Banana Blueberry Muffins

June 27, 2014
These muffins are healthy, vegan, and packed with fibre. They're great for breakfast with a smoothie or as a quick snack. Someone always eats my baking bananas so this recipe only calls for two instead of the three often needed for banana bread or muffins.
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup frozen wild blueberries
1/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 teaspoons melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 speckled bananas, mashed with a fork
1 flax egg (instructions below)
Heat your oven to 350F and line or grease a standard muffin tin. I really like silicon liners because they're reusable and come in fun colours.
First off, mix your flax egg. This is one tablespoon ground flax and three tablespoons of water. Combine and let it gel up while you prepare your other ingredients.
Mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and frozen blueberries in a large bowl. Adding the blueberries to the dry ingredients helps to keep them from bleeding.
In a medium bowl, combine the almond milk, applesauce, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, mashed bananas, and the flax egg.
Add wet ingredients to dry and stir just to combine. Fill the muffin tin about 3/4 of the way full for each cup and bake for about 27 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. I'm not sure if it's because it's crazy hot and humid here today, but this batch seemed to take a few minutes longer to bake than usual.
Remove and place on a cooling rack. I recommend storing these in the fridge or freezer, especially if your home is warm.
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