Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Vegan)

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Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan) | Muffins are a great go-to treat. Since my diet is so limited, I don’t get to have much processed food to have as a little snacky-snack. So all of my muffin recipe inventing is saving me when I just want to grab something and eat.

Well, let me tell ya. This Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe is high up on that list of must-makes. In fact, I had to make it a few more times just to make sure I got it exactly right. You know what I mean. <wink, /wink>

Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan) | Seriously, I’m surprised I didn’t turn into a banana eating making these things. They are really tasty and do wonders for a sweet craving. Nice and portable, too. If you want to get to the recipe, please scroll down to the bottom. Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan) | But, right now, I have something I want to write about that I am sure a lot of you have been thinking about, too.

The world lost a bright light on Monday. We also lost a beautiful actress on Tuesday. We will miss you, too Lauren Bacall.

But Robin Williams was such a part of my childhood. I used to watch Happy Days every Tuesday night, and we he showed up as Mork, I wasn’t so happy because he was battling The Fonz.

But we he moved that character to his own show. Made him a bit more innocent and wondrous. And took us on an exciting journey of seeing everything in our world for the first time, I fell in love. The kind of love a 9 – 10 year old kid feels watching a grown up see the world through our eyes instead of theirs.

Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan) |

Kind of apropos that this post is about bananas and nuts.

Mork was just a kid in a grown up’s body. But he got to do and say what we wanted.

When he asked the questions that us kids wanted to know the answers to, people stopped to really think. And give him their best answer instead of just the answer they were given as a kid. And if they didn’t know, they said they didn’t know.

On a side note, a friend of mine was lucky enough to get to act with Robin Williams in Bicentennial Man. She played the older sister and can be seen in the clip below starting at 1:32.

There are so many beautiful tributes going around the internet to Robin Williams, but I like what came up for me on youtube in the video below.  So sad. I do hope you have a wonderful weekend. Please take something from this loss and hug your loved ones a little tighter. Laugh a little more. And try to see the world through innocent eyes.

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Amazing Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins They are SO good, it's hard to believe they are Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan |

Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free)

  • Author: Tia
  • Total Time: 39 mins
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x


Units Scale
  • 2 Flax Eggs
  • Dry Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 cups Almond Flour
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbs Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
  • Wet Ingredients:
  • 3 Bananas
  • 1/4 cup Grapeseed Oil


  1. Make flax eggs. (Check this post for how to make a flax egg.)
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  3. Grease muffin tin. I use coconut oil spray.
  4. Mix all dry ingredients together, very well, in a large bowl.
  5. Mix all wet ingredients together in medium bowl.
  6. Add the flax egg to the wet ingredients.
  7. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  8. Scoop out batter into muffin tin. Should make 12.
  9. Bake for 22 – 24 minutes.
  10. Check with a toothpick for doneness.


Almond Flour – I have only ever used Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour. I was informed the other almond flours maybe a bit too wet one their own. You might want to sub part of the almond flour for a drier flour such as rice or coconut flour.

Eggs – If you can eat eggs and want to, just sub 2 regular eggs for the flax eggs.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 24 mins


  1. Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free Desserts

    I came over here planning to tease you and suggest that you rename your blog to Muffins and Smoothies 😉 but then you melted me with this tribute. I actually remember that episode from Mork and Mindy although I would have said I only vaguely remembered that show before I watched the clip. Love all the sweet memories that have been shared of Robin Williams this past week. How cool, too, that your friend was actually in a movie with him!

    And, last, these muffins look absolutely delightful, dear! xoxo,

    • Tia

      I know. I have been living on smoothies and muffins the last couple of months. Been trying to venture a bit. It also helps that the boys gobble up the muffins and ask for more. 😉

      I was trying to write something for the post last night, and I just kept stopping and checking for more tributes on youtube. It’s still too weird. So I figured I would just write about what I was feeling. Couldn’t think of anything else.

      Have a good weekend.


      • Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free Desserts

        You did well, my dear … so very, very well. I just watched the Mork clip again before sharing it with a friend on FB.

        Hugs and happy weekend to you, too, Tia,

  2. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    looks delicious! you can never go wrong with a good home baked muffin.. craving one right now!

    • Tia

      Hi Thalia,

      Thank you. I know what you mean about home baked muffins. I don’t miss the store bought ones at all. I hope you get one.


  3. Vanessa @ VeganFamilyRecipes

    Found these muffins through foodgawker and I’m impressed that they are also gluten-free. Pinned it straight away. Love the tribute to Robin Williams as well 🙂

    • Tia

      Hi Vanessa,

      Thank you. I’ve been perfecting the gluten free muffin since 2006. Just glad I could get them to be good without eggs, too. Glad you liked the tribute. Just hard to concentrate on anything else. Too much a part of my childhood.


  4. dina

    great healthy muffins!

    • Tia

      Oh, I missed this before. Thanks Dina! Even with the chocolate chips, they are not too bad.


  5. Liz

    Just wanted to thank you for this amaaaaaaazing recipe! This has become my go-to recipe for banana bread and muffins. It’s just perfect and I just keep on making them and wanted to come back here and thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!

    • Liz

      It’s 2021 and after I making these muffins once again, I thought I’d thank you for sharing what has become my go-to banana bread and muffin recipe. As I scroll down to comment, I realize I already did that – back in 2016! Time has flown and it’s still my fav banana recipe! Thank you!


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