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Banana Flax Almond Flour Mini Muffins {vegan, oil-free, grain-free}

Fast, easy and healthy banana flax almond mini muffins, made with 4 ingredients! They are naturally vegan, oil-free, grain-free, & have no added sugar. A perfect snack or breakfast option!

Grab & Go Vegan Banana Mini Muffins (4 ingredients!)

Just in case you spent the weekend doing anything else besides making food for the week ahead (e.g., enjoying the outdoors, sleeping in, tackling chores, or having fun with friends and family), I have a recipe you can whip up asap. It will generate a small mountain of grab-and-go snacks for the busy days ahead.

It has 4 ingredients and is so easy, you can memorize it the first time you make it.

It’s my healthy Banana Flax Almond Mini Muffins.

What Makes these Banana Almond Flour Muffins Unique?

The sweet and tender bites of banana goodness are: 

  • Made with 4 ingredients
  • Vegan
  • Oil-free
  • Grain-Free
  • Gluten-free
  • Paleo
  • Added sugar-free

And…they taste like cake!!!

Ingredients for Banana Almond Flour Mini Muffins

To make the muffins, gather some:

  1. overripe bananas
  2. almond flour
  3. flaxseed meal
  4. baking powder

(optional salt, too). 

You will need a full cup of mashed, very ripe banana for the recipe. It will take about 2 to 3 large bananas to create this amount. It is important to measure the mashed banana rather than go by total number of whole bananas since sizes can vary tremendously.

How to Make the Mini Muffins

Once the banana is mashed and measured, transfer it to a medium bowl and stir in the flaxseed meal. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes (time for the flax to gel) and then mix in the almond flour, baking powder, and optional salt until blended.

All kinds of additional flavorings can be added to the batter, such as vanilla, almond extract, citrus zest or spices. They are not necessary, though; the basic version is packed with plenty of flavor!

Use a small cookie scoop of tablespoon to divide the batter between 22 cups (greased or sprayed) of a mini muffin pan.

Stick with a mini muffin pan. Without the structure of eggs or gluten, this batter does not fare well in large pans (rise and fall). This includes standard size muffin cups and loaf pans. Also, the longer baking time required from bigger muffins and loaves leads to scorching. 

Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 14 to 16 minutes until risen and tops appear dry and light golden brown. Without added sugar, these muffins will not turn a deep golden brown like traditional muffins; they will only becoming darker brown at the outer edges.

Let the muffins cool in the muffin pan for 5 minutes before running a butter knife around the edges of each cup. Remove the muffins and cool completley on the cooling rack.

Next step: EAT!

Happy baking, everyone!

More Easy & Delicious Vegan Flax Baked Goods:

Almond Flour Flax Biscuits

2-Ingredient Flax Sandwich Bread

Oat Flax Skillet Bread

3-Ingredient Banana Flax Bars

100% Flax Breakfast Cookies

100% Flax Chocolate Cookies

4-Ingredient Vegan Flax Muffins

2-Ingredient Quinoa Flax Bread

White Bean Flax Biscuits

Yield: 24 mini muffins

4-Ingredient Banana, Flax, and Almond Flour Mini Muffins {vegan, grain-free, oil-free, paleo}

overhead shot of a stack of almond flour flax and banana mini muffins

Fast, easy and healthy banana mini muffins, made with 4 ingredients! They are naturally vegan, grain-free, oil-free, gluten-free, Paleo, and have no added sugar. A perfect snack or breakfast option!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 mL) mashed, very ripe banana (between 2 and 3 large bananas)
  • 2 tablespoons (13 g) flaxseed meal
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (168 g) blanched almond flour
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (175C). Grease or spray 24 cups of a mini muffin pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the mashed banana and flaxseed meal. Let stand for 5 minutes to thicken.
  3. Add the almond flour, baking powder, and optional salt, stirring until completely combined.
  4. Using a small cookie scoop or tablespoon, divide batter evenly between the prepared muffin cups.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 14 to 16 minutes until risen, tops appear dry and muffins are light golden brown.
  6. Let muffins cool 5 minutes in pan set on a cooling rack. Run a butter knife around edges of cups to remove muffins. Cool completley on cooling rack.

Notes

Storage: Store in an airtight container at (cool) room temperature for 2 days, the refrigerator for 1 week and the freezer for up to 6 months.

Flax Option: An equal amount of ground chia seeds can be used in place of the flaxseed meal.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size

1 mini muffin

Amount Per Serving Calories 51Total Fat 3.7gSaturated Fat 0.3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 30.6mgCarbohydrates 3.9gFiber 1.2gSugar 1.4gProtein 1.7g

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KD

Saturday 1st of May 2021

These are excellent! I add 1 tbsp white sugar and 1/4 tsp coconut extract.

Camilla

Friday 14th of May 2021

Yay! So glad, KD! The coconut addition sounds delicious :)

Deb

Friday 12th of February 2021

This has become a staple in my home. I make them weekly, simply the best 👍

Sara

Tuesday 10th of November 2020

Any other flour recommendations? We can’t do tree nuts or peanuts.

Camilla

Monday 23rd of November 2020

Hi Sara! You can use sunflower seed flour (here is my easy DIY version). You can use the same method for the sunflower seed flour but use pepitas, too :)

krista

Sunday 16th of August 2020

this was really good tried it from a friend! totally recommend adding chocolate chips :) great job girl! alsoo i was planning on making these and was wondering if I could use the recipe in a normal size muffin tin?

Camilla

Monday 24th of August 2020

Yay! So glad you enjoyed these (and thumbs up to the chocolate chips addition :)). When I was developing the recipe, I tried a regular muffin pan and had issues with the centers collapsing post-bake. If you do make in a regular muffin pan, I suggest filling the cup no more than 1/3 full to avoid sinking :)

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