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It’s funny that I’m doing another peach-based recipe, because 2 posts ago– which was a loooong time ago– I did a recipe post for Peach Cake. Back then, I had some ripe fresh peaches to use. This time, I acquired a can of peaches in heavy syrup. Either way…delicious results! This recipe has no added sugar because the subtle sweetness comes from the fruit as well as the syrup from the can. I enjoyed a couple muffins with a smear of Earth Balance. It would be tasty with a drizzle of maple syrup, too!

1 C all-purpose flour
1/3 C ground rolled oats
1/3 C chickpea flour
1 T ground flax
2 t baking powder
3/4 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
1/4 t allspice
1/4 t ground ginger

1 ripe banana, mashed
1- 15.25 oz can peaches in heavy syrup (use all of the liquid & puree the peaches)
1/4 C liquid oil (I use avocado oil)
1/2 t vanilla extract


  1. Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Combine wet ingredients in another bowl.
  3. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  4. Spoon into silicone muffin liners (about 14).
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes (depending on your oven). Check at 20 minutes.
  6. Remove the muffin from the liners ~10 minutes after taking them out of the oven.
  7. Fully cool on a wire rack.
  8. Enjoy!


Veganized & Banan-ized BRM GF Vanilla Yellow Cake Mix

Yesterday afternoon, my 4-year old, Todd, said, “Let’s bake”!

He promptly pulled open the pantry door, and the first thing I spotted was our recently purchased BRM GF Vanilla Yellow Cake Mix. Todd likes to gather ingredients, so I instructed him to take the cake mix bag to the kitchen…

We read the ingredient list on the bag…

1 package BRM GF Vanilla Yellow Cake Mix
3 eggs
1/2 C melted butter or vegetable oil
1/2 C water

My veganized & “banan-ized” recipe looks is this:

1 package BRM GF Vanilla Yellow Cake Mix
(+add 1/2 t cinnamon)
3 ripe bananas
1/2 C Earth Balance
1/2 C organic soy milk (EdenSoy Extra Original)

BRM GF Vanilla Yellow Cake Mix package

Standing on a chair at the counter, Todd helped peel the bananas. He “Hulk-smashed” them with a potato masher. Next, he “Hulk-smashed” the (not melted) Earth Balance (EB) into the bashed bananas. He spooned the banana-EB mash into one mixing bowl, and he helped pour the soy milk into the same bowl. Meanwhile, I added cinnamon to another mixing bowl containing the dry cake mix. Finally, Todd helped stir the batter as I gradually added the dry mixture to the wet mixture.

I greased 2 glass loaf pans with coconut oil, and baked the cakes at 325 degrees for 40 minutes. The cakes sat in their pans for ~5 minutes, then I flipped them out onto a wire rack to finish cooling.

Cakes out of the oven

The resulting “banan-ized” cake had a subtle caramelized outer coating, and a spongy, dense inside. 3 bananas = excellent binding!

Frequently, Todd won’t even try the baked goods he makes, but this time he ate most of a slice!


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