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Infusing pumpkin flavor into baked goods can be a bit tricky. But learning from a few past experiments, I got to work infusing all of the sweet, spicy flavor of pumpkin into these cookies. The result was a dream!

These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are naturally gluten-free and vegan, studded with rolled oats and melty chocolate chips, require just 10 ingredients, and are ready in 1 hour!

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gluten-free banana bread recipe

Are we still baking banana bread? Is that still a thing? Of course it is. I developed this gluten-free banana bread recipe in response to one of the most common questions on my healthy banana bread recipe: “Can I make this with almond flour?”

While my go-to banana bread recipe offers other gluten-free options within the post (including a delicious oat flour option), the almond flour answer is not as straightforward. I think it took me seven tries to get this recipe just right!

This version required several modifications, so I’m sharing it as its own recipe today. I’ll also walk you through how I modified the recipe to work with almond flour, which might be helpful if it’s your preferred flour, or you happen to have a surplus in your pantry.

gluten-free banana bread ingredients

This banana bread is very tender, moist and decadent. These qualities are natural by-products of using almond flour and additional eggs to hold the bread together. This “bread” almost reminds me of pound cake in texture, and it could definitely pass as banana cake—perhaps you’d like to top it with cream cheese frosting.

While it’s different in texture from my favorite banana bread, this gluten-free banana bread is awesome in its own right. Like the other recipe, it’s easy to mix together—by hand, in one bowl, no less! It’s also naturally sweetened with honey or maple syrup. And, I believe it qualifies as paleo as well. Ready to make some?

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healthy banana bread recipe

Want to make someone’s day? Bake them some banana bread! Just yesterday, I said, “I’m going to bake some banana bread,” and watched a full-grown man’s eyes light up like a kid’s on Christmas morning.

Banana bread is one of those classic, all-American comfort food recipes that fills the whole house with warmth and makes everything better. Banana bread is magic.

banana bread ingredients

I perfected this banana bread recipe for my cookbook and wanted to share with you here. This recipe has all the hallmarks of classic banana bread—it’s fluffy, moist, infused with sweet banana flavor, and beloved by toddlers and adults alike.

Bonus? This recipe requires just one bowl, a few measuring cups and some basic ingredients.

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Vegan Banana Muffins

These are the BEST vegan banana muffins, moist and fluffy with just the right banana flavor and a crunchy streusel topping. They’re irresistible! Here’s a vegan banana muffins recipe that will make everyone say, “Wow!” They’re fluffy and just sweet enough, with the perfect banana flavor. Even better, a streusel topping gives every bite a little crunch and extra touch of sweet. You’d really never know these are a vegan baked good, so they work for eaters of all diets! We served them to some friends and heard “best banana muffins” mumbled between bites. Here’s how to make them. Why to make these vegan banana muffins There are lots of vegan banana muffins recipes in the world, but this one is our favorite. Our son Larson gobbles them down like there’s no tomorrow. Why? Here the features of this tasty muffins: They’ve got just the right banana flavor: and it works as a binder! These muffins are perfectly scented with banana. Even better, it works as a binder so you don’t have to use an egg substitute like a flax egg. (We love using them, it just cuts out a step for this recipe!) Crunchy streusel topping. This topping adds […]

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These are the BEST vegan banana muffins, moist and fluffy with just the right banana flavor and a crunchy streusel topping. They’re irresistible!

Vegan banana muffins

Here’s a vegan banana muffins recipe that will make everyone say, “Wow!” They’re fluffy and just sweet enough, with the perfect banana flavor. Even better, a streusel topping gives every bite a little crunch and extra touch of sweet. You’d really never know these are a vegan baked good, so they work for eaters of all diets! We served them to some friends and heard “best banana muffins” mumbled between bites. Here’s how to make them.

