The kiddo said to me this weekend, “Mom, we need more treats in the house.” I guess he meant besides the Coco-Nutty Truffles he’s been scarfing down whilst making Homer Simpson-esque drool noises.
He’s in another growth spurt. That means he’s eating non-stop. Non. Stop.
So, treat-baking shall commence.
I first saw a non-vegan version of this recipe posted on Facebook by Shirley of Gluten-Free Easily. It’s from Allergy Free Alaska, but it’s a guest post by Laura of Laura’s Gluten-Free Pantry. Did you follow all that? This gluten-free blogger community – it’s intertwined.
Anyway, I had ripe bananas screaming to baked, and I’ve been trying forever and a day to come up with a decent grain-free & vegan muffin recipe. With only 1 egg and some honey to swap out of Laura’s recipe, I thought – this is it!
And yep, it IS it. A grain-free, vegan muffin that didn’t collapse in the middle? Oh yes, please. The kiddo (with mouth full) proclaimed them blog-worthy, so blog them I shall.
Grain-Free, Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Adapted from Laura’s Gluten-Free Pantry.
2 bananas, mashed
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup (56 g) melted coconut oil
1 t. apple cider vinegar
1 t. vanilla
1 T. psyllium husks (not powder) mixed with 3 T. hot water
1/2 cup (60 g) flaxseed meal
1/2 cup (70 g) arrowroot starch
1 1/2 cups (160 g) blanched almond flour
1 1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease 12 muffin cups.
In a large bowl, beat the wet ingredients together until completely blended. In a small bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat with electric beaters for about 1 minute. Stir in the chocolate chips. Portion batter into 12 muffin cups evenly. (Cups will be about 3/4 full.)
Bake for 25 minutes, rotating once during baking. Cool for 10 minutes in tins. Remove and allow to cool on wire racks.
Laura also happens to be one of the hostesses for Allergy Free Wednesdays – a great link up to find all sorts of allergy-friendly recipes.
For more slightly indulgent recipes, check out Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays.
For more healthy vegan recipes, check out Wellness Weekends.