Thursday, April 25, 2013

Vegan Banana Muffins With Nayonaise


Nasoya sent me a couple of bottles of their vegan sandwich spreads recently. I tried the new NayoWhipped on my veggie burger and found it added a nice, tangy taste. Overall, though, we tend to use vegan mayonnaise more in the summer months, when I like to make potato salad for gatherings.

In the meantime, Nasoya pointed me to the recipes on their website for ideas as to how to use my new sandwich spreads. I am a big fan of muffins, so I was immediately drawn to the recipe for vegan banana muffins. I already have a favourite banana muffin recipe, but I thought perhaps I should be a bit adventurous and try another recipe.



You can find Nasoya's recipe here. I modified it some, using light spelt flour to replace the whole wheat and all purpose flour mix. I also used the NayoWhipped instead of the original version, just because that was the jar I had opened. I added half a cup of Enjoy Life allergen-free chocolate chips, because my kids love chocolate chips. Let's face it, so do I! Oh, and I blended the sandwich spread, bananas, sugar and vanilla in the blender, because I'm lazy like that.

I found the batter was thicker than what I'm used to, but also airy at the same time.


I confess I was skeptical about what kind of flavour the tangy Nayonaise would contribute to a sweet recipe like this one, but the muffins turned out to be quite tasty. My daughter actually said they were better than my usual banana muffins.



NayonaiseNayo Whipped

Nayonaise is an egg-free, dairy-free alternative to traditional mayonnaise. It has now been reformulated with a smoothier, creamier texture and a better flavour. NayoWhipped, the line's newest variety, has a tangier taste for those who prefer a sweeter sandwich spread. Both spreads are vegan, fortified with Omega 3 ALA for added nutrition and offer a good source of vitamin B12. They are non-GMO as well. You can read more about these products here.



I made this recipe again yesterday, using mini-muffin trays. We had some friends over, including two children. Together with my kids, they ate every last muffin. That's an endorsement if I ever saw one.

What's your favourite kind of muffin?


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14 comments:

  1. WOAH! They look perfect, gonna have to make these!

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  2. These look pretty delicious. My favorite muffin is blueberry, but I am quite sure I could consume a banana and chocolate chip like this.

    I hope you are having a great week Jo!

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    1. Mmmm, blueberry. I have to make some of those soon.

      Have a great week too Rachel. :)

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  3. Sounds weird, looks delicious!!

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    1. Definitely seems strange, I know. :)

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  4. what an odd ingredient! they look amazing though! :)

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    1. I thought they would be high fat because of the mayo, but I think they said 5 gm each?? Not bad.

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  5. Very cool idea! I would never have even considered using mayo or a vegan sub in muffins! They look pretty delicious though!

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  6. I'm not a fan of mayonnaise (but haven't ever tried the vegan version), but I am a HUGE fan of muffins and these look super yummy :)

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    1. I know a couple people who don't like the texture of mayo, but sometimes that's an egg aversion. I love a good muffin...little portable meals. :)

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  7. Those look really good Jo! And I love the new look of your site! So fresh & fun! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!Angie xo

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    1. Thanks Angie! I'm so happy you like the design!

      Have a wonderful weekend too! :)

      Jo

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