Vegan Chocolate Banana Cupcakes

Vegan Chocolate Banana Cupcakes are moist, flavorful, and delicious if you are looking for a dairy-free alternative for cupcakes, look no further!

Vegan Banana chocolate Cupcakes with Avocado Frosting
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Tips when making Vegan Cupcakes

One of the great things about bananas is they can take the place of eggs.  Trying to get the right density to make the cupcakes full and light takes work.

I was really happy with the way these came out. I love bananas, so that helps. One thing about using bananas is you really don’t need any frosting. But what is a cupcake without frosting right!

I used coconut milk because I think the flavor of bananas with a little coconut is pretty tasty. Now you could use rice milk or almond milk. All would be delicious.

Now the frosting is where the fun comes in. I used avocados in the chocolate frosting. I have always wanted to do this and heard it was amazing, but until you try it you won’t know.

The avocado makes it so creamy and smooth. I used cocoa powder. You don’t need butter when you are using avocado. This along with some sifted powdered sugar and a little of the coconut or almond milk, but not too much, and you have a wonderful smooth chocolatey frosting.

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Vegan Chocolate Banana Cupcakes

Vegan Chocolate Banana Cupcakes are moist, flavorful and delicious if you are looking for a dairy-free alternative for cupcakes. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes, vegan cupcakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 359kcal
Author Candi Elm


  • 3 extra ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 cups white flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider

Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 1/2 cups avocado cubes
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon ingredients in large bowl.
  • Add the milk, vanilla, oil and vinegar to the bowl and beat on low until smooth.
  • In a separate small bowl, mash the bananas an sugar together until thick and clumpy but spoonable.
  • Stir in the banana sugar mixture. Beat with mixer.
  • Line cupcake pan and fill almost to the top. Bake 20 – 25 minutes. Remove and cool.


  • Combine all ingredients, except sugar and cacao powder in a blender or processor. Blend until silky. Then slowly add in the dry components. You may need to use a little coconut milk, but use sparingly. 1 teaspoon at a time.
  • If needed remove from blender and place in electric mixer and blend until smooth and refrigerate.
  • Spoon frosting onto cupcakes.


You can add Lilly’s Vegan Chocolate Chips to the recipe using 1/2 cup. You can also substitute the Cacao powder for the chocolate chips in the frosting. 


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 2mg

I hope you have fun with these Vegan Banana Cupcakes, try my other vegan or dairy-free recipes also. Don’t forget to get the Vegan ingredient substitution cheat sheet below.

Vegan Banana Chocolate Cupcakes on a white pedestal plate

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  1. Can you please tell me what level of ripe the avocados are that you used for this recipe? Hard or soft and mushy?

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