Blissful Blueberry Banana Spelt Muffins (vegan + refined s…
I don’t consider myself the most tech-savvy person, but I do have a few tricks up my blissful Blueberry Banana Spelt Muffins (vegan + refined s… from time to time. Like many of you, I receive a frightening amount of press releases and other spam. To help combat my spam woes, I started filtering out email addresses a couple years ago.
If you use Gmail, you probably already know about this filtering feature. So, back to not being the most tech-savvy person. Last week we were getting ready to leave on a trip to visit my family. Who knew that was even possible?
Do you know how good that week felt though? When a girl can’t get her own emails that’s where I draw the line! Eric, tech-ninja-genius, suggested I check my trash and spam bins. There, in the trash bin among the lowly filtered-out spam, I found emails from my family, friends, publisher contacts, editor, blog readers, and fact checkers. Dear Lord what did I do?
Tech-ninja fixed the problem and I’m back in email action and caught up, but I will never forget that week of freedom. It almost brings a tear to my eye just thinking about it. Lesson learned: If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. If blueberries aren’t in season, I suggest using frozen blueberries and saving the fresh ones for summer baking. You can also leave out the walnuts and swap the almond milk for coconut milk if you’d like a nut-free version. F and grease a muffin tin. If you have any leftover mashed banana you can freeze it for a smoothie.
Place mashed banana into medium bowl along with the milk, vinegar, maple syrup, and vanilla. No need to stir it yet. Melt the coconut oil in a small pot over low heat. Stir coconut oil into the wet mixture.
Pour wet ingredients onto the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix as spelt is a fragile little flour. Gently fold in the walnuts and then the blueberries, being sure not to overmix as this can result in dense muffins. I like to press a few extra blueberries on top of each so they look pretty after baking. F for 23 to 27 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
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I baked them for 25 minutes. Cool in pan for 5 to 8 minutes and then transfer muffins to a cooling rack and cool for another 15 minutes. When using ripe, spotty bananas I find 4 tablespoons of sugar is plenty sweet, however if your bananas aren’t overripe, you might need to use the full 6 tablespoons. Top 13 Vegan Desserts of 2013! The Bonus Recipe Bundle is here!
I LOVE using filters and rules so things go straight to folders. I subscribe to a lot of different blogs but I was finding the emails were overwhelming my inbox so I created an inspiration folder where they are all sent. Whenever I have free time or need inspiration I check out the unread email in the folder! The muffins also sounds amazing bwt! I can’t believe I’ve never tried coconut sugar!
I’m hunting down some STAT so I can make these! And I’m sure those muffins would make me smile too! Gah sorry to hear about your filtering accident, Ange! I’ve got several filters set up to send all the crap I receive to my junk mail, but I still check it occasionally just to make sure there aren’t things in there that I really need to see! Blueberry muffins were my fave flavour as a kid and yours look so perfect and fluffy. True, spelt is a type of wheat. However, most people who are intolerant of gluten and a few celiac cases have absolutely no problems with it if they eat it infrequently.
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Is OSG a gluten free blog? You need to correct this recipe. I’m a sucker for super huge blueberry muffins. I haven’t made any from scratch in years.
I’m hoping to grow my own blueberries and strawberries this year so hopefully I’ll be making these often! I love using spelt flour for recipes! It’s so light and adds a great nuttiness to recipes! Can’t wait to try these out. And I actually have some spelt flour that I am yet to use! Everything else I have made from your blog has been delightful, im sure these are too!
I have Nu Naturals, I am hoping that will be okay instead of the coconut flour? As my mileage is now at around 75 miles a week, and I am in full swing trying to reach my 1:13 goal for a half marathon, now would be the perfect time to try these muffins out for after my runs! Is Nu Naturals an artificial sweetener? Hi Angela, just wondering if I can use regular unbleached multi purpose spelt flour for these muffins or does it have to be light spelt flour?
I doctor the recipe a little but I’ve had so many compliments whenever I make these, and they’re terrific. SO TIRED of the amount of crap i was getting on a daily basis, and it’s true- it is a time saver! Are there any substitutions for spelt flour? Will buckwheat or oat flour work? Hi Karen, I haven’t tried anything besides the spelt flour so I’m not sure.
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I’ve tried making them with oatflour and they are delicious! Not as fluffy but still fantastic! I’m about to make some now! So did you secretly know I just bought spelt flour for the first time and was hoping to find a banana muffin recipe or is this just serendipity?
Oh wow, they’re from spelt and they are do light! These look absolutely delicious and look like they’re bursting with blueberry goodness! And even if it was unintended, it’s nice to get away from email for a little while. It’s been too long since I’ve had blueberry muffins in my life. They sound just like these blissful blueberry muffins made with dates.
I have heard different answers from different people. Hi Jen, it’s wheat free but it’s NOT gluten-free. I’m not sure about subbing it as I haven’t tried it. An all purpose GF flour might do the trick though! I would use 2 thirds rice flour and 1third sorghum flour for a substitution.
It gives the flavour of wheat without the agony. In a pinch Bob’s Red Mill gluten free blend will work. Mmm I love baking with spelt! So nice to see some recipes with berries, I am so over this winter and the snow and the rain, these remind me of summer!
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Thank you for this recipe, and all your other recipes. I’ve never tried baking with spelt, but these look great! I am soo making these this weekend! Is there another flour I can use? And has anyone ever cooked with Sunflower Seed flour?
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I usually just grind my own in the blender! Not sure if it will work as well, but I think it’s worth a try! I, too, don’t always like the gf flour mixes available. 4c oat flour and 1 tablespoon potato starch subbed for the spelt flour. You may need to add a little more liquid, extra blueberries did the trick for me. Don’t over mix, like Angela said or they will be very dense. Haven’t had muffins in ages, I’m giving this a go at the weekend.
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I have all these ingredients in my cupboard too! I’m in the habit of making a batch of muffins per week and these just won the prized nomination for this coming week. You’ll have to let me know what you think! And of course, if they pass the test with the kiddos. I may just have to make these today, thanks! Blueberries and bananas are some of my fave things ever to use in muffins! What sorts of things do you recommend adding besides butter?