In a mixing bowl, combine oat bran, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt. If using sugar, add it here. If using date paste, see next step.
In a blender, blend the vegan milk, banana, and date paste (if using to replace sugar).
Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl.
Pour the muffin batter into the muffin tin and full about ¾ of the way. Top with chocolate chips (optional). Bake for 15-17 minutes. Remove muffins and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes on a wire cooling rack.
Serve and drizzle natural peanut butter, add your faovirte sweet jam, or give it a spread of vegan butter. (optional)
If using date paste, add the paste to the wet ingredients (banana + vegan milk) and blend together.
If using sugar, add the sugar to the dry ingredients instead (oats, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt).
This recipe is meant to be healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegan. Because of this, the texture and flavor will be different from standard muffins. It's not very sweet, so feel free to add more sugar or date paste if you like. Additionally, the muffins are dense.