Banana Chocolate Muffins - Gluten Free, Vegan, & Super Nutritious

Tessa the Domestic Diva

Ready in: 30 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    Baking
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    Baking
  • ½ cup freshly ground buckwheat groats (grind in your blender or coffee grinder to achieve a flour)
    Health Foods
  • ½ cup dark chocolate pieces or chips
    Sweet Snacks
  • 8 tablespoons coconut oil (solid) (ghee or butter would work too)
    Health Foods;Baking
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice (this helps with rise)
    Produce
  • ½ cup palm sugar
    Baking
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt (I used coconut-milk yogurt)
    Milk, Eggs, Other Dairy
  • 1 cup TOASTED quinoa flour (see above notes in post for how-to)
    Gluten Free;Health Foods;Baking
  • 3 over-ripe bananas, lots of brown spots
    Produce
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    Baking

Steps

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.In a bowl of a stand mixer, beat the bananas, coconut oil, sugar, yogurt, vinegar, and vanilla on high speed until relatively smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes.With the mixer still on medium, sprinkle in the baking soda, baking powder, and salt.Continue with the mixer on medium: add each of the flours. Scrape the sides if necessary, and beat until smooth.
  • Add in dark chocolate and hazelnuts if using and mix gently to incorporate.In a prepared muffin tin, evenly distribute the batter amongst all 12 cups.
  • Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes until the tops are just set/firm.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 238.09  cal  (11.9%)
  • Fat: 12.36  g  (19.02%)
  • Saturated Fat: 9.52  g  (59.5%)
  • Carbohydrates: 30.0  g  (10.0%)
  • Sugar: 13.72  g  (15.24%)
  • Cholesterol: 1.96  mg  (0.65%)
  • Sodium: 309.65  mg  (13.46%)
  • Alcohol: 0.23  g  (1.27%)
  • Protein: 3.17  g  (6.35%)
  • Fiber: 2.38  g  (9.53%)
  • Manganese: 0.18  mg  (8.77%)
  • Magnesium: 25.17  mg  (6.29%)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.13  mg  (6.27%)
  • Phosphorus: 58.92  mg  (5.89%)
  • Potassium: 181.66  mg  (5.19%)
  • Copper: 0.1  mg  (5.11%)
  • Iron: 0.8  mg  (4.42%)
  • Calcium: 37.4  mg  (3.74%)
  • Vitamin C: 2.97  mg  (3.6%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.06  mg  (3.51%)
  • Vitamin B3: 0.7  mg  (3.5%)
  • Folate: 8.55  µg  (2.14%)
  • Vitamin B5: 0.21  mg  (2.07%)
  • Zinc: 0.25  mg  (1.66%)
  • Selenium: 1.0  µg  (1.43%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.02  mg  (1.2%)

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