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

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


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

Ingredients

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  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

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