Say hello to these breakfast-worthy Vegan and Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Muffins!
Naturally sweetened, enriched with protein and fiber and oh-so-chocolatey… they’re my latest go-to treat! We’re obsessed and ate half of them before lunch. I’ve realized that it’s essential to have homemade treats in the house at all times, otherwise I will snack on processed foods and things I don’t need to be filling up on. Pregnancy makes me ravenous at times!!
We’ve tested this recipe three times now and I can confidently say it’s perfection. Don’t ask me about using other flours though LOL. The ratios and flours are what they are for a reason and if you change things up I don’t know how they will turn out because I’ve only made them this one way!!
Sometimes people want to substitute for flours that are heavier or absorb more liquid which would make them dry. I understand wanting to use what you have but this alters the turnout you know?! I’m sure I will get questions though because most people don’t even read the posts anymore… I just have to write them for SEO ranking and google purposes. I’m well aware blogs may not be in style forever (or maybe they will be?! who knows) which is why I’m branching out to become a practitioner and have a more reliable source of income, rather than relying on ads and page views. I haven’t shared about this before because honestly, it makes me sad. Of course I will still share recipes and wellness posts but things change and the algorithms are unreliable.. blogging will always be my number one baby though. It started everything for me!!
These delish muffins are one-bowl with all whole-food ingredients. Moist, decadent, fabulous! If making for kids you could omit the small amount of espresso/instant coffee. I only include it because it enhances the chocolate flavor. YUM. I subbed in mashed banana and applesauce to cut down on the amount of coconut oil and I love the flavor they add!
They’re also loaded with fiber from hemp seeds, ground flax, almond flour and cacao powder! A couple chocolate-y breakfast treats alongside some fresh fruit and king coffee. Sounds like a breakfast dream to me!Print
Vegan and Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Muffins. Whole food ingredients, moist, fabulously delicious!! Naturally sweetened with banana and coconut sugar.
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup coconut sugar
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon espresso or instant coffee (optional; brings out the chocolate flavor!!)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup almond flour
3/4 cup oat flour
1/3 cup hemp seeds
1/4 cup chocolate vegan protein powder
1/4 cup cacao powder
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
optional: top with vegan chocolate chips!
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a muffin tin with liners or spray with cooking spray.
In a mixing bowl, add the mashed bananas, applesauce, coconut sugar, coconut oil, espresso and vanilla extract. Mix until very smooth and creamy.
Next, add in the almond flour, oat flour, hemp seeds, protein powder, cacao powder, ground flax, baking soda, and sea salt. Mix again until well-combined.
Spoon mixture evenly into muffin tin. Makes 12 muffins!
Bake for 25 minutes. Cool muffins in pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
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