Vegan Banana Nut Muffins (Gluten/Soy-Free)


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Scott bought a mere eight very large and very ripe bananas that all need to get used up, like before they even left the grocery store.

But since they’re ours now, I needed to whip up something using them.  So here’s a quick, easy, vegan muffin recipe for you!

Finished Vegan Banana Nut Muffin in muffin liner

 Blend first two ingredients, the cashews & flax seeds.

Flaxseed and cashews in blender
Blended up flaxseed and cashews

Then add everything else and blend it together with whatever appliance floats your muffy-makin’ boat.  Mine was the VitaMuffyMaker.

Remaining ingredients added to blender with flaxseed and cashews

Batter Up

All ingredients for Vegan Banana Nut Muffins blended up

Pour into Muffin Tins

Batter in lined muffin tin
Up close of batter in muffin liner

Bake at 350F for 18-24 minutes (mine were gooey at 18 mins and I took out at 20 mins for that smidge underbaked goodness I go for)

Voila, 8 little Vegan Banana Nut Muffins

Finished Vegan Banana Nut Muffins right out of oven in muffin tin

Enjoy!  Great for lunches, kid snacks, breakfast with a slather of nut butter on top, you name it, suuuuper easy and as always vegan, gluten & soy-free with no additional oil added.

Close up of one finished muffin

The Yummy, Gooey Inside of a Muffy

Hand holding a piece of one Vegan Banana Nut Muffin


Vegan Banana Nut Muffins (Gluten-Free, Soy-Free)

Recipe Yields 8 Small to Medium Muffins
1/4 c raw cashews (didn’t soak them)
1/4 c flax seeds
1 Large Banana
1/3 c almond meal (or 1/3 c whole almonds that you grind)
1/3 c brown sugar
2 Tbsp Agave
1 Tsp Cinnamon
Optional: 1-2 Medjool Dates (I used one date)
Optional: Add 2 Tbsp Cocoa or Carob Powder
Optional: Add 1/4 c shredded coconut

Optional: Add 1/4 dried fruit like raisins, cranberries, blueberries, gogi berries, etc.



We also nibble on Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowball on white plate
Up close photo of Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowball batter


Smiling young girl sitting on steps in pink shirt


Up close of Banana muffin in muffin liner
Hand holding a moist piece of muffin

Do you have a great banana muffin recipe?


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  1. I would love to make vegan puppy chow, but I would prefer to not make it with Earth Balance.

    Can you think of something else that could replace it?

    Apple sauce wouldn't work right?

  2. I had sweet potato fries for the first time from a local deli here and it was a different taste for sure! I like sweet potatoes but don't think I care for them fried too much… I'd like to try the broccoli salad!

  3. yum! my girlfriend makes the vegans chex mix all the time~it is ADDICTING.. i have to stay far from it :)

    your desserts always impress me but when you whip up the savory dishes i am astonished at your creativity. i mean seriously.. you are so good at making up salad dressings! i would never put apple cider vinegar, sugar and mayo on broccoli but i bet it is a bangin savory combo! i am more into savory than sweet so i love when i see stuff like this! plus they are recipes i can use for me and not for the friends.. if i used all your sweet recipes for me i would be roughly the size of a hippopotamus ;)

    loving the SP fries and did you know yesterday was national potato day?! yes yes yes!

    fave kitchen appliance.. hum that is hard. probably my espresso machine though, honestly.. i love some strong coffee!

    ok, long comment :P

    love to you!

    p.s. guess what i did today? mailed something … FINALLY!

  4. Yum, yum, yum! I agree about the stinkiness of broccoli, not much to be done though. It even smells that way Raw! Those dough balls look delish! I am officially in cacao withdrawals so this didn't help! : )

    My favorite appliance is my vitamix as well. Can't live without it! By the way, have you seen the new Ninja blender. It's like the magic bullet on steroids. My sister just got one and loves it. Just thought I'd pass it by you: )

  5. Oh my goodness, I used to eat non-vegan chocolate pb chex mix by the POUND in high school! I haven't had it since then, so I definitely need to make this!! Have you considered starting your own cookbook? I'm being completely serious here. You need to! :) I can help edit, if need be.

