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Banana Coffee Muffins

24 min




A coffee or tea break might seem incomplete without a tasty treat on the side. Enter these delicious muffins. Enjoy a couple of muffins alongside some plant-based yogurt or fruit to make a complete breakfast.



24 min


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  • 3
    ripe bananas, mashed
  • ¾ cup (180 mL)
    unsweetened almond milk
  • 1½ cups (156 g)
    oat flour*
  • 1 cup (92 g)
  • ½ cup (100 g)
    granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp (10 g)
    baking powder
  • ¼ tsp
  • 1 Tbsp (3 g)
    instant coffee granules


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  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C), and lightly grease the wells of a muffin tin.
  2. To a large bowl, add the bananas and mash until pureed.
  3. Then add the milk and oil, and mix until well combined.
  4. Add the remaining muffin ingredients and mix until there are no lumps left.
  5. Fill the wells of the muffin tin until ¾ full.
  6. To make the topping, in a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. When mixed, sprinkle it over top of the muffins in the muffin wells. Add a pecan to the top of each muffin.
  7. Bake on the centre rack in the preheated oven for 16 - 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  8. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from the muffin tins, and enjoy!


  • * Use store-bought oat flour, or make it yourself by adding old-fashioned rolled oats to a food processor and blending until you achieve a flour-like consistency.


  • Best to enjoy these muffins immediately, warm out of the oven.
  • The muffins can be stored in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days.

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Eunice - Aug. 3, 2021, 4:32 p.m.

I made this recipe in a 9x11 inch baking pan and they came out great! I did not have any muffin tins so for someone looking at this recipe and also does not have any muffin tins I highly recommend giving it a go! I reduced the temperature to 350 degrees F and baked a little longer just eye balling and doing a toothpick test. I do recommend sizing down to a 9x9 pan if possible. I also did not have chickpea flour so instead I used gluten free flour and they came out great! Even after all the alterations I had the recipe still holds. I am definitely going to be making this again!

Avis - Aug. 3, 2021, 12:42 p.m.

Oh wow...these are heavenly with the guilt...can't believe ingredients like besan and oat flour can produce something so delish!!! Thanks team and a special compliment to the way you present the videos

Lotte - Aug. 1, 2021, 4:33 p.m.

Made this yesterday and absolutely loved it! Can't wait for my next cup of coffee ;-)

Aisling - July 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.

Absolutely delicious, and such an easy recipe to follow....even for a novice.
I've made them twice now....they go down a treat!!

Sofie - July 30, 2021, 2:12 p.m.

Tried this with all purpose flour and I ground the oats. Came out like rocks :(

PUL Team - Aug. 3, 2021, 9:53 p.m.

Hey there, Sofie! Did you substitute both chickpea and oat flour with all-purpose? We'd recommend opting to substitute just the chickpea flour rather than both as we haven't had a chance to test it out with only all-purpose flour. All-purpose flour has gluten and behaves a bit differently than oat flour when cooked so if opting to use it, adding less (maybe about 1 - 1.25 cups of flour) in place of the oat flour would likely work better than a direct substitution. Do let us know if you try it out again or have any other questions ☺️

Charlotte - July 29, 2021, 9:44 p.m.

We loved this recipe! ❤ We liked the fact that the banana-coffee flavour was pretty subtle and thought the toppings were the piece-de-resistance! They have a lovely texture too and I will definitely be making them again. 🙌🏻🥰

Maria - July 29, 2021, 6:36 p.m.

Loved this recipe! I added a grated carrot as well, so it’s a perfect combo of banana bread and carrot cake :) Personally, I do find it kind of sweet, so will probably leave out the sugar next time.

Dajana - July 29, 2021, 12:27 p.m.

I love this recipe! I made it for today's breakfast and my boyfriend ate half a dozen of them :D So it must be great!

The only thing I didn't like was granulated sugar, I think there are healthier alternatives out there so I used coconut sugar (might try with stevia once). It would be great if you included those healthier options for people who either cannot consume sugar or just don't want to due to clean diet. :)

Keep it up, can't wait to try something new! :)

Eunice - July 29, 2021, 1:05 a.m.

Hi Sadie, really grateful for what you do. You give the most useful health and nutrition advise is the best way possible. Keep up the good work.

