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Peanut butter banana muffins

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  • Author: Alice Pagès
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Category: Cakes
  • Method: Baked


These sesame seeds covered peanut butter banana muffins are so soft and delicious that you will never believe they are oil free and refined sugar free!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 medium very ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup soy milk
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds + 2 tbsp more to line the tins
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • banana slices for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a muffin tin with a little oil and sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds on the bottoms and edges of the cavities.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until roughly puréed. Add the peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract and stir until smooth and creamy.
  4. Once smooth, add the soy milk.
  5. Pour the wet mixture in the bowl of dry ingredients and mix until just combine. Don’t over-mix the batter for light and fluffy muffins.
  6. Fold in the sesame seeds and the chocolate chips.
  7. Pour the batter evenly into the muffin tin, fill each cavity about three-quarters full. Sprinkle on some more sesame seeds and add a slice of banana on top of each muffin.
  8. Bake fore 18-20 minutes or until the muffins are lightly golden on top and a toothpick in the center comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven. Allow the muffins to cool in their tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to completely cool at room temperature. The muffins can be kept for up to 3 days when stored in an airtight container at room temperature in a dry place.


  1. For a gluten free version, replace the flour by all-purpose gluten free baking flour mix.