When he was small, my youngest son had a habit of filling his pockets with treasures he encountered in his daily adventures. I didn't always understand the value he saw in his chosen objects -- really, how many rocks and sticks could one boy keep? In his eyes, though, each one was beautiful and important. Life is just like that on a larger scale, isn't it? We gather up the precious bits of our experiences and save them all to learn from and enjoy later. Perhaps you'll find a little something here that you'd like to keep in your own pockets. Thanks for visiting.

Friday, March 7, 2014

March Muffin Madness: Banana Split Muffins (gluten-free, vegan)

Homemade muffins have long been a favourite snack in our house, so when Shirley from gluten-free easily invited me to participate in the March Muffin Madness event she's hosting all this month, I was glad for the incentive to create a new recipe.  I asked my boys to brainstorm with me for flavour ideas, and their only reply was that it should have chocolate in it.  (No surprise there!)  I obliged them by creating a delicious banana split muffin that contains bit of dark chocolate scattered throughout it, and I made myself happy by basing the batter around a variety of other healthy ingredients:  almond flour, pure oats, chia seeds, coconut oil, walnuts, bananas, strawberries, and dark sweet cherries.  Our whole family could hardly wait to eat these scrumptious muffins when they came out of the oven!

You can find the recipe for my banana split muffins here.  While you're visiting gfe, be sure to also check out the wide variety of other muffin recipes (all of them gluten-free) being shared during this March Muffin Madness event.  (There will be a new recipe every day of the month!) As a special bonus offered by Shirley, each comment you leave on a muffin recipe during the event will count as an eligible entry for some fantastic giveway prizes of things you might like for your kitchen.

Mmm, muffins!


  1. Thanks so much for participating in March Muffin Madness, Lisa, and for this lovely post! Everyone is loving these muffins and "there's no surprise there"! ;-) I'm excited about all the recipes and the prizes, including that Blendtec!


    1. You're welcome, Shirley -- I'm so glad that the muffins are a hit! :) (And yes, a Blendtec is very exciting!!)

  2. These are soooo good!!! Wow, moist and yummy everytime. I substituted chopped cashews for the walnuts and they just disappeared.