    Hope your week is going fabulously!! xoxo :)

  6. ahhhhh vegan puppy chow? i am a goner. this looks too good to be true. along with one of my fave foods of all time – sweet potato fries – this post is killer. and those raw choco chip cookies are adorable!

    love youuuuuuu

  7. Thanks for the broc recipe…I have done a raw broc recipe before, but it has been awhile. Maybe I will try raw broc again and see how I do : )

    The Chex Mix looks amazing!!! Love it!

  8. Chex Mix of any kind is like crack! I couldn't live without my blender despite the fact that its leaky. The chex mix would be a good option for when I'm with my more conventional eating family members.

  9. love love love the broccoli salad – mainly because broccoli is the BEST veggie alive :) so trying that soon.

  10. Averie,
    Reading blogs at work. Have client waiting for me, but had to leave a quick comment that I AM SO EXCITED about your broccoli salad recipe. It's always my favorite thing at salad bars. Something about that bacon raisin mayo combo. Going to try your version soon. We use the same mayo!
    Thanks for posting.
    Love, HEAB :)

  11. My mini food processor has to be my favorite kitchen appliance right now. it seems like i constantly am whipping up things in it and its a cinch to clean as well!! double love:) second would be my vitamix (i have an OLDie but a goodie) and third would be my greenstar juicer because its harder to clean than these other two!

    i can't wait to try the choc chip cookies – but i WONT be making the puppy chow! I have had it in my past and know that to make it is DANGEROUS for me – i could eat the ENTIRE bowl its so damn good. so off limits haha…

  12. I've only been following for just over a week, but I absolutely LOVE your blog! Everything about it is wonderful! I'll be checking it every day! Thanks so much!

  13. Hello my friend! Favorite appliance…? I am hoping that it is going to be a Vita-mixer. Keep your fingers crossed that I can talk hubby into it, or should this just be a ask for forgiveness after the fact. I'll let you know.
    Yesterday I spent the raining afternoon in the kitchen pretending to be Averie mixing up many of her amazing creations and cooking a few of my own. I am happy to report that my fig is full of yummy's. Thanks Averie for all the ideas.

    Next time we have Broc I will be giving ACV a try. I could use a new way to eat broc. Its getting a little old raw and plain.

    Haven't had time to write but the other day you asked how we liked your Blogg. I am newbie to the blog world but I find your fun and easy to follow compared to others. Its personal but informative. And know you from many years before it just feels like I am talking to you. I can almost hear your voice while I read. Don't change a thing!

    Haven't started entering any contest yet. But I guess I should. Free is free. Well better get back to work. As always can't wait till tomorrows post! XOXO Rach

  14. Broccoli salad sounds amazing!

    And my fave appliance besides the vita-mix, is probably an immersion blender, when I am too lazy to get my vita-mix off the top of the fridge. it's perfect for blending up soups and stuff.

  15. Love the broccoli stats – that's the sort stuff I love learning about! Great tips – will totally remember this the next time my broccoli gets it's steam on! Thanks lady!

  16. Our house overflows with appliances and their attachments, BUT I don't have a pressure cooker and I would really love to have one with all of the beans I cook. I'm trying to stay away from using canned beans, but I kind of resent the amount of time and planning it requires to make them from dried.

  17. I've made raw cookie dough soft serve. It is even better this time of year with the addition of pomegranate. I got the idea from the Purely Decadent Dairy-free flavor.

    I also make raw versions of traditional chex mix and that broccoli salad. I think Kate from "Jon and Kate plus 8" makes a cooked version of your PB chocolate Chex mix for her kids on the show. Gotta love that stuff.

  18. Ok Averie, I made the chocolate chip cookie balls and they are one of the best (if not the best) raw desserts I've ever had! Seriously, if I eat them all in the next hour, I'm blaming you! :P I added a blob of coconut oil to the raw chocolate chips, which I thought would help it freeze, but instead, prevented it from freezing past a fudgey texture. I had to make due with fudge swirled cookie balls instead. Such trials and tribulations, eh? Thank you! :) -Eve

  19. ohh I have a broccoli salad recipe I make that used white vinegar…hmm I am now very intrigued to find out how different it would be with the apple cider vinegar!

    I have a magic bullet and it works for me…but I really need a food processory

  20. My fav appliance is my bamboo steamer (which def is not an "appliance" but its my fav kitchen tool).

    I love all your posts Averie, but I think this one is my fav.. vegan "puppy chow" (which i grew up on) AND sweet potato fries.. AMAZING. LOVE it.