Why to make these vegan banana muffins

There are lots of vegan banana muffins recipes in the world, but this one is our favorite. Our son Larson gobbles them down like there’s no tomorrow. Why? Here the features of this tasty muffins:

  • They’ve got just the right banana flavor: and it works as a binder! These muffins are perfectly scented with banana. Even better, it works as a binder so you don’t have to use an egg substitute like a flax egg. (We love using them, it just cuts out a step for this recipe!)
  • Crunchy streusel topping. This topping adds the perfect sweetness and crunch to each bite. You can use either sparkly turbinado sugar (see more on that below), or brown sugar.
  • Rum optional! Alex and I added a splash of rum, just for fun. If you have it onhand, it’s a nice addition to baked goods (totally optional).
Vegan banana muffins

Make sure your bananas are very ripe!

As you probably already know, the key to baked banana recipes is: make sure your bananas are very ripe. What does that mean? The bananas should have brown spots on the outside: or be completely brown! Bananas in this ripe state brings out the natural sweetness and moisture of the fruit. It’s not worth making these vegan banana muffins with unripe or even ripe bananas.

How to quickly ripen a banana? Place it in a brown paper bag and fold over the top. If you have an already ripe banana or apple, place that in the bag too: it speeds up the process by adding more ethylene gas.

Banana peels
Yes, you want bananas that are very ripe: from brown spotted to black!

Variation: want a healthy gluten-free banana muffin?

Is this vegan banana muffins recipe healthy? Well, it’s not a health food. But it’s not as unhealthy as some muffins can be, loaded with sugar and butter and basically glorified cake. It’s got oats and a natural sweetener (maple syrup), and uses coconut oil to stay plant based.

Want an even healthier gluten-free banana muffin? Our Blender Muffins are magically gluten free by way of oats and a blender: there’s no refined flour or sugar at all. Use the vegan option of flax eggs.

Vegan banana muffins

How to store muffins

What’s the best way to store these vegan banana muffins? The texture of the streusel can become soggy if you don’t store them correctly. Here’s what we recommend:

  • 1 day: Leave the muffins on a cooling rack and cover with a clean, dry dish towel. This helps the crunchy streusel topping to stay intact.
  • Up to 4 days: Place a paper towel in the bottom of a sealed container, then place the muffins in and place a paper towel on top. The paper towels absorb any moisture, which helps to retain the crunchy topping.
  • Longer than 4 days: Freeze these apple muffins in a sealable container and store up to 3 months.
Vegan banana muffins

Similar vegan muffin recipes

Are you into vegan baking? (Here are all our Vegan Baked Goods, if so: from vegan bread to biscuits to brownies.) We also have two recipes that are similar to this vegan banana muffins recipe:

  • Vegan Apple Muffins You’ll never believe these vegan apple muffins are totally plant based! They’re moist and fluffy with a streusel topping that adds a sweet crunch.
  • Healthy Pumpkin Muffins The glittery streusel topping adds the perfect crunch, and the moist interior is pumpkin-spiced heaven. Use the vegan variation!
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Vegan banana muffins

BEST Vegan Banana Muffins


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12

Description

These are the BEST vegan banana muffins, moist and fluffy with just the right banana flavor and a crunchy streusel topping. They’re irresistible!


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats, divided
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed banana (about 3 large or 4 medium)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, half melted and half room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon rum (optional)
  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar (or brown sugar)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Add 12 muffin cups to a muffin tin.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup rolled oats, and 2 teaspoons cinnamon with the ginger, baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt.
  3. Melt 1/4 cup coconut oil with the maple syrup. In another bowl, combine the maple syrup and coconut oil mixture with the mashed banana, vanilla, and rum (optional). Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until a smooth batter forms.
  4. In another medium bowl, add the remaining 1/4 cup rolled oats, 2 tablespoons flour, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon along with the turbinado sugar and 1/4 cup room temperature coconut oil.
  5. Cut the coconut oil into the remaining ingredients using a pastry cutter or fork until it’s evenly combined and a crumbly streusel topping forms.
  6. Divide the batter evenly into the muffin cups. Then top with a thin layer of streusel.
  7. Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean (if your oven is uneven, reverse the pan halfway through). Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove the muffins and place them on a cooling rack to fully cool.

  • Category: Muffin
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Baked Good

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