Banana Nut Muffins

I usually make these muffins with chocolate chips, but I went the nut route this time. Does that sound dirty to you too? *wink* Anyway, these are absolutely delicious without the chocolate chips. They’re still sweet enough, but they aren’t too sweet. And the walnuts (which would be replaced with pecans if you want – or leave out altogether) give these a nice rich flavor. I love making up to two dozen of these from one batch, but you can also bake this into a loaf. And you can add other stuff if you want! The batter is a great base to let your imagination run wild. Enjoy!

Delicious, moist banana nut muffins with walnuts! No oil or refined sugar! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #bananabread #muffins

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Banana Nut Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Flavorful, easy-to-make banana nut muffins baked without oil or refined sugar. They're the perfect vegan, gluten-free snack or breakfast!
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Vegan | Gluten-Free
Servings: 12 -24
What you'll need:
  • 2 1/4 cups oat flour (you can grind rolled oats)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt (pink Himalayan preferred)
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
What you'll do:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and ready muffin cups.
  2. Add oat flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to a bowl. Mix well.
  3. Add bananas, applesauce, maple syrup, and vanilla to blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour banana mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix until it's a batter.
  5. Fold in walnuts.
  6. Put batter in muffin cups and bake for 18-22 minutes.
  7. Let cool for 15 minutes and then enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*Feel free to try some other mix-ins. Maybe some pecans, raisins, dried cranberries, apples, etc. Perhaps you leave out a banana or two and add pumpkin instead. Or bake this as a loaf for 30-35 minutes or until cooked through. The options are endless!
**Inspired by Ambitious Kitchen.