Vegan & Gluten Free Banana Chai Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Muffin, Snack
Calories: 147.2 kcal
Author: Jon Johnson for Blender Babes
  • 2 flax "eggs" see instructions below
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 ounces unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips optional for dessert muffins
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup almond meal ground from raw almonds or purchased
  • 1/2 cup all purpose gluten-free flour
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC), line a muffin tin with 8 liners or oil the muffin tins well (I like using coconut oil).
  2. Prepare flax egg: In small dish, add 5 tablespoons warm water and 2 tablespoons ground flax-seed, mix with fork to remove clumps, let rest for a few minutes
  3. Next add bananas, maple syrup & almond milk to to blender jar, then flax egg. For Blendtec: Use the PULSE button until well blended
  4. For Vitamix: Use Variable Speed 1 until well blended
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine almond meal, baking powder, spices, and gluten free flour and stir until well combined.
  6. For Blendtec: Use the BATTERS button, stop when it's well blended (no need to finish cycle)
  7. For Vitamix: Use Variable Speed 4 until well blended - 10 to 15 seconds.
  8. Add the rest of the dry ingredients into in your wet ingredients, and repeat previous instructions until well blended.
  9. Pour batter into muffin tin, bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until a tooth pick or knife inserted into the center comes out clean. They should be firm on the outside with a bit of give in the center.
  10. Remove from oven, let rest for 5 minutes. Then remove from tin and cool all the way on a rack.
  11. Keep in an airtight container to preserve moisture, freeze for longer shelf life
  12. All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! :) Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
Nutrition Facts
Vegan & Gluten Free Banana Chai Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 147.2 Calories from Fat 14
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.6g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2g
Sodium 66.9mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 15.7g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%
Sugars 6.8g
Protein 1.7g 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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