Vegan Banana Muffins are light and fluffy, made with ripe bananas and topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon. They’re perfect to grab and go on a busy morning, plus they’re dairy, egg, and gluten free!
Vegan Banana Muffins (Gluten Free!)
Vegan Banana Muffins are an easy breakfast on a busy morning. They’re made with sweet ripe bananas and sprinkled with cinnamon for a muffin that’s so light and fluffy you’ll swear it was straight from a bakery. I love keeping this recipe in my back pocket for any event where I know my friends with food allergies will be there, because these are dairy and egg free in addition to being gluten free. It’s a win, win, win! But honestly, you won’t even be able to tell a difference, they’re that good.
What you need for this recipe
- Muffin Tin
How do you make Gluten Free Vegan Banana Muffins?
Gluten free vegan banana muffins are the easiest thing you can ever make. Seriously, I threw these together in no time, and nobody could even tell they were missing the dairy or eggs! They have a really nice texture and flavor that your family will crave on the weekends!
Vegan banana muffins are pretty basic when it comes to baking. All you do is mix your dry ingredients all together, then slowly add the wet ingredients. The important part is to only mix until it’s just coming together. As a rule of thumb, if you have a little but of flour here and there, then the muffin batter is mixed perfectly.
Can you make vegan banana bread muffins with oil?
Absolutely! As a general rule with muffins, use 3/4 cup of oil for every 1 cup of butter that’s in a recipe. Or (pro tip here!) use 1 to 1 applesauce instead of butter or oil. That way you won’t have to worry about added fat in the recipe, and you can sneak a fruit in there.
For this vegan banana bread muffins recipe, I used coconut oil. Honestly, it’s because it’s what I had in my pantry. That’s it. You can sub in vegetable oil or applesauce if you want to, which goes for any vegan muffins you’re making.
Can you substitute almond flour for regular flour in vegan gluten free banana muffins?
Yes, you can substitute almond flour 1 to 1 for the gluten free all purpose flour in this vegan gluten free banana muffins recipe. Look at the batter if you do though, as you may have to add a little bit more liquid or banana to help the finished muffin not be crumbly. Usually, you’d increase the eggs when you’re using almond flour. But because these are vegan muffins, we’re going to stick with the banana, instead.
Vegan Banana Muffins are light and fluffy, made with ripe bananas and topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon. They're perfect to grab and go on a busy morning, plus they're dairy, egg, and gluten free!
- 3 cups gluten free all-purpose flour
- 2 cups mashed ripe bananas
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup coconut oil melted
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp double acting baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a muffin tin and set aside.
In a bowl whisk together all dry ingredients, except cinnamon. Add remaining ingredients while mixing gently, taking care not to over mix.
Distribute batter evenly among muffin tins. Sprinkle tops with cinnamon and bake 10-12 minutes, or until muffins are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.