These easy vegan peach muffins are moist, juicy muffins perfect for breakfast or vegan kids snacks. Bonus, these are healthy banana peach muffins made with no refined sugar.
How to make vegan peach muffins?
Banana and peach muffins are moist banana muffins filled with juicy pieces of ripe peaches. They are a great kid snack full of plant-based proteins from oats, wheat flour and mostly sweetened with natural sugar from fruits.
The ingredients you need to make these kids vegan peach muffins are:
- All-purpose flour – you can also use all-purpose gluten-free flour like Bob Red Mills mix. This gluten-free mix contains gum and works perfectly as a 1:1 replacement to wheat flour for kids with gluten allergies.
- Old fashioned rolled oats
- Cinnamon – optional but flavorsome.
- Sugar – this recipe uses only a small amount of unrefined cane sugar simply because ripe bananas and peaches are already very sweet. It means that if you want to make the recipe with no added sugar, you can! Just leave out the sugar, and the recipe will work very well too.
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Salt – optional for small kids, can be removed.
- Mashed bananas – about 3 large ripe bananas are used in this recipe. I recommend you peel, mash the bananas with a fork and then measure the amount called by the recipe. Precision is the key for egg-free baking, or the batter can be very dry.
- Olive oil – make sure you use a light flavored olive oil to avoid a bitter aftertaste in your banana and peach oatmeal muffins. Another option is to use vegetable oils like canola oil or nut and seed oil like almond oil or coconut oil.
- Vanilla extract
- Diced peaches – you can use fresh or canned peaches for this recipe. If you use canned peaches, pat dry the pieces in absorbent paper to remove the extra juice from the can.
Combine dry and wet ingredients
First, into a large bowl, whisk the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In another bowl, combine the wet ingredients, mashed bananas, olive oil, and vanilla extract.
Next, stir in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, half at a time, stirring between each addition to incorporate the flour gently and avoid lumps. Finally, fold in the diced peaches into the batter.
Bake the muffins
Bake the muffins for 20-30 minutes in preheated oven 350F (180C) until the top is golden brown and a pick inserted in the center of the muffins comes out clean.
Cool down the muffins for 2 hours on a rack before eating.
How to make mini muffins?
You can bake this healthy banana peach muffin recipe in two or three trays of a 12-hole mini muffin tin. The mini muffins bake way faster, about 15-20 minutes maximum.
How to store your peach muffins?
These are very moist fruit-filled muffins, and they must be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. They last up to 4 days in the fridge, or they can be frozen for up to 3 months.
Thaw the muffins in your kid’s lunchbox the day before.
How to serve these banana peach muffins?
These healthy banana peach muffins are delicious snacks or breakfasts for kids. They contain all the proteins, fiber and nutrient to start the day right.
For a complete breakfast, serve one muffin with a glass of almond milk or a serving of Greek yogurt (or dairy-free calcium-fortified yogurt).
Do I have to peel the peaches?
No, you don’t have to peel the peaches to make this peach muffin recipe. However, if the recipe is for kids from 2-5 years old, the skin can be a choking hazard, so I recommend peeling the peaches.
Can I bake this recipe in a loaf pan?
Yes, you can make peach banana bread with this recipe. First, line a 9-inch loaf pan with parchment paper and oil the paper with coconut oil.
Then, transfer the batter into the pan and bake in the center rack of your preheated oven at 350F (180C) for 40-50 minutes or until cooked in the center.
Peach muffin variations
You can create different muffin flavors by adding 1/2 cups of:
- Blueberries – the muffins will be very moist if you add more fruits, but kids love it.
- Chocolate chips – some are sugar-free and dairy-free too, like Choc Zero dark chocolate chips.
- Unsweetened shredded coconut
- Maple syrup – swap the crystal sugar with unrefined liquid sweeteners like agave or maple syrup.
More vegan muffin recipes
I love vegan kid muffin recipes for lunchboxes and snacks. Below I listed more kid recipes for you to try.
Have fun baking these vegan peach muffins,
Your friend Carine
Vegan Peach Muffins
- 1 ¾ cup All-purpose Flour - or white whole-wheat flour
- ⅓ cup Rolled Oats
- ¼ cup Sugar - or 1/3 cup for sweeter muffins
- 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 ¾ cup Mashed Ripe Bananas - about 4 small ripe bananas or 4 large bananas
- ¼ cup Light Olive Oil - or canola oil
- 1 cup Diced Peach - pit removed, peeled – about 1 large peach
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a 12-hole muffin tray with paper cups or grease each hole with oil. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients: flour, rolled oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
- In another bowl, combine mashed bananas, vanilla extract and oil. Stir in the flour 1/2 cup at a time, stirring between to gently incorporate the flour to avoid lumps.
- Stir in the diced peaches. If you use canned peaches, make sure you pat dry the pieces to prevent adding juice to the muffin batter – this can make the muffin too moist. The batter will be very thick, but that's what you want.
- Fill the 12 muffin holes up to the top.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a skewer inserted in the center of the muffins comes out clean or with few to no crumbs on it.
- Cool down on a rack for 2 hours before eating.
- Store muffins in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days or freeze and thaw at room temperature the day before eating.