If you’re looking for a quick and healthy snack, then these Banana and Blueberry Muffins are perfect!
They are also:
- Vegan friendly
- Air fryer friendly
- Refined sugar-free
PS. These healthy Vegan Banana and Blueberry Muffins are gorgeous eaten fresh out of the oven but also freeze really well.
Ingredients you need:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon (ground)
- 4 large ripe bananas (mashed)
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted and cooled)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (room temperature)
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
Instructions to make:
- Preheat the oven to 180°C. If baking in an air fryer, you do not need to preheat.
- Spray a 12 space muffin pan with non-stick spray, or line with paper cups, and set aside.
- Whisk together the flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.
- Peel the bananas, mash with a fork, and place in a large bowl. Add the coconut sugar, coconut oil, almond milk, and vanilla essence. Stir well until combined.
- Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and mix until just combined.
- Carefully fold in the blueberries.
- Fill muffin spaces three-quarters full. Sprinkle with sugar, if desired.
- Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer/knife comes out clean. If baking in an air fryer, bake for 15-20 minutes at 180°C or 20-25 minutes at 160°C.
- Leave the muffins to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then remove and cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before serving.
- Makes about 9-12 large muffins.
- Can be served warm or cool.
- Can be frozen. To reheat, place the muffin in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
- Can be baked in an air fryer.
- Can be baked in silicone cups.
- You could sprinkle some sugar on top before baking to add a sweet and crunchy coating to the muffins. If sprinkled with coconut sugar, the tops of the muffins will be a dark brown.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
PS. I used the coconut sugar and coconut oil from the Simple Truth range, available exclusively from Checkers South Africa.
Imagery and content by Peaches