Friday, June 6, 2014

Vegan and Gluten Free Banana Muffins - Chocolate Chips optional

My kids are LOVING these muffins. I've made this batch about 6 or 7 times in the past two weeks so its definitely a new family favorite. They disappear pretty darn quick.

Its that time of year when we need portable snacks - picnics, playing at the park, bike rides, soccer, etc, etc, etc. We are often away from the house and the kids are always hungry.

It's so easy to get into the habit of "grabbing" a pre-packaged, pre-wrapped, processed, sugar-filled, nutrient deficient snack on the way out the door. Convenient - yes. Healthy - no.

That's okay once in a while. But I find muffins are a great alternative if you want to throw something a little more healthy into the rotation. They freeze well so do a double batch and freeze them..........if there are any left to freeze.

These are refined sugar free and even have some almond flour for a bit of a protein boost. They will fill them up and keep em happy. And they are vegan and gluten free for all those egg, dairy and gluten sensitive ones out there.

Have a great weekend everyone!

This was us out for a picnic supper before soccer the other night............we ended up at Target. Three minutes after we arrived at the park someone needed to use the toilet. They always either need a snack or the potty.............muffins and Target to the rescue!

Vegan and Gluten Free Banana Muffins - Oh YEAH

by MamaChanty
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes ish
Keywords: bake breakfast dessert snack vegan sugar-free banana chia seeds almond flour oats
Ingredients (10 - 12 muffins)
    Wet Ingredients
    • 3 ripe banana's, mashed
    • 1/3 cup organic palm coconut sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/3 cup grape seed oil or melted coconut oil
    • 1 chia or flax egg (1 tbsp ground chia or ground golden flax gelled in 3 Tbsp warm water)
    • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
    Dry Ingredients
    • 1/2 cup almond flour (I grind blanched slivered almonds in my coffee grinder)
    • 1/2 cup gluten free all purpose flour blend
    • 1/2 cup GF quick oats
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • vegan chocolate chips - optional
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Combined wet ingredients.
    Combined dry ingredients in a seperate bowl.
    Gently mix dry and wet ingredients together. Fold in chocolate chips.
    Place batter evenly in a lined muffin baking pan.
    Bake for 25 minutes (or until center is fully cooked).
    Let cool completely before removing from liners or they tend to stick.
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