Quinoa Banana Muffins

In Baking, Breakfast, Recipes, Snacks by Muriel1 Comment

I tried out a variation on vegan banana bread that is gluten-free and sugar-free, using quinoa flour as a one-to-one substitute for wheat flour. And it’s wonderful! I used the quinoa flour from Woolworths, but you can also just buy quinoa and process it into a flour using a food processor or Nutribullet. This flour is a fantastic option for gluten-free baking, since it’s much more nutrient-dense than other gluten-free flour blends that use potato starch and other low-protein flours.

Here’s my recipe for vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free banana bread muffins (what a mouthful).

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Quinoa Banana Muffins

High-protein, gluten-free, sugar-free banana bread muffins
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Global
Keyword: gluten-free, sugar-free
Servings: 12 muffins


  • 3 medium ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 3 tbsp aquafaba
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 1 3/4 cup quinoa flour or just process quinoa into flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 180C and grease a muffin tray.
  • Mash the bananas, and mix in the wet ingredients (melted coconut oil, aquafaba, ground flaxseed, soy mlk).
  • Mix the dry ingredients (quinoa flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon) in another bowl.
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients.
  • Spoon into the muffin tray and pop in the oven for about 20min.
  • Check it after 15-20min, if it’s pulling away from the edges and springs back to the touch, it’s done.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before removing, then enjoy with some vegan butter!


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