Ps: Is the pick up limes e-cook book still available for purchase. I can’t seem to find it on here.

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 7:14 p.m.

Thank you for the kind words and interest in a PUL cookbook, Eunice, it means so much! Our 3-year anniversary e-cookbook containing all of our recipes up until the end of December 2019 can be found here: 🌻

Eunice Peterson - July 30, 2021, 10:01 a.m.

Great, thanks.
Will you be updating it anytime soon. It would be grrat to have your new receipts in it.
Give it a thought?

Best wishes.

PUL Team - July 30, 2021, 11:23 a.m.

We won't be updating it, but we're working on something else exciting at the moment 😉 hope to be able to share what it is in the next few months!

Moraa - July 28, 2021, 9:16 p.m.

Sadia I am so grateful for you and all that you do. I don’t know how to express my gratitude for everything I have learnt from you. Thank you for yet another fantastic recipe (I am just enjoying these). Hugs.

PUL Team - July 30, 2021, 11:22 a.m.

You're too sweet, Moraa, thank you for being here 🤗 so glad you enjoyed the muffins!

Annette Panuco - July 28, 2021, 5:59 p.m.

Loved this recipe Sadia! As a coffee lover, I appreciate the aroma these muffins gave my kitchen. The flavor of them is well balanced (as always) with your recipes. Not too sweet but just the right amount! Thank you so much for sharing! I had a PUL moment with my coffee and muffin all set ut soo cute ☺️

PUL Team - July 30, 2021, 11:22 a.m.

So glad you enjoyed the muffins, Annette 🤗 thanks for taking the time to share!

Leo - July 28, 2021, 5:32 p.m.

Hi, I would like to know if both, the oat flour and chickpea flour can be substitute with all-purpose flour? I do not have any oats.

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 6:40 p.m.

Hey Leo, great question! We haven't tried it ourselves, so I can't say for sure if it'll work out. All-purpose flour has gluten and behaves a bit differently than oat flour when cooked. If you do try it out, I'd recommend adding less (maybe about 1 - 1.25 cups of flour) in place of the oat flour. If you do try it out, let us know how it goes for you 😊

Amar - July 28, 2021, 3:48 p.m.

Hey Sadia, do you know any way to store these a bit longer? Maybe freeze them? I- eh made them, they are delicious, but then I realised I live alone and now have 15 muffins to go through in 3 days

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 6:34 p.m.

Hey Amar, we didn't get a chance to try it ourselves but I imagine these will freeze well. If you do try it out, do let us know how it goes 🤓

Brit - July 28, 2021, 12:44 p.m.

I made the mistake of using muffin liners/baking cups instead of greasing the muffin tin (I was lazy). I lost a quarter of my muffin to the liners, stuck like crazy. Will definitely try the recipe again though, texture and taste was amazing!

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 6:06 p.m.

Aw darn, so sorry to hear, Brit! We've found muffins stick less to liners when cooled if that helps in the meantime. Glad the recipe was enjoyed regardless ☺️

Dee - July 30, 2021, 1:20 p.m.

Hey Brit, this happened to me too , i waited an hr for it to cool and still stuck 😂🙈 i split the batter in half and did the second bake without liners (+ greased the pan) and came out fine. Myb it’s jst the style?

I definitely have to retry the recipe though.. 😭my muffins came out gummy and dense *cry* i may have overmixed the batter. i also read that oat-based muffins can have gummy patches but still need to figure out how to prevent it..if anyone has tips let me know!

Christyna - July 27, 2021, 8:37 p.m.

Just made these about an hour ago. They were absolutely delicious. My 9 year old son also loved them. This is definitely going in my baked goods recipe rotation. Thank you for an amazing recipe, PUL! ❤️

Lauren - July 27, 2021, 4:07 p.m.

Another great recipe from PickUpLimes! These are so yummy and easy to make. I subbed out the chickpea flour for plain as didn't have any and walnuts for pecans and they came out perfect. A great way to mix up regular banana bread. Thank you Sadia!

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 6:13 p.m.

Thank you for sharing, Lauren, so happy you enjoyed this one 🤩

Viktoria - July 27, 2021, 1:19 p.m.