    Have a super day!! :)

  21. Wow…am I that used to broccoli that I never realized it smells? Its been my favorite veggie for yeeeeears.

    Puppy chow was never something we had at my house, and I've only had it a few times, but it is sooooo good!!

  22. Yumm… that chex mix sounds so good! I used have a version of that when I was little, and it was called "puppy chow!"

    LOVE sweet potato fries!!! :)


  23. I LOVE that chex mix you made! My brothers used to beg me to make it and called it dog food. Not so appealling, eh?

  24. averie, you are just amazing ok? I mean vegan rice chex mix?! what what you dont like that its called puppy chow LOL, Yeah I wouldn't want to eat anything called that either!

    that mayo looks very interesting! and thanks for the brocolli tips! I never knew that it would keep smelling the longer you cook it!! I can always count on you for foodie advice!

    fav kitchen appliance would have to be my magic bullet!!!

  25. Oh I LOVE puppy chow! I haven't made it in years which is crazy, it is one of my favorite snacks. I love the pieces that missed the sugar and get all chocolatey. I'm going to make this now, thanks for the reminder Averie!

  26. Oh I get into trouble with puppy chow! I didn't make it last year because Mallard and I agreed that we would inevitably go through a whole batch between us!

  27. Oh man, I miss all the good stuff when I don't have time to check up on the blogs … chocolate chip cookie balls .. my favorite!

    We generally don't do the soy thing either, but the grapeseed oil vegenaise is pretty awesome, and low soy. We do eat eggs, but we actually prefer it to regular mayo.

  28. You are KILLING me with that Puppy Chow. Killing me. I've also heard it called Reindeer Food, if you like that better. My gosh, that stuff is addictive. I'm better off not making it, I think :)

    I tried your broccoli tip and cut the cooking time in half. It smells so much nicer in my house now…THANKS!

  29. my not so vita god blender and my food processor are my favs and must haves. I too have a fav spatula and a fav spoon and my chopping KNIFE that I use for everything much to my hubby's wonderment! haha. oh why do we get so attached to our utensils?

    I have a set of 3 bowls that I inherited from my mother and she had them when I was growing up…it was her fav mixing bowls and I ADORE them. My hubs wanted to be rid of them when we moved but HELLNO.
    they are my childhood and happiness all wrapped up in love.
    MINE. back off dude!

    I would love a vita mix and it's on my wish list now. I think I can live without an excalibur bc lately I have just been using the oven carefully..(now that it's not over a hundred degrees now!)

    OH and I like that pose better than the kukutasana (sp) pose…I can't get my hands in my legs and lift. way clumsy am I…that one looks easier (maybe) I am still working on the lotus and my ankles!

    always something to look foward to with your blog !!!

    I get a stay home MOMMY day tomorrow!
    and a batch of macaroons in the oven/dehydrator!

  30. YESSS I adore the vegan puppy chow!! As I've said before, I think we'd make delicious roomies/kitchen friends…

  31. What a glorious post! I remember that Chex mix from sleepovers in middle school:)
    MUST try the broccoli salad, for obvious reasons!

  32. Vitamix and this rubber spatula that I use to scoop everything out of the vitamix! Oh and my chef's knives- can't make due without that!

    I'm very excited about our new oven at home- a steamer oven (like a poor-mans Gaggeneau)…can't WAIT to start using that daily!

  33. I'de have to say that it's my juicer at the mo… because I find the pulp extremely edible too! I have a magic bullet but it's a bit scary (noisy.. and starts to smell like burnt metal after you use it).
    Thanks for the tips with the ACV 'cooking' the broc. Do you think it would work to use a fat (ie. ghee) instead of the mayo? I don't really like cooking the nutrients out of broc but eating it raw isn't my fav either!

  34. Right now I would say that my Cuisinart Food Processor- mostly because it's the only decent appliance that I own.. I'm looking forward to someday getting one of your Vitagods but in good time I'm sure! Not an appliance, but I have this wonderful chefs knife that the hubby bought me as a random surprise gifty and I have been in love with this little guy right from the start. I really believe a good knife can get you places! Cookie dough ice cream.. fantastic!