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Healthy Banana Muffins Recipe – Vegan + Gluten Free

Healthy Banana Muffins recipe, they take just a few minutes to make and are perfect for breakfasts and snacking. They’re light, fluffy and contain no refined sugar.

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These healthy banana muffins are the perfect treat for when you are craving something sweet. It is so much better to bake muffins yourself as you can control exactly what you put in them, meaning you can stay away from refined sugars and chemicals!

These are perfect for snacking, gifting, dessert or just sharing with your friends.

healthy banana muffins recipe

I think they would make a nice on the go breakfast too! They are gluten free, vegan, dairy free and free from refined sugar.

They are also kid friendly and perfect for fussy eaters. They really are the best ever banana muffins!

Why you will Love Healthy Banana Muffins Recipe

Here are a few reasons to love this healthy banana muffins recipe 

  • These healthy muffins are really easy to make with simple ingredients.
  • They’re made with 100% whole grains and they’re still perfectly fluffy and delicious.
  • They’re  naturally sweetened with maple syrup instead of being loaded with refined sugars like most traditional muffin recipes are.

Healthy Banana Muffins Recipe Ingredients

  1. Bananas
  2. Buckwheat flour
  3. Maple syrup
  4. Coconut oil
  5. Almond milk
  6. Nut butter
  7. Vanilla
  8. Cinnamon
  9. Flax eggs
  10. Oats

healthy banana muffins recipe

How to Store Vegan Banana Muffins

Store these banana muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for two days and four days in the fridge.

These healthy muffins also freeze well. Simply defrost an individual muffin in the microwave for 30 to 60 seconds until warmed through.

Easy Healthy Banana Muffins Recipe Substitutions

The coconut oil can be subbed for butter. Or any other oil. I love using coconut oil in these as you can’t taste it in the final product.

The maple syrup can be subbed for any liquid sweetener such as agave or honey if you don’t need this recipe to be vegan.

The flax eggs can be subbed for chia eggs or normal eggs. The peanut butter can be subbed for any nut butter. Almond or cashew butter will work really well as they both have a mild taste.

The almond milk can be subbed for or plant based milk or cows milk.

The buckwheat flour can be subbed for any gluten four blend however you may need to use more or less liquid depending on what you need. If you don’t need these muffins to be gluten free then you can use all purpose flour.

healthy banana muffins recipe

Best Ever Banana Muffins Add ins and Serving Suggestions

You could really go crazy with add-ins here and add in anything that you fancy. . From chocolate chips, blueberries, chopped dried cranberries , crystallized ginger and chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts.

You muffins may need a few extra minutes in the oven if you add in more ingredients, so keep a close eye on them.

The muffins taste amazing on their own and are perfect to grab and go. You can also have with butter or nut butter. They also taste amazing warm.

My other healthy muffin recipes:

Blueberry Lemon Zest Muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon Protein Muffins

Are banana muffins healthy?

These ones are! They are wholegrain and contain no refined sugar or fats. They contain a mix of healthy fats, protein and carbs.

Typical banana muffin recipes are full of refined sugars and unhealthy fats.

Healthy Banana Muffins - Vegan + Gluten Free

Healthy Banana Muffins Recipe

Just a few minutes are needed to make these Healthy Banana Muffins. They’re light, fluffy and contain no refined sugar.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (any nut butter will work)
  • 2 flax eggs
  • 3 medium mashed bananas
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (any milk will work)
  • 1 vanilla bean (seeds scraped)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cups buckwheat flour
  • 1/3 cup oats (plus more for sprinkling on top (I used gluten free))
  • banana slices for topping


  • Preheat the oven to 330/165 c and prepare your muffin tray with muffin cups
  • In a small bowl add the coconut oil, flax eggs and agave syrup and mix well. Then add the mashed banana, peanut butter, almond milk, and vanilla bean and stir to combine.
  • In a separate bowl combine soda, cinnamon, buckwheat flour, and oats
  • Combine the two mixtures together, it will be a little bit lumpy
  • Divide the batter between the muffin cups
  • Sprinkle the tops with a some oats and top with banana slices if you wish
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean
  • Leave to cool completely before enjoying
Keyword banana, gluten free, healthy, muffins, vegan

I really hope you enjoy this healthy banana muffins recipe. Be sure to tag me on social media if you try them, I love to see your creations @nourishyourglow

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