It is a cool alternative for a banana bread. I am personally not a big fan of the texture of the banana bread, so this recipe wouldn't go to my favourites. But for anyone who likes banana bread, I am sure you will love these too. Easy to make as well!

Stephanie - July 27, 2021, 2:47 a.m.

These came out so pretty! And super tasty. :)

L - July 26, 2021, 3:48 p.m.

Not gonna lie, I had pretty low expectations for these. Chickpea flour? Oat flour? ... Yum? They turned out great though! They were light and fluffy and sweet and my husband thought they were great until I told him what was in them -- and even then, he was willing to admit that these were legitimately good despite his preconceived notions of what they should taste like based on the ingredients. I would definitely make these again and even serve them to family (gotta keep on proving that vegan food isn't gross!)

I split the batter and made half without coffee, and I sprinkled some hemp hearts on top, but otherwise I made them based on the directions. My coconut oil ended up solidifying into chunks a bit because my bananas were frozen, but that didn't seem to affect the end product.

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 6:17 p.m.

Aw this means so much, L, thank you for the review! We're so thrilled the muffins exceeded expectations ☺️

Dani - July 26, 2021, 12:40 p.m.

Very easy to make. I used less sugar and whole almonds instead of pecans (since that’s what I had on hand) and turned out really well. I prepped it as a snack for my work week but already most have been eaten by my family. They’re picky eaters so I guess this muffin really resonated with them.

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 6:15 p.m.

So glad to hear, Dani, thanks for taking the time to share the review :)

Gabi - July 26, 2021, 11:48 a.m.

This recipe is greaaat. Just tried it out and it made delicious muffins, exactly what I wanted. Thank you so much, Sadia and the team!!

K - July 26, 2021, 6:23 a.m.

Made this muffin over the weekend.. turned out yum🤤. Replaced oat flour with almond flour as my husband is allergic to gluten. He absolutely loved it. Will be making again without coffee for my baby.. 😍

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 6:18 p.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience with the recipe, K!

Naagma - July 26, 2021, 3:16 a.m.


Julia - July 25, 2021, 8:38 p.m.

De muffins waren geweldig!
Definitely going to make them again!

Astha - July 25, 2021, 4:55 p.m.

Hello, I am from Nepal.
Thanks to pickup limes, i started eating healthy + nutritional + delicious foods.
This muffin was super easy to make, delicious and moist.
Definitely going to make this again and again 🙂.

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 5:18 p.m.

So glad you enjoyed them, Astha! Hugs to Nepal 🤗

Mona-Lisa - July 25, 2021, 3:03 p.m.

Delicious and moist!
I used the doubled amount of coffee, since my boyfriend is a "coffeeholic". And they are great!
Here in Germany, we have some kind of mixed chewy-toffee-swirl-bonbons that I kinds love but never buy. One of those tastes like banana-toffee, another one like coffee-toffee, and these muffins are like the cake lovechild of those two.
10/10 will bake again!

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 2:07 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Mona-Lisa, lots of love to Germany ✨🌻

Kim Bresseleers - July 25, 2021, 2:36 p.m.

Just made these muffins and they are so delicious and easy to make! A must-try 😍

Beth - July 25, 2021, 12:24 p.m.

This is going to become a staple snack in our house! Just based on what I had in the cupboard, I swapped pecans for walnuts, almond milk for soya milk and coconut oil for canola oil and they turned out perfectly.

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 1:24 a.m.

Thanks for sharing your substitutions, Beth, it's super helpful ☺️

Alessia - July 25, 2021, 11:01 a.m.

Hi from Italy!! :)
I tried this recipe and the muffins are so moist, light and delicious!! I simply love them, I’ll make them again!! :)

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 1:21 a.m.

Thank you for sharing, Alessia! Hugs to Italy 🤗

Rachel - July 24, 2021, 11:30 p.m.

So delicious and moist and healthy!!! 100% will make again, and the little ones loved it too

Priveda Bhiwa - July 24, 2021, 8:49 p.m.

I've tried this recipe and I LOVED IT! So did everyone!!! Easy to make and bake. So soft and tasty! The oat flour is what made the whole difference for me. Thank you!!!

PUL Team - July 26, 2021, 8:06 p.m.

So thrilled you enjoyed the muffins, Priveda, thank YOU!

