Vegan Banana Oatmeal SunButter Mini Muffins

October 19, 2018

These Vegan Banana Oatmeal SunButter Mini Muffins are a great healthy option for the entire family. Loaded with awesome levels of nutrition, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin C, Folate, and the list goes on; not to mention a hint of sunflower seed flavor from this creamy SunButter, these mini muffins are the perfect little bites for breakfast, brunch, snack, or dinner. Vegan and Gluten-Free option available.

Sponsored Post: This post is sponsored by SunButter, but the content and opinions expressed are all based on my genuine love for this brand and are my own. Thanks so much for supporting the brands I love.

Vegan Banana Oatmeal SunButter Mini Muffins

Happy Friday, ya’ll.

Can you believe that the week is officially over already and the weekend has finally come upon us? Crazy, I know. But who else is excited for the weekend? Don’t worry–I’m with you too.

This week has been a bit of a struggle, but that’s a part of life sometimes right? The struggle just has been with getting things to fall into place, but thankfully the change is happening as needed. So, my advice to anyone who has had a bit of a rocky road getting to where you need to—keep going! Don’t give up. Never despise the days of small beginnings, because those small seeds create bigger fruit. Believe me, I know. Orchids + Sweet Tea has been the greatest example of that.

On a lighter note—-has been getting cold wherever you are? Here in NYC, the weather has been rather chilly and is only expected to continue to be so in the coming days. Ahhhh, winter is coming ya’ll. Time to get my Uggs and Winter coat ready! But I’m most excited about the Holiday season and all of the lights and decor that will be around in the stores and on homes. It’s going to be such a beautiful sight. Don’t you agree? Oh and let’s not forget all the Holiday baking that is going to take place, especially in my house. Haha.

Vegan Banana Oatmeal SunButter Mini Muffins

OK, so can we talk about these little muffins? I don’t know about you, but my latest favorite sweet treat has been muffins. The funny thing is that muffins weren’t really my thing before my latest baking craze. I’ve always been more of a cupcake, cake, cheesecake, or cookie kind of girl. However, muffins really are an amazing invention! Don’t you agree?

Granted, muffins can seem pretty boring or bland, but it definitely depends of the flavor. Plus, muffins are so versatile and can be paired with something sweet or savory for a nice balance. Don’t believe me? Then try these Vegan Cinnamon Banana Crumble Muffins which takes less than 10 minutes to whip together. These are by far my favorite by the way and have been very popular on the blog!

 

Of course, there are these Vegan + Gluten-Free Strawberry Banana Breakfast Muffins which are the ultimate healthy punch to kickstart your morning!

Vegan Banana Oatmeal SunButter Mini Muffins

Since we’re well into the Fall season, these Cranberry Orange Crumble Muffins are everything you’ll ever need! These muffins are moist and tender, with a great orange flavor and burst of cranberries and crunch in every bite. What more can you ask for in one sweet treat?

Last but not least, you can try out these Vegan Banana Blueberry Pecan Crumble Muffins. They are so delicious! But can you tell that I love banana flavored muffins yet? Haha.

OK, now let’s talk about SunButter. If you’ve been following this blog for some time, then you’ll know that I am a HUGE believer in using the best, most quality ingredients, which is the key to eating healthier. Like many of my faves and go-to’s like Bob Red Mill’s, Sugar in the Raw, Enjoy Life Products, Purely Elizabeth, Justin’s, and more; SunButter is one of great quality, has no GMOs, vegan, gluten-free, and so GOOD! Plus, SunButter is free from the top 8 allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, soy, milk, eggs, wheat, fish, and crustacean shellfish.

I definitely recommend purchasing a jar or two on their website or a major retailer like Amazon. Don’t worry–you can always see Where To Buy SunButter.

Recently, I got the awesome opportunity to partner with SunButter and was able to test out their Organic SunButter flavor and No Sugar Added version. Trust me, the taste of sunflower seeds are there! Haha. But definitely not overbearing. AND it’s so creamy and comes in some great flavors, even with a bit of crunch for all the crunchy peanut butter fans!

