until moistened. Stir in any add-ins and fill muffin tins equally for a 12 tin muffin pan.
  • Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25-30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to a wire rack to cool completely.

Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a bowl, whip the cream cheese until creamy, add in confectioners sugar and orange juice and beat until you get consistency you want.
  • Frost muffins for the best vegan orange banana muffin ever!


Can sub frosting for store-bought, but add in ¼ cup or juice into frosting and mix well.