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Versatile Vegan Banana Bliss Muffins

Banana Bliss Muffins: A Versatile Vegan Delight for Every Craving; From Muffins to Waffles – Unleash the Sweet Magic in Every Bite!

banana bliss muffins

Just a couple of days shy of Thanksgiving, and I find myself playing catch-up with my posts. It's been a whirlwind of activity these past few weeks, so my sincere apologies for the delay. I had grand plans of sharing some fantastic Thanksgiving recipes, but time slipped away from me. Nevertheless, I'm excited to bring you a delightful vegan sweet treat that's incredibly versatile – perfect for muffins, baked donuts, donut holes, bread, and even waffles! Originally crafted with donuts in mind, the recipe took a creative turn. Without further delay, here's what I've whipped up for you! Introducing Banana Bliss Muffins!

Health Benefits of the Ingredients:


  • Rich in potassium, which is essential for heart health and blood pressure regulation.

  • Contains vitamin C, an antioxidant that supports the immune system.

  • Provides natural sweetness and moisture to the muffins.

Unsweetened Coconut Milk:

  • Low in calories and suitable for those with lactose intolerance.

  • Contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) that may provide a quick energy source.

  • Provides a subtle coconut flavor to the muffins.

Avocado Oil:

  • Rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.

  • Contains vitamins E and K.

  • May have anti-inflammatory properties.

Apple Cider Vinegar:

  • May aid digestion and promote a healthy gut due to its probiotic content.

  • Some studies suggest it may help regulate blood sugar levels.


  • Has antioxidant properties and may help reduce inflammation.

  • May have potential benefits for blood sugar control.

Maple Syrup:

  • Contains antioxidants and minerals like zinc and manganese.

  • Provides a natural sweetener with a lower glycemic index than refined sugars.

All-Purpose Flour:

  • While not as nutrient-dense as whole wheat flour, it's a good source of carbohydrates for energy.

  • Contains some B vitamins and iron.

Remember that moderation and balance are key to a healthy diet. Additionally, incorporating a variety of nutrient-dense foods into your diet ensures a broad range of health benefits.

Banana Bliss Muffins Recipe:

Suggested Servings: Makes12 Muffins


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1 ripe banana, mashed

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or any unsweetened plant-based milk)

  • 1/4 cup avocado oil

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

For the Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut milk

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a muffin tin with paper liners.

  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine the mashed banana, unsweetened coconut milk, avocado oil, vanilla extract, and apple cider vinegar. Mix well.

  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.

  5. Spoon the batter into the muffin tin, filling each cup about 2/3 full.

  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

  7. While the muffins are baking, prepare the sugar-free glaze by whisking together the maple syrup, unsweetened coconut milk, and vanilla extract.

  8. Once the muffins have cooled, dip the tops into the sugar-free glaze, allowing excess to drip off.

  9. Place the glazed muffins on a wire rack to set.

  10. Optional: Add chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or other toppings of your choice.

Nutrition Facts for One Vegan Banana Muffin (Approximate):

  • Calories: ~160

  • Total Fat: ~7g

  • Saturated Fat: ~1g

  • Monounsaturated Fat: ~5g

  • Polyunsaturated Fat: ~1g

  • Sodium: ~170mg

  • Total Carbohydrates: ~23g

  • Dietary Fiber: ~1g

  • Sugars: ~11g

  • Protein: ~1.5g

Serving Suggestions:

Discover the optimal enjoyment of your vegan banana muffins with these serving suggestions:

  1. Classic Muffin Style: Enjoy a wholesome muffin as a satisfying on-the-go snack or a delightful addition to your breakfast routine.

  2. Baked Donuts or Mini Muffin Bites: Transform the batter into baked donuts or mini muffin bites for a fun twist on the classic muffin experience.

  3. Waffle Wonder: Explore a unique breakfast experience by using the batter to create delicious, vegan waffles.

  4. Versatile Bread Option: Bake the batter into a loaf for a versatile and healthy banana bread alternative.


Customize your vegan banana muffins with these creative options:

  1. Nutty Crunch: Enhance texture and flavor by adding chopped nuts like walnuts or almonds to the batter.

  2. Coconut Paradise: Introduce a tropical flair by folding in shredded coconut into the mix.

  3. Berry Burst: Elevate the muffins with a burst of freshness by gently folding in blueberries or raspberries.

  4. Chocolate Delight: For a sweet tooth, mix in dairy-free chocolate chips or chunks.

Storage Recommendations:

To keep your vegan banana muffins fresh and delicious:

  1. Room Temperature: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

  2. Refrigeration: For longer freshness, refrigerate in an airtight container for up to a week.

  3. Freezing: Extend the shelf life by freezing individually wrapped muffins for up to three months. Thaw at room temperature or reheat for a warm treat.

With these serving suggestions, options, and storage recommendations, your nutrient-rich vegan banana muffins become a versatile and health-conscious delight for every occasion!

Disclaimer: This recipe is intended for general informational purposes. For personalized dietary advice or concerns, consult a healthcare professional. Ingredient variations may impact nutritional content. Enjoy responsibly, considering your individual health needs.

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