Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Banana Walnut Muffins (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

These muffins do not contain egg, dairy or gluten.

I can't believe it's already Wednesday!  We were off Monday for Martin Luther King's day and school was canceled yesterday because of the weather-  it was 7F in the morning.  Not to worry, today we will be up in the 40s for one day before plummeting down again.  The weather in New England is never boring!

Bananas are probably our favorite fruit.  I've baked banana muffins before but wanted to try to make a batch that was vegan and high in protein.  These muffins check both boxes without being high in sugar.  They are a must try!  

Here are the details:


1.5 cups Bob's Red Mill almond flour
1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill quinoa flour
1 scoop Live Vegan Smart Vanilla pea protein powder
1/2 cup crushed walnuts
1/4 cup almond butter
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp almond flavor
1/4 tsp salt
2 bananas (mashed)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 flax egg (2 tbsp ground flax seed + 6 tbsp water)
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Preheat the oven to 350F and grease the bottom of your muffin tray.  Prepare your flax egg.  Mix 2 tbsp of ground flax seed and 6 tbsp of water.  Allow to sit for 10 min.  In the meantime, peel and mash the bananas. Mix the dry and wet ingredients in separate bowls. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix well. Add the apple cider vinegar last.  Fill the muffin tins about 3/4 of the way up.  This mix is enough for 9 muffins.  Bake the muffins at 350F for 25 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.  Allow the muffins to cool on a rack.  Freeze immediately or store in the fridge for a few days in an airtight container.

Love the domes on these muffins!  They are flavorful and spongy without being too moist. 

Here's the nutritional information for these muffins:

They have a pretty good amount of protein per muffin and some good fat too!  I like that they are not loaded with sugar.  Lets face it, the sugar tastes amazing but will not keep you full.  These muffins work well for breakfast or as a snack.  They'll be in my lunch bag!  

Will you be trying these muffins?  Let me know what you think!

Thank you for reading this post!

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