These Gluten-Free Vegan Blueberry Banana Muffins are sweet and fruity, super easy to make and free from sugar! They’re seriously moist, filling and satisfying and make a great make-ahead breakfast, snack or dessert.
How to make this recipe
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- Mash the bananas.
- Mix together with all the other ingredients in a glass mixing bowl.
Tip: Use a measuring jug to measure out the plant-based milk and add it bit by bit to make sure you don’t add too much, as the amount of liquid in bananas can vary.
- Transfer the mixture into muffin cases in a muffin/cupcake tin.
- Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes.
How long do these Blueberry Banana Muffins keep for?
These Blueberry Banana Muffins keep in the fridge for a good few days, and they’re great reheated in an oven toaster if you have one!
Substitutions you can make
- You can use any type of oil: coconut oil, olive oil or vegetable oil.
- You can use any type of plant-based milk: almond milk, rice milk, soy milk, cashew milk, oat milk etc.
- You can replace the ground almonds (almond meal/almond flour) with ground walnuts.
- For a nut-free version: replace the ground almonds (almond meal/almond flour) with ground sunflower seeds.
- You can use plain flour, wholemeal (whole wheat) flour or spelt flour instead of the gluten-free flour if you’re not gluten-free.
- You can leave the recipe completely free from added sugar or if you prefer sweeter muffins, you can sweeten it with any type of liquid sweetener: maple syrup, agave syrup, brown rice syrup etc.
- You can omit the cinnamon.
- You can replace the blueberries with raspberries or cherries or dried fruit such as raisins, chopped dates or prunes.
- You can add a handful of chopped walnuts or some desiccated coconut to the batter.
- You can top the muffins with chopped walnuts, flaked almonds or coconut flakes before baking!
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Watch how to make this recipe
Gluten-Free Vegan Blueberry Banana Muffins
- 3 medium-sized ripe bananas
- 60 g (¼ cup) coconut oil (or sub olive or vegetable oil)
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
- Pinch salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
- 150 g (1 ¼ cup) ground almonds (almond meal) *
- 150 g (1 ¼ cup) gluten-free flour blend (or sub plain flour if not gluten-free)
- 2 heaped teaspoons baking powder (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
- ¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
- 120 ml (½ cup) unsweetened almond milk (or any other plant-based milk)
- 100 g (1 cup) fresh blueberries
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit).
- Peel the bananas and place in a wide-bottomed bowl, then use a fork to mash until you get a smooth paste.
- Place the coconut oil in a separate large bowl and melt over a saucepan of boiling water or in the microwave (skip this step if using any other oil).
- Once melted, add the vinegar to the same bowl along with the salt (and cinnamon if using) and ground almonds.
- Sift in the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.
- Add the mashed bananas, and mix well, adding the milk a small amount at a time until you get a loose batter. You may not need to use it all depending on how liquidy your bananas are – you may also need to add a little more milk if your bananas are dry.
- Add the blueberries and fold them in gently to make sure you don’t crush them.
- Transfer the mixture between muffin cases in a muffin tin.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until risen and an inserted skewer comes out clean .
- Tastes best when fresh, but keeps covered in the fridge for up to a few days – reheat in an oven toaster if you like.
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