Author: Ella Leché of Pure Ella

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 25 mins

Total time: 35 mins

Serves: 10-12

A healthy banana muffins recipe that is naturally gluten free, dairy free, egg free/ vegan, nut free and all natural. These are also refined sugar free muffins that are sweetened with bananas and a low-glycemic sugar.


  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts 

  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds

  • 6 tablespoons warm water

  • 1 cup light spelt flour or all-purpose gluten-free flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon of fine sea salt

  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar 

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted but not hot (or grape seed oil)

  • 2 very ripe bananas (total of 1 cup smashed)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • optional : 1/4 cup chopped walnuts



  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Prepare a muffin pan with liners or parchment paper sheets.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix ground flax seeds with warm water and set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

  4. Back in the bowl with the flax seeds; smash the bananas into flax seeds, add sugar, oil, vanilla extract and mix well.

  5. Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well.

  6. Add in the hemp hearts and stir to combine.

  7. Scoop into the muffin pan evenly.

  8. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until golden on top and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out dry and clean.

  9. Allow to cool for about 15 minutes before serving.

  10. For a bigger brain health boost, add 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (note: if you're making these for the family school lunches, you'll have to leave the nuts out).