After much trial and error, experimenting with several flavor and combos, I fell in complete love with using it in this Banana muffin recipe. For some reason, the slight sweetness of the bananas paired so perfectly with the slight salt of the SunButter. Oh, but that’s not all! For November, my next recipe with SunButter is going to be mind-blowing! You just wait and see.

Vegan Banana Oatmeal SunButter Mini Muffins

Alright, let’s dig right into this recipe shall we?

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly spray a 24-cavity mini cupcake/muffin pan with olive oil spray or a healthy cooking oil spray.

In a large bowl, combine the mashed bananas, SunButter, coconut oil, and almond milk together and mix with a spatula until well combined.

Then stir in the all-purpose flour, oats flour, baking powder, baking soda, coconut sugar, pure maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and sea salt and mix until well incorporated! **Try not to over-mix!**

Scoop batter in the prepared mini cupcake/muffin pan (about 3/4-1 full Tbsp each), spreading the batter evenly within each cavity.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick or knife that is inserted in the middles comes out clean.

Once done, remove muffins from oven and let them cool for a bit (about 10 minutes) before removing them from the cupcake/muffin pan.

To serve, spread a little SunButter on top (if desired) and enjoy.

Bon Appetite!

Vegan Banana Oatmeal SunButter Mini Muffins

Vegan Banana SunButter Mini Muffins

Vegan Banana Oatmeal SunButter Mini Muffins

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
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Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup SunButter, No Sugar Added
  • 1 cup organic all-purpose baking flour (For Gluten-Free version--use Almond Flour)
  • 1/2 cup organic Gluten-free rolled oats, ground into oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup organic coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup organic pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly spray a 24-cavity mini cupcake/muffin pan with olive oil spray or a healthy cooking oil spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine the mashed bananas, SunButter, coconut oil, and almond milk together and mix with a spatula until well combined.
  • Then stir in the all-purpose flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, coconut sugar, pure maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and sea salt and mix until well incorporated! **Try not to over-mix!**
  • Scoop batter in the prepared mini cupcake/muffin pan (about 3/4-1 full Tbsp each), spreading the batter evenly within each cavity.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick or knife that is inserted in the middles comes out clean.
  • Once done, remove muffins from oven and let them cool for a bit (about 10 minutes) before removing them from the cupcake/muffin pan.
  • To serve, spread a little SunButter on top (if desired) and enjoy.
  • Bon Appetite!

Tips & Tricks

Storage: Refrigerate for up to a week and slightly warm each muffin in the oven or microwave when serving; Can also be stored, tightly sealed at room temperature for up to 5 days.

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  1. Awww I needed every bit of your “keep going” speech ahaha – the past few weeks have been rough for me as well. Thanks for the love, girl and for this lovely recipe… but also, where has SunButter been all my life!!!!!!!!!? How have I never heard of this before – I need to try this ASAP! PLUS these mini muffins look like tiny hugs full of love ahaha #need xx

    • Hey girl! I’m so glad that my little bit of encouragement helped you! I know how crazy it can feel sometimes but you definitely can’t give up! Sending positivity and peace your way! Praying that things get better for you! And yes, SunButter is such a best kept secret but you so need to try it! I literally just made another batch of these little muffins because everyone in my house LOVES these! Haha! Hope you enjoy them! ?

    • Haha! I know! It’s such an interesting Butter alternative but I’m sure you’ll love it, Jazz!

    • Yes, these are so perfect for a lunch box or any grab and go situation, Ellen! I do hope that you get a chance to give them a try!

    • Thanks so much, Chef Markus! Definitely! You can use Almond or Peanut Butter if preferred! I’m sure that it’ll taste great!

    • Yes, that is so true Julia! It’s definitely that time for a lot more indoor baking! I do hope that you enjoy these!