Healthy-ish Spelt Vegan Banana Muffin Recipe!
Hello there! Today I’d like to share a banana muffin recipe that I’ve been making for years now. I originally found the recipe on the internets, on someone’s blog. When I went to check out the blog again today before writing this, I found that it had since been deleted. It was called Chew On This Vegan, just fyi.
This recipe is super simple, it requires no mixers or processors, and it is vegan, which is nice. I like making vegan food whenever possible. I don’t think you have to be a vegan to appreciate vegan food. My husband and son, meat eaters who LOVE their meat, both love these muffins and all vegan foods I make for them. I like the idea of being a conscious eater; whatever your “label”, be it meat eater, vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, paleo, whatever. I like the idea of moving into thinking about where you food came from no matter what your choices are, which is where I think we’re headed anyway.
Sidenote: I am not vegan either, btw, I am nothing these days….. normal? 🙂 I used to be vegetarian, but after having kids and unable to keep up with the demands of making a meat option, a veggie option, a toddler option, and a baby option for every meal, I simplified things. We only eat free range, organic meat/fish a couple of times a week, and the rest of the time I do vegan or vegetarian meals. On the days that I cook meat for the boys, I’ll also eat a small amount of meat. This is a fairly new development for me. Once my kids are older and I have the luxury of time again on my side, I’ll be vegetarian again….. but for now, I just do what’s quickest and easiest, to be honest!
Ok. Now onto the recipe!
Here’s what you need:
1 3/4 cups spelt flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup masked banana (about 3 or 4 bananas)
2/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup coconut oil (or other oil)
2/3 cup vegan chocolat chips (or not vegan)
1/2 cup toasted walnut or pecan pieces (optional)
Here’s how you do:
1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. Line or grease muffin tray.
3. Combine wet ingredients.
4. Combine dry ingredients. (but not nuts or chocolate chips)
5. Stir together dry and wet ingredients, fold in nuts and chocolate chips.
6. Spoon into muffin tray.
7. Pop ’em into oven for 20-25 minutes, until they are just starting to get golden.
8. Do the dishes. Do some yoga.
9. Take ’em out, let them cool in tray for about 10 minutes, then transfer onto cooling rack.