Raspberry Banana Muffins

I had some ripe bananas to use up the other day, so I made these Raspberry Banana Muffins.  These healthy muffins are gluten free, vegan and oil free.  You only need a few simple ingredients to make them.

I added shredded coconut into these muffins because I think raspberry and coconut just go fabulous together. Don’t you think?

Banana Raspberry Muffins - My Whole Food Life

These muffins would be great to throw in your purse before work.  They freeze and re-heat very well too.  For more healthy muffin recipes check out this post.

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins (Vegan)

Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins.  Do you like pumpkin?  We eat it all year round.  My husband likes to take muffins to work and I usually make these muffins, but I only had a small amount of oat flour.

So I decided to tweak the recipe a bit and make these Healthy Pumpkin Muffins.  Not only are these healthy pumpkin muffins gluten free, but they also come with an extra boost of protein and fiber!


Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins


I used 1 1/2 cups chickpea flour to make up for the oat flour I didn’t have.  Did you know that 1 1/2 cups chickpea flour contains about 31 grams of protein and 15 grams of fiber?

You can read the complete nutritional facts in this source.  It worked as a great replacement!

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Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes

Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes.  I was on Facebook the other day and I came upon this recipe.

I really liked the idea of using avocado in desserts.  I have had success using it in my flourless brownie bites and my chocolate chip avocado cookies.

So I thought I would attempt cupcakes.  The orginal recipe had way to much sugar and it was also not gluten free.  I came up with a version that has less sugar, is oil free and is gluten free.  It’s also vegan of course!


Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes - My Whole Food Life


These cupcakes are super rich!  You would never guess they were made healthier.

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Blueberry Crumb Bars (Vegan)

I am a big fan of fruity desserts.  That is why I made these Blueberry Crumb Bars.   These Blueberry Crumb Bars are actually healthy enough for breakfast too.  They didn’t last long at our house!  I made these healthy crumb bars oil free too.

We are currently staying at my inlaw’s house as our kitchen gets renovated.  I can tell you that everyone  in the house enjoyed these crumb bars.  If you like fruit bars, you may also enjoy my Homemade Nutri-grain Bars or my Homemade Fig Newtons.  


blueberry crumb bars

I went a little overboard on the jelly, so mine is oozing out the sides.  I recommend not spreading the jelly all the way to the end.  Leave about a 1 inch boarder because the jam will spread.

These were still delicious though.  In addition to being oil free, these bars are also gluten free and vegan. 🙂  This recipe was adapted from my Pumpkin Raspberry Oat Bars.

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Almond Orange Muffins (Vegan and Gluten Free)

I made you some Almond Orange Muffins!  The other day, I wanted to make some muffins.  I asked everyone in the Facebook group I run.

Several people mentioned Almond Orange Muffins.  I love that flavor combo, so that is what I made.   They came out so good!

Kids liked them too.  I am a big fan of almond flavored anything.  My Flourless Almond Joy Brownies and my Almond Joy Energy Bites are also good examples.   These healthy muffins would be great for on the go.


Almond Orange Muffins - My Whole Food Life


This healthy muffin recipe is vegan, gluten free and oil free.  You can make a big batch ahead of time and freeze some for quick breakfasts on the go.  I hope you enjoy these muffins as much as we did.

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Apple Spice Coffee Cake Muffins (Vegan)

Apple Spice Coffee Cake Muffins.  The other day I had a reader ask if I had a gluten free apple muffin.

I did not at the time, so that is why I created these Apple Coffee Cake MuffinsThese apple spice  coffee cake muffins are good with or without the crumb topping.  In fact, they are completely oil free if you skip the crumb topping.

I did half with and half without and both ways are delicious.  The applesauce in this recipe keeps these super moist.

My daughter kept trying to sneak some when they were cooling!  If you like apple treats you may also enjoy my healthy apple cobbler and my healthy apple pie.


apple spice coffee cake muffins


I made mine into jumbo muffins, but you can also do standard sized.  You may need to adjust the cooking time though.  These muffins freeze great so you can make a big batch and freeze for those busy mornings.

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