Vegan blueberry banana muffins

It's blueberry season! Celebrate with these healthy and tasty muffins. Mashed banana and a small amount of maple syrup add just the right touch of sweetness, while spelt flour adds some extra protein. All-in-all a healthy breakfast or snack. My kids love these, and so do I.

Servings: 12

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup spelt flour (can use oat or whole wheat)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼  cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 ripe banana mashed
  • 1 cup soy milk (or other non-dairy milk)

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl large enough to hold all the ingredients. Mix in the remaining ingredients taking care not to crush the blueberries. Bake in a greased (or use paper liners) muffin pan for 25 minutes or until brown. (This recipe was adapted from "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-based Cure," by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr.)

Nutrition Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 115
  • Total Fat: 1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 101 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 25 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugars: 8 g
  • Protein: 4 g

Contributor

Aaron Levy, MD