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”.
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!
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.
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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.
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