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Vegan Banana Nut Muffins {GF & Lower Carb}

These healthy vegan banana nut muffins are lower in carbs and full of protein than your traditional muffin. They make a heartier breakfast than your everyday muffin because of a surprise ingredient!

My family has never been a baking family. Most of the bread, stuffing, cakes, and muffins came from boxed mixes.

I didn’t really know there was a difference between boxed and homemade until I visited other families in high school and college and tasted the difference. I usually don’t bake much either unless you can my baked oatmeal (but I’m trying to remedy that).

The problem with store-bought muffins is they’re usually full of sugar and artificial trans-fats. Trans-fat adds are usually partially hydrogenated oils where hydrogen is added to liquid vegetable oils to make them more solid. The problem with trans fats is that they can raise your “bad” (LDL) cholesterol levels and lower your “good” (HDL) levels.  (See my fats post for more info on all types of fat.)

Eating trans fats can increase your risk of developing heart disease and stroke and is associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. (source) Now knowing about the unhealthy ingredients that go into the store-bought foods, I like to make my own versions from scratch so I know exactly what’s going into my goodies.

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Vegan Banana Nut Muffins

Once I tried banana nut muffins I was hooked. I love the sweetness of banana and the little crunch of walnuts. I made my banana nut muffins vegan as well as gluten-free so that more people could enjoy them. There’s no dairy, refined sugar, or gluten in these puppies which makes for a healthy yet tasty snack.

I’ve been having these vegan banana nut muffins for breakfast or as a mid-afternoon pick me up. They’re also lower in carbs than other muffins so I don’t get the big blood sugar spike that normally happens with muffins made from wheat or semolina flour.

 The Protein Secret

Since I wanted to make my vegan banana nut muffins without gluten, I thought, why not make them lower carb too? I started with using almond and quinoa flours – both of which are high in protein. But my biggest secret about this muffins is that they are made with beans!

Yes, you heard me, beans! I love using beans in baking or sweet treats (like my Snickerdoodle Dip). Most beans are neutral flavored so you can’t even tell they’re in there. And by adding them you’re upping your protein and fiber intake without sacrificing any flavor!

The beans and gluten-free flours make my vegan banana nut muffins denser than other muffins but they’re still really tasty and make for a heartier treat.

What are some of your favorite muffin flavors?

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📖 Recipe


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