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    Cinnamon-Spiced Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins (vegan)

    Vegan and Gluten-free Healthy Cinnamon-Spiced Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins ready in less than 30 minutes

    Vegan, Nut and Gluten-free Cinnamon-Spiced Chocolate Chunk Banana MuffinsVegan and Gluten-free Healthy Cinnamon-Spiced Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins ready in less than 30 minutes

    I think these Cinnamon-Spiced Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins have to be the most challenging recipe I have ever made. I thought that those Flourless Oatmeal Cookie Carmelita Bars were, but I was wrong, very very wrong.

    These muffins are free of the top 8 most common allergens: eggs, wheat, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, dairy, fish and shellfish. Aka the top 8 most common foods I eat (oops). As you see on the blog, nuts and eggs play a prettyyyy large role in my diet. Especially since many of my recipes are made with almond and coconut flours and I basically bathe myself in coconut oil daily.

    This is also the most allergy-friendly recipe I have ever made. I used gluten-free baking flour, banana, chia egg, maple syrup and a few other baking staples. I used Enjoy Life Foods Mega Chunks for the sweet chocolatey goodness in these too. 

    Enjoy Life Foods is seriously an industry game changer in the clean-eating world. They create products that are free of the top most common 8 allergens, making it so easy (and delicious) for those with allergies to still enjoy yummy treats.

    Enjoy Life Foods make a variety of baking chocolates and baking mixes in addition to ready-to-eat cookies, chocolate bars and more. And the best part? Even if you don’t have any allergies (like myself), you will LOVE their products. They are made with CLEAN ingredients and have no fake and yucky stuff. Enjoy Life Foods products are also all verified Non-GMO, certified Kosher, and are made with no artificial ingredients. A selection of their products are also certified vegan.

    They have three baking chocolates: Semi-Sweet Mini Chips, Semi-Sweet Mega Chunks, and Dark Chocolate Morsels. Their chocolates are also certified Paleo-Friendly by the Paleo Foundation. Literally a DREAM since as you know a lot of my desserts and such are paleo on the blog. I use their chocolates in a lot of my banana breads and other desserts. They also melt very easily mixed with a dash of coconut oil for those chocolate drizzles you all love 😉 If you have a coconut allergy, any oil should work!
    Enjoy Life Foods also has baking mixes: Brownie, Pancake & Waffle, Muffin, Pizza Crust and All-Purpose Flour. They are made with a blend of ancient grains (teff, buckwheat, millet and quinoa), contain 5grams of plant-based protein per serving, and contain the probiotics strain Ganeden BC30! Plus they are all vegan.
    I seriously admire Enjoy Life Foods as a company SO much. A decade ago, it was nearly impossible for Moms to make their kids foods that are allergy-friendly. There were limited brands and products to use. I remember a couple kids in my neighborhood growing up were allergic to soy and gluten and they literally weren’t able to eat anything at birthday parties or at school. My brother is also highly allergic to nuts and he has to stay away from most baked goods from cross contamination. Enjoy Life Foods is making magic happen over there and even if you have no allergies, it is straight up amazeballs just to know there is a company who cares about the ingredients they use!

    I made these Cinnamon-Spiced Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins twice so far. Once using gluten-free flour and another time using Enjoy Life Foods’ All-Purpose Flour. You can absolutely use either. The chocolate chunks on the other hand from Enjoy Life Foods, is nonnegotiable 😉

    These are the most perfect muffins for breakfast, snack or dessert. They are super light and taste like sweet cinnamon banana GOODNESS! You are going to love them! All my mom friends out there, these are perfect to bring into school too!

    Vegan and Gluten-free Healthy Cinnamon-Spiced Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins ready in less than 30 minutesVegan and Gluten-free Healthy Cinnamon-Spiced Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins ready in less than 30 minutesVegan and Gluten-free Healthy Cinnamon-Spiced Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins ready in less than 30 minutes

    Cinnamon-Spiced Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins (vegan)

    Prep Time 10 mins
    Cook Time 15 mins
    Total Time 25 mins
    Yields 11 muffins

    Ingredients

      Wet ingredients

      • 1 chia egg (1 tablespoons ground chia + 3 tablespoons water in fridge for 15 minutes)
      • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
      • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
      • 1/3 cup apple sauce (I used unsweetened organic)

      Dry ingredients

      • 1 cup gluten-free flour (or 1 cup of Enjoy Life Foods Baking Flour)
      • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
      • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

      Add-in's

      • 1/2 cup Enjoy Life Foods Chocolate Chunks

      Directions

      1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin tray
      2. Mix together wet ingredients with Kitchen Aid or mixer in medium bowl
      3. In small bowl, mix together dry ingredients
      4. Add dry mixture to wet mixture and mix well
      5. Stir in chocolate chunks
      6. Evenly pour into each muffin and bake for 15-20 minutes (toothpick should turn out clean)

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      xx, Rach

      Vegan and Gluten-free Healthy Cinnamon-Spiced Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins ready in less than 30 minutes

      Thank you Enjoy Life Foods for sponsoring this post. It means so much to me to work with brands that I love and who support rachLmansfield!

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      5 Comments

    • Reply Audra November 29, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      Looks delicious! Think oat or buckwheat flour could work?

      Thank you!!

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    • Reply tess December 2, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      is it possible to make it without the chia egg (don’t have ground chia at home) and with whole wheat flour– doesn’t need to be vegan for me 🙂

      thanks!

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