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saturday morning {gluten free, sugar free & vegan banana mini muffins}

I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday morning and Easter weekend! Today I spent time on my patio drinking tea, readings mags {old & new} and nibbling on gluten free, sugar free & vegan banana mini muffins. I used the banana bread recipe adapted by babycakes cookbook and decided to turn it into mini muffins {I was desperate for any form of bread or pastry}.  I  added freshly ground nutmeg and cardamom {two of my favorites when baking breads}. And...a few chocolate chips {second photograph} made their way into half the muffins for the people not on the cleanse who wanted a bite.  Recipe to follow with my changes...


2 cups bob's red mill gluten-free all-purpose baking flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup coconut oil, plus more for the pan
2/3 cup agave nectar
2/3 cup rice milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
6 medium bananas, peeled and mashed
*fresh nutmeg

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease mini muffin pan with coconut oil.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the flower, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, salt, and cinnamon.  Add 1/2 cup oil and the agave nectar, rice milk, and vanilla to the dry ingredients.  Stir until the bater is smooth.  Using a plastic spatula, gently fold in the bananas until they are evenly distributed throughout the batter {add chocolate chips or nuts at this time}.  Pour the batter into the prepared mini muffin pan.  Bake the muffins for about 20 minutes rotating the pan half way.  Insert a tooth pick into muffin, when it comes out clean it's done.  Let cool on rack.  Store at room temperature covered with plastic wrap up to 3 days. 

*find more about the cleanse including shopping list & recipes  here


  1. seriously, you should open up a little stand and sell your potions and treats!
    I would be on line....often.

  2. Looks so delicious! In love with your blog, started following!!

  3. Yum how delish! I agree with Patricia!

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  4. double yum ! my boys are gluten free and sugar free so these will go down a treat ! happy easter le xox

  5. Yum! Love Babycakes! One of my favorite cookbooks. These look fantastic! Thanks for sharing.


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