These Vegan Banana Walnut Muffins are a healthier version of the traditional banana walnut muffins that are made without eggs, refined sugar and butter.
They usually make their appearance at breakfast when I’ve 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 and I need something to make with them” recipe.
If you like the banana walnut combination, make sure you check out these delicious Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Chocolate Chip Banana Walnut Cookies and if you need a gluten-free muffin recipe, check out my Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Walnut Muffins or my Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Walnut Muffins with chocolate chips added in.
Store-bought (and even traditional homemade) muffins have a long list of unhealthy ingredients:
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Otis Spunkmeyer Banana Nut Muffins:
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.
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 Cookbook 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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