Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Muffins

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These Vegan Banana Muffins are so moist and tender, made with very ripe bananas for just the right flavor. They are so delicious, you will make this recipe again and again! Enjoy these banana muffins for breakfast or dessert.

Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Muffins


Vegan Banana Muffins

My  Vegan Banana Sheet Cake, Strawberry Banana Bread and Banana Upside Down Cake, are such favorite banana recipes here on my site. I love bananas so much that I decided to also share my light and fluffy banana muffin recipe.

My love for bananas started while growing up in Jamaica where we grew bananas, in our backyard.  I believe I told you before that on Fridays my mom would make her classic banana bread, marble cake or pineapple upside down cake. We looked forward to eating my mom’s delicious banana bread the following day. We didn’t have an electric mixer,  like a Kitchen Aid mixer so we made all our desserts by hand.

Instead of making a vegan version of my mom’s banana bread, I decided to share a healthy vegan banana muffin recipe instead. To make these irresistible muffins, first you will need overripe bananas, they are a must!

Healthy Vegan Banana Muffins

How To Ripen Bananas For Your  Vegan Banana Muffins

The riper the bananas, the sweeter and more flavorful your muffins will be. Your bananas should at least bespeckled, to ripen your bananas faster, I love the brown paper bag method.  Place bananas in a brown paper bag and roll the bag shut so that the ethylene gas that is released by the bananas can be trapped in the bag and speed up the ripening process.

Vegan Banana Muffins Step By Step

How To Make Vegan Banana Muffins

I forgot to mention that these muffins are also gluten-free, I used Krusteaz Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour and Almond Flour for a moist and tender muffin. You can substitute regular flour. I basically mashed the bananas in a bowl and set aside. I  combined the dry ingredients except for the ground flaxseeds in a bowl, mixing thoroughly. In another bowl, I mixed the liquid ingredients plus the flaxseeds. I mixed the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients then fold in the mashed bananas.

Finally, I scooped the batter into prepared muffin pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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(Per portion)
  • Energy: 205 kcal / 857 kJ
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Carbs: 30 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 30 min
  • Ready in: 40 min
  • For:
  • 12 Servings


Dry Ingredients

Wet Ingredients


  1. Preheat oven to 375spr F and prepare a 12-cup muffin tin by either lining or lightly spraying it with nonstick spray.
  2. Mash the bananas with fork in a medium bowl, set aside. In a large bowl, combine, gluten-free all purpose flour, almond flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt.
  3. In another bowl mix almond milk, coconut oil, ground flaxseeds, vanilla. Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredient and mix thoroughly. Fold in mashed bananas into the batter.
  4. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups and sprinkle tops with extra sugar if desired. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool for about 10 minutes before removing from the pan. Enjoy!


Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Muffins

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Scout
    October 20, 2019

    Love this recipe! I’ve made muffins and cooked up pancakes from this recipe and both taste SO good, healthy and sweet!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      October 20, 2019

      Scout, thank you for sharing your feedback. I love how you also used it for pancakes, great idea!

  2. Philly
    September 18, 2019

    If you don’t have gluten-free flour can you use brown rice flour… or something else?

  3. Shernette mcneal
    October 10, 2018

    My husband is allergic to almonds what other flour can I use

    • Michelle Blackwood
      October 10, 2018

      Shernette, you could try pecan meal or ground sunflowers if he is allergic to all nuts.

    • Chun
      May 13, 2019

      I use besan (chickpea flour). Very healthy and tasty, commonly used in Indian cooking!