Silk Almondmilk + {Vegan Banana Nut Muffins}

You may (or may not) have noticed that a LOT of my recipes use almondmilk. When Babycakes was born I made the conscious decision that after a year of breast-feeding, her primary "milk" would be almondmilk, not cows' milk. I also never gave her rice cereal, but that's a whole different story!  We may be different than a lot of "traditional" almondmilk drinkers in that we are not vegan, nor are we lactose intolerant, nor are we completely dairy-free. Often you will see me post recipes that use almondmilk PLUS Greek yogurt and/or eggs...though I do have some (including today's) that are completely vegan.  

Silk Almondmilk is especially great for: baking, drinking by itself, or atop cereal.

And did you know?

  • Almondmilk has 50% MORE calcium than cows' milk
  • Almondmilk has a much longer shelf-life / later expiration date
  • Almondmilk is lower in calories than cows' milk
  • Silk Almondmilk is dairy-free, gluten-free, carrageenan-free, and GMO-free
  • And...Silk has come out with a new version that has added Protein + Fiber

Introducing Banana Nut Muffins:

Perfectly moist and fluffy, these banana nut muffins will actually make you want to get up in the morning!

There are just a few simple swaps to keep them vegan:

  1. Almondmilk in place of cows' milk
  2. "Flax Eggs" in place of chicken eggs

Follow me on Instagram to see sneak peek / behind-the-scenes pictures like this one. Here's what the "Flax Eggs" look like after being refrigerated for 15 minutes. Next, simply add them into the muffin batter.

The flax is completely undetectable once baked into beautiful muffins. The banana plus walnut combination really is soooooo good! Enjoy with a glass of almondmilk or a cup of coffee...

So go ahead and try Silk Almondmilk yourself!! I will continue to bring you fabulous recipes that have it on the ingredient list, so you'll go through that half gallon in no time. 

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Here are some of my favorite recipes that use almondmilk:

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Vegan Banana Nut Muffins

Description

Banana Nut Muffins that happen to be vegan...and AMAZING!

Ingredients

2   Flax Eggs* (or sub regular chicken eggs )
1⁄2 cup Chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
1⁄2 cup Silk Almondmilk Protein + Fiber, vanilla flavor
1⁄4 cup Melted Coconut Oil
3⁄4 cups Mashed Banana (approximately 1 and a half small bananas)
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2⁄3 cups Sugar (white, light brown, or coconut sugar)
1⁄2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1⁄2 teaspoon Sea Salt
1⁄2 tablespoon Baking Powder
2 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
3⁄4 cups Coarsely Chopped Walnuts (divided)

Notes

*2 "Flax Eggs" = 2 Tbsp ground flax + 6 Tbsp warm water. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Instructions

  1. Create your flax eggs.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Combine chickpeas and almond milk in a large measuring cup. Use an immersion stick blender to puree until smooth. 
  4. Combine all ingredients, except 1/4 cup walnuts, but including the chilled flax in a medium bowl. 
  5. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray, or use coconut oil. 
  6. Fill each cup to the top. 
  7. Press the remaining 1/4 cup walnuts into the top of each muffin batter. 
  8. Bake for 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Yields 12 Muffins

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