Posted on August 23 2020
Vegan Banana & Almond Muffins recipes
Vegan Dessert Recipes
This recipe needs just 5 ingredients and it is likely more wholesome than store bought version that you will ever have. I bake this recipe around lockdown and no one knew they were vegan. I love it when that happens! Now this recipe is really awesome to whip up for when friends and family come over or on occasions of birthday parties and potlucks.
Bananas: The riper the bananas are the easier they will be to mash. The sweeter the muffins will be and the more banana taste muffins will impart.
Why Almond butter?
Almond butter is an excellent way to access the health benefits of almonds. Almond butter is also a great source of vitamin E, magnesium, copper, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), and phosphorous. It is a great source of monounsaturated fat, protein, and fibre. The addition of almonds to the diet has been found to lead to a slimmer waist line and lower body fat levels than those on a low calorie/high carbohydrate diet.A protein powerhouse, almonds are one of the most nutritionally packed nuts. Almond butter provides a perfect way of incorporating them into your diet.
What is Spelt flour?
Spelt is a type of wheat. Its nutrition content is very similar to wheat, and it is high in gluten.
Here’s the nutrient breakdown for 1 cup of cooked spelt: -
- Calories: 246.
- Carbs: 51 grams.
- Fibre: 7.6 grams.
- Protein: 10.6 grams.
- Fat: 1.7 grams.
- Manganese: 106% of the RDI. (Reference Daily Intake)
- Phosphorous: 29% of the RDI.
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 25% of the RDI.
- Magnesium: 24% of the RDI.
- Zinc: 22% of the RDI.
- Iron: 18% of the RDI.
- Regularly consuming spelt or other whole grains could help protect against obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
- Spelt and wheat have very similar nutrition profiles. However, spelt may contains lightly more minerals and less phytic acid.Spelt can be used as a substitute for other carbs. You can try cooking the whole grains or using spelt flour instead of wheat flour. However, it contains gluten, and is not a good option for people with gluten intolerance or a wheat allergy.It is always a good idea to choose whole grains instead of their refined counterparts.
2 ripe bananas, mashed
¼ cup (60ml) maple syrup
1/5 cup (35ml) almond butter
½ cup (55g) spelt flour
1 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. baking soda
¼ cup (30g) walnuts
Heat the oven to 355°F (180°C) and line a muffin tray with paper muffin cups.
Mash the bananas with a fork and combine with the maple syrup and almond butter. Fold in the flour, baking powder, and baking soda and mix well.
Divide the batter between the 6 muffin cups. Top each one with the walnuts.
Bake for about 18-20 minutes in the middle of the oven, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Remove the muffins from the oven and cool completely before serving.