I love breakfast food. I'm sure I've told you all this many times before, but breakfast foods are just magical. Pancakes, YUM. Eggs. OBSESSED. French Toast... don't even get me started. Muffins, however are the one breakfast food I seem to have forgotten about... until now.
I had some overly ripe bananas sitting around, and being someone who rarely passes up a sweet opportunity, I decided to go with banana muffins. Banana muffins are good, but a bit overdone, no? As usual, I wanted to mix it up a bit. First off, I wanted to make these babies vegan. I found a great vegan banana muffin recipe online that calls for flax seeds, but I substituted chia seeds (I'm on a chia seed kick). The recipe also called for applesauce, which I did not have on hand, so I substituted some canned pumpkin. With a few extra tweaks to the recipe, these little breakfast cakes turned out super dense and moist. Victory.
Adapted from Kitchen Treaty
Vegan Banana-Pumpkin & Chia Seed Muffins with Dark Chocolate Chips
Makes 12 standard muffins.