Haz - July 24, 2021, 12:54 p.m.

Great recipe! I made these yesterday intending to make 16 but the recipe managed 19 (a good thing bcs half of them were going to my friend for her birthday so more for me)! I also swapped chickpea flour with plain flour, and almond milk with oat milk and it worked fine! :)

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 9:34 p.m.

Thanks a bunch for sharing this with us, Haz! So honoured the muffins were part of the special occasion 🤩

Patricia - July 23, 2021, 6:30 p.m.

Muffins look gerat <3
Can i use frozen bananas ?

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 8:51 p.m.

Hey there, Patricia! You may find it harder to mash the bananas. We'd recommend letting them thaw beforehand for better results. Do let us know if you give the recipe a try 🤩

Dana - July 23, 2021, 5:28 p.m.

Great muffins! I used decaf coffee so I could share these with my kids--great success! Very easy to make.

Oshini - July 23, 2021, 10:11 a.m.

Hi sadia😊,
can u pls tell if it is ok to use whole milk instead of vegan milk? We rarely find any vegan milk brands in here and even those are hella expensive😟

ari - July 24, 2021, 4:42 p.m.

Clearly not Sadia lol, but I personally think it doesn't make that much of a difference the kind of milk you use: for instance, I constantly switch regular milk for a plant one and it always works wonders, so if you do the opposite I think it would work just fine!

Namisha Mehta - July 23, 2021, 9:06 a.m.

Hi, tried this recipe today for breakfast and it turned out absolutely amazing! You made my day! <3
P.S: Visited the website for the first time and love it!!

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 7:02 p.m.

Thanks so much, Namisha! And so glad you enjoyed the muffins 😊

Eliz - July 23, 2021, 1:30 a.m.

Hi from Brazil :)
I'll absolutely make this one on the weekend 😍. I'm not vegan, but I LOVE your recipes and of course your carisma! Thanks you all so much for putting all of this together and share with us. You work is flawless and the recipes DELICIOUS!

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 2:33 a.m.

You're too kind, Eliz - thank you for being here! Lots of love to Brazil ♥️

Gabrielle - July 23, 2021, 12:55 a.m.

I would love to give these a go– is there any possible substitute for the sugar? Would coconut sugar or maple syrup (and reduced milk) work?

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 2:24 a.m.

Hi Gabrielle! We haven't tested it out so we can't say for certain, although we imagine it could work. Do let us know if you experiment with it 😊

Gabrielle - July 25, 2021, 6:33 p.m.

I used coconut sugar! Consistency-wise, it was totally fine, but definitely not sweet at all (which I don't mind). If I was serving them to others I would maybe add a few pieces of dark chocolate or a splash of maple syrup!

Janet D - July 22, 2021, 10:16 p.m.

Made the banana coffee muffins right after I saw this video; used coffee grinds from my cup this morning! less sugar, and put a walnut on top. Delicious!!!

Kianna - July 22, 2021, 9:09 p.m.

Just made these, and they're the perfect morning snack with coffee! OMG 😍 they're not too sweet and the coffee flavor is not too overpowering. I added some dairy-free chocolate chips to the tops of a few of them, and I'm in love! Even with making my own oat flour, they're still super quick and simple. 10/10

PUL Team - July 24, 2021, 2:11 a.m.

So thrilled you enjoyed the muffins, Kianna!

Mimmi - July 22, 2021, 9:06 p.m.

Omg just made these and they are HEAVENLY! Perfect breakfast food or snack!

Izzi - July 22, 2021, 8:21 p.m.

As a long time follower, one of the things I love most about your videos is that you always offer options to the ingredients you are using. Often I don't have some of the items on hand, so the substitution suggestions are spot on -and really appreciated!

PUL Team - July 23, 2021, 5:08 a.m.

Thank you for the lovely feedback and support, Izzi, it means so much!

Eunice - July 22, 2021, 8:12 p.m.

Hi! I do not have cupcake tins:( could I possibly use a square brownie tin and cut it into squares?

PUL Team - July 23, 2021, 3:41 a.m.

Hi Eunice, we haven't tested it out but imagine you could! We'd recommend lowering the temperature of the oven by a bit (such as 350°F) and increasing the baking time until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Let us know how it goes if you give it a try 😃