Swap Recipe: Emily’s Vegan Banana-Walnut Muffins

Emily's banana walnut muffinsIngredients:

  • 6 medium size bananas (the riper, the better!)
  • 4 tbsp flax meal
  • 1 cup warm almond milk (unsweetened, preferably)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • pinch o’ salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional!)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease muffin trays with vegan margarine.
  2. Mash bananas until goop-y.  Set aside.
  3. Mix flax meal with almond milk, and set that aside too.
  4. In a bowl, combine the brown sugar, apple sauce, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.  Then add in the flax meal mixture and the bananas.
  5. In another bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, and salt.  Add these dry ingredients to the wet ingredients using a spatula and mix until just combined — don’t overmix!
  6. Fold in the walnuts, then fill muffin tins with the mixture.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until lightly browned.
  8. Remove from tins and place on rack to cool — then eat and enjoy!


This item was part of our food swap on April 29th, 2013.  This dish was swapped for:

  • Gill & Brian’s Beet Salad
  • Jenn’s Honey-Roasted Chickpeas and Kale + Carrot Salad
  • Natalie’s Butternut Squash Hummus
  • Willie’s Apple Chutney
  • Ben’s Mango & Bean Salad

Check out all the recipes on our April Swap Round-Up Post!


One comment

  1. Emily · · Reply

    FYI: This recipe makes 24 muffins!

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