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24 Jun Zero Waste Banana Peel Muffins Recipe

A surprising twist on a traditional banana bread recipe. This one not only uses the banana, but also the skins giving a zero-waste alternative to getting your banana bread fix!

Prep Time: 5 minutes 

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Equipment: Blender, mixing bowl, measuring spoons, weighing scales, muffin tin(s)

Ingredients - Makes 9

Wet Ingredients

3 Medium very ripe bananas and their washed peel

85g Light muscovado sugar

60ml Coconut oil, melted and then allowed to cool slightly

60ml Milk of choice

1 tsp Vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

300g Plain white flour

1 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Baking powder

½ tsp Salt

60g Walnuts, chopped

60g Dairy free chocolate chips


Pre-heat an oven to 175oc

Place your bananas and their skins into a blender cup and blend until you get a smooth mixture

Add this and the rest of the wet ingredients to a mixing bowl and combine

In a separate bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt

Once combined, add these ingredients to the wet mixture and stir until it just comes together (try not to overmix)

Fold in the walnuts and the chocolate chips

Grease a muffin tray (or use muffin cases) and divide the mixture evenly into 9

Place in a pre-heated oven for 20 mins or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre


The batter will look a little darker than a typical banana bread mixture because of including the banana peel

The banana peel also makes the batter a little more elastic 

If you are using silicon muffin moulds there is no need to grease the moulds.