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Delicious Vegan, Gluten-Free Recipe : Banana Squash and Dark Chocolate Muffins

Makes 12 muffins


To make these healthy, vegan and gluten-free, banana squash and dark chocolate muffins you will need :

2 cups gluten-free flour, I use La Merveilleuse flour

1 teaspoon xanthan gum if your flour does not already contain it

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

A pinch of salt

1 medium overripe banana, mashed with a fork

1 cup baked squash*, cooled

½ cup of extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 ½ cup unsweetened almond milk

½ cup maple syrup

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/3 cup hemp seeds

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/4 cup ground flax seeds

½ cup (or more to taste) vegan dark chocolate chips


* To prepare baked Butternut squash :

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Using a large, sturdy knife, cut your butternut squash in half lengthwise.
  3. Scoop out the seeds and stringy bits from each half and discard.
  4. Brush with olive oil, coating the entire surface of the squash flesh. Then lay cut-side down on to a parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Roast in the oven for approximately 45-60 minutes, or until soft, and fork-tender.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Scoop flesh from the skin. You can freeze your squash puree in an airtight container and use as needed in your favorite recipes.



  1. Preheat the ovens to 375oF. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin.
  2. Whisk the dry ingredients (leave out the dark chocolate chips) together in a bowl.
  3. Thoroughly combine all the wet and dry ingredients together and add half of your chocolate chips.
  4. Evenly divide the batter among the 12 muffin cups. Decorate your muffins with the leftover chocolate chips.
  5. Bake until the muffins are browned and a toothpick comes out clean, 25-30 minutes.

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