These gluten free and vegan banana oats spinach muffins are made from oats flour as a base, with banana and spinach to enhance the nutritional value and taste of the muffins. All my friends and family who tasted it absolutely loved the moist and tender muffins. They could not believe that these were gluten free and vegan.
Healthy Spinach Muffin Snack for Kid's Breakfast or School Lunch
For kids, this is a great way to add some green spinach and banana into their diet without them knowing about it. These are good for a quick breakfast, snack or for school lunches. You can make a big batch of banana oats spinach muffins and freeze them. These are freezer friendly, just microwave for few seconds to make warm before serving.
Every school term, I bake a few batches of these green healthy beauties (banana oats spinach muffins). Each batch is good for the week. Easy to make, delicious and healthy snacks for my daughter's lunch boxes. As a busy mom it helps me to know my girls are eating well at school to ensure optimal learning experiences.
Egg-less and Gluten Free Spinach Muffin Recipe
If you ever had to let go of tasty muffins or cakes due to egg or gluten, this recipe is also for you. Oats flour is considered safe to consume for those with gluten allergies or gluten intolerance. Due to its high fiber content, oats flour reduces the heart disease risk, lowers cholesterol, helps diabetics and decreases blood pressure. Lastly, Oats are rich in wide variety of minerals and vitamins. They make you feel full for longer.
Spinach Muffins made from all Natural Ingredients
Most recipes for gluten free muffins simply use the gluten-free baking pre-mix flours available in the market, which does not necessarily give me the comfort of knowing what is in there. This particular recipe for gluten free, vegan muffins uses all natural ingredients and is easy to make with total prep and cook time of 30 mins.
Vegan & Gluten-free Muffin Ingredients:
Banana Oats Spinach Muffin - Gluten Free Vegan Recipe
- Preheat oven to 350oF, and line a muffin pan with paper liners (or use silicone muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray).
- TIP: To make it easy to remove liner from muffins, without sticking, apply some oil to the liners using an oil brush.
- I used rolled oats and ground them in a grinder.
- Sieve the almond flour before combining with other ingredients as it tends to form lumps. Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Blend the wet ingredients in a blender or food processor until completely pureed.
- Pour the puree into the dry ingredient bowl, and fold together gently until just combined. (Do not over-mix.)
- Spoon the batter into the muffin pan, sprinkle some chocolate chips or chopped walnuts on top.
- Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until the muffins are firm to the touch on top, but not quite browning.
- Cool most or all of the way before serving.
Ingredient options based on dietary restrictions:
- Nut free Recipe – If want to make this nut-free, replace Almond flour with same quantity of oats flour. Skip the walnut topping.
- Non-vegan Recipe – For non-vegan version, you can use regular milk.
Enjoy with your friends and family the goodness of these muffins with the health benefits of oats, nuts, spinach and banana.