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These vegan banana bread muffins are our new favourite breakfast

April 19th 2020 / Roz Purcell / 0 comment

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For when you want to flex your baking muscles further than banana bread, try Roz Purcell's vegan recipe – ideal for breakfasts and snacks

Cookery author Roz Purcell's Instagram feed @naturalbornfeeder has been a godsend during lockdown; when normally we barely have time to prepare a salad, being safe at home has allowed us the luxury to get creative in the kitchen and Roz's feed has been a constant source of inspiration.

We first discovered it when we were searching for a vegan banana bread recipe, but now we've nailed that we're looking for something else to make from our overripe bananas. Enter Roz's banana breakfast muffins from her recipe book No Fuss Vegan.

"My favourite kind of breakfast – sweet!," says Roz of the recipe. "The smell of these muffins baking will help you to jump straight out of bed. This recipe makes eight muffins, but if you want to make 12 to fill a muffin tin, scale up the ingredients by 1.5."

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Ingredients

Oil, for greasing
2 tbsp milled flaxseeds
6 tbsp water
50g porridge oats
100g ground almonds
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1⁄2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 lemon
2 overripe bananas
3 tbsp nut milk
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
250g fresh or frozen blueberries
25g whole almonds, chopped

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease eight cups of a muffin tray with a little oil or use paper liners.

2. Start by combining the milled flaxseeds and water in a small bowl. Let it sit for 15 minutes to bulk up.

3. Meanwhile, blend the oats into a flour consistency and tip into a bowl along with the ground almonds, cinnamon, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Mix well.

4. Zest the lemon, then juice one half only.

5. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas, then stir in the soaked flaxseeds, lemon zest and juice, nut milk, maple syrup and vanilla. Pour the liquid mix into the dry ingredients and stir to combine into a thick, smooth batter. Fold in the blueberries.

6. Spoon the mix into the greased or lined muffin cups, then top with the chopped almonds. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Leave to cool for 10 minutes before enjoying. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.

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Taken from Roz Purcell's No Fuss Vegan

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