Peanut butter and bananas. Yummy, yummy! One of my favorite after school snacks as a kid was a piece of bread with peanut butter and banana slices on top. My mom would usually do a little drizzle of honey on there too. She was always (and still is) good at making the perfect, filled-with-love snacks for her kids.
I’ve taken the flavors from my childhood favorite and combined them in a breakfast treat! These muffins are filled with protein from the peanut butter, healthy fats from the coconut oil and sweetness from those ripe bananas. They bake up in no time and you’ve got muffins for the week. Nothing better than a homemade snack to take with you on the go. They freeze great too!
gluten free vegan peanut butter banana muffins
AUTHOR: Sarah Bakes Gluten Free
RECIPE TYPE: muffins & scones
- 1 1/2 cups Sarah's gluten free flour blend
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup cane sugar
- 1/2 cup So Delicious unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or honey
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line muffin tin with paper cupcake liners.
- Sift together flour blend, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In large mixing bowl, stir together mashed bananas, peanut butter, coconut oil, brown sugar and cane sugar until creamy. Add brown coconut milk, maple syrup and vanilla. Slowly add flour mixture and stir until combined.
- Scoop batter into prepared muffin tin. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean. Place muffins on cooling rack and cool completely.
I love baking gluten-free – however my goodies never come out the same each time. Most often my muffins come out with hard tops – which is not appetizing, even though they still taste good. Do you know what I'm doing wrong? It is really random, because sometimes they are totally perfect then other times not.
Mercedes Aspland says
You're mum sound amazing and the recipe does too. I only recently got into peanut butter and despite loving bananas when I was a kid I developed a massive aversion to them that I only got over a month or so ago. With these two flavours together I can't wait to try them.
These muffins are delicious! However, after a couple times making these, I discovered how to make them even better….with chocolate chips, of course. 🙂 This may take away from the “healthiness” of these muffins a bit (or make them a non-breakfast muffin), but boy does it take them to a whole new level! Thanks again for yet another delicious DF, GF, vegan recipe!
Well, chocolate does make everything better 🙂
These are the best muffins I have ever eaten! Thank you so much for your delicious GF treats! I have to eat at least 2 at a time! 🙂
Thank you, Sarah!
Can I sub coconut sugar?
You sure can!