Vegan Banana Walnut Muffins

Vegan Banana Walnut Muffins - Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free | The Healthy Family and Home

I made these Vegan Banana Walnut Muffins at least twice before posting the recipe.

The first time, they were really good but I forgot to add the walnuts…in a recipe called “Banana Walnut Muffins”.

Big mistake!

These usually make their appearance when I have bought too many bananas that we can’t eat fast enough so it’s a good recipe to use when you need a “my bananas are getting ready to go bad” recipe.

Store-bought muffins have a long list of unhealthy ingredients:

 

Otis Spunkmeyer Banana Nut Muffins Ingredients:

Ingredients: Sugar, Wheat Flour Enriched (Wheat Flour, Bleached, Barley Malted Flour, Niacin, Vitamin B3, Iron Reduced, Thiamine Mononitrate Vitamin B1, Riboflavin Vitamin B2), Flour Enriched (Wheat Flour, Niacin Vitamin B3, Iron Reduced, Thiamine Mononitrate Vitamin B1, Riboflavin Vitamin B2, Soybean Oil, Eggs, Water, Bananas Puree, Walnuts, Contains 2% or less of the following: (Flavors, Natural and Artificial, Salt, Potassium Sorbate, Preservative, Whey, Leavening (Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Baking Soda, Monocalcium Phosphate) (source)

FoodFacts.com Rating:  “D-“

 

This is a quick and easy breakfast full of healthy fats that are good for you and you can feel good about serving to your family and they’re vegan, dairy-free and egg-free.

If you’re looking for a gluten-free version, check out my Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Walnut Muffins.

Want more healthy breakfast recipes?  Check out Dark Cherry and Acai Berry Smoothie Bowl, Fluffy Vegan Pancakes, Quinoa and Fruit Breakfast Porridge or my Clean Eating eCookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating breakfast smoothie recipes you will love!

 

 

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5 Fast Facts About Bananas:*

  • combats depression (high levels of tryptophan which converts to serotonin)
  • aids in weight loss
  • high in fiber
  • strengthens the immune system
  • helps to lower blood pressure

5 Fast Facts About Walnuts:*

  • high quality vegan protein
  • high in antioxidants
  • rich in omega-3 fatty acids
  • high in vitamin c
  • improves blood lipids and other cardiovascular risk factors

5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil*:

  • super high in lauric acid
  • rich in antioxidants
  • contains natural microbial and antibacterial agents
  • improves metabolism and prevents fatigue
  • improves cholesterol

5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.   This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

 

Vegan Banana Walnut Muffins - Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Vegan Banana Walnut Muffins - Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Vegan Banana Walnut Muffins - Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Vegan Banana Walnut Muffins - Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Vegan Banana Walnut Muffins - Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Vegan Banana Walnut Muffins - Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Vegan Banana Walnut Muffins - Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Vegan Banana Walnut Muffins - Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Vegan Banana Walnut Muffins - Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Vegan Banana Nut Muffins - Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Where to Buy:  If you have trouble finding any of the ingredients to make this recipe, you can order online from Amazon and have them delivered straight to your door!

 

 

Tip #1:  I reduced the sugar from the original recipe down to 1/2 cup.  You may want to taste the batter before pouring them into your muffin cups to see if you need to adjust the amount of sugar.

Tip #2:  I increased the amount of walnuts from 3/4 cup to 1 cup because I really like the crunch of the walnuts in my muffins.  You can also adjust this amount to your preference.

Tip #3:  Want a gluten-free version?  Check out my Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Walnut Muffin recipe.

 

Vegan Banana Walnut Muffins (Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free)

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Ingredients

Dry ingredients

  • 2 cups organic unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup organic vegan granular sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt

Wet ingredients

  • 1/2 cup organic coconut oil (melted/liquid)
  • 2 organic bananas (mashed)
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbs ground flax + 6 tbs water)
  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons homemade almond milk

Add-in

  • 1/2 - 1 cup organic walnuts (chopped)

Directions

Step 1 Prepare the flax eggs (mix 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds + 6 tablespoons of water).

Mix all remaining wet ingredients together in a medium sized bowl until well combined.

Mix all dry ingredients together in a medium sized bowl until well combined.

Add the wet ingredients and the flax "eggs" into the dry mixture and stir until well combined.

Add in the walnuts and gently stir.

Scoop the mixture into your muffin cups.

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown on the tops.

Cool on a wire rack for about 5 minutes.

Enjoy!

Note

Recipe inspired by and slightly adapted from:  http://www.egglesscooking.com/2012/7/23/vegan-banana-walnut-muffins-recipe/

 

 

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    • Karielyn says

      Hi Alexis! Thanks and you are right…the fats in walnuts are good for your heart and the benefits from the healthy fats in coconut oil are just too many to list. It’s the right kind of fats that matter. Thanks for stopping by 😉

  1. Suzanne says

    Is there any other nut you can use besides walnuts for this recipe? For some reason, when I eat walnuts I feel sick to my stomach.

    • Karielyn says

      Hi there Suzanne! You could actually leave out the walnuts completely (as I did by mistake one time) and they were still good.

      If you’d like to substitute, I’d try either macadamia nuts, pecans or chopped up cashews. I bet pistachios would be interesting too 😉

    • Karielyn says

      Hi Suzanne! If you need them to be vegan, you could use either almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk, soy milk, etc. I didn’t specify which to use because everyone has their own preferences.

      If you didn’t need them to be vegan, you could just use pasture-raised/grass-fed organic cow milk.

      Thanks so much and I hope you enjoy the recipe if you end up making them 😉

    • Karielyn says

      You’re very welcome Suzanne! Just make little changes each time you buy ingredients or make something new 😉

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