A few months back I bought myself an awesome high speed blender. I’ve wanted a high speed blender for years now, but could never really justify the cost when I could get an “okay” blender for $50.
By the time I killed a few blenders and food processors (I think I’ve killed 5 now…oops!), I knew I needed something more heavy duty that could stand the test of time (and daily green smoothies).
I’m going to do a more in-depth post in the future about the blender I chose, but I’ll let you know I chose the Optimum 9400. Fast forward 3 months and it’s definitely been put through it’s paces, and it is still going strong! My latest creation from my blender was these muffins…
Now, you could mix muffins by hand. Actually, I never made blender muffins until I bought my Optimum 9400. But using a blender makes the process *almost* effortless, and much faster.
Anyway, back to these muffins. It was my middle child’s 3rd birthday this weekend, and he had no idea what flavour cake he wanted. He was just all like “Choo choo cake!” (translation: train muffins). So I started out by making banana muffins and then decided I better make chocolate muffins as a backup in case the birthday boy didn’t want banana (as it turns out, he loved both!).
(In case you were wondering, I didn’t end up getting a photo of said “choo choo cake”. I was putting the baby to bed and the birthday boy decided he couldn’t wait any longer, so he helped himself! I walked into the kitchen and found the birthday boy, the big brother, and the big kid [a.k.a. “Daddy”] each with a mouthful of birthday cake! Mummy was not happy…anyway…)
But back to the muffin making. There was also the fact that I was ill-prepared for birthday cake/muffin making. I mean, it’s hard enough trying to make a wheat-free, sugar-free & vegan cake, although not impossible if you have the right ingredients. I looked in my pantry and it was pretty bare, apart from a few bags of rolled oats and a jar of rice malt syrup…and so, somehow, these blender muffins were born.
They are sooo easy to make. Just chuck everything in the blender for a minute or so, then pour it into the muffin tray and bake. Minimal ingredients, minimal preparation, minimal fuss.
I’ve included the ingredients below to make the muffins either banana flavour or chocolate flavour – take your pick! I topped the muffins with a cinnamon cashew cream icing too but not sure if that’s quite blog-worthy yet…comment below if you want the recipe and I might put it up in the near future :)
- 2 cups rolled oats (use certified gluten-free to make gluten-free)
- 1 tsp bicarb soda
- ½ cup oat milk (or other plant milk)
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 tbs ground flax seed
- 3 ripe bananas
- ¼ cup cacao powder
- ½ cup rice malt syrup
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius / 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place all ingredients into blender, blend until smooth.
- Pour into prepared muffin tray.
- Bake for 35 minutes.
- Let cool for a few minutes before removing from tray.
Sharing these blender muffins at Healthy Vegan Fridays, #freefromfridays and Plant Based Potluck.
I’d love to hear from you :)
- Do you have a blender you absolutely LOVE and couldn’t live without? (Or other kitchen appliance maybe?)
- What crazy birthday cakes has your child requested?
- How many blenders have you killed? Come on, be honest, it’s confession time…