Photo: Abbey Wolf

Fruity Gluten-Free Fluffins

Photo: Abbey Wolf

2 eggs
2 bananas mashed
3/4 cup strawberries fresh or frozen
1/4 cup walnuts
1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup maple syrup or maple sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 cup gluten free all purpose flour
1/2 cup oatmeal (cooked)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt

Preheat your oven to 375f.
Cook the oatmeal(follow package instructions).
When done, set aside to cool down while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. Give the oatmeal a time out! Naughty oatmeal!
Mash the bananas in a mixing bowl. The bowl should be big enough for the whole mixture, approximately 6-8 cup bowl.
Slice the strawberries then fold in with the bananas.
Beat the eggs in a separate bowl.
Add the oatmeal, vanilla, almond milk, oil, maple syrup, eggs and walnuts to the bowl with the bananas and strawberries.
In yet another separate bowl,(yes there will be dishes to do boo!) add flour, baking powder and baking soda. mix them all well.
Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet mixture by gently stirring and folding all the ingredients together until well blended. You don’t need a blender, just use a fork and be gentle 🙂
Spoon fill muffin tin (2 tbsp of batter apx. each).
Bake time: 10-12 min @ 375f until light brown on the top

Yields 48 mini muffins in a 35 cm x 26.5 cm tray

*(servings vary with size and type of baking pan)* TIP : You can test one by sticking a wooden toothpick or bamboo brochette skewer into the centre. If there isn’t any batter on it after you pull it out then your fluffins are ready!

For my Vegan friends!

Vegan Fluffins Ingredients

3 bananas mashed
1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1 cup strawberries fresh or frozen
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup maple syrup or maple sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
1/2 cup oatmeal (cooked)
1 cup all purpose gluten-free flour
1 1/2 tsp magic baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp corn starch
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt


Fun Facts About The Ingredients In Fluffins

Walnuts are great for:

  • Reducing total cholesterol
  • Lowering harmful LDL cholesterol
  • Raising beneficial HDL cholesterol
  • Decreasing blood pressure
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Improving blood vessel function

Walnut trees are the oldest known tree food, dating back as far as 1000 B.C. They are a true brain food; not simply in the way they resemble the brain, but because of their Omega-3 fatty acid content, which helps brain function.

Strawberries and Bananas:

  • Strawberries can help reduce the risk of cancer & heart disease.
  • A strawberry isn’t a berry, but a banana is.
  • Growing Strawberries in hanging containers is easy and decorative.
  • Separating bananas from the bunch slows down the ripening process.
  •  50% of Human DNA is shared with bananas!

Gives a whole new meaning to ” you are what you eat!”

Canola oil:

  • One serving of canola oil provides a good source of vitamin E.
  • It has the least-saturated fat of any common cooking oil and can help to reduce coronary heart disease.

Maple syrup has:

  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Antioxidants