These are vegan and gluten free, and boy are they yummy! A touch of crispiness on top and of course a yummy walnut topper. The orange zest gives a wonderful flavor, making this both fresh and comforting. No added sugar, no gluten, no animal products, just good-for-you ingredients!!
Inspired by this recipe on The Healthy Apple. Lot’s of beautiful stuff on her site…
It was also my first time today blending up flours in my Vitamix, and yes I just use the original container, not the special “flours” pitcher, but it is SO easy!! I cannot believe it! It handles steel cut oats, red quinoa so effortlessly!! For this recipe I just used regular organic gluten-free rolled oats, but I wanted to try harder grains to see how easy it was, and it takes like 30 seconds to make flour out of anything! So cool.. Anyways, back to the recipe.
1 mashed very ripe banana
1/2 cup almond milk
1tsp coconut vinegar
1/2 small lemon juiced
Mix in a bowl and let sit for a few minutes. Meanwhile :
Take 2 cups whole gluten free oats and blend into flour; combine with:
1 cup whole gluten free oats
1tsp baking soda
2tbs chia seeds
Pinch sea salt
1tbs fresh organic orange zest (!)
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
Mix all together well and turn into greased mini muffin tins, placing raw walnuts into tops of muffins.
Bake at 350F for 15 min and let cool.
Makes 2 dozen mini muffins.
So healthy, so pretty, so yummy!!! Store in the fridge and grab as little snacks or breakfasts. Yay for muffins 🙂