I’m often asked, “What do Vegans eat for breakfast besides fruit?”
The assumption is always “just fruit” or “green smoothies.”
The reality is that there are a lot of plant-based options that cater to the exclusively plant-based diet. Vegans aren’t limited to “just fruit.” Personally, I would grow weary of “just fruit” every single morning. Sometimes, a girl just wants something hearty that will, as my grandma use to say, “stick to my bones.”
One option is a hearty, mega muffin. Mega muffins are filling and can be modified to include the essentials you need to get you going in the morning and keep you satisfied until lunch. My Oil-Free Banana Mega Muffins are loaded with potassium thanks to the bananas, full of protein and fiber thanks to the addition of chia seeds or walnuts, and are void of unnecessary oils thanks to applesauce.
For Throw Back Thursday and in honor of National Banana Bread Day, I dug an old recipe from the EP4L archives. The previous version included oil, so I decided to doctor it up a bit to make it healthier. Oil-Free Banana Mega Muffins are moist, sweet (especially if you use ripe, brown-spotted bananas), freezable, and an awesome go to when you just want to grab something quick for breakfast. They’ll stick to your bones and, like mine, the kids will love them and have no idea that they’re actually healthy. That’s some mic-droppin’ Supermom-cred.