Do you read Little Things are Big? If so, then you are aware that it's Vegan Week and that everyday Maria Rose is giving you some examples of what she, as a vegan, eats on a daily basis.
While I love cheese far too much to ever even consider becoming a vegan, I think it's a great idea to work in a vegan meal, side dish, or baked good from time to time. I want the kids to know that most vegan foods can be just as delicious as their non vegan counterparts.
Tuesday I made vegan banana muffins.Banana muffins and breads are a great choice when baking something vegan, since a banana can be easily used as an egg replacement. Obviously, a banana as egg replacement isn't going to work in every baked dish, but in foods that you don't mind having a slight banana flavor (breads, certain cookies, pancakes), it's a good option.
These muffins aren't real sweet so I wasn't sure if the family would go for them, but I was pleasantly surprised. Even the kids are eating them. I'm choosing to overlook that the boy quickly turns his into a non vegan muffin by covering it with butter and honey.
Also, the boy has nicknamed them Alec Baldwin banana muffins, the sole reason being that Alec Baldwin is the only vegan that he's aware of. As can be imagined, I'm totally happy with the nickname.
Would you like to make your own Alec Baldwin banana muffins? The recipe is here at RecipeZaar.
(Note: The only change I made to the original recipe was the addition of